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Creative People


The Trailblazing Couple Behind Brisbane's New Indigenous Art Centre

Amanda Hayman and Troy Casey are the entrepreneurial couple behind Brisbane's most exciting new art gallery and retail space!


The New Ceramics Studio Built On Centuries Of Inherited Knowledge

The debut collection from new ceramics studio House Editions by Claudia Lau brings porcelain bowls, plates and vases in experimental glazes


Hand Painted Textile Designs Inspired By Canberra’s Modernist Architecture

Sarah Annand of Oat Studio combines a career in the local textile industry with photography, painting and architecture to create delightful,...

TDF Design Awards

16 Talented Artisans That Deserve Your Undivided Attention

From glassblowers and weavers to ceramicists and jewellers, these are the finalists in The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2021 Handcra...

Studio Visit

A Beautiful Beading Artist's Composed + Rhythmic Practice

Inspired by mathematics, linguistics, colour and philosophy, Camille Laddawan's beading practice is both personal and universal.

Studio Visit

A Ceramics Studio Nestled Into The Bronte Hills

SAHA architects designed a serene ceramics studio at the bottom of Kati Watson's rambling garden, using raw materials and a spectacular roof...


Rising And Shining Through Early Motherhood With Designer + Illustrator, Georgia Perry

Through the doldrums of pandemic parenting, Georgia Perry reminds us there is still magic in the world. Ashe Davenport goes inside the desig...
Ashe Davenport

Creative People

The Aboriginal-Owned Clothing Label Dedicated To Making A Difference

An ethical clothing that is inspired by the Australian bush, desert and sea, Amber Days is a vehicle for change.

Studio Visit

These Hazy, Sunburnt Paintings Are A Call For Climate Action

Kane Lehanneur's evocative, abstract practice has shifted with the increasing urgency of the climate crisis.

Studio Visit

Anna Fiedler’s Delicate Woven Paintings

From a studio nestled in the banks of Merri Creek, Anna Fiedler undertakes her unique creative practice, that fuses traditional weaving tech...

Studio Visit

Cardigang Is A Cool New Craft Company For Beginner Knitters!

Two besties taught themselves how to knit *actually* cool clothes on YouTube during last year's lockdowns, and now they can teach you!

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Dom Gattermayr, Co-Owner of Our Favourite New Cafe, Florian

We spent a delicious day with the young co-owner of Melbourne's fave new cafe.

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents 'Venus In Repose' By Emma Currie

Comprising 14 lyrical artworks exploring the conflicts of contemporary womanhood, pre-sales for 'Venus in Repose' are now open!


Celebrating The Winners Of The 2021 Telstra NATSIAA!

We share highlights and winners from the country's most prestigious award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Dream Job

Designing A Universe With Costume And Production Designer Jo Briscoe

Ever wondered what the role of a production designer in film, TV and theatre involved? Industry professional and VCA Master of Production De...

TDF Design Awards

These Emerging Creatives Are The Future Of Australian Design

The ten exciting finalists in the Emerging Designer category of The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2021, presented by Phoenix Tapware....
Sasha Aarons

Studio Visit

Painting Gentle, Hopeful Utopias With Louise Tate

The Mullumbimby-born, Melbourne-raised artist imagines quiet balanced worlds as a refuge from our present moment.

TDF Design Awards

The Most Fabulous New Furniture Designs In The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021

There is no shortage of innovation and inspiration from the Furniture Design finalists In The TDF + Laminex Design Awards this year!

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 – we would love to hear from you.

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