the biggest of them all

at the risk of rattling the grinches... or really any sensible person who cringes at the mention of christmas before the twelfth month (you will thank me later, I promise).  pull out your calendars and circle december 7 - 9.  why?  all your festive shopping in one location.  think spacious aisles brimming with the best of independent design.  fashion, accessories, homewares, textiles, stationary, books, lifestyle and kids products. established designers as well as fresh, emerging talent - local and international.  for families there's dedicated creative play spaces to keep the whippersnappers busy for hours.   and to fuel you (or perhaps help lubricate the purse clasp) there's delicious, locally made, award winning bevies and vietnamese food so good it has a cult following.  Australia's newest and biggest design market, aptly named, The Big Design Market runs from december 7 - 9 in melbournes iconic royal exhibition building.  oh, and did I mention it was free?'re welcome.


  1. Sounds fantastic - do you have any idea what the price range is like?

  2. hi Katie :)
    the market has over 160 exhibitors lined up, so I'm sure there'll be something for every budget. here's the link to the 'designers' page on the official website - - you should be able to source your faves and figure out a savings plan from there. at a guess, I'd say you could get your hands on some real gems for a couple coins or splurge on someone special for a few big green notes. hope to see you in december!