thedesignfiles Today we are PUMPED because local legendary writer and editorial director of @thegoodcopy Penny Modra (@pennymodra) is our 'Monthly Musing' contributor! Penny draws a parallel between everyday life in ancient Pompeii and the modern day fear of having your messy kitchen tagged in an unapproved Instagram photo. The anxiety is real! Illustration by @oslodavis and link to full story in profile 2d

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thedesignfiles Special belated thanks to @fetepress for the incredible (14 page?!) feature in their latest beautiful issue! WOAH! Huge thanks to Annabelle and Jane for such generous coverage ! We chatted about the start of TDF, blog mentors I look up to, my awesome team, a typical day at TDF HQ, work / life balance (or lack thereof!) and other business-boss-lady type ramblings. You can pick up a copy of this ace indie mag at good newsagents in Melb, Sydney, Adelaide now! (It's also available online go to fetepress.com.au ) 3d

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thedesignfiles SO EXCITED today to share the third instalment in our ‘Melbourne Mornings’ video series, featuring local artist @kirrajamison ! Kirra's morning routine is calm, but surprisingly disciplined, to prepare her for a day in the studio. Video by the amazing @_sirap_ with amazing track 'Ninja' by @banoffeemusic. This episode of Melbourne Mornings is presented by @bankofmelb. Link to full video in profile 3d

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thedesignfiles Today on the blog we have the wonderful family home of Vanessa Holle (aka @vbean), her husband Christian and their three sons. Located in Bondi their home is wonderfully textured featuring many of @vbean's handcrafted pieces. Full story by @amber_creswell_bell with photos by @evegwilson - link in profile 4d

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thedesignfiles It's nearly dinner time and we have you sorted with today's Tasty Tuesday recipe by Michael of @phamilykitchen - a delicious vegetarian pho packed with lots of spices and flavour. Could eat this right about now with Melbourne's rainy weather! by @seanfennessy with link to recipe in bio 4d

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thedesignfiles 'Owning It‘ is a brand new book written by Melbourne lawyer Sharon Givoni, especially for local creatives. Sharon has advised many businesses and individuals on intellectual property, copyright, trade mark and designs law, contracts and more. Together with @creativemindshq 'Owning It' has been published, a dense 450-page book with the essential know-how to protect your business! Link to full story in bio 5d

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thedesignfiles 'Yo! Yo! Yo!' Is not a catchphrase many can get away with but 24-year-old filmmaker Paris Thomson of @_sirap_ can! Today as part of her New Kids on the Blog column @lisamariecorso introduces us to Paris. We met Paris quite fortuitously last year and have been working with her to produce our recent TDF films since, energetic and hardworking - this girl speaks our language. by @evegwilson and link to story in profile 6d

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thedesignfiles We have a sneaking suspicion that young Melbourne interior designer David Flack of @flackstudio is the NEXT BIG THING! After cutting his teeth at Kerry Phelan, late last year he decided it was time to go out on his own. With four impressive projects already under his belt, we interviewed him on the blog today. Photo by @kateballis and full story in profile 1w

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thedesignfiles Excited today to share the work of Sydney ceramicist @alexstanden. Working from her studio in Alexandria, Alex creates delicate vessels which combine paper thin fragility with vivid colour, using porcelain and intense indigo pigment. This story comes to us from our Sydney contributor @amber_creswell_bell with shots by @nik_to. More on TDF today with link in profile 1w

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thedesignfiles The Melbourne home of artists Kristina Tsoulis‐Reay, Mark Rodda and their young family just feels like ‘home’ from the moment you walk in the door. So much to love. Pics by @seanfennessy, link in profile! 2w

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thedesignfiles Another classic Vietnamese crowd pleaser from @phamilykitchen today - easy tofu and slaw rice paper rolls. These are SO easy and incredibly versatile. Michael has kept it vego and super healthy for this version, but really any meat or fish would be a great inclusion - prawns, crispy peking duck or leftover roast chicken, egg omelette... the options are endless! Get into it. Pics by @seanfennessy, link in profile. 2w

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thedesignfiles Today we introduce Melbourne's newest accessories label, @du_zen ! Founded by local industrial designer Samantha Rogers, Du Zen has been in development for two years, and is proudly manufactured right here in Melbourne. We love their classic shapes and meticulous detailing… and a round of applause also for the shots by @brookeholm and epic spongy styling by @marshagolemac ! Love it! Link to full story and many more pics in profile. 2w

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thedesignfiles Today Georgina Reid aka @theplanthunter has another sweet Sydney garden to share. A tiny garden in Forest Lodge, Sydney, has been transformed by owners Sarah Nolan and Gavin Perrin from a mass of brick and concrete, into a lush outdoor space with a little bit of magic about it. Photo by @daniel_shipp and link to full story in profile 2w

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thedesignfiles Thanks to all who have checked out 'Another Day in Oceania' by @fredfowler at TDF Collect this weekend, we have had such lovely feedback about this show! The exhibition is almost sold out - one painting left! 'Moreton Bay Haus Tambaran' (78 x 94 cm) is such a beauty, Fred tells us it is his favourite one ! Our gallery at 87 Albert st, Brunswick is open until 3.00 today, pop in and say hi to our girls @lisamariecorso and @natturnbull - sales enquiries can also go to lisa@thedesignfiles.net if you're not local! (We ship Australia wide) all info at tdfcollect.com 2w

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thedesignfiles This guy! What a legend. We had such a lovely opening last night with @fredfowler at #TDFcollect in Brunswick! Thanks to all who came out to see his show, 'Another Day in Oceania'. Thanks also to our sponsors @allsaintsestate @alhambra1925.beer @capisparkling and @duluxaus for supporting this event! Do Pop in to see Fred's incredible work in person over the next few days - the gallery is open today until 4.00, or on the weekend! 87 Albert St, Brunswick. All details at tdfcollect.com this pic by @tedjohnson - more shots from last night's opening will be on our Facebook page this afternoon! 2w

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thedesignfiles Today on TDF we interview Chela Edmunds of @tkawei , a textile designer turned ceramicist, who spent 5 years working for big fashion brands in NYC before returning home and setting up a full time ceramics practice. We love Chela's distinctive handcrafted vessels! Photo by @kateballis link to full story in profile 2w

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thedesignfiles Today on TDF we're back in Small Business land, with a chat to the very clever and much respected Abigail Crompton of @thirddrawerdown ! Aside from running two popular retail stores, Abigail's multifaceted business has grown to become a leader in the design and production of art museum merchandise, created in collaboration with artists, museums and galleries across the globe. (Like the amazing David Shrigley shop and merch at the NGV in Melbourne currently). Today Abi shares with us a few golden nuggets of wisdom about running a small business! Shot by @kateballis. Link in profile 2w

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thedesignfiles Hanging in Geelong with @evegwilson today 3w

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thedesignfiles Our first TDF Collect exhibition for 2015 'Another Day in Oceania' by @fredfowler opens tomorrow night! ALL WELCOME to Join us for the opening at 87 Albert St, Brunswick from 6-8pm for a tipple from @allsaintsestate @alhambra1925.beer and @capisparkling. We have a small number of Fred's work still available including this beautiful piece 'Arid Recovery Reserve S.A.' for all sales enquiries email lisa@thedesignfiles.net. A big thanks also to @duluxaus who support this event. Hope to see your friendly faces there tomorrow night! #tdfcollect 3w

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thedesignfiles SUCH A goody today, people!
The gorgeous Fitzroy apartment of Kate Stokes (of local design studio @coco_flip ) , her husband Haslett Grounds and their four month old daughter Mariko (aka ‘Kiko’!). Such a sweet family home... And one seriously impressive indoor jungle! Pics by @seanfennessy , link in profile
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