The Fine Design Market

I had intended to share this with you right after getting home from it, however the week just sped past. So, it’s a little late, but here we go.

On Sunday (13 Jan) I had a pleasant (but pricey) surprise. A wealth of local design talents with plentiful, purchasable pretties, of which I did readily partake. The Fine Design Market, held every second Sunday of the month, was right there in my own backyard (almost), and I only just discovered it. A suggestion from a friend separated only by a day from seeing a large sign on the side of the road.

The Fine Design Market. More on the RSD Blog

A venture by the Manningham City Council at the new MC² (Manningham City Square) in Doncaster, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, aims to showcase new independent design and arts featuring Australian made and designed products. Their mission is "to support both emerging and established designers and artists by providing a platform to showcase their quality work and help them to connect with their audience". Good on them and lucky us!

The new Municipal Building hosts the market stalls on its high, monumental back parade. I was surprised to see such stunning local talent (I know, very bad of me to assume that it would be a disappointment).

I’ll highlight a few of my favourites below (so good I purchased them), and you will have to go along to get a look at the other goodies yourself. Yes, mainly because I was so giddy with retail therapy while I was there that I forgot to take any pictures.

Hello Felton at the Fine Design Market. More on the RSD Blog
{Hello Felton are a graphic design company with quirky and colourful cards, prints and paper artwork. I love the nice little touch of vintage recipes on the back of their business postcards}

Colourful handmade bowls at Fine Design Market. More on the RSD Blog
{Hand-made ceramics. Colours to lust over}

Jewellery by Miss Emilie and Serra Studio. More on the RSD Blog
{Gorgeous hand-made statement necklaces by Serra Studio (left) and Miss Emilie (right)}

Super Cute t-shirts by Fuji at Fine Design Market. More on the RSD Blog
{Super cute t-shirts for my boys by Fuji kids by Fujinella}

I think I’ll be going back early next time to check out some Jude fashion and Bird Meets Bliss screen-printings. Oooo, and maybe a print from the gorgeous Minka Svarcs too!

Designers at Fine Design Market. More on the RSD Blog

The next one is on Sunday, 10th February 2013, and I strongly suggest you get along. I was informed that half the designers weren’t in attendance, probably still on holiday-mode like myself, and it should be even bigger, brighter and better next time. Get along - you won’t be disappointed!

xo Romona

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