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Creative People

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...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Chrissy Lafian, Founder And Creative Director Of Suku

With teams in both Melbourne and Bali, Chrissy lets us in on how she runs the lifestyle brand she's built from scratch!

Stays

The Fabulous New Store And Apartment From Colour Queen Chela Edmunds!

The Takeawei Ceramics founder shows us around her sunny new store in Fitzroy, and the cutest-ever apartment upstairs (yep, you can stay ther...
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Art

INTRODUCING... The TDF Kids Art Awards, With Honan!

We're so excited to launch the very first TDF Kids Art Awards to raise money for Children's Ground – and there's a prize of $2,000 each f...

Studio Visit

A Brisbane Artist Fusing Paper, Crochet + Porcelain In Her Sculptures

Liz Sofield fuses ceramics, paper and crochet in her highly original artistic practice from her home in Scarborough, 30 kilometres north of

Studio Visit

The Belarusian Sculptor Inspired By Her Sunny New Sydney Surrounds

Tatsiana Shevarenkova draws on her background in fashion to create sculptural, organic forms inspired by the female body - on show now at Sa...

Art

See The First Museum Survey Of Artist Stanislava Pinchuk’s Work At Heide

The first career survey of artist Stanislava Pinchuk (formerly known as Miso) is now open at Heide.

Family

Caring for New Mothers Shouldn’t Stop at Six Weeks, According To Author + Co-Founder of Mama Goodness, Jessica Prescott

The vegan cookbook author and postpartum doula talks about ending snapback culture, and keeping the meal train going.
Ashe Davenport

Creative People

A Modern Bathhouse Oasis Hidden In Collingwood's Backstreets

Tucked away in a voluminous warehouse in Melbourne's inner-north is a new bathhouse and day spa with some serious design credentials!

Textiles

Weaving Country + Culture From The East Kimberley With New Textile Brand, Flash Minky

A new textiles brand creating limited edition rugs with the artworks of eight Indigenous artists from the East Kimberley region.

Studio Visit

Ceramicist Jess Choi On Feeling The Fear, But Doing It Anyway!

The Korean-born, Melbourne based ceramicist shares how she turned her side hobby into her full time gig!

Creative People

Celebrating + Advocating For First Nations People, With Social Enterprise Clothing The Gaps

A conversation with Clothing The Gaps co-founders Laura Thompson and Sarah Sheridan about activism, education, and running a social enterpri...

Furniture

Very Good Timber Furniture From A Trio Of Seasoned Makers

Nick Rennie, Dustin Fritsche and Brett Julian combined their skills and experience over 2020 to launch Oku Space - a collaborative furniture...

Architecture

11 Career Lessons From One Of Australia’s Leading Architects, Kerstin Thompson

Prominent Australian architect Kerstin Thompson shares 11 lessons she's learned across her decades long career, in this excerpt from the new...
Kerstin Thompson

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Colourful Life Of Influencer + Entrepreneur, Flex Mami

Lillian Ahenkan (aka Flex Mami) is a guru for the modern age. So naturally, we want to know what happens in her daily life!

Creative People

A Travel-Inspired Ceramics Collection That Will Take You On Holiday!

Queensland-based ceramics brand Marloe Marloe launches a new collection of vessels inspired by the seaside!

Studio Visit

The Melbourne Artist Creating Ceramics Inspired By Ancient Mesoamerican Culture

From dub music to the Chinese Song Dynasty, the influences of Enrique Tochez Anderson stretch far, wide and into the past.

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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