Extraordinary Routines is an interview project dedicated to discovering the daily routines of creatives.

Finding out how someone spends their day is not about glorifying productivity or finding the perfect routine, but rather shining a light on how people we admire really get through their day – the imperfect moments and hurdles, as well as the triumphs and achievements. 

From morning rituals to sleeping habits, creative spaces to creative slumps, Extraordinary Routines highlights that it's how we deal with the seemingly ordinary parts of our daily lives that makes them extraordinary. 


Photography by Prue Aja

Photography by Prue Aja

Madeleine Dore
Founder & Editor

Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and interviewer based in Melbourne. 

Curious about how creativity is reflected in our daily lives, Madeleine founded Extraordinary Routines in 2014 and has since appeared at Emerging Writers' Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Creative Mornings Melbourne and has been profiled by Sydney Morning Herald, Inside Out Magazine, ABC 702 and more.

The project also features as a monthly column on Australia's biggest design blog, The Design Files.

In her previous role as Deputy Editor at ArtsHub, Madeleine developed a strong focus on career advice and professional development features. Her freelance writing has appeared in Womankind, Kinfolk magazine, Sunday Life and more. 

Want to work with Madeleine?

Find out more about her interviewing and writing services here,
or say hello at hello@extraordinaryroutines.com


Bri Hammond – Photographer

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Prue Aja – Photographer

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Matt Henry– Photographer

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