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Gardens

A Rambling Garlic + Dahlia Farm In The New South Wales Hills

Tenterfield Creek Organics is a productive farm, a Mediterranean-inspired garden, a yoga retreat (!) - and home to lifelong gardener Rose Ha...
Sasha Gattermayr
  18 hours ago

Architecture

A Spectacular Central Otago Home That Retreats Into The Landscape

On an exposed Central Otago, New Zealand site with historic mining tailings lies Black Quail – a breathtaking new home designed by Bergend...

Art

An Epic New Exhibition Celebrating The Women Bark Painters Of Arnhem Land

A conversation with Myles Russell-Cook, Curator of Indigenous Art at NGV, about 'Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala', which is on now...

News

An Architect-Designed Bookshop Good Enough To Live In!

A new Readings store designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects is open in Emporium now.
Sasha Gattermayr
  9 hours ago

Studio Visit

Inside The Delicious, Uncanny World Of Painter Emma Creasey

The emerging artist invites us into her studio to learn more about her narrative-fulled, distinctive painting style.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Food Entrepreneur + Media Mogul, Marion Grasby

The internet-famous chef, author, product developer and media mogul (of Masterchef Australia acclaim!) takes us behind the scenes of her ube...

Shopping

Fill Up Your Fruit Bowl With These Remarkably Lifelike Candles From Nonna's Grocer!

Inspired by her great grandparents' grocery store, Madeleine Hoy creates fruit and veg candles that look exactly like the real deal!

Interiors

A Peachy, Beachy Apartment On The Sunshine Coast

CG Design Studio gives this Mediterranean-style pad on the Sunshine Coast from the late 80s an aesthetic update!

Homes

A New Era For Melbourne’s Iconic Featherston House, Designed By Robin Boyd

A sensitive update to one of Melbourne’s most architecturally significant homes, weaving together past, present and future.

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Travel

A Perfect Day In Melbourne, With Melissa Leong

Food writer, TV presenter and judge of MasterChef Australia Melissa Leong shares some of her absolute favourite spots in Melbourne CBD.

Homes

Yasmine Ghoniem’s Fabulously Eclectic Bondi Apartment

YSG director Yasmine Ghoniem's deliciously compact Bondi apartment – created with paint, 2pac joinery, and a whole lot of love!

Architecture

A Truly Sympathetic Mid-Century Home Renovation

Pop Architecture returned this 1960 mid-century home in Ivanhoe East to its former glory through interior alterations.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Writer + Fearless Feminist Advocate, Clementine Ford

We spend a day with author, broadcaster and public commentator in the midst of the release of her new book - 'How We Love'.

Homes

A Photographer + Art Director’s Alistair Knox Home

Photographer Sean Fennessy, and art director Jessica Lillico's heart-warming Warrandyte mid-century family home, designed by Alistair Knox!

Art

An Epic New Exhibition Celebrating The Women Bark Painters Of Arnhem Land

A conversation with Myles Russell-Cook, Curator of Indigenous Art at NGV, about 'Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala', which is on now...

News

An Architect-Designed Bookshop Good Enough To Live In!

A new Readings store designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects is open in Emporium now.
Sasha Gattermayr
  9 hours ago

Studio Visit

Inside The Delicious, Uncanny World Of Painter Emma Creasey

The emerging artist invites us into her studio to learn more about her narrative-fulled, distinctive painting style.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Food Entrepreneur + Media Mogul, Marion Grasby

The internet-famous chef, author, product developer and media mogul (of Masterchef Australia acclaim!) takes us behind the scenes of her ube...

Shopping

Fill Up Your Fruit Bowl With These Remarkably Lifelike Candles From Nonna's Grocer!

Inspired by her great grandparents' grocery store, Madeleine Hoy creates fruit and veg candles that look exactly like the real deal!

Interiors

A Peachy, Beachy Apartment On The Sunshine Coast

CG Design Studio gives this Mediterranean-style pad on the Sunshine Coast from the late 80s an aesthetic update!

Homes

A New Era For Melbourne’s Iconic Featherston House, Designed By Robin Boyd

A sensitive update to one of Melbourne’s most architecturally significant homes, weaving together past, present and future.

Shopping

Excellent Ideas For The Ultimate Stylish Summer Dining Table

Up your entertaining game with these on-trend tablescaping ideas, filled with pieces from local creatives!

Architecture

A Fremantle Home Addition Immersed In Nature

Over a 12 year period, Simon Pendal Architect extended this 1940s Fremantle home with a series of ‘cave-like chambers' and luscious garden...

Creative People

Making Accessible Gardens That Enhance Your Life, With Miniscapes!

Clea Cregan of Miniscape Projects is passionate about creating green spaces that offer a powerful remedy to the stresses of modern life.

Interiors

A London-Inspired Victorian Terrace With 'New Classic' Charm

Interior architect Sophie Davies transforms this 19th-century Melbourne residence into a contemporary family home in a New Classic style. It...

Interiors

An Inspiring Renovation Of A Post-War Melbourne Home

Director of Maike Design, Mairead Murphy, saved a post-war Brunswick East house from demolition, and transformed it into her beautiful famil...

Architecture

A New Chapter For An Eclectic 100-Year-Old Cottage

A subtle update to an eclectic 100-year-old cottage in Ivanhoe, designed by Inbetween Architecture.

Food

Julia's Summery Mango And Passionfruit Semifreddo

Summer festivities are upon us and as usual, Julia Busuttil Nishimura's got us covered!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Architecture

A Perfectly Proportioned Marrickville House

The Marrickville House by Aileen Sage sees a sympathetic renovation of a heritage home turned from dilapidated to luminous!

Homes

Poppy Lissiman + Harrison Kennedy’s Fashionably Rustic Fremantle Home

The renovated Tuscan villa-style home of fashion designer Poppy Lissiman and Harrison Kennedy in Fremantle.
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One Room Wonders

A Timeless Heritage Bedroom Makeover

It's our final room makeover in this series! Watch us transform this traditional bedroom in a heritage home.
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One Room Wonders

A Serene & Stylish Sitting Room Transformation

We transform a simple art deco room with Surround by Laminex wall panelling, a rich colour palette, and a mix of vintage and new design piec...
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One Room Wonders

A Classic, Colourful Kids Room Transformation

We transform a simple baby's bedroom, with Surround by Laminex wall panelling, and a playful injection of colour, pattern and texture!
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One Room Wonders

A Contemporary Chic Bedroom Makeover

A gorgeous, achievable room transformation - in partnership with Surround by Laminex.

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Architecture

A Contemporary Reinterpretation Of The Classic Australian Farmhouse

FMD Architects introduce their version of the classic Australian farmhouse in 'Coopworth', located on Tasmania's Bruny Island.

Architecture

A Modernist-Inspired Seaside Home

This adaptable, Victorian seaside home designed by Nest Architects and Placement blurs the line between modernism and contemporary design. ...

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

Homes

A Magical Alistair Knox-Designed Rental In Eltham!

The seriously dreamy 1970s rental home of Pop and Scott trade manager Lucienne Van Sebille, and her partner Sebastian.

Homes

A Dreamy, Nostalgic Family Home in Melbourne's Suburbs

Sympathetic renovations featuring recycled materials have made the 1930s Malvern East family home of Josh and Anastasia Elias even better th...

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Cormach Evans On Creating Space For Aboriginal Excellence

In our podcast season finale, Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans talks to host Lucy Feagins about the two not-for-profits he founded and directs:...
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Stylist Turned Designer Sarah Ellison On Building A Cult Status Furniture Brand

The Byron Bay-based creative talks transitioning from stylist to designer, the value of being an assistant + living in an Instagram world.
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BuildHer Collective Co-Founder Rebeka Morgan On Empowering Women In Construction

BuildHer Collective co-founder Rebeka Morgan dissects the lack of transparency around the building and renovation industry, the most common
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The Unconventional Career Path Of Interior Designer Yasmine Ghoniem Of YSG Studio

In this podcast conversation, host Lucy Feagins talks to the founder of YSG Studio and so-hot-right-now visionary leading the Australian int...
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Dinosaur Designs Founder Louise Olsen On Building An Iconic Australian Brand

Host Lucy Feagins talks to the local artist and designer about her childhood, her public art career + building a legacy Australian brand!
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Ultimate Creative Freelancer Kelly Thompson On Finding Your Place In The Industry, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the founder of Makers’ Mrkt gives our managing editor Sally Tabart nuggets of wisdom about the creative hust...
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Interior Designer Lauren Li On Creating The Backdrop To Life

In this podcast conversation, interior designer (and beloved TDF columnist!) Lauren Li talks about the genesis of her creative career, her p...
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Creative Director + Community Leader Grace Dlabik on Australia's Accessible Housing Crisis

In this conversation Lucy talks to the founder of BE. ONE about building a creative community, being vulnerable in the public eye and tackli...
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Pip Newell On Building The Curated Spaces World, On TDF Talks

Our managing editor Sally Tabart interviews the founder of Curated Spaces (and her old housemate!), Pip Newell about leading the new wave of...
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Country Road’s Managing Director On The Stickiness Of Sustainable Fashion, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, Elle Roseby talks leading one of the country’s most iconic brands through a new age in the fashion industry....

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Creative People

An Illustrator’s Delicate Wallpaper That Looks Like Art

Sarah Hingle's hand-drawn textiles and wallpapers are designed in Burleigh Heads, QLD and manufactured locally under her brand, 'These Walls...
Sasha Gattermayr
  10 hours ago

Gardens

A Rambling Garlic + Dahlia Farm In The New South Wales Hills

Tenterfield Creek Organics is a productive farm, a Mediterranean-inspired garden, a yoga retreat (!) - and home to lifelong gardener Rose Ha...
Sasha Gattermayr
  18 hours ago

Architecture

A Spectacular Central Otago Home That Retreats Into The Landscape

On an exposed Central Otago, New Zealand site with historic mining tailings lies Black Quail – a breathtaking new home designed by Bergend...

Studio Visit

Inside The Delicious, Uncanny World Of Painter Emma Creasey

The emerging artist invites us into her studio to learn more about her narrative-fulled, distinctive painting style.

Art

An Epic New Exhibition Celebrating The Women Bark Painters Of Arnhem Land

A conversation with Myles Russell-Cook, Curator of Indigenous Art at NGV, about 'Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala', which is on now...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Food Entrepreneur + Media Mogul, Marion Grasby

The internet-famous chef, author, product developer and media mogul (of Masterchef Australia acclaim!) takes us behind the scenes of her ube...

Interiors

A Peachy, Beachy Apartment On The Sunshine Coast

CG Design Studio gives this Mediterranean-style pad on the Sunshine Coast from the late 80s an aesthetic update!

Shopping

Excellent Ideas For The Ultimate Stylish Summer Dining Table

Up your entertaining game with these on-trend tablescaping ideas, filled with pieces from local creatives!

Shopping

Fill Up Your Fruit Bowl With These Remarkably Lifelike Candles From Nonna's Grocer!

Inspired by her great grandparents' grocery store, Madeleine Hoy creates fruit and veg candles that look exactly like the real deal!

Homes

A New Era For Melbourne’s Iconic Featherston House, Designed By Robin Boyd

A sensitive update to one of Melbourne’s most architecturally significant homes, weaving together past, present and future.

Interiors

An Inspiring Renovation Of A Post-War Melbourne Home

Director of Maike Design, Mairead Murphy, saved a post-war Brunswick East house from demolition, and transformed it into her beautiful famil...

Interiors

A London-Inspired Victorian Terrace With 'New Classic' Charm

Interior architect Sophie Davies transforms this 19th-century Melbourne residence into a contemporary family home in a New Classic style. It...

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