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Lucy  The Design Files is Australia's most popular design blog. TODAY - Artist Reko Rennie's extraordinary routine.

ROUTINES • Today our monthly columnist Madeleine Dore of @extraordinary_routines shares the day-to-day of Melbourne artist @rekorennie, ahead of his inclusion in the Venice Biennale next month! Reko's long days in the studio are broken up with physical activity, meditative rides on his motorbike, and quality time spent with family.
Pics @ameliastanwix

Today we take a look inside @castorina_co, a new furniture showroom in Collingwood specialising in iconic mid-century Italian and European furniture, lighting and design objects. Pics by @caitlinmillsphotography - link to story in bio👆.

HOME • Today on TDF, we’re excited to introduce the home of Brisbane creative couple, Malcolm Enright and Barbara Heath. The pair run their sculpture and jewellery businesses from their home, which also houses Malcolm’s impressive collections (don’t miss the antique clocks!) - link in profile👆. Story by @jojohoban with pics by @mindicooke and styling by @biancapottinger.

TASTY TUESDAY • Tom Rutledge of @HelloFreshAU is with us again today, to share another super quick and easy weeknight meal idea. Today it's his flavoursome Za'atar Haloumi Salad with Basil Yoghurt Dressing, which is one of the top-rating recipes from HelloFresh’s vegetarian box! TDF readers can receive $20 off the first two of any #Hellofreshau boxes ordered this month – details and recipe link in bio 👆. Styling - Lucy Feagins and @natturnbull, pics - @evewilson.

STUDIO VISIT • We are TOTALLY smitten with the work of artist @zoeoliviayoung, who is based in the New South Wales Southern Highlands. Zoe’s first solo exhibition is on now at @piermarqart, Sydney. Check out Zoe’s idyllic home studio in Bowral on TDF today, in a beautiful shoot produced and styled by @lynseyfryers with pics by @benito_martin - link to story in bio 👆🏻

STUDIO VISIT • Young Melbourne maker Claudia Lau (@cclaudd) make some of the most distinctive ceramics we’ve seen lately. Today, we visit the ceramicist in her 'fancy garage' , to coo over her unique Circle Pitcher and other amazing designs. Beautiful pics by @caitlinmillsphotography - link to story in bio 👆🏻

Today we share another fun project from @beciorpin’s new book ‘Sunshine Spaces’ (Sidenote: it’s Mother’s Day in a month!) – link to story/more instructions in profile 👆slide show by our amazing @annieportelli

In another of our highlights from Milan Design Week 2017, this afternoon on TDF we preview a covetable collection of desktop accessories and lighting designs from Studio Henry Wilson @henrywilsonstudio . The Sydney-based designer showed his ‘Cast Impressions’ installation at Aesop’s @aesopskincare stunning Milano store last week 🇦🇺👊🏼🇮🇹link to story in bio 👆. Pics @felix_forest and portrait @brettstevensphoto.

DREAM JOB • As you get settled into your long weekend and potentially some annual holiday what-am-I-doing-with-my-life contemplation, we’ve got a super inspiring profile to share! Meet Luke Mortimer aka @mortimerandluke Creative Manager @_mimco. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to climb the visual merchandising ladder, Luke’s got some frank info and go-get-em glitter! - link to full story in profile👆! Interview by @ellesappelleelle and pics by @ameliastanwix

SOMETHING TO DO TOMORROW (in Melbourne) - pop in to the BAKE SALE FOR SYRIA organised by our good pals at @freetofeedmelbourne !
If, like me, you watch the news in horror thinking 'what can i do?' then let's join together and do something, however small, instead of feeling helpless. SHOW UP, eat some baked treats by Melbourne's best bakers (including @juliaostro @beatrixbakes @firecrackerevent @figandsalt !) and support the event via social media ❤️ let's BE THE CHANGE X

GIVEAWAY • Today we share an EPIC giveaway, in partnership with @mieleaustralia !
To celebrate the launch of Miele’s new ArtLine series, we share our ‘Minimalist Kitchen Edit’ - our selection of sleek, stylish kitchen accessories from our favourite kitchenware brands and local retailers. ENTER TODAY by commenting on this post and telling us what your dream kitchen looks like! Then follow @mieleaustralia, to be in the running to WIN a $1,500 Miele gift voucher, along with a selection of our favourite kitchen accessories. Styling by me and @natturnbull with pics by @evewilson - link to story and competition details in bio 👆 (tap pics for prop credits)

This afternoon we take a look at ‘Local Milan’, an impressive exhibition of Australian design at the world's biggest design fair last week! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Curated by Sydney based designer and @LOCAL_DESIGN creative director Emma Elizabeth, this cleverly executed exhibition brought together the work of eleven talented Australian designers, displayed within a historic building in Milan’s 5 Vie district - link to story in bio 👆 Pics @fiona_susanto

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