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TDF Talks With KeepCup Co-Founder Abigail Forsyth

Her humble little eco-conscious cup has taken the entire world by storm, and today we have the privilege of picking this exceptional businesswoman’s brain! Abigail reflects on the incredible growth of Keepcup, and their next big challenge – advocacy and activism!
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Cormach Evans On Creating Space For Aboriginal Excellence

In our podcast season finale, Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans talks to host Lucy Feagins about the two not-for-profits he founded and directs:...

Stylist Turned Designer Sarah Ellison On Building A Cult Status Furniture Brand

The Byron Bay-based creative talks transitioning from stylist to designer, the value of being an assistant + living in an Instagram world.

BuildHer Collective Co-Founder Rebeka Morgan On Empowering Women In Construction

BuildHer Collective co-founder Rebeka Morgan dissects the lack of transparency around the building and renovation industry, the most common

The Unconventional Career Path Of Interior Designer Yasmine Ghoniem Of YSG Studio

In this podcast conversation, host Lucy Feagins talks to the founder of YSG Studio and so-hot-right-now visionary leading the Australian int...

Ultimate Creative Freelancer Kelly Thompson On Finding Your Place In The Industry, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the founder of Makers’ Mrkt gives our managing editor Sally Tabart nuggets of wisdom about the creative hust...

Dinosaur Designs Founder Louise Olsen On Building An Iconic Australian Brand

Host Lucy Feagins talks to the local artist and designer about her childhood, her public art career + building a legacy Australian brand!

Interior Designer Lauren Li On Creating The Backdrop To Life

In this podcast conversation, interior designer (and beloved TDF columnist!) Lauren Li talks about the genesis of her creative career, her p...

Creative Director + Community Leader Grace Dlabik on Australia's Accessible Housing Crisis

In this conversation Lucy talks to the founder of BE. ONE about building a creative community, being vulnerable in the public eye and tackli...

Pip Newell On Building The Curated Spaces World, On TDF Talks

Our managing editor Sally Tabart interviews the founder of Curated Spaces (and her old housemate!), Pip Newell about leading the new wave of...

Country Road’s Managing Director On The Stickiness Of Sustainable Fashion, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, Elle Roseby talks leading one of the country’s most iconic brands through a new age in the fashion industry....

Jirra Lulla Harvey On The Intersection Between Commerce, Capitalism + Culture, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the Koorie woman and founder of Kalinya Communications highlights the way Indigenous ways of knowing and being...

TDF Talks With Super Stylist, Jono Fleming

The TDF podcast is back, baby! We are joined by stylist, designer, podcaster + all-round creative whiz – Jono Fleming.

TDF Talks with Artist, Bobby Clark

Artist Bobby Clark has built a loyal following of fans and collectors across the globe  (including Solange Knowles!), and over the past dec...

TDF Talks with Jenna Holmes of Plant Mama

In this podcast conversation, Jenna of ‘Plant Mama’ and ‘Pasta Mama’ shares how she has built and grown two very dif...

TDF Talks with Florist Gina Lasker of Georgie Boy

Lucy chats with one of Melbourne’s most talented florists about her career journey, and the pivot project that re-energised her floris...

TDF Talks With Ceramicist Extraordinaire, Tantri Mustika

In our latest podcast episode, Tantri shares how she made the giant leap from hairdressing full-time, to launching her successful ceramics b...

TDF Talks with Interior Designer, Mim Fanning

Award winning interior designer Mim Fanning shares her journey, from solo design consultant, to Founder and Principal at Mim Design, her awa...

TDF Talks With Interior Designer & Educator Jenna Densten

A podcast chat with Jenna Densten about life after reality TV, the highs and lows of renovating, and everything in between.

TDF Talks with Textile Designer Cassie Byrnes

Our first episode of the year is a  hilarious chat with the celebrated Melbourne designer about new motherhood, the joys and perils of smal...

TDF Talks with Author & Food Stylist Donna Hay

Lucy chats with Donna about how it felt to close her magazine after 17 successful years, what her business looks like today, and more!

TDF Talks with Singer, Songwriter & Storyteller,Claire Bowditch

A candid chat with Clare Bowditch about her success in the music business, overcoming self doubt and anxiety, making time for family, and th...

TDF Talks With Lou Bannister, Co-Founder & Editor of Lunch Lady

What does it take to launch a hugely successful indie magazine? Lucy chats with a woman whose done it (twice!), listen to find out!

TDF Talks with Street Artist, Rone.

Lucy talks with one Rone, of Melbourne’s most exciting artists, about the evolution of his career, and making seemingly impossible thi...

TDF Talks With Iconic Australian Artist Ken Done

Australia’s best known artist discusses his prolific career, and what he’s learnt about the business of being an artist.

TDF Talks With Life Coach + Author Kemi Nekvapil

An ICF accredited life coach, brilliant speaker, and podcaster, Kemi shares some of her brilliant advice on leadership, vulnerability, and a...

TDF Talks with Sasha Titchkosky, Co-Founder of Koskela

As Koskela celebrates ten years of social impact work, we chat with with the company’s co-founder to discuss their approach to doing b...

Talks with Architect, IADV Co-founder, and University of Melbourne Academic Jefa Greenaway

The trailblazing architect, advocate and academic reflects on his pivotal role as the first indigenous architect to be registered in Victori...

Talks With Jeremy Wortsman Of The Jacky Winter Group

The incredibly inspiring creative entrepreneur and invaluable mentor reflects on building community around business, expanding from Oz to th...

TDF Talks With Architect Penelope Seidler

This national icon reflects on her early life, working with her husband Harry in the 60s/70s, and shares insights into Australian design, in...

TDF Talks With Influencer + Entrepreneur Courtney Adamo

The much-loved mum-of-five shares her amazing journey, from launching Babyccino Kids more than a decade ago, to her new e-course, ‘The...

TDF Talks With Director Of The NGV Tony Ellwood AM

The man behind the country’s most-visited gallery shares his surprising path and approach to leadership, ahead of Melbourne’s ga...

TDF Talks @ Mercedes Me With Magazine Editor Justine Cullen

The mum-of-four reflects on her career, the state of the Australian fashion industry, and the future of magazine publishing.

TDF Talks With Chef-Turned-Sustainable-Farmer Paul West

A surprisingly hilarious chat with the River Cottage Australia host, covering his atypical career path, and his philosophies on living a mor...

TDF Talks With Architect Peter Maddison

The popular host of Grand Designs Australia has had a long and illustrious career as an architect, however, his career path isn’t what you...

TDF Talks With Landscape Designer Paul Bangay

The Medal of the Order of Australia recipient reflects on his career, the mentors who have inspired him, and his brand new book – out ne...

TDF Talks With Artist David Bromley

David Bromley is one of Australia’s most well-known artists, and his distinctive paintings are instantly recognisable. He’s a six-time f...

TDF Talks With Textile Designer Bonnie Ashley

I talk with Bonnie about staying ahead of the pack, securing those big international deals, dealing with copycats, and much more. It’s a s...

TDF Talks With Iconic Designer Mary Featherston

An influential force in Australia’s design world since the 1960s, Mary Featherston reflects on her and Grant’s prolific legacy, the

TDF Talks With The Design Files' Founder + Editor Lucy Feagins

We’re closing our 2018 podcast season with a special guest – our very own boss-lady, Lucy Feagins! The Design Files’ founder a...

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 manifes...

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.

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...

TDF Talks With Stylist + Author, Megan Morton

The creative powerhouse behind Sydney’s ‘The Studio’ photography/event space, ‘The School’ workshop hub, and f...

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 fav...

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 informat...

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

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,...

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 Nighti...

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 cru...

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-...

TDF Talks With Gloss Creative Founder, Amanda Henderson

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

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.

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

The Big Group Co-Founder Chyka Keebaugh On Business, Family, and Fame

There’s a lot more to Chyka Keebaugh than reality TV.

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...

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, collab...

TDF Talks Preview Episode

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

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 d...

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 behi...

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email