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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Travel Photographer Kara Rosenlund

From photography to styling, to building a successful online store and lifestyle brand – there is nothing this wonder woman cannot manifest!
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TDF Talks is our fortnightly podcast, featuring conversations with noteworthy Australian creatives, from designers, artists and makers, to successful creative entrepreneurs, architects, and more.

We are an enhanced podcast. So, if you listen using the Overcast or Pocket Casts apps, you will see images and links in your player while you listen.

You can find us on Apple Podcasts, or listen along right here in your web browser.

Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Director + Publisher of Broadsheet Media, Nick Shelton

One of Australia’s most successful creative entrepreneurs dishes on launching the popular media brand and building a real-world presence.
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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Stylist & Art Director, Stephanie Stamatis

One of Melbourne’s most talented stylists (and THE original Instagram influencer!) charts her journey from interior design to styling and art direction, with advice for any budding desk-workers keen to take the leap into freelance creative work.
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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Cook + Author, Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Melbourne’s most-loved foodie on how she turned her passion for food into a career, advice for other first-time authors, and about her favourite spots for food shopping in Melbourne.
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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Stylist + Author, Megan Morton

The creative powerhouse behind Sydney’s ‘The Studio’ photography/event space, ‘The School’ workshop hub, and five amazing books chats about the evolution of her business.
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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Artist + Designer, Rachel Castle

The beloved Sydney-based creative talks finding a balance between making art and designing products, the importance of processing information before acting impulsively, and why she’s intent on staying small.
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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Kristina Karlsson Of kikki.K

Moving to Melbourne from Sweden in 1995, Kristina Karlsson established stationery brand Kikki.K’s 2001. Today, kikki.K has grown into a household name, with more than 100 stores across five countries. In our chat, the founder and creative director reflects on the incredible success of kikki.K...
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TDF Talks @ Mercedes Me

TDF Talks @Mercedes Me With Jeremy Mcleod

The revolutionary Melbourne-based architect is the founder and director of award-winning practice Breathe Architecture, as well as Nightingale Housing. In our conversation, he charts the trajectory of this game-changing new housing model, and in doing so outlines a brighter alternative to Austral...
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TDF Talks @ Mercedes Me

TDF Talks @Mercedes Me With Tim Ross

Tim Ross has emerged as a patron saint of Australian design and architecture. He has an uncanny way of getting people excited about design, even things they didn’t realise they cared about, like the classic Hills Hoist washing line, the Dolphin torch, or the Sydney’s brutalist Sirius Building.
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TDF Talks @ Mercedes Me

TDF Talks @ Mercedes Me With Joost Bakker

Supporting our in-conversation series throughout June and July, a live podcast of Lucy’s candid chat with the visionary anti-waste crusader and designer.

Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks @ Mercedes Me With Amanda Briskin-Rettig

Supporting our in-conversation series at Mercedes me throughout June and July, Lucy shares an in-depth chat with the inspiring founder of A-esque and Mimco.
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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Gloss Creative Founder, Amanda Henderson

Inspiring words from the doyenne of Melbourne’s event design and visual merchandising scene!
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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With Stylist + Designer Simone Haag

The in-demand creative talks seizing every opportunity, and why she’d never apply for an advertised job.
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TDF Talks With Lucy Folk Founder + Creative Director, Lucy Folk

The founder of cult local label Lucy Folk chats about the incredible growth of her brand, her new life in Paris, and that time Beyonce wore her earrings!
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Creative Entrepreneurs

TDF Talks With David Flack

David Flack talks candidly about his humble beginnings as an ‘office rouseabout’, the accelerated growth of his interior design business since launching in 2014, and the importance of developing a distinct brand DNA.
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Lisa Gorman Reflects On 19 Years In The Biz

Gorman Founder and Creative Director Lisa Gorman shares her incredible success story, from launching solo, to going into partnership, collaborating with other creatives, and what’s in store to celebrate Gorman’s 20th year next year!
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Happiness by Design

Beci Orpin Is A One-Woman Design Studio

Beci Orpin shares her wisdom on staying small, being a close-deadline worker, and why she’s still super excited to show up for work each day.
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Happiness by Design

Rob Adams On Designing Happy Cities

Rob Adams is the director of City Design at City of Melbourne. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Rob has been the driving force behind ‘the world’s most live-able city’.
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Happiness by Design

TDF Talks Preview Episode

The Design Files Talks is our new fortnightly podcast. This short preview episode outlines what we have in store !
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