When it comes to Melbourne icons, The Design Files is up there with Pellegirinis and the rattle of a tram! Since it’s inception in 2008, it has taken on a life of it’s own and become Australia’s biggest design website.
The clever-cookie-and-all-round-nice-gal behind TDF is Lucy Feagins. With The Design Files Open House set to return later this month, I caught up with Lucy to find out what’s on her radar and what the next chapter of TDF looks like.
I blog because…. TDF is my blog, my job and my baby! The momentum keeps it swinging… I just have to keep up with it!
I’m currently inspired by… Pinterest! OBSESSED!
The Design Files Open House is not just another pop-up… We hope it feels like stepping into The Design Files in Real Life. In my mind it’s like a real life version of the blog.
At The Design Files Open House you can expect…A lot of colour, and a little chaos! We’ll have work by many of the favourite local brands, artists and designers you might have admired on TDF this year… some old favourites and lots of new finds.
This year’s Open House is different because... it’s in a new location this year, in Windsor. I really felt we had to keep it fresh by using a new space… the home is similar in style (ie ‘warehouse’ style) but obviously has a different layout and a different feel. Plus we have another fabulous partner to compliment MINI and Jardan, Marimekko! Hmmm what else. We’re making a little summer ‘newspaper’ this year to accompany the event! That’s another new thing for me.
The best bit about summer in Melbourne is…Sunny days, picnics in the park, barbeques… a little less screen time!
I’m currently saying yes to… A lot of interviews and great press opportunities – feeling very lucky for all the support!
In five years time I… hope TDF can continue to grow, with a little team of staff (not just me!) and lots more ace projects to keep the readers inspired and excited about Australian design. I hope to have more resources to be able to afford the best photography and contributors. I hope to reach more and more people with TDF.
My golden rule is… Lean in to it.
The Design Files Open House // Thursday 29 November to Sunday 2 December // 10am to 5 pm // 27 Eastbourne Street, Windsor, VIC