Photo credit:  Kate Ballis

Photo credit: Kate Ballis

Manuela Millan

Manuela Millan is a Melbourne-based interior designer and the founder of Meanwhile in Melbourne. She started the popular Meanwhile_in_Melbourne Instagram account as a way of collecting and showcasing local designers and their work. She created this website to share her passion for Melbourne design and get to know the stories behind the pictures and share it with everybody.


Five minutes with offers an opportunity to tell the story behind the pretty picture. We travel into the studios of our favourite creators, share a coffee and talk about their work, their lives and the future.  

Stay tuned for interviews, articles and news!


Five Minutes In features some of Melbourne’s most exciting new and creative architecture and interiors. From retail to restaurants to residential properties and more, we’ve picked some of our favourites from across this great design city. Stay tuned for regular updates!


From furniture, lighting, artworks and ceramics, to stylists and photographers the Directory is a comprehensive catalogue of local talent. The Directory will continue to evolve and expand as we publish our most recent discoveries. So next time you are searching for beautiful pieces and talented people you know where to look!


The Calendar will keep you up to date and make sure you're never stuck wondering what to do. It features an array of upcoming exhibitions, pop-ups, gallery openings, markets, and other exciting things for you to see and do. Come and be a part of the design community. See you there!

Photo Credit:  Caitlin Mills

Photo Credit: Caitlin Mills