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Creative People

Studio Visit

Designer Jordan Fleming Makes Playful ‘Creatures’ That Double As Lamps

Her handcrafted pieces are like towering, functional sculptures as tall as people – that look like they could come alive at any moment!
Christina Karras

Creative People

Meet The Small Melbourne Brand Reinventing The Humble Gumboot

From a humble farm in South Gippsland, Merry People has grown from a grassroots start-up, to a successful brand sold across the globe!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

The Melbourne Designer Creating Clever Furniture, For Small Spaces

Meet designer Katrina Ramm of Ka Ra Studio, who's playful pieces that that make the most of the ‘precious space’ inside our homes!
Christina Karras

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life With Kate Reid, Founder Of Lune Croissanterie

A peek into the inner workings of Lune's ‘croissant Formula One team’ - and what this impressive entrepreneur gets up to in a day!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

How Ceramic Artist Lucy Tolan Became One Of Melbourne’s Favourite Creatives

The handmade vessels of ceramicist Lucy Tolan are entirely original and instantly recognisable.
Christina Karras

Art

Wemba Wemba + Gunditjmara Woman Paola Balla On Designing The 'Blak Love' Tram

Jirra Lulla Harvey visits artist, curator and academic Paola Balla to discuss her biggest commission to date; a Melbourne Art Tram!
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Photography

Shelley Horan Reimagines Household Junk In A Brilliant Still-Life Exhibition

Shelley Horan turns unlikely arrangements of everyday objects into fun and vibrant artworks for a new show at Modern Times.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Evie Cahir’s Luminous + Emotive Art Practice

Melbourne artist Evie Cahir is inspired by emotive moments in everyday tasks - like walking around the block while waiting for fish and chip...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life With Cooking Sensation Nagi Maehashi, Of RecipeTin Eats

We joined Nagi Maehashi - and Golden Retriever Dozer - for a day in their life, cooking, photographing, and then even more cooking!
Christina Karras

Art

8 Artists Who Perfectly Capture The Beauty Of Homes + Architecture

From terrace houses to suburban streetscapes, these local artists capture the everyday beauty in our homes and neighbourhoods.
Christina Karras

Art

Caroline Walls Captures Unseen Everyday Moments In Her Personal New Show, ‘MotherLover’

Fleeting, intimate moments are depicted in artist Caroline Walls' new collection of oil paintings showing at Jerico Contemporary.

Studio Visit

Georgia Spain's Abstract Paintings Capture The Chaos Of Our Times

The Melbourne artist's new exhibition reflects tumultuous world events and news cycles, with a poetic sense of ambiguity.
Christina Karras

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life With Zara McDonald + Michelle Andrews, Of Shameless

The podcast hosts and media powerhouses behind Shameless share an inside look at their day, running one of Australia's biggest podcasts!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Why The Internet Is In Love With Libby Haines’ Beautiful Still-Life Paintings

Melbourne artist Libby Haines' works are a wonderfully messy reflection of everyday life - and they sell out on Instagram within seconds!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

The Haunting, Shadow-Inspired Paintings Of Melbourne Artist Ella Dunn

How the imaginative banter of two children on a set of swings inspired the artist's latest body of work.
2.25

Art

The NGA’s Cressida Campbell Exhibition Celebrates Her Glorious 40-Year Career

A studio visit with Cressida Campbell, ahead of her exciting survey exhibition at the National Gallery Of Australia.

Textiles

Meet The Business Creating Fully Customisable Furniture Right Here In Melbourne

We visited Zenn Design at their brand-new Melbourne showroom to learn about their bespoke, luxury furniture offerings!
Christina Karras

Interior Design

A Scientist Turned Interior Designer On Why It's Never Too Late To Change Careers

Rebecca Jansma worked in pathology and managed mining laboratories in Tasmania before finding her calling in interior design.
Christina Karras

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 bea@thedesignfiles.net