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Creative People

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This Emerging Textile Designer Creates Handcrafted Homewares That Feel Like Future Heirlooms

Megan McNeill started her textile brand Trinket Solo just over a year ago, and she's killing it!

Words From The Wise

Chelsea Hing's Pearls of Wisdom On Building A Successful Career in Interior Design

Words from the Wise is a new series of career inspo from Australia’s leading creative makers, thinkers and professional practitioners -
Megan Phillips


Photographer, Storyteller + Solo Parent Bobbi Lockyer On The Importance Of Birthing On Country

The artist, photographer and designer lives on Kariyarra Country (Port Hedland, WA) with her four boys Sebastian (13), Zenith (9), Lawrence
Ashe Davenport

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The Physical And Emotional Intimacy Of Caroline Walls’ Paintings

From her studio in Northcote, the visual artist toggles between figurative and abstract modes to realise her large-scale, gestural works.

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Inside The Fremantle Studio Of Legendary Ceramicist, Pippin Drysdale

For a new exhibition at Linton + Kay, the 85-year-old ceramic artist has shifted her focus from vast desert landscapes to the minutiae of th...


Nau Releases 2021 Australian-Made Furniture Collection

Cult’s in-house Australian-made furniture and lighting brand, Nau, releases it 2021 collection designed by Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, Adam...

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P0LY Designs : The Ultimate Pandemic Pivot Project

How Lara Fisher and Andy Kepitis turned their lockdown hobby into full-time business!


Building A Family Legacy On Local Manufacturing, With Abode Living

Creative director Amelia Marasco Adair takes us on a tour of the company's Camberwell HQ - featuring their production warehouse, offices +

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This Cheerful New Textile + Homewares Label Brings The Sunshine We Need Right now!

Hannah Veikkanen used Melbourne's extended lockdowns to develop and launch her own textile label, creating handtufted cushions and artwork f...


The Earthy, Abstract Art Of Asha Holmes

Inside the textured, tonal and intuitive practice of a Northern Beaches-based painter whose star is well and truly on the rise!


The Love Story Behind An Edible Flower Farm In South-East Queensland

How Simone Jelley left behind a career in photography to open her own flower farm, Pretty Produce.


The Show Must Go On, With Photographer Sarah Collins And Family

Our beloved former TDF photographer on the highs and lows of pandemic parenting, and the challenges facing the performing arts community.


The Trailblazing Couple Behind Brisbane's New Indigenous Art Centre

Amanda Hayman and Troy Casey are the entrepreneurial couple behind Brisbane's most exciting new art gallery and retail space!


The New Ceramics Studio Built On Centuries Of Inherited Knowledge

The debut collection from new ceramics studio House Editions by Claudia Lau brings porcelain bowls, plates and vases in experimental glazes


Hand Painted Textile Designs Inspired By Canberra’s Modernist Architecture

Sarah Annand of Oat Studio combines a career in the local textile industry with photography, painting and architecture to create delightful,...

TDF Design Awards

16 Talented Artisans That Deserve Your Undivided Attention

From glassblowers and weavers to ceramicists and jewellers, these are the finalists in The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2021 Handcra...

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A Beautiful Beading Artist's Composed + Rhythmic Practice

Inspired by mathematics, linguistics, colour and philosophy, Camille Laddawan's beading practice is both personal and universal.

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A Ceramics Studio Nestled Into The Bronte Hills

SAHA architects designed a serene ceramics studio at the bottom of Kati Watson's rambling garden, using raw materials and a spectacular roof...

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