Kiitos + Marimekko Giveaway!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 16th June 2011

Kiitos, Barwon Heads.  Photos by Sean Fennessy

Kiitos products and owner Maria Malakellis – wearing Marimekko of course!  Photos by Sean Fennessy

Many of you have noticed (and kindly clicked!) the eyecatching Marimekko-filled advertisement bouncing up and down that right hand ad column over the last year or so.  Maria Malakellis, who owns boutique lifestyle store Kiitos in Barwon Heads has been a great supporter of TDF for a long time now – I thought it was about time I returned the favour!

Maria opened Kiitos in December 2009. After a trip to Helsinki a few years prior, she had fallen in love with Marimekko, and knew the shop would have a strong focus on the iconic Finnish brand.  These days Marimekko’s colourful textiles, homewares and clothing share the space with other Scandinavian brands such as Design House Stockholm and Iittala, as well as contemporary pieces by local designers such as Marc Pascal and Me & Amber.

I was convinced Maria must have come from a design background before opening her stunning store… but she surprised me.  ‘Don’t laugh but my background is fish and chips…!’ she confided!  Maria says that when she was young, her family always had great modern fish and chip shops in Barwon Heads, Queenscliff and Portarlington, and she grew up serving behind the counter.  Of course, she always had a leaning towards design – ‘my sister and I would pore over every design magazine we could lay our hands on as teenagers’ she says.  After her family sold the last fish shop, Maria took 6 years off, spent some time in real estate (selling Docklands apartments off the plan!), but was eventually drawn back to the beach.   When this site in Barwon Heads became vacant, Maria could immediately see the potential of the semi-industrial space.  It had once been an old garage, and in previous lives has served as a pinball parlour and a Greek restaurant.  ‘This is by far the best reincarnation I think’ says Maria!

Maria’s colour-filled store in Barwon Heads is SO worth a visit next time you feel like heading out of town for the day.  Located about an hour and half from Melbourne, it’s the perfect day trip. (Of course, for the homebodies out there, there’s always the online store!)

Maria would love to offer one lucky Design Files reader a beautiful prize to warm up your bedroom this winter!

Kiitos Giveaway – 1 x Marimekko Unikko Doona cover plus pillowcases and cushions.

Kiitos Giveaway –

– 1 x Marimekko Unikko doona cover, any size – valued at $229.00 (QS)
– 2 x Unikko pillowcases – valued at $34.00 each
– 2 x Unikko 50cm x 50cm cushions with feather and down inserts – $70.00 each

Total prize valued at $437.00!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post today Thursday June 16th, before 10.00pm Melbourne time. A winner will be drawn at random and contacted by email tomorrow.  Giveaway open to Australian residents only.

*UPDATE – A winner has been drawn!  Comment #423 is the lucky number – congratulations Kiri B and thanks to everyone for all your lovely comments!

THANKS so much Maria!  Huge thanks also to Sean Fennessy who took these stunning photos of the shop!

Shop 2 5-7 Bridge Rd
Barwon Heads
3223 Victoria

ph. 03 5254 1835

Open 10.00am – 5.00pm everyday except closed on Wednesdays (winter only).

Kiitos, Barwon Heads.  Photo by Sean Fennessy

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 16th June 2011


  • sarah 5 years ago

    lovely :)

    great looking store!

  • Bec 5 years ago

    Your giveaways just keep getting better!! Count me in!

  • Johanna 5 years ago

    What a great giveaway! A marimekko quilt would really brighten up my winter! Thanks for the shop tip, I will have to visit it some day.

  • Binky 5 years ago

    I am going on a road trip! The store looks great.

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    oh my goodness, my dream competition! fingers crossed.

  • Helen 5 years ago

    Beautiful and bright! Would love to check out the shop someday.

  • Rachel Lewis 5 years ago

    Funny timing – I was just admiring the Kittos website last night! :) Love it!

  • what a heavenly prize! pick me please!!!

  • Rebecca W 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh I LUST after Marimekko fabrics!! It would be worth a trip to Barwon Heads to drool over the gorgeous Kiitos! And I WANT Maria’s jacket!! :D

  • Susan 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shop and have always loved the print featured on the quilt cover!

  • Carol 5 years ago

    Love this shop, it is a must for gift buying. It’s lovely to see one of my locals on the blog – thanks.

  • Debra 5 years ago

    What beautiful sunny summery colours. How they would brighten up a dark, dreadful, dingy (enough D words) Canberra winter.

  • Jane 5 years ago

    A whole store dedicated to Merrimekko! Road Trip!

  • Tess 5 years ago

    What a generous giveaway. Got to join this list.

  • Prue 5 years ago

    If only to be so lucky. Peachy perfect prize!

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    been up watching the lunar eclipse – just as beautiful as these designs…!

  • Gretta Bottomley 5 years ago

    This store couldn’t be cuter, Barwon Heads + Marimekko, I love it!

  • Mel 5 years ago

    These would look gorgeous on any bed!

  • Brismod 5 years ago

    Yes please. Such a brilliant giveaway! xx

  • Manu 5 years ago

    It would be so great to win this generous price, please!

  • Kate Duggin 5 years ago

    something about Marimekko that always makes my day happier. Can’t get enough and would certainly put some bright new bed linen to a good use. Keep up the beautiful store…. I’m in love.

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Ooh, I’m already imagining that beautiful quilt set in my new bedroom! Fingers crossed!

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    A beautiful inspiring space AND Marimekko AND a giveaway!!!
    Oh, yes please!!!

  • Margo Carlon 5 years ago

    Love the COLOUR.

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Marimekko and what a wonderful store.

    I’d love to have this doona to brighten up my bedroom.


  • Natika Cassidy 5 years ago

    My dream store! The world needs more colour and Marimekko is the perfect way to spread it around!

  • Erin 5 years ago

    Just what I need to help me get through winter!!!! A touch of beautiful spring!!! What a fab prize!

  • Paula Norman 5 years ago

    Lucy – how fabulous I would love to win as have just done up our master bedroom and looking for bedding !!!!!!!

  • Cathg1g2 5 years ago

    OMG Bring it on
    My fave of all time!

  • Beth 5 years ago

    what a colourful, cheerful looking store! looooove the bed spread

  • Karin O'Grady 5 years ago

    How bright and happy! Love it!

  • sandra 5 years ago

    Something to cheer you up on a winters day!

  • Simone 5 years ago

    Ohhh I have lusted over Marimekko’s beautiful, bold prints for such a long time. So may applications for a big happy colour pop around the house!

  • Natsu 5 years ago


  • Nikki 5 years ago

    My friend, who first told me about Marrimekko – and is obsessed with it – is going through a tough time right now. If I could win this giveaway for her, I’d be the best friend ever!

  • Jessica M 5 years ago

    Oh me me me me please.

  • Ange 5 years ago

    I grew up in Finland, Marimekko is my favourite ever since! I miss it terribly since I moved to Australia – so good to see some Marimekko action here :)

  • Jessie 5 years ago

    Great Colour, would love.

  • blue fruit 5 years ago

    What a fabulous burst of colour her shop is! It positively vibrates with happy, sunshine rays of rainbow-speckled tones. I especially love the facade, with the crisp black awnings – deliciously classic against all the zingy colour goodness.

  • Victoria 5 years ago

    I would love this in my bedroom, very cheery for winter!

  • Jonathan 5 years ago

    Winning this will make me very popular with my wife.

  • Sarah B 5 years ago

    Oh my! How did I not know about this store? How fantastic! I adore marimekko so have fingers and toes crossed very tightly!!!

  • Kelly 5 years ago

    Colour is what my bedroom needs this winter.

  • BS 5 years ago

    Looks gorgeous. And I would love that doona cover!

  • Amanda Balderstone 5 years ago

    Marimekko puts a smile on my face in the middle of winter-imagine waking up under such a quilt cover!

  • Nadine 5 years ago

    Just super!

  • Liz 5 years ago

    Wonderful shop , bursting with designer goodness not least of which is that vibrant Marrimeko fabric.

  • Pete 5 years ago

    Lovely strong colours

  • Susan Buret 5 years ago

    What a feast of Marimekko and other beautiful things. I wish I lived in Barwon Heads. That doona set would certainly light up my winter bedroom. Now I am off to look at Kiitos online.

  • elizabeth brookes 5 years ago

    just the absolute thing for freezing cold hobart……………….

  • Maria Hannaford 5 years ago

    I love Barwon Heads! Check out my post on all of Barwon Head’s gorgeous boutiques, including Kiitos, at my blog – I HEART Barwon Heads.

  • annabel 5 years ago

    by far my favourite store in Barwon Heads! it’s all my first stop for a little funkis clog satisfaction!

  • sarah 5 years ago

    Love Kiitos! an the online store is great too!

  • marina 5 years ago

    Another store to add to my itinerary…!

  • lauren 5 years ago

    looks like a fantastic store. i love the colours!

  • lamina @ do a bitt 5 years ago

    Argggghhhh… how fantastice… I love this giveaway!!
    The shop looks amazing, so bright and colourful…the people in Barwon Heads are very lucky :)

  • Alex 5 years ago

    Another great post & another great giveaway!!

  • Emily 5 years ago


  • sarah g 5 years ago

    Marimekko in Bed! What more can I say?

  • jean adelene 5 years ago

    look at all that gorgeous marimekko!! heart palpitations!!! love the fact she followed her heart from fish and chips to gorgeous fabrics xx

  • Pippa 5 years ago

    Marimekko is my hearts blood, I adore it and would gladly give the doona set a happy home :)

  • Deborah 5 years ago

    Wow! I neeeeeeed that quilt cover!

  • Amy Louise 5 years ago

    Wow wow wow! This quilt cover is awesome! Promise to take great care. :-)

  • Jackie 5 years ago

    Yes please! Will have to make a day trip to BH sometime soon.

  • Love Marimekko!

  • emma 5 years ago

    THIS IS A DREAM!!! Swoon :)

  • Daniella 5 years ago

    Ooooh, yes please!

  • Angela 5 years ago


  • Anna 5 years ago

    Beautiful store! And Marimekko? Divine!

  • Jacqui Porter 5 years ago

    These Marimekko products would look great in my child’ bedroom. Yes please

  • Karina 5 years ago

    bloom spring flowers, bloom

  • emgem 5 years ago

    Fabulous giveaway, and the shower curtains on that site are to die for.

  • Louise 5 years ago

    Love love love Marimekko – it is timeless – also love Barwon Heads – lets not forget that is where teh TV series Sea change was filmed

  • Mel 5 years ago

    yes please some colour and warmth for this cold weather!!!

  • Mandus 5 years ago

    The colours make it feel like Spring already

  • erin 5 years ago

    Such a fabulous store in a wonderful part of the world

  • Louise 5 years ago

    My bedroom would love this injection of colour to brighten up the Winter :) Thank you so much

  • Christina 5 years ago

    Oooooh so tempting! Some stylish Marimekko jolliness for the bedroom…

  • jo 5 years ago

    Just got back from Scandinavia, where I had to be dragged out of a Marimekko shop before I bought the whole lot! Great to know I can buy it right here in Vic, now I can satisfy my addiction!

  • amanda 5 years ago

    What a magnificent shop, count me in for the giveaway please!

  • Penelope 5 years ago

    That print is great – I love Marimekko!

  • Fiona 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness! Just the thing to totally revamp my tired and boring bedroom. Divine!

  • andy 5 years ago

    would love to win this for my wife :)

  • lord coconut 5 years ago

    beautiful fabric

  • lizzz 5 years ago

    marimekko & the sea….wonderful!

  • Elkie 5 years ago

    YES PLEASE!! luv it :)

  • Rhett 5 years ago

    awesome giveaway, great colours!

  • oscarlulu 5 years ago

    Woop woop! Great giveaway…fingers are crossed!

  • Jackie 5 years ago

    Another amazing talent

  • ruth hickson 5 years ago

    That colour would brighten up any winter!

  • Candi 5 years ago

    Love the colour!

  • Erin 5 years ago

    Wow, so beautiful!!

  • Lu 5 years ago

    Marimekko, a design classic, gorgeous bright colours. Great giveaway once again. x

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    I’ve always been a fan of Marimekko would so love to win something in this pattern

  • lisa 5 years ago

    my friend loves this designer, If I won I would give them to her x

  • Jacinta 5 years ago

    As a print designer Marimekko is one of my biggest Inspitations! So Excited to read this feature and enter this giveaway!!!


  • Natalie 5 years ago

    Love Marimekko

  • Holly 5 years ago

    fingers crossed! x

  • Theresa 5 years ago

    Oh light up my life!!! mmmmm!

  • Vanessa 5 years ago

    Wow – this is very generous! Gorgeous giveaway, i wish, i wish, i wish :)

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Always have loved this pattern!

  • Katie 5 years ago

    I lived across the bridge in Ocean Grove up until a year ago for 17 years. I love going through this store discovering new things that have arrived!!! My new house would adore some new things to brighten the winter blues…

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    One can never have enough Marimekko!

  • Rae 5 years ago

    Oh my Great Dane! Way toooo cool!

  • Andrea 5 years ago

    It’s gorgeous! Fingers crossed…

  • Susie 5 years ago

    Oh, my bedroom would be SO brilliantly warm with this cover! Oh my!

  • Elleski 5 years ago

    Oh I just absolutely LOVE this!!!

  • kashiak 5 years ago

    Squeeee! I looove Marimekko, pick me for the duvet prize – if I win I swear I will switch allegiances and start saying DOONA! xx

  • daisy 5 years ago

    i would love to win this prize.

  • Alice 5 years ago

    What a way to brighten up a bedroom. I would love to give my space a makeover with this.

  • Josette Gardiner 5 years ago

    Sure to brighten up even the darkest coldest bedroom during winter!! LOve this prize!

  • Sarah Ritchie 5 years ago

    Please, please, please choose me! I love this stuff!

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    What a great way to warm up Melbourne’s winter nights with all that colour!

  • Sandra 5 years ago

    Oh! This is another gorgeous giveaway! Thank you for all the chances of winning! Keeping hopes up all the time!

  • Dianne 5 years ago

    Why isn’t this store in the city?

  • jen hall 5 years ago

    these would brighten up my life! its a lovely shop, i remember visiting last i was in town and its beautiful. xx

  • Stitchybritt 5 years ago

    Oh Lucy, when I saw the words ‘Marimekko Giveaway’, I squealed. Really.

  • Amelia 5 years ago

    more lovelies from the design files and friends

  • Donna 5 years ago

    how perfect for an energizing wake up on these cold wet and windy mornings…. I LOVE LOVE LOVE MARIMEKKO…….

  • Dominique 5 years ago

    very very pretty. the best print Marimekko has ever done i reckon!

  • Suzanne 5 years ago

    how beautiful!

  • Grant Monaghan 5 years ago

    What an awesome shop and whTa great giveaway. The doonah cover reminds me of my youth.. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Clare 5 years ago

    so lovely! I would love to give to Mum as a pressie to cheer her up in wintertime! Pick me!

  • Ems 5 years ago

    Love reds in the bedroom!
    Good luck to Maria, Barwon Heads needs wonderful shops like these.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    They are perfect for my bedroom.

  • Brigid Sundborn 5 years ago

    Gorgeous stuff! Will definitely pop into the store when in Barwon Heads next time!

  • Bec 5 years ago

    My favourite colour combination! Such a gorgeous shop, I hope to see it in person one day :)

  • Hat 5 years ago

    Such a fun print. Love Marimekko. Will have to visit the shop when next in Vic!

  • Jelena 5 years ago

    didn’t know there is such a great Marimekko stockist just out of Melbourne! I must go on a road trip to visit!

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    What an inspiration, I love that Maria isn’t a professionally trained designer and is doing so well – gives hope to the rest of us!!!

  • mae 5 years ago

    I’ve loved the Marimekko Unikko print for what feels like forever!!! And the shop is so bright and happy. Gorgeousness!!!!!!

  • jas 5 years ago

    Perfect – I’ve been looking for some new places to do some day trips to with the boy and this looks perfect! I’d LOVE to open a homewares store like this!

  • Emily 5 years ago

    A happy, sunny doona would perfect to snuggle up in on such a miserable day like today…

  • Cheryl 5 years ago

    Definitely going to go and check this store out

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    something nice and bright for winter.. thats goes for the store and the giveaway.

  • little bird big chip 5 years ago

    Amazing! (its my birthday on Saturday….) xx

  • lindsay 5 years ago


  • Bridie 5 years ago

    My Marimekko collection is small but growing…

  • Wendy 5 years ago

    So lovely – can’t wait to visit the store

  • Grace 5 years ago

    How beautiful, I am definitely off to Barwon Heads!

  • Dusty Plum 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous looking store, I’m definitely going to plan a trip to Barwon Heads!

  • Lyndsay 5 years ago

    As if you wouldn’t wake up cheery under that doona, no matter how freaking cold it is in Melb at the moment!

  • Ruth 5 years ago

    What a dream to sleep under Marimekko covers!

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    LOVE Barwon Heads- haven’t been there for ages and can’t wait to check out the store. Thanks for another awesome comp.

  • NIKKI 5 years ago


  • wendy 5 years ago

    I’ve always loved these. great giveaway

  • Emma 5 years ago

    I love this store! :)

  • Gemma Lush 5 years ago

    LOVE! Would warm up any interior this winter!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    looove loooooove love! Thanks Maria, Lucy and Kiitos!

  • Emily 5 years ago

    Beautiful products! Amazing give-away!

  • Emma 5 years ago

    bewdiful store and fabbo give away – loving TDF more and more

  • Natalia 5 years ago

    Beautiful store and what a generous giveaway!

  • janelle 5 years ago

    Marimekko makes me think of summer, instant sunshine in my bedroom yes please.

  • Lee 5 years ago

    Gorgeous … please pick me!

  • Madeleine 5 years ago

    Yes Please!!! thanks x

  • jo 5 years ago

    one of my favourite prints!!!

  • Bonnie Savage 5 years ago

    Long way to drive, but it’d be worth it!

  • Miss Scruffy 5 years ago

    Oh yes please!

  • jo 5 years ago

    love marimekko. i will have everything crossed in the hope that i win!

  • juliet 5 years ago

    beautiful! yes please!

  • lucy 5 years ago

    now that would warm up a cold winter bedroom!

  • Amelia 5 years ago

    Dammit, stores like this make me wish I had a car! Internet browsing it is for me then!

  • mignon 5 years ago

    ouch, i loves that print. fingers crossed…..x

  • Rich 5 years ago

    Count me in!

  • Susan Agupyan 5 years ago

    I can just see my miserable wintery days in bed looking so much brighter.
    please pick me!!!
    p.s love the design files!!!

  • Kelly 5 years ago

    Oh how gorgeous! That print match my house colours perfectly too ;)

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Marimekko….forget about stars in the eyes, I have big bright flowers!

  • Jane 5 years ago

    Love Marimekko. It never dates.

  • Torunn 5 years ago

    What an awesome giveaway! Love Marimekko!!!

  • Ed 5 years ago

    what sweet dreams we would have wrapped in Marimekko!

  • lolly 5 years ago

    color me up!

  • Anna Lord 5 years ago

    LOVE Kiitos, and LOVE the Marimekko Unikko Doona cover even more if that is possible… And Maria is a sweetheart. x

  • Oh wow, what a lovely giveaway! Pick me, pick me!!

  • cathy gallagher 5 years ago

    I have a thing for marimekko!!

  • Clare 5 years ago

    What a generous giveaway!

    Have to say, of all the blogs I read, this is the one with the ads I click the most often. In fact, sometimes when I’m bored I come here just to click the links and go window shopping *embarrassed*

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    Lovely cheery colours and a timeless design – what a great way to warm up a winter bedroom!

  • michelle.w 5 years ago

    simply stunning!

  • mandy 5 years ago

    Just the kind of bright I need on these wintery days. Beam me to Barwon Heads.

  • Brad 5 years ago

    Great bright colours!

  • cathy gallagher 5 years ago

    I have a thing for marimekko!! the perfect giveaway!

  • lewis 5 years ago

    would itn’t be good if we all looked as fresh as that wonderful pattern after nearly 50 years!

  • Kara Paterson 5 years ago

    Stunning store!!! I would love to win this prize, it is gorgoues!!

  • Rowena 5 years ago

    beautiful and bright

  • Jules Galloway 5 years ago

    Love the bright colours :) This would look perfect in my new house!

  • elana 5 years ago

    What a beautiful store hidden away in my favourite part of the world! It’s been a while since I’ve planned a weekend drive but I think you have inspired me.

  • Andy B 5 years ago


  • gracia 5 years ago

    Entering my name, keeping my fingers crossed. What a super giveaway.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Beautiful designs and amazing vibrant colours! Perfect to lift that cold winter blues.

  • Jill 5 years ago

    I adore marimekko and couldn’t possibly afford it. Fingers crossed!

  • Andrea 5 years ago

    lovely, thanks for sharing.

  • Laura 5 years ago

    Goodness gracious – what an amazing giveaway! That store is great – I remember wanting to purchase everything in there when i visited a few months back.

  • louise 5 years ago

    Trying my luck as well.

    Someone is going to be very lucky. What a prize to win!

  • beck ng 5 years ago

    Great story and another great giveaway :)

  • madeleine brown 5 years ago

    Already 189 comments! But I’m throwing my hat into the ring anyway.

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    Explosion of colour! Absolutely love it!

  • kirsten 5 years ago

    i was in here last weekend – Maria always remembers me from my previous visits – and today i am wearing my new black patent clogs i bought! one of my all time favourite shops and maria’s knowledge + friendliness make it all the more special.

  • Lyndal 5 years ago

    Oooo another place to stop at when I go to Drysdale in a few weeks.

    Another incredible giveaway!

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    I have always wanted something (anything!) from Marimekko…this giveaway would be more than perfect. Fingers crossed.

  • jade 5 years ago

    how bright and lovely maria’s shop is!! will have to pop in next time we’re on the bellarine =)

    thanks lucy!

  • Lucyb 5 years ago

    Right, I’m off to Barwon Heads this weekend! Thanks

  • Jessica 5 years ago

    Gorgeous bright colours!

  • Melanie 5 years ago

    I just love Marimekko, great giveaway, thanks!

  • catie 5 years ago

    I ♥♡❤ Maija Isola and Marimekko.

  • DesignBuild Source 5 years ago

    it’s worth it !

  • Jane Skirrow 5 years ago

    Beautiful store and a great giveaway – thanks

  • Anne 5 years ago

    So perfect for winter!

  • Ann 5 years ago

    The shop is gorgeous, so vibrant and bursting with colour.

  • Greg 5 years ago

    Design Files and all it’s inhabitants remind nearly always of the Grand Designer, the team who bought us the blood coloured moon last night.

  • Megan Kay 5 years ago

    Gosh, I love this article! All that colour is must be so wonderful to go to work there everyday. I would love to have a beautiful shop like that one day. And what a fabulous giveaway – so very generous. I will definitely be checking out the online shop.

  • Esz 5 years ago

    Another awesome prize. Put my name down to win :-)

  • Marjory 5 years ago

    I’ve loved Marimekko for longer than I can remember. Have a beautiful tablecloth and many other pieces. Especially love their colours and patterns. This bedspread is Fabulous!

  • Hannah 5 years ago

    I’ve long been a fan of Marimekko, I just got some of their Converse ♥ Marimekko sneakers but I’ve had my eye on their beautiful bedding for ages. And I love their mugs too!

  • bj 5 years ago

    So stylish and the colours chosen are simply gorgeous.

  • Madeleine 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been a huge fan of marimekko for so long – can’t wait to go and check out the shop!

  • Lizzie 5 years ago

    totally gorgeous Marimekko, who wouldn’t want to lie in this!

  • Cat Jack 5 years ago

    cool, such bright and happy prints, perfect to warm up a winters day

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    Ooh i’ve always loved this pattern! This would look so good in my room :)

  • Fiona Edge 5 years ago

    yes, love the bright colours perfect for the winter bedroom.. Love to visit the shop too…

  • Sheryn 5 years ago

    Would certainly brighten up my earthquake damaged place. But only open to Aussie residents.
    Christchurch NZ

  • etta 5 years ago

    Awesome stuff!

  • annie 5 years ago

    Oh my! Oh my! I love this pattern.

  • Laura 5 years ago

    beautiful bold prints and colours! marimekko designs are absolutely stunning!

  • Bec 5 years ago

    What a beautiful shop! Such wonderful bright colours… I think a little road trip to Barwon Heads might be in order : )

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    AMAZING! Please brighten up my abode. x

  • Judy 5 years ago

    Wow! What a way to wave goodbye to Winter. Those colours warm my heart.

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Just looking at this store makes me smile- i think I need one of everything to chase the winter greys away. Better get the car keys.

  • natasha budinski 5 years ago

    beautiful colors. my winter frown needs to be turned upside down.

  • Michelle Holik 5 years ago

    What beautiful bright bedlinen. That would brighten up any bedroom!

  • Claire 5 years ago

    The print is gorgeous! Would love to have it in my bedroom!

  • gill 5 years ago

    A great splash of colour to brighten up winter! Yes please!

  • Renanza 5 years ago

    Gosh, I love Marrimekko – Such a joy to see it en masse rather than the little snatches here and there you often see in gift shops in Melbourne. Will have to head down the coast immediately!!

  • Row 5 years ago

    Love the Marimekko designs!

  • andherimagination 5 years ago

    Marimekko Forever! I loves it.

  • Christy 5 years ago

    This would really help banish winter from my bedroom

  • Johanna 5 years ago

    LOVE Marimekko! Definitely need to stop by this shop next time we’re down the coast!

  • amanda 5 years ago

    How very generous! Yes, please……

  • Angelique 5 years ago

    I adore the poppy print … will definitely be visiting this store soon!

  • katie 5 years ago

    wow! Now I won’t have to break my luggage allowance flying back from Scandanavia beladen with liitala glass! I think I will have to visit you in two weeks time when I am down the coast. AND you have design house stockholm – it is all my nordic dreams come true!

  • Mark 5 years ago

    SO nice to see Kiitos getting a mention, I love Barwon Heads and it’s the best shop on the main street by a long way!

  • Jo 5 years ago

    gorgeous! please pick me!!!!

  • Beattie 5 years ago

    ooo my favourite textile design company!!! Marimekko. It is still so well loved around the world.
    I love how good things last and are enjoyed by so many.
    Looks like a gorgeous shop!

  • Cat 5 years ago

    What a treat! Ooh pick me!

  • Jen Henderson 5 years ago

    As a newbie to Melbourne, I don’t even know where Barwon Heads is… but it’s now bookmarked as a place to go… just so I can visit this most gorgeous store. It is filled with my favourite Scandinavian brands. I can’t wait to go!

  • Claire 5 years ago

    LOVE Marimekko! Thanks for another great giveaway!

  • Marissa 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love this store.

  • ellen tanoemarga 5 years ago

    oh marimekko! SUPER LOVE! :3

  • Mel Hoedel 5 years ago

    Such GORGEOUS vibrant colours in our in box to brighten our day, wherever we are on a wintery day :o) Thank u xx

  • Gemma 5 years ago

    colour me happy!

  • Jennifer 5 years ago

    Ooh, how fun and cheerful! A gorgeous giveaway.

  • katelyn 5 years ago

    how timely. last night I discovered a hole in my favorite, well loved (read:OLD!) quilt cover. Would love a bright, new Marimekko design to replace it.

  • Chloe Walker 5 years ago

    I love those vibrant colours and patterns! And would love a new doona cover…

  • Nick 5 years ago

    Great colours and would surely brighten our bedroom.


  • kelly 5 years ago

    this colourway looks like a collection of cheery ladybugs!

  • Marg 5 years ago

    So beautiful. Can’t tell you just how much I love Marimekko.

  • Jessie Reid 5 years ago

    Love Marimekko! My puppy tore a big hole in my doona cover this morning! This prize would make my winter!!

  • Belinda 5 years ago

    Wow. Those colours could warm up anyone’s winter.

  • Amy 5 years ago

    Wa! The 253rd comment! What a way to brighten up our drab bedroom! That doona set is eyefuls of happiness.

  • Laurine 5 years ago

    I just love Barwon Heads!

  • cathy 5 years ago

    Reminds me of my Mum’s gorgeous curtains which she still has.

  • Marsh Estate 5 years ago

    My daughter’s name is poppy and her inheritance aat the moment is a 6ft peice of Maramekko Poppy fabric that is her tablecloth once a year. Imagine is she could sleep with it every night! Cheers

  • marion 5 years ago

    OMG, so much love for marrimekko – that linen would make our room positively zing!

  • Allison Taylor 5 years ago

    Definitely glad I checked in this morning.

  • Phoebe 5 years ago

    Super generous giveaway.LOVE Marimekko… me please !

  • Gwenda McDougall 5 years ago

    I’ve been buying my Marrimekko direct from Finland! If only I knew I could have taken a leisurely drive to Barwon Heads! See you next week. Thanks for this fab article Design Files.

  • Kim 5 years ago

    I’ll be adding a visit to Kiitos to my ‘to do list’ next time I’m down that neck of the woods :)

  • lynden 5 years ago

    eye-poppingly beautiful

  • elly 5 years ago

    so lovely!

  • Rose 5 years ago

    pick me pick me pick me……I love anything marimekko!

  • heather 5 years ago

    just what my bedroom needs on these brisk Melbourne winter days

  • Rachael 5 years ago

    wow, fabulous prize, thanks Lucy and Maria for the chance to win it!

  • Christine 5 years ago

    Lovely! Congratulations Maria, such a great selection!

  • David 5 years ago

    I didn’t know you coulod buy a matching bed linen and jacket. Great design.

  • siska 5 years ago

    cute shop. a must visit in Barwon Heads!

  • Catherine H 5 years ago

    SQUEEEEEE – so perfect for this dreary winters day.

  • Chanelle 5 years ago

    I love Marimekko!

  • annie 5 years ago

    Wow I didn’t realise Marimekko did bed ware…. What a lovely shop! I will check out the online store as I’m in Sydney. I only said to my partner on weekend we need to revamp the bedroom….perfect!

  • Lizzie 5 years ago

    What a doona set. Many Thanks

  • rachael 5 years ago

    ooh this is a great prize, guaranteed to brighten up any wintery bedroom!

  • lev 5 years ago

    what vibrant colours!

  • Naomi S 5 years ago

    What a colourful World!!!

  • Carolina 5 years ago

    Love this giveaway! Please make me warm!!

  • Caleb 5 years ago

    love it!

  • Holly 5 years ago

    Kittos Brightens up Barwon Heads. Im a big fan

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    Oh my, can it get any better? I love marimekko and I love that print! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed today. Thank you so much for your generosity, Maria! and Lucy for blogging it ;)

  • Marcela Restrepo 5 years ago

    me me me please!! :)

  • Claire 5 years ago

    Another gorgeous giveaway! I love Kiitos + Marimekko.

  • Danielle 5 years ago

    My Design Files subscription keeps bumping me off for some strange reason, and after a few confused weeks without my daily dose, yesterday I re-subscribed. Today is the first day back on board – and WOWEE! Bright explosions of colour are the perfect antidote to dreary grey days!

  • Klaudija 5 years ago

    It’s such a happy bedspread & I want it! :)

  • Clio 5 years ago

    Best prize ever! I love Marimekko. Every bedroom needs this much colour.

  • Matt 5 years ago

    LOVE the bellarine. LOVE kiitos. LOVE marrimekko.

  • jo price 5 years ago

    Glad to see that Maria is still there – we knew when we saw her open that she had a great eye. Goodluck to her :)

  • Bess 5 years ago

    Fab shop and great prize – yes please :)

  • kat 5 years ago

    wow! i love marimekko and i love giveaways! entering as i type!

  • Mary Rose 5 years ago

    Cute store – fantastic giveaway! :D

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    I got engaged on Monday and turned 38 (eeekkkk!) yesterday…so it’s been a pretty spectacular week for me. LOVING the Kiitos ‘On-Line’ store :)

  • Mummageorge 5 years ago

    Damn, I drove through Barwon Heads without stopping the other day! Stopping next time now I know.

  • Hannah 5 years ago

    look at the colours what a super cute store!!

  • Lorena Mair 5 years ago

    wow, that is very interesting. Love it!

  • Jess 5 years ago

    That store looks so fun!

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Pick me! Pick me! Oh please pick me. Pretty please I need this pretty pretty Marimekko doona. And pillows. NEED. Puh-leee-se pick me. Thanks in advance for picking me Lucy. You are amazing. AH-MAZ-ZING! And thanks Kittos. Amazing too. x x x

  • Asha townsend 5 years ago

    Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!
    Can’t wait to visit this gorgeous shop!!

  • Maddy 5 years ago

    Yet another reason to escape the grey of Melbourne

  • Emily W 5 years ago

    YAY! GIVEAWAYS! What beautiful bright colours, looks like lots of fun =)

  • Donina 5 years ago

    Here’s my hope-laden comment! Please pick me random-selector thingy :-)

  • Winnie 5 years ago

    I bet the family fish and ship shop was great, but yay that Maria has moved on. What a gorgeous shop – I have a Marimekko people print mug at home and I love it!

  • Luz 5 years ago

    Lovely giveaway!thanks!

  • Hayley 5 years ago

    Mum Mum would just love this for her birthday … she’s a Finn and she loves anything marimekko!!

  • Danielle 5 years ago

    Oh wow! A beautiful shop and fantastic giveaway!! I LOVE marimekko – fingers crossed :)

  • Andrew 5 years ago

    Go ahead, make my day!

  • Claire Portek 5 years ago

    Another incredible giveaway! How do you do it!?

  • helen 5 years ago

    This would make my mother in law very happy for Christmas !

  • Narelle 5 years ago

    Enough to brighten any day.

  • Mitchell 5 years ago

    Love love love the bold colours!

  • Bev 5 years ago

    Wow would certainly brighten up a bedroom in winter. Absolutely gorgeous. Your giveaways lately have been the best.

  • Jane 5 years ago

    Amazing giveaway. /Imagining having breakfast in bed in marimekko loveliness with marimekko tray ! it’s nearly too much.

  • Miss Amy 5 years ago

    Lovely – count me in!

  • Bee 5 years ago

    wow, stunning!!

  • Anna 5 years ago

    Gorgeous and generous giveaway. Yes, time for a change-some bright colours would be so uplifting!

  • Blano 5 years ago

    Awesome – i do hope it’s me!

  • el 5 years ago

    So vibrant – love it!

  • Kristen 5 years ago

    My partner loooves marimekko!! I would be in the good books for years if I won this

  • Matthew 5 years ago

    Such a lovely store, in such a great little town, we always call in while visiting Barwon Heads.

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    Stumbled on this shop a few months ago when I was in Barwon Heads for the day. Loved it and enjoyed chatting to Maria.

  • Emma Ricketts 5 years ago

    Nice and bright, would love this…….

  • Lisette 5 years ago

    PICK ME PLS. It’s ma birthday soon :)

  • Suzy Wilson 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous- would love to visit the shop in person. When is’ Kiitos’ opening up in Brisvegas? Heading straight to the online shop now :-)

  • JV Kristine Lim 5 years ago

    Love the brand. Love the sheets. Perfect for my bedroom!

  • Simone 5 years ago

    Great reason to visit Barwon Heads – the shop looks fab!

  • John domjan 5 years ago

    Marimekko marimekko choose me please, so you may dress my bedroom with ease!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Golly! just popped over to the Kiitos website. So much great stuff! and all in the one place too! Thanks TDF! I have my fingers and toes crossed for some Marimekko magic! :)

  • michelle 5 years ago

    That is a breezy, beautiful store and such an explosion of colour – even from the street!

  • LOVE marimekko & the shop looks a treat… what colour!

  • Kat 5 years ago

    So gorgeous. The print certainly looks as if it guarantees happy, happy dreams.

  • Paula 5 years ago


  • Caroline 5 years ago

    I’m on to the online store straight away, being Scandinavian living overseas, your beautiful products bring me home… :)

  • Liz 5 years ago

    Wow, look at all those gorgeous bright colours! Marrimeko looks like a great import out of Finland!

  • meg 5 years ago

    Marimekko to me translates as bright,cheery,refreshing and fun – just what I need to get through the Melbourne winter!

  • Kylie Jane 5 years ago

    LOVE IT!! fingers crossed xx

  • Ann-Marie 5 years ago

    An inspiring story.

  • Georgia 5 years ago

    Pink + Red, my favourite colour combos, Marrimekko, design legends

  • Grace 5 years ago

    How gorgeous and bright!

  • Julie 5 years ago

    Beautiful Marimekko! I’m going to Helsinki next year -can’t wait. Great shop!

  • Marg 5 years ago

    gorgeous, bright & happy

  • Snowdomes 5 years ago

    I love how Marimekko is so loved by all – I saw a room filled with their furnishings on a South Korean TV series just the other week!

  • Kirri 5 years ago

    How fabulous! This is one happy bright store in BH town and is a MUST to drop by when you visit. Maria is so warm and welcoming – you wont want to leave! Oh and the Marimekko speaks for itself – FANTASTICO!!

  • Kea 5 years ago

    This is my favourite Marimekko print, I gave it to my best friend on tea towels for her kitchen tea party, reminds me of happy times :)

  • Phoebe 5 years ago

    What a giveaway! Would be just the thing for the new Sydney pad…!

  • Penny 5 years ago

    Beautiful print. Love it so!

  • effie vlahos 5 years ago

    Your store looks fresh and inviting.
    You have an eye for quality and I love the fact that you run your store.
    Hope I win…

  • Michal 5 years ago

    I have just this moment discovered The Design Files. Awesome! This is everything I love! The Kiitos store is really beautiful – Oh to have it here in Perth. Maria is a great example of not mattering if your background is fish and chips or accounting. If you have a creative soul, it will blossom if you let it.

  • Kendall Lette 5 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring pieces! I love the colours. LOVE IT!!!!

  • Lily 5 years ago

    I can’t wait to visit this beautiful shop. It’s a pity she doesn’t serve fish and chips anymore!

  • Christina 5 years ago

    I’ve been into this shop and wanted to buy just about everything I saw! Such a beautiful collection in a lovely little beachside enclave. Fingers crossed that I’m the lucky one – such happy bedlinen would definitely cheer me up!

  • Sangi 5 years ago

    Ooh – love the prints and love your site for telling me about some amazing stores in melb! :)

  • melissa bombardiere 5 years ago

    such a colourful post on a dreary day!

  • kate 5 years ago

    Such beautiful bright fabrics!!

  • Red Horse 5 years ago

    My stepdaughter turns sweet sixteen tomorrow – I’d love love love to be able to give the beautiful bedlinen to her.

  • susan frances 5 years ago

    Really brightens up the Barwon Heads shopping strip – I always love visiting this shop when I am down the coast. Inspiring!

  • frankie 5 years ago

    Thank you Lucy, that is an inspiring store and story. I would love this quilt, it would cheer up my little girl’s sick room so much!

  • Colleen 5 years ago

    Neutrals may be chic but they lack the zing of these colours!
    Zing puts a smile on your face and a bounce in your step, and that has to be good for everyone.

  • Kerrie-Lee Workman 5 years ago

    Thank you for offering such a gorgeous and generous giveway! Your store looks fabulous! I’d love to be included in the draw for a chance to win! x KL

  • Anne 5 years ago

    I think that these fabrics have made the sun shine ever since they were made!!!

  • Kamina 5 years ago

    Kiitos… LOVE.
    The Marimekko Unikko Doona would make our bedroom smile, and remind us of our trip to Scandinavia!

  • joanna 5 years ago

    Marimeko makes me happy!

  • Sarah S 5 years ago

    I love Marimekko! Will check out Maria’s shop next time I’m down that way!

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Your shop looks beautiful and looks like I need to visit Barwon Heads!

  • Emily 5 years ago

    Nice One.

  • Rachael 5 years ago

    Brighten up my bedroom please Its a bit sad cause its winter

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    ME ME ME!!! X

  • Alarna 5 years ago


  • Angie 5 years ago

    oh my – such lovely stuff! and they also stock the Marrikekko Siirtolapuutarha coffee cups! Nice, real nice.

  • Tom 5 years ago

    For when too much Marimekko is barely enough..!

  • El 5 years ago

    These are gorgeous!

  • CNP 5 years ago

    Barwon Heads: The Helsinki of the South.

  • Rebecca 5 years ago

    Ohh the sweet dreams I’d have sleeping on these gorgeous sheets!!! I love your giveaways!!!

  • Amanda Berridge 5 years ago

    It is colour that my bedroom is lacking and these would be a fab solution! What a brilliant giveaway!

  • Kate H 5 years ago

    Pick me, pick me!

  • Jo 5 years ago

    Oh I was just in this shop last weekend!!! Ria is so lovely and it is amazing to see all the gorgeous Marimekko products in person (and in such a fab setting). Thanks for the great post.

  • Jasmine 5 years ago

    Me me me me!!!

  • Barbara 5 years ago

    Catching up on some beauty sleep

  • Natasha 5 years ago

    yes please

  • Julia 5 years ago

    so perfectly colourful and bold. love the shop wish it was within my geographical range!

  • Mark 5 years ago

    I love it!

  • Alison 5 years ago

    The shop looks great! I do love all things marimekko!

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    An amazing giveaway, always been a dream to have Marimekko bed linen. Gorgeous shop too.

  • Caylie 5 years ago

    I ♥ UNIKKO! Oh a doona cover!!

  • hannah 5 years ago

    oh what a design to brighten up the bedroom!

  • Alan 5 years ago

    Wow, a Unikko act of generosity!

  • sally stuart 5 years ago

    I love Marimekko. Hope to get to get to Kiitos one day soon.

  • Alex 5 years ago

    Was in at Marias shop over the long weekend! Absolutely stunning!! Marimekko is a beautiful brand!

  • amy 5 years ago

    Great pop of colour and joy for winter!

  • Jane 5 years ago

    Oh I love Marimekko, that duna cover is absolutely gorgeous! what a beautiful shop.

  • Nola 5 years ago

    My bedroom is in desperate need of a makeover & a gorgeous set of linen from Marimekko would be the perfect place to start!

  • Amber 5 years ago

    What a yummy store, can’t wait to visit!

  • anna 5 years ago

    that bedset would surely make waking up in winter a whole lot easier!

  • Mary-Ann 5 years ago

    So pretty!

  • Masha 5 years ago

    Amazing! Would really love this set!

  • Ri 5 years ago

    Stunning! I love it!

  • Rebecca L 5 years ago

    Excellent giveaway!! I want in!

  • Anna Di Pietro 5 years ago

    I love Marrimekko!

  • Tanya 5 years ago

    My latest obsession….Marimekko!

  • Sarah G 5 years ago

    A beautiful little shop in my favourite beachside town :)

  • Katia K 5 years ago

    I’ve been hunting for a good source of Marimekko- perfect!

  • Suzanne La Fontaine 5 years ago

    The bold colours and patterns perfectly compliment the current trend of grey, white and black walls, turning your home into a pseudo art gallery with blank backdrops and bright central focus – love love love the designs!

  • stacey 5 years ago


  • Suzie 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful store that is a must to visit and enjoy spoiling yourself in…with my car being fixed I need to have that linen to also spoil myself

  • Grant L 5 years ago


  • Karina Harvey 5 years ago

    After Melbournes long cold night last night I think I need some bright and colourful Marimekko to warm up my bedroom! Just gorgeous!

  • teresa 5 years ago

    love the colours!!!

  • Caitlin 5 years ago

    Fantastic, me and online shopping have a date immediately!

  • jojo 5 years ago


  • Vicki Ramsay 5 years ago

    Make my daughter’s day! Brighten her room with this beautiful prize and inspire a whole new level of tidiness!!

  • Liza 5 years ago

    what a beautiful colourful collection of homewares, and each product compliments the other so well, can’t wait to go visit this bright cheery store. This would certainly brighten up our plain jane bedroom! xxx

  • Rebecca 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful store. I love all the colours!
    Fingers crossed I am a winner : )

  • Louise 5 years ago

    Marimekko Unikko print is just beautiful and WOW the whole shop looks amazing!!!

  • Mary 5 years ago

    Absolutely sublime! I adore the vibrant colours and the doona set would dramatically improve the look and mood of our bedroom!

  • Lauren K 5 years ago

    Oh my I’m in love! Gorgeous! Got to be in it to win it, right? =)

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Ooh Marimekko lover here! Having just moved house, our room is looking pretty sad and sorry. A new bedlinen set would certainly liven things up! What a great competition, and a fabulous looking store. x

  • Anna 5 years ago

    Kiitos! Thank you!

  • narelle 5 years ago

    had a lovely time visiting the store the other week – so many great things – and super happy with my chilewich mat

  • Phoebe 5 years ago

    Oh please please please

  • Jacq 5 years ago

    This is the first time I’ve seen thedesignfiles site – and what an introduction! Marimekko is magnificent – and as for Maria’s coat? I am hyperventilating!

  • Kiri Brausch 5 years ago

    That is gorgeous. Fingers crossesd!!

  • Diana 5 years ago

    so cosy, yes please!

  • Prue 5 years ago

    Maria’s families fish n chip store in queenscliff was my favourite. And I love love love this print. So fingers crossed and thankyou to you both for your generous give away.

  • Sarah Austin 5 years ago

    definitely dropping in the next time i am in barwon, those first few bright coloured dresses on the rack are making me pine for summer

  • Isabel 5 years ago

    Marry me marimekko!!! x

  • sally M 5 years ago

    My kids are wearing the marimekko PJ’s I used to wear as a child….have been in love with this brand forever…

  • Gabriela 5 years ago

    me me please!

  • Marie 5 years ago

    …being a scandi and all, I feel a certain affiliation with the quirky, delightful and lovable designs of Marimekko – if only I could fill my aussie home with some pieces from their collection!

  • Kelly 5 years ago

    I love Barwon Heads, I love Kiitos. That is all

  • georgia 5 years ago

    was checking out the on-line store a month ago thanks to a lovely friend, who incidentally posted a comment only 11 comments ago lol!

  • Tara Badcock 5 years ago

    No, me me pretty please?!! So YUM!
    I never win these things so no danger there…sigh…. ;-)

  • 5 years ago

    They are lovely.

  • Emma 5 years ago

    What an excuse to head to the beach! Amazing store, and nothing better when the owners are passionate about what they sell. Great work.

  • Sophie 5 years ago

    I love Marimekko!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    me me me me meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • jessica 5 years ago

    Complete my life!

  • kumi 5 years ago

    beautiful! :)

  • Shalala 5 years ago

    Marimekko is Finnish for goorrggeeoouuss.

    Kiitos! Näkemiin.

  • Rali 5 years ago

    These are sooo pretty!

  • Katchen 5 years ago

    I’ve visited this fabulous shop several times when passing through Barwon, but it’s so nice to know the story behind the success. Thanx.

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Pick me, Pick me!

  • Giselle 5 years ago

    Bright and beautiful.

  • Sue 5 years ago

    Oh my, those colours are just so happy!!! Love love love.

  • Morgan Wills 5 years ago

    I have always wanted that bed linen set – I LOVE Marrimekko!

  • giulia m 5 years ago

    yes please – add a splash of red to the winter blues & warm me up with marimekko!!

  • catherine 5 years ago

    kiitos = thank-you!

  • rosie 5 years ago

    amazing looking creative space!! well done Maria :)

  • Ange 5 years ago

    Thanks to Sean Fen for pointing me in the direction of this beautiful shop. Will definitely have to visit!

  • Carlie 5 years ago


  • clare 5 years ago

    Can’t believe, just stopped outside store on the way from ferry terminal in Queenscliff it was closed already. We will be back!!

  • Allison Tann 5 years ago

    I will be making a trip to Barwon Heads soon just to visit this lovely shop! And thank you to Design Files for making my day brighter with your awesome blog :)

  • Anita 5 years ago

    Certainly Kiitos must be in the running for most delightful way to say thank you!

  • Ayaya 5 years ago

    I am a big fun of Marimekko! The design always makes me happy:) Thank you for the store informations!! xxx

  • Elise 5 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful, happy looking shop! Those colours are just what I needed to warm up my senses on such a dreary day outside in Melbourne.

  • Dyani 5 years ago

    What a beautiful burst of colour in an otherwise dull Melbourne winter! Gorgeous products :)

  • Sam 5 years ago

    I fell in love with marimekko in Helsinki. The shop looks fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    ohh i will be keeping my fingers crossed with this one. What i love about Marimekko….. not shy of going bold.

  • Jeanette 5 years ago

    Bright and happy! I’m heading to Vic from WA in July so will definitely call in.

  • Gemma 5 years ago

    Such colours! Lifts my mood.

  • dan 5 years ago

    colourful, love the shop!!

  • Tracey 5 years ago

    Such great pics! <3 Kiitos <3 Marimekko x

  • Kerryn 5 years ago

    OMG! I so hope I win. Will visit for sure next time I’m down that way.

  • Kylie 5 years ago

    Best giveaway ever!

  • Molly 5 years ago

    What a great prize. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Jackie 5 years ago

    WOW! All I can say…Just awesome!

  • Su 5 years ago

    love it , love it, love it

  • Roni 5 years ago

    I also fell in love with Helsinki and Finland when I visited in 2008. The Finnish are so lovely and stylish and every home I stayed in looked like it came straight out of a design magazine.
    Kiitos Maria and TDF for this great giveaway :)

  • Margo 5 years ago

    I have a old and faded Marimekko Unikko tea towel that has been used with such love that it is now threadbare but still looks deliciously vibrant when hanging on my oven door. Would love absolutely LOVE to win the bed set.

  • Delia 5 years ago

    Love the bright colour – POP! Crossing fingers hoping I win!

  • Katrina 5 years ago

    Hoping you pick me!

  • Nichola 5 years ago

    Love Marimekko :)

  • Carolyn McDiarmid 5 years ago

    Kiitos Living by Design was the reason I knew I could leave Melbourne to live in Geelong!

  • heatherkeiko 5 years ago

    Gorgeous giveaway! I will have my fingers and toes crossed… Thanks!

  • jojo 5 years ago

    yay. we love marimekko!!!

  • lisa 5 years ago

    Definitely need this to keep me warm this winter!!

  • harper 5 years ago

    With crossed fingers and toes I say VALITA MINUA – which, according to a dodgy online translation service, means CHOOSE ME in Finnish. Oh, please do!

  • Elise 5 years ago

    My favorate store to visit on a Sunday drive, love this store!!
    Also love this prize!!!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    What eager little creatures we all are. Pity we can’t all win! Thanks for a great blog x

  • onefinelady 5 years ago

    Delicious! I feel like leaping in a borrowed car immediately, for a seaside meets Finland adventure!

  • Daniela 5 years ago

    i heart kiitos xo

  • Zinnia 5 years ago

    I love Marimekko! Wish I lived in Victoria not NSW!

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Just stunning!

  • Jen 5 years ago

    Oh I would love this for out bedroom! What a lovely prize.

  • Gio 5 years ago

    Winter in the City Bleak, a splash of colour I seek!!
    Mmm Marimekko, banishing that black! :-) am I feeling lucky???? :-)

  • Andrea 5 years ago

    Pick me please ! ! !

  • Dee Peraic 5 years ago

    Ooooohhh, I love Marimekko, what a great giveaway!! I have my fingers crossed for this one.

  • Carolyn Edwards 5 years ago

    YES PLEASE – would love some colour and sunshine for my bedroom this winter cheers Can

  • Clare 5 years ago

    Another great giveaway.

  • Katrina 5 years ago

    oooh I love Marimekko! The shop looks divine – more good reasons to have moved to Melbourne!!

  • Toni 5 years ago

    The shop looks gorgeous. Must visit when I’m next in Melbourne.

  • Diane 5 years ago

    Ooh, dream competition. I love Marimekko!

  • Alison 5 years ago

    She sells homewares by the seashore…
    The wares that she sells are beautiful for sure!

  • Philippa 5 years ago

    Fabulous colours and shapes. Merry Marimekko!

  • Alyce 5 years ago

    LOVE it xxxx

  • Michael H 5 years ago

    Great looking store in a great town.

  • Heidi 5 years ago

    I will join the adoring hoards! Thanks for the daytrip destination!

  • Mala 5 years ago

    yes please? (manners matter!)
    Thankyou for the daily rays of sunshine in any case!

  • Petal 5 years ago

    So much gorgeousness!

  • sal 5 years ago

    oh ah marimekko by far

  • Nina 5 years ago

    plaster the world in marimekko – def brightens the day..

  • mardi borrack 5 years ago

    I am a designer and live on this coastline. It is a wonderful and inspiring store! Its so good to see a store of this quality in the area. It makes the coast so much more interesting!

  • asha 5 years ago

    So beautiful and bright! Marimekko always puts a smile on my face

  • Christina 5 years ago

    Love the colour – so energising, especially with this grey Sydney weather!

  • michelle 5 years ago

    gorgeous! just the thing my bed needs!

  • Quyen 5 years ago

    Amazing, amazing giveaway!! Love Marimekko!

  • Helen 5 years ago

    Marimekko bed linen, so lovely… I would love to be able to give these to my 20 year old daughter who has recently moved out of home.

  • Stefsie 5 years ago

    ah! so nice

  • TL 5 years ago

    Beautiful colours in the shop – I’ve sent the link to all I know who visit Barwon Heads.

  • Penthea M-R 5 years ago

    Have been a Marimekko fan for awhile now. How I would love this so very much..!

  • Jess 5 years ago

    I would travel to Marimekko with my Finnish mum by tram when they had a shop in South Yarra, Melbourne in the 1970’s. We would browse the fabrics and choose a few metres to be used on the next home project. When I turned 10 in 1980 mum (Aiti) made me a Marimekko jumpsuit that I wore at my party with my friends eating traditional Finnish sponge cake with cream and berries. I have a photo where most of the cake is on my face!

  • annette ford 5 years ago


  • Melita Amore 5 years ago

    Divine, just what is needed to chase away the winter blues.

  • sam 5 years ago

    coastal beauty !

  • charlie 5 years ago

    looks gd !!

  • Carla 5 years ago

    I’ve always loved that Marimekko print. Can’t wait to do some coastal driving in that area this winter!

  • Jen 5 years ago

    Please and thank you xxxxxx

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    Its almost a Finnish style winter here at the moment so this design would definitely warm the cockles!

  • Scott 5 years ago

    Makes any bedroom divine!

  • Aggs 5 years ago

    oh what a colourful shop – love it :)

  • Madeleine 5 years ago

    Bright and happy, would be loved!

  • Tracey 5 years ago

    How could anyone wake up grumpy in a room dressed in Marimekko – love it!

  • Marilyn 5 years ago

    Loving the vibrant, happy colours! Now I look forward to heading out there on the weekend!

  • scott 5 years ago

    love the colour filled space

  • Jiah 5 years ago

    Wow! Marimekko love!

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    What a great giveaway! Beautiful store.

  • Joanne 5 years ago

    gorgeous :)

  • Penny 5 years ago

    I only just subscribed to The Design Files an hour or so ago and what a stunning offering to read about Kiitos and your passion for design Maria. Congrats, I will be visiting very soon. Best wishes!

  • Tam 5 years ago

    Ooh, just scraped it. What a gorgeous design – count me in!!

  • Mary 5 years ago

    Love the shop and love Marimekko.

  • Angela Mottram 5 years ago

    DIVINE! love it!

  • Belinda Gibson 5 years ago


  • Charlie 5 years ago

    Count me in! I love the blog and love Marimekko!

  • Kate Taylor 5 years ago

    Will match other Marimekko in our house. Love the store – we were there on the weekend, so many lovely things, and supporting local business is a bonus!

  • E-Gene 5 years ago

    OMG! Yet another awesome giveaway, stop it you guys! :p

  • alilovesdesign 5 years ago

    Love the bold contrasting colours and patterns! Love Marimekko and love the design files! Will definitely love that doona on my bed <3

  • Kammi 5 years ago

    This would be the perfect makeover for my office and home.

  • princessLotta 5 years ago

    Such a dazzling display of colour and style – Love the Marimekko print !

  • judith 5 years ago

    Gorgeous fabrics; I feel cheerful already.

  • Maria 5 years ago

    Wow amazed at the wonderful response to the marimekko unikko doona cover and cushions give away (thank you Lucy and Sean) ,feeling the love for Kiitos Living by Design and Marimekko.. I wish I could do an “Oprah” and give every single one of you lovely marimekko fans a unikko doona cover, but I can’t. The best I can do take 20 %off the price of all marimekko doona covers and matching pillows and free delivery, within Australia.To take advantge of this special offer please email me or ring Kiitos on 03 52541835… and why not join us on the Kiitos Living by Design facebook page.. cheers Maria.

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