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Creative People

Textiles

The Aboriginal-Owned Homewares Brand Bringing First Nations Art To Homes + Classrooms Across Australia!

Bundjalung/Minjungbal woman Emma Rolls of Emro Designs shares her collection of rugs, cushions and soon-to-be-released picnic mats featuring...

Lighting

Andalusian-Inspired Lampshades, Handwoven In Sydney

Lana Launay makes her textured light covers from natural materials such as coffee-stained raffia, coconut shell rope and bamboo yarn.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life of ‘Hamilton’ Star, Chloé Zuel

We go behind the scenes of the Australian production of the most famous musical in the world - with Eliza Hamilton herself!

Studio Visit

The Amazing Art-Making Of Thea Anamara Perkins

The Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist is renowned for her vivid, personal portraits of prominent First Nations figures. We talked to the accompl...

Art

A Truly Magical Tapestry Collaboration Between Local Artists + Weavers

Works by Eugenia Lim, Atong Atem, Troy Emery and Hayley Millar Baker were recrafted as tapestries by weavers at the Australian Tapestry Work...

Floristry

A Heartwarming Flower Delivery Service That Makes A Difference

The Beautiful Bunch is a Melbourne-based floral delivery + subscription service, focused on creating opportunities for young women from refu...

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: 'Here, In My Mind', By Amalia Keefer

We're so excited to be hosting the debut solo show from this promising young artist – and pre-sales are now open!

Dream Job

Podcasting, Politics + Pop Culture, With Journalist Osman Faruqi

One of the most followed Australian journalists and head of audio at Schwartz Media on how he got his dream job as the host of 'The Culture'...

Creative People

Fancy New Digs For Free To Feed

The social enterprise has just opened a massive new event space in Fitzroy North - and it's a beauty!

Family

Stylist Shonel Bryant On Battling Breast Cancer, Supporting Your Girls, And Silver Linings

Event stylist, mother and founder of Support Your Girls Shonel Bryant shares her cancer journey, and the drive that keeps her going.

Sustainability

These Australian-Made, Non-Toxic Home Care Products Have Natural Super Powers!

Meet the husband and wife team behind Koala Eco - the Sydney based brand behind these all natural, divine-smelling home care & personal care...

Creative People

Carving Softness From Stone With Carol Crawford

The Sydney-based sculptor guides us through her unfurling, flowering forms made from alabaster, stone, bronze and marble.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Media Powerhouse And Ultimate Creative Slashie, Sophia Athas

The founder of digital marketing agency Hatrik House talks us through the ins-and-outs of running a successful business in your twenties!

Creative People

Collecting Materials And Memories On Minjerribah With Delvene Cockatoo Collins

Quandamooka woman and artist Delvene Cockatoo Collins shares a look into her art practice, and the magical place she calls home.

Furniture

A Three-In-One Design Practice From A One-Woman-Show

Furniture designer Lauren Lea Haynes creates squishy upholstered chairs, powder-coated coffee tables + limestone sculptures from her shared

Family

Singer-Songwriter-Survivor Ngaiire On Motherhood, Music + Building From The Rubble

We visit the dazzling Ngaiire at home on Darkinjung Land on the NSW Central Coast, with her three-year-old son Nadav, or ‘Dovey’ for sho...
Ashe Davenport

Textiles

Turn Your Kids' Artwork Into A Treasured Keepsake With Crumb Kids

Local textile designer Bindi Howarth transforms kids artworks into custom made tea towels, tote bags, pencil cases and cushion covers - so C...

Studio Visit

Experimental Designer Jessie French Is Shaping A Seaweed-Centric Future

The Melbourne artist shares her process of creating seaweed-based bioplastics, the beautiful resin-like homewares she makes from it + what t...

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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