The Design Anarchy are coming at you in a big way, just in time for some pre-Christmas shopping for the special people near and dear to you. Head to the Meat Market at 3 Blackwood Street, Melbourne over the weekend dates of 18/19/20 November 2016, and you'll find an inspiring collaboration of talent and brand names under the one roof to choose from. It'll be a mecca of talented designers, design retailers selling international original designer brands, and makers at this three-day event.
All images courtesy of The Design Anarchy FB page & participating stallholders
Operating hours are 10am to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. For a $2 admission (free entry for children under 12), there'll also be stunning installations by well-known Melbourne decorators at the venue, food and beverages, live music, show bags, animal farm, a bar, creative workshops and fun activities that are family friendly. A beautiful designer product giveaway is also on the cards. To win, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Some of the stalls you'll find are, Sway Living who'll be bringing you the best of outdoor living with a vintage twist. Driven by a passion to find a more eclectic range of outdoor accessories, they embrace the kitsch, the quirky and the cool. Their exclusive range of limited designs are sure to impress.
M.R.K.T (Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger - Australia) is a Los Angeles-based accessories label established in 2010 by a Harvard-trained architect named Tom Pen. It's no surprise the designs are inspired by modern architectural concepts of a clean and pure form. Structure, function and material innovation are their guides as they push the boundaries of design in every bag they create.
Australian label Sly Pony's studio is surrounded by bangles and gold leaf flakes. They believe in handmade, ethically produced high-quality products. Each piece involves a number of steps and takes around 10 days to complete. Working with resin is their forte and it shows.
[ek-ho] skincare is a collection of small batch skincare products that take advantage of the wonders of nature and its amazing ability to heal the human body, mind and spirit. Every ingredient in their products have been chosen for its therapeutic quality and is a great alternative to the chemical laden skin care products on the market today.
A Melbourne designed and produced socks subscription company, Soxy Beast subscribers receive a bold pair of socks each month. Each unique and designed by locals, they support a different charity each month. Super comfy and sure to have you stand out from the 'herd', their charitable unique outlook should have you running to get lots of stand-out creations. Who doesn't love a sock in their Christmas stocking! It's kinda traditional fanfare especially for the men, right?
If you're looking for handwoven baskets or Luxe Italian wash paper bags, Holy Tote are the ones you want. With their fresh new take on handwoven totes and storage items, they generally have two major collections each year and are always working on something exciting. You should check out the picture of their gorgeous take on the best laundry basket ever, on their Facebook page. I definitely want one!
Last but not least, Nem N' Nem will be one of the delicious food providers with their Vietnamese Hawker Kitchen style food. A family established business and operating only since 2014, the food reflects the personal philosophies of siblings Ken and Kathy who are integrating good quality, tasty food into the Australia diet. They aspire to provide simple, tasty and high-quality delicious street food that customers will love and return for again and again.