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TDF Talks is a fortnightly podcast by The Design Files — Australia’s go-to destination for design inspiration since 2008. Join founder and host Lucy Feagins as she interviews inspiring local creatives to discuss renovating, sustainability, and more!

The Design Files Talks The Design Files

    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 173 Ratings

TDF Talks is a fortnightly podcast by The Design Files — Australia’s go-to destination for design inspiration since 2008. Join founder and host Lucy Feagins as she interviews inspiring local creatives to discuss renovating, sustainability, and more!

    Restoring A Historic Melbourne Mansion, With Julie + Vincent Fodera

    Restoring A Historic Melbourne Mansion, With Julie + Vincent Fodera

    In our last episode for the year, we speak with Julie and Vincent Fodera who are restoring one of Melbourne's oldest mansions, a historic homestead in Caulfield known as Heatherbrae. They share how they've been sympathetically renovating the grand abode and the importance of preserving heritage builds.

    • 56 min
    A First Home Buyers’ Never-Ending Renovation, With Pat + Ruby Shields

    A First Home Buyers’ Never-Ending Renovation, With Pat + Ruby Shields

    Melbourne couple Patrick and Ruby Shields bought their first home in Mount Evelyn in 2018. Since then the carpenter and interior designer have landed new jobs, gotten married, but they're still working on their renovation — five years later! Hear why they bought the house when it was essentially a building site, their love of second-hand furniture and why it's taken them so long to complete.

    • 58 min
    Building A Sustainable Home From Scratch, With Al + Imo Roberts

    Building A Sustainable Home From Scratch, With Al + Imo Roberts

    When furniture makers Al and Imogen Roberts found themselves priced out of Torquay’s real estate market, they decided to buy a block of land and build their sustainable dream home instead. They join us to share how the challenges of 'The Good Day House' project, the hidden costs that come with new builds, and why they decided to start from scratch rather than renovate!

    • 52 min
    The Highs + Lows Of Renovating A Beach Shack, With Lucy And Gordy

    The Highs + Lows Of Renovating A Beach Shack, With Lucy And Gordy

    We're back with more renovating stories, and today's episode reveals how TDF Talks host Lucy Feagins and her husband Gordy Johnson transformed their family's Blairgowrie beach shack with a hands-on approach. They speak to producer Christina Karras about the biggest costs, challenges and how they navigated working together on the project as a married couple.

    • 40 min
    Australia's Path To Renewable Energy, With Momentum Energy’s Lisa Chiba

    Australia's Path To Renewable Energy, With Momentum Energy’s Lisa Chiba

    In the final episode of our sustainability series, Momentum Energy’s managing director Lisa Chiba helps us understand how Australia will make the transition from fossil fuels to renewables!

    • 35 min
    Making Melbourne The World's First 'Self-Sufficient' City, With Consultant Will Young

    Making Melbourne The World's First 'Self-Sufficient' City, With Consultant Will Young

    Melbourne organisation Finding Infinity are on a mission to make Melbourne a self-sufficient, sustainable city with its own power, water, and zero waste by 2030. Environmental consultant Will Young tells us how this vision could become a reality!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

one_caravan ,

Loving the renovating series

So happy TDF podcasts are back! Listening to Annie, Jono and Leigh has been super inspiring and very helpful for me before we begin renovating. Thank you Lucy for 3 great interviews.
So many great tips from josh and Jenna and what an absolute inspiration jeremy is from breathe. Such helpful information from Tim also. Thanks TDF keep this going!!

vino all day. ,

Listen to the whole back catalogue

I really look forward to new episodes each time they drop. Quality locally based and relevant content paired with great production.

A_LittleLove ,

Informative, interesting and a delight to listen to

Lucy has a great interview style, the guests and topics are so interesting and informative. I enjoy every minute and love when a new episode drops.

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