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We The Brave

Building A Business From The Ground Up, With Phillip Withers

Award-winning landscape designer Phillip Withers shares his story of risk-taking and resilience in business, in partnership with MYOB.
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TDF Films

Small Business Summer School : First Things First!

Got a burning business idea but no idea where to start? Small Business Consultant Fiona Killackey is here to guide you through how to get started - in partnership with Squarespace.

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A Video Tour Of Paul Bangay’s Own Legendary Garden

Can’t get enough of the iconic landscape designer’s famed garden, Stonefields? We made a video to give you even more!

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Art en Route : A Visit to Mitchelton Estate + Gallery Of Aboriginal Art, With Ford Puma

A day trip featuring iconic Australian Architecture and Indigenous Art, in the stylish new Ford Puma!

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See Inside Victoria’s Great Private Gardens + Art Collections, From Home!

Garden and art enthusiasts, unite! The NGV Women’s Association offers a look inside some of Victoria's most intriguing private gardens, via its first ever Virtual Garden Day.

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Nik and Harry Robinson Are Good Citizens

The father-and-son duo on a mission to transform discarded plastic bottles into 100% recycled sunglasses.

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Fowler + Ward Are The Next Bright Young Things In Australian Architecture!

Introducing Jessie Fowler and Tara Ward, whose fledgling practice took out the Emerging Designer Award at the TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2020!

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Meet Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studio – the 2020 TDF + Laminex Design Awards Interior Design Award Winner!

Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studio shares her award winning interior project, Budge Over Dover, and her design philosophy.

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The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020 WINNERS Announced!

After ten months of planning (and plenty of postponements - thanks 2020!), the biggest night on the TDF calendar happened via livestream on November 5th, 2020. And you can watch the the winners announcement here! r

Events

The 2020 TDF + Laminex Design Awards Livestream Is Almost Here!

This year, our Awards program will be hosted as a livestreamed event from the TDF Design Awards website – and you’re all invited! Join us at 7pm on November 5th to celebrate the incredible designers and makers who are shortlisted in this year’s awards program, and, of course as we reveal all the winners! In the meantime, here's a little taste of what we've got in store. See you on November 5th! Please register for the Awards livestream via the link below. https://digitalevents.com.au/tdfdesignawards/

Australian Homes

Lucy Spartalis & Alastair Innes, Dandenong Ranges

The powerhouse creative couple behind She Takes Pictures, He Makes Films share their warm and welcoming home in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges!

Australian Homes

Ellen Porteus and Ryan Klewer

Artist Ellen Porteus and Ryan Klewer of Plant Charmer share their Collingwood warehouse home – a colourful wonderland filled with plants and art reflective of their work and style.

Australian Homes

Pheobe Rolleston, Glen Iris

Looking at the images of this home alone, with its blend of design periods and geographical influences, it isn’t easy to determine its location! What looks like it could be an elegant Santorini contemporary gallery is actually the family home of artist and interior decorator Phoebe Rolleston, George Rolleston, and their children Humphry (7), Louis (5), and William (3), located in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Iris!   Formerly a quirky ‘80s property, renovations by architect Lucy Bowen have totally transformed this home, complemented by an ever-changing display of original art.

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Jennifer Tighe, Moonee Ponds

Plenty has changed over the life of this 100-year-old property, but at the same time, not much has changed at all.  Originally built in 1923 with dairy buildings and stables at the rear, the house has been passed down over the same family for generations. Today, the Moonee Ponds home belongs to the original owner’s grandchild, artist Martin Tighe, and his wife Jennifer Tighe. Since moving in 1991, the couple have completed three renovations and raised three children in this house, which is reflected in its intimate, layered feel. 

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John Wares, St Kilda

The beautifully renovated, 1920s, St Kilda apartment of long-term friends John Wares and Peter Papadopoulos.

interiors

Laminex x Kennedy Nolan

The award-winning Australian architecture practice collaborate with Laminex to create two clever contemporary kitchens.

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Lucy Roleff ‘Devotions’ (virtual tour)

Melbourne based realist painter Lucy Roleff gives us a virtual tour of her debut solo exhibition, 'Devotions'

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'Devotions' by Lucy Roleff

TDF Collect presents the debut solo exhibition from Melbourne realist painter, Lucy Roleff.

Australian Homes

An Artist’s Art Deco Apartment With Incredible Views Of Bondi Beach – A Video Tour

Artist Daimon Downey shares his colourful apartment above a surf shop right on Bondi Beach!

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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