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Creative People

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.

Family

An Honest Conversation On Single Parenting By Choice + Donor Conception With Takeawei Ceramics Founder, Chela Edmunds

Chela Edmunds of Takeawei ceramics shares her story of becoming a mother to 18-month-old Ocean via sperm donor and IVF.

Art

Behind The Scenes Of 'Rone In Geelong’ – Opening This Weekend!

See a retrospective of artist Rone's work to date at Geelong Gallery from Saturday February 27 to Sunday May 16, 2021.

Studio Visit

The Award-Winning Student Ceramicist Suspending Time In Clay

Bell Carver is the recipient of the inaugural Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize (and $10,000 in prize money!) - a new award for emerging cerami...

Studio Visit

Amazingly Colourful Abstract Art By Amalia Keefer

The self-taught Queensland-based painter creates palettes from everyday household moments and then transforms them into gentle, fluid artwor...
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Getting It Done

Getting it Done, With Wowowa!

A day in the life of Monique Woodward, co-founder of award winning Melbourne architecture studio, Wowowa – and the tools she uses to stay

Floristry

A Foraging Florist Making The Most Of Everyday Materials

Shahn Stewart is the Yorta Yorta woman behind Alchemy Orange, a new floral studio in Melbourne’s inner north.

Floristry

The Heartbreakingly Beautiful Flowers Of Soho Rose Farm

The story of how former Melbourne florist Kristy Tippett uprooted, transported and re-planted 8000 rose bushes, saving one of Victoria's mos...
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Getting It Done

Getting it Done, With Kip&Co!

Kate, Hayley and Alex of beloved brand Kip&Co, on going Carbon Neutral, achieving work / life balance, and the tools they use to make it all...

Family

Author and Cook Julia Busuttil Nishimura Talks Prawns, Postnatal Anxiety + Magic Family Holidays

Two of our FAVE columnists hash out the thoughts and feelings (a lot of feelings!) about new motherhood. This is a conversation you won't wa...
Ashe Davenport

Art

The Nomadic Artist Who Is Always Painting On The Road

Emily Imeson lives her life out of a four wheel drive, travelling the country in pursuit of new landscapes to paint! Her solo show, 'Ancient...
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

A Conversation With Artist And Former Youth Prime Minister (!) Aretha Brown

The 20-year-old Gumbaynggirr woman shares her thoughts on the intersection of community and creativity, how she feels around this time of ye...
Bridget Caldwell-Bright

Studio Visit

The Dreamy New Retail Space Of A Professional Plant Charmer

Consider us charmed by Ryan Klewer’s (aka Plant Charmer) brand new headquarters in East Brunswick!
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

The Best News Story Of 2021, So Far!

We check in on Think Thornbury owners Maggie May and Josh Kelly and their son Remy and get an update on their family!

Furniture

The Tradie Brotherhood Behind Our Newest Furniture Obsession

Brothers Jack and Mark Fearon combine their experience as a plumber and boilermaker to create the most colourful, characterful furniture goi...
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

Dive Into The Colourful, Creative World of Melbourne's Designer-Of-The-Moment, Danielle Brustman

Know her name but not her story? Welcome to the vibrant world of designer Danielle Brustman, at her incredible studio in Collingwood Yards!
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

Inside The Dreamy Garden Shed Studio Of Emerging Ceramic Artist, Anni Hagberg

Introducing the graduate artist who was the recipient of The Design Files Emerging Maker Award at Craft Victoria's annual 'Fresh!' exhibitio...
Sasha Gattermayr

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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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