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Lucy  The Design Files is Australia's most popular design blog. TODAY - the converted warehouse home/studio or sculptor Geoffrey Bartlett.

HOME • Today we share the versatile Collingwood home and studio of Melbourne sculptor @geoffreybartlett_artist, a converted warehouse he purchased 27 years ago! Geoffrey's sculptures are currently on show in an exhibition entitled ‘1988 - 2017’ @australiangalleries in Melbourne. _
Pics @emily_bartlett_photography (Geoffrey’s daughter!).

OMG can't believe we just hit 250k followers. THANKYOU for following and supporting everything we do! 🙌🎉💕

FOOD • @chef_andrewmcconnell of @supernormal_180 shares a meaty, more-ish dish – Beef Rib Eye with Eggplant and Pepper Sauce – SO GOOD!
Pics @evegwilson.

JOIN ME and a bunch of awesome peeps next month at @onsoulsafari in Melbourne, 2nd - 3rd June at @est_studios ! I’ll be chatting with Soul Safari founder @vanessaholden - other speakers include designer @ChristopherBoots, stylist @TamaraMaynes, Bonnie Ashley of @BonnieandNeil, Jeremy Worstman of @Jackywinter, designer @BeciOrpin, food entrepreneur @raphboogie , Anna Ross of @KesterBlack, artist and maker @MaryanneMoodie and many more! WOAH what a lineup 🙌🏼 TDF readers can also get 30% off tickets using our code: TDFTRIBEVIBES - Hope to see you there! Link in profile 👆🏻

STUDIO VISIT • Today we revisit the Melbourne studio of now-graduated ceramicist @tessyking, to ponder her latest weird and wonderful creations. Her exhibition ‘Sun Room’ is on until May 27th @craftvictoria.
Pics @caitlinmillsphotography.

SHOPPING • A distinctly international new homewares collection from Melbourne label @nancybirdaccessories, created in collaboration with fair-trade accredited artisans from Bolivia, Latvia and India. _
LINK TO STORY IN BIO ↖ Styling @paigelanderson on location @lyndagardener’s The White Room. Pics @annetteobrien.

STUDIO VISIT • Today we visit knife maker Tobias Bockholt of @metalmonkeyknives at his Ashmore Arts container-workshop, just outside Torquay. Here, the full-time secondary teacher / 'full spare-time maker!’ forges his custom-made blades. _
Pics @caitlinmillsphotography.

BOOK • Today we give you a peek inside new book, 'Australiana to Zeitgeist', by Melissa Loughnan (aka @utopianmel), which is a wonderful eye-opening resource on the diverse world of contemporary Australian art.
LINK TO CHAPTER IN BIO ↖ Pics courtesy of @utopianmel

Signing off our @ebayAU instagram takeover with this sweet styled 'shelfie', including the By Nord bifrost vase in smoke, Iittala clear glass trinket dish, Iittala Kartio ultramarine tumblers and Sheridan Adriliana Picture Frame, all sourced from eBay Australia. Shop the look via the link in @ebayau's bio.
You could WIN! nearly everything from our whole eBay shoot (worth over $1,500!). This is a game of skill. All you have to do to enter is follow @ebayAU, find this image in their feed and in 50 words or less, comment 'What's been your favourite eBay discovery and why?’ between 9:00AM (AEST) on May 17 and 11:59PM (AEST) on May 22, 2017. There will be just one winner! Winner announced on May 29. Visit for full Ts&Cs.
Pics @caitlinmillsphotography.
Styling @thedesignfiles.
Location @the_apartment_stkilda.

Last day in Cannes 🇫🇷 Breakfast on the beach at @nespresso Plage #nespressotastemakers

SERIES • @kararosenlund transports us to warmer beach days with her new photographic print collection, 'Into the Sea', which elevates seemingly ordinary East Coast scenery to emotive and timeless pieces from the home.
LINK TO STORY IN BIO ↖ Pics @kararosenlund.

Feeling like a movie star! ✨so unbelievably lucky to attend Cannes Film Festival this week - a once in a lifetime experience ! Thankyou @nespresso #nespressotastemakers (earrings by @lucy_folk 👌🏻)

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