THE DESIGN FILES, founded in 2008 by Lucy Feagins, is one of my most recent blog finds. The site presents fresh and interesting content related to all things that fall under the category of Australian design - architecture, art, interiors, graphic design etc. The team of three (Feagins, her editorial assistant and photographer) post daily with every Wednesday being a featured Australian home and every Friday an interview with a local creative talent. The organization of the site is clean, simple and intuitive - a challenge considering the amount of content they put out each week.
I became a bigger fan of the site when I read this "Biz Ladies" interview with Feagins on Design Sponge (another great design blog). Feagins explains how she started the blog and how she allowed it to grow organically over the years. Calling her approach as just sort of 'leaning in to it', a phrase and strategy she learned from How To Go From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be by Jack Canfield Feagins explains that instead of getting stuck on figuring out the big picture she just moved in the general direction of where she wanted to go.
Most recently, Feagins has started The Design Files' Open House in which Feagins and her team take over a real house and create a show home featuring local artists and designers. This year, two homes will be featured on in Sidney and one in Melbourne.