Somehow, entirely inexplicably, we're already into the second half of the year; soon we'll be thinking about Christmas. This year, skip the typical department stores and instead pick out unique gifts for your family and friends at The Big Design Market. Coming to Sydney for the second time this November, the three-day independent designer extravaganza features over 230 stallholders selling furniture, fashion, homewares, textiles, and much more. With such a wide range of products, you're sure to find something for even the pickiest people on your list.
The Big Design Market also offers a series of creative workshops (learn about indoor plants with The Plant Society and how to do your own nails with Kester Black and Trophy Wife), a beautifully-designed outback-themed kids play area, and a smorgasbord of food options from local favourites like Fishbowl, Gelato Messina, Welcome Dose Specialty Coffee, Archie Rose, Mary's, Porteño, Shortstop and Smoking Gun Bagels. You'll also have the chance to catch a specially-commissioned floral installation of five-metre-high flowers in giant gold vases by designer and illustrator Pete Cromer.
Each year the market also puts together a showbag of goodies from some of Melbourne and Sydney's best designers, including Georgia Perry, Champ Co., Leif, Kester Black, Kleins Perfumery and Little Veggie Patch Co. A limited number will be available to purchase for $15 ($95 value). So prepare your bank account, and get ready to have your Christmas shopping done earlier than you ever have before.
The market will be open from 10am till 8pm on Friday, 10am till 7pm on Saturday and 10am till 5pm on Sunday.