This Cute Brunswick Cottage Has A Very Special Place In TDF’s History – And It’s For Sale! – The Design Files

Well I must admit, when I saw this real estate listing pop up, it did tug at the heartstrings a bit! That’s because this sweet weatherboard cottage in Brunswick was, in fact, my first home! I lived here from 2007 until 2014, and boy, did I love this little house.

Though compact in size, this house packs a punch. It’s a freestanding Victorian, with windows all down one side, which means heaps of natural light, year round.

When Gordy and I lived here, we made quite a few updates. We built a new kitchen and bathroom, added lots of storage – but the biggest thing, was building the free standing studio out the back – aka, the original home of The Design Files! Looking out into the courtyard, this is where I would sit everyday, tapping away at my laptop, in the early days of TDF. The studio also

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Maggie May & Josh Kelly On Parenting Through COVID And Cancer

Maggie and Josh are surprisingly upbeat. We’re chatting over Zoom, as is customary for most Melbourne interviews in the year 2020. They’re lying on their bed sharing a green juice. Behind them is a bedhead covered in soft, daisy printed fabric, like a garden from a daydream. Maggie, aka renowned macramé artist Middle Aisle, is effortlessly chic in a pale yellow jumper and slightly oversized glasses. Josh, saxophonist for bands 30/70 and JK Group, looks like he’s always had a shaved head. He doesn’t look like a sick person. 

Josh was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease five weeks ago. He’s just completed his first week of chemotherapy. His doctor has predicted another six months of treatment, followed by radiation, if necessary. During that time, he and Maggie will continue to parent their one-and-a-half-year-old son Remy, and try to keep the business going. 

Maggie and Josh began Think Thornbury

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