The Design Files biggest EVER Christmas Giveaway (+ 2011 Reader Survey!)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 28th November 2011

The great Design Files Christmas Giveaway 2011!

DEAREST readers. It’s that time of year again… December is nearly upon us and you know what that means –  The Design Files Great Christmas Giveaway, of course!

This year we have an EPIC lineup of  20 incredible prizes for 20 lucky winners!  AMAZING!  We have been very lucky to round up these most excellent Christmas gifts from some of the wonderful brands who are participating in The Design Files Open House.  Each of the items you see above will also be available at TDF Open House, opening THIS THURSDAY people!

Now before you pounce on the comment button, please note that in keeping with our annual tradition, in order to enter the Christmas Giveaway, there is just one little thing you have to do…  Please click here and fill out The Design Files 2011 Reader Survey!

We value your feedback so much, and would really appreciate if you could spend just 5-10 minutes on the survey to help us improve The Design Files next year!  Click here to take the survey and you will automatically be entered into the giveaway. You have between today and Dec 24th to take the survey.  20 winners will be drawn from all survey respondents at random on Christmas Day, and notified by e-mail.  Please note this giveaway is open to all, however large / fragile items will not be shipped internationally.

Today’s giveaway I hope goes some way to say a huge THANKYOU to all you awesome people who read The Design Files.  We are truly grateful for your daily visits!

The Prizes!

1 – ‘Princess & the Pea’ beach umbrella by Basil Bangs.

2 – Stationery container and magnetic tower from SA design team Daniel : Emma.

3 – Handblown glass Kink oil bottle from JamFactory in Adelaide.

4 – Alby 75cm floor cushion pouf in Kvadrat Coda 410 yellow upholstery by Jardan. ($420 value)

5 – Richard Ginori ‘Blue Sponge’ 18 piece table setting from Safari Living. ($435.00 value)

6 – Pack of Penguin classic novels in re-released decorative cloth-bound cover designs (Pride and Predjudice, Charlotte Bronte, Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, Sense and Sensibility).

7 – Pack of six wines from Yering Station.

8 – Set of 6 Inky napkins, yellow hakea placemats and pink geometric coasters from Bonnie and Neil.

9 – Scandi Phone from Vintage & Nostalgia Co.

10 – Phillippa’s delectable Christmas Hamper containing plum pudding, a dozen mince pies, caramel brandy sauce, cranberry and orange biscotti, iced gingerbread Christmas trees, red pepper relish, parmesan sables and peppered cashews.

11 – Made by Mosey plush hot air balloon hanging mobile.

12 – Pack of Melbourne design titles from Thames and Hudson including Characters by Stephen Banham, Forty-Six Square Metres by Stuart Harrison and A Place in the Sun by Stuart Harrison.

13 – MINI Black Jack on-board suitcase.

14 – Design House Stockholm ‘Cobalt’ tableware by Catharina Keppel, including 450ml jug and mugs, from Vincent2.

15 – 1 set Rachel Castle fluoro orange dot pillowcases and velvet yellow pom cushion.

16 – Art Series Hotel accommodation package including an overnight stay for two people at The Olsen in a Studio Suite, two hour Kronan Bicycle Hire, car parking, late checkout of 1.00pm ($414.00 value)

17 – Harvest Textiles tote bag.

18 – NoteMaker stationery giftpack including Defonics large pencil pounch, Rollbahn notepad, Archie Grand notepad and 10-pack of Japanese washi tapes.

19 – The Design Files 2012 Calendar print of winner’s choice (unframed) plus TDF Calendar from Lamington Drive.  (total value $330.00)

20 – Acca Kappa Green Mandarin bath and body pack from Saison, including handwash, bath and showergel and soap.

Massive thanks to all the generous people and companies listed above for offering their beautiful wares for another brilliant Christmas Giveaway!  Don’t forget to visit us this week from Thursday to Sunday at The Design Files Open House in Fitzroy, Melbourne to check out many of these beautiful items in person!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 28th November 2011


  • Elizabeth Geddes 5 years ago

    Talk about things I have been coveting all year — and then some.

  • Ilse 5 years ago

    jippie, happy holidays!

  • Anna 5 years ago

    WHOA…still trying to catch my breath here..what an awesome giveaway lovely..so very very generous of you and your participants…Thank you x

  • Dusty Plum 5 years ago


  • leah of sang the bird 5 years ago

    WOW! Such a great giveaway. Thanks Lucy! Good luck with the Open House. Wish I was in Melbourne x

  • You’ve just made my morning! Fingers crossed for a selection then…PS: looking forward to Open House.!

  • jas 5 years ago

    wowza Lucy what a massive giveaway! I’m completing the survey now, cos that’s what I do first thing in the morning (at work, with my coffee – lucky I work at a Arch/ID firm, so it’s technically related) – read your blog! Can’t wait to see Open House this weekend.

  • Oh lordy, awesome giveaway time! Nice one!

  • Laura 5 years ago

    LOVE! x

  • Karen 5 years ago

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!! Happy holidays x

  • Tina Foley 5 years ago

    That is 20 amazing gifts – very generous design files!

  • erin 5 years ago

    if only any of those lovely things would find their way under my tree I would be happy for ever!

  • kat chadwick 5 years ago

    What a great giveaway… esp a stay at the olsen or the yellow pouf! xx

  • Lizzie 5 years ago

    This is so awesome! Absolutely lurv everything thx

  • Barbara 5 years ago

    Poofalicious! Yes please. Outstanding work yet again – nice one.

  • Lauren Hernandez 5 years ago

    Would be thrilled to win any of the 20 amazing gift packs! Enjoyed completing the survey too – fingers crossed!


  • Sangi 5 years ago

    Hi Lucy,

    Just tried to click on the survey, but the link isnt working? Message says:

    The web page at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/thedesignfiles2011readersurvey might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.


  • Sangi 5 years ago

    No wait – its back up and running! :) Wohoo!

  • Olivia 5 years ago

    Can’t believe a whole year has passed since I last took the survey! Just sent my response. Prizes look incredible again, especially the NoteMaker bundle – got to love cute stationery!

  • sarah.a. 5 years ago

    great stuff!! :)

  • Margie 5 years ago

    Girls, YOU. ROCK. (yes I am shouting this)

  • Giselle 5 years ago

    Very exciting. I have to stop myself from imagining all these goodies in my possession in case of disappointment. But hey, those yellow hakea placemats would be perfect on my blackwood dining table and… ok, I’ll stop now.

  • Lyndal 5 years ago


  • Clare 5 years ago

    Wow! Big thanks to the awesome companies who have volunteered up prizes! I would be rather happy to win any of them!

  • Jane 5 years ago

    Ooh! What a delicious swag of goodies. Please count me in, Lucy. BTW you might want to take ‘Notebook’ off your magazine list in the survey ☺. J x

  • All these gifts are beautiful but the Penguin cloth-bound cover classics is something I’ve been looking at all year!! Mmm Love!

  • dazza 5 years ago

    could be a very Merry Christmas with the Yering Station wine pack

  • Patrice 5 years ago

    loving the yellow things! What a superb lot of give-aways

  • Amy R 5 years ago

    luckily I have filled in my survey already, but just had to say how excited I am about Open House! And to all of you who don’t live in Melbourne I promise to have a little shop for you. Thanks Lucy for a wonderful year of creative snipets, and see you again tomorrow! And good luck to everyone who is in the draw- I hope we all win (not really, I want to win but just thought I’d be nice).

  • Sarah B 5 years ago

    Woo hop! So excited! Off to do the surveyyyyyy!!!

  • Alyce 5 years ago

    Wow this is seriously AMAZING!

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    wow, amazing! Did the survey :)

  • Sonya Math 5 years ago

    All beautiful gifts. Well done for getting so many artists on board.

  • jess 5 years ago

    just finished the survey – fingers crossed. any chance of a general comments section in next years? I know it takes ages to read but sometimes its nice to say things that don’t have a tick the box …. thanks.

  • shalini 5 years ago

    Wow, amazing stuff.

  • Liz Kennedy 5 years ago

    Fantastic prizes…how exciting!

  • josette 5 years ago

    I’d never heard of Rachel castle til now, what fun sheets, they are going straight on my wish list for Xmas.

  • lexi 5 years ago

    Totes amazing collection of prizes !!!

  • Philippa C 5 years ago

    Thank you for such a fantastic giveaway. Absolutely beautiful items.

  • lizzz 5 years ago

    Thank you ….this is all so good!

  • Liza Zeni 5 years ago

    your giveaways are amazing, so beautiful and a stunning array of goodies, plenty of Christmas giving inspiration in here xxx

  • Heather 5 years ago

    I’d be dancing with happy feet if I won the Penguin set! What a great giveaway.
    Merry Christmas.

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    Oh the Jardan yellow pouf is on the top of my wish list. I love the colour !!

    Lucy, your giveaways continue being so generous.

  • megan 5 years ago

    1 million thank yous for the umbrella !!

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