The Design Files Open House – Stockists Announced!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 10th November 2011

The Design Files Open House website goes live TODAY with the full list of stockists announced!


Guys you have NO IDEA how many late nights and spreadsheet induced madness has gone into this… but TODAY we are super excited to announce all the wonderful stockists whose beautiful wares will be in The Design Files Open House!  Yeeha!

It’s been such a tough gig whittling this list down, because we have SO many favourites, and only one house to fill with stuff!  But in the end it came down to a final edit of 71 talented local designers, makers, retailers, wholesalers and artists!

The exhaustive list of all those involved has gone live this morning on The Design Files Open House website – please pop over and take a look around!  It’s the best of the best, people!  You can see all the brands involved, and a lot of the product too…. although there is much, much more product to come in the next week or so, so do pop back in the coming days!  And don’t forget you will be able to shop online for a limited 2 week window directly after the pop-up event.  (Online trading commences Dec 5th and runs until Dec 18th.)

And now for a massive and well-deserved plug for the most spectacularly talented and hardworking web team in Melbourne – Lettuce Systems!  Thankyou Lettuce Systems for building the amazing TDF Open House website!  I cannot begin to describe my immense gratitude to Angus and his clever team.  No challenge is ever too great for these guys. They answer all my annoying questions very patiently – and when my website has a meltdown at 11.00pm on a weeknight, they answer the phone.  I heart Lettuce.  TDF would be very shabby without them!

And whilst I’m at it, another shout out is also in order for the spunky girls at Ortolan design studio, who are responsible for all the graphic beautifulness of The Design Files Open House – most especially our fancy-pants Store Directory, which you can download here! We’re also printing a bazillion copies of this beautiful little publication to be distributed on site at The Design Files Open House.

And there you have it.  Please go forth and tweet, facebook, email everyone you know… :) Because if no one comes to The Design Files Open House we’ll be awfully lonely. Although we’ll be surrounded by some pretty awesome furniture.

The Design Files Open House has been made possible by a select group of lovely sponsors – massive thanks to our Major Event Partner Jardan, and Major Sponsors MINI and Rogerseller for their generous support.

Lessons I have learnt since building The Design Files Open House website, #421. Umbrellas, of any description, are very photogenic and look excellent in an online store format.  These beauties by Basil Bangs are so pretty on the page – just wait til you see them in person!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Thursday 10th November 2011


  • Wooo hooo! Congratulations, Lucy! The site looks absolutely stunning. I cannot wait to devote a bit of time and dollars to it.

  • Wow…What a fabulous idea! Congratulations to all involved.

  • handmaderomance 5 years ago

    congratulations! this looks wonderful, i cant wait to see more.

  • Barbara Fisher 5 years ago

    Congrats Lucy! Amazing. Hope it’s super successful for you.

  • imogen 5 years ago

    Lucy I wish I could live in this house!! It is going to be so amazing and jam packed full of people!

  • jas 5 years ago

    AMAZING Lucy! I’m so there when it opens!

  • Jessica 5 years ago

    Congratulations Lucy! A fabulous idea, I can’t wait to come along and see it in person x

  • Neil 5 years ago

    Well done! Fantastic concept, executed beautifully :)

  • Emily 5 years ago

    So sad that I’m missing this!
    Please pop-up again next year!!! :)

  • Miss Polly 5 years ago

    Wow looks like fun! So hard to spruik your wares but you are doing a brilliant job. Looking forward to the online shop.

  • Miss Polly 5 years ago

    Eeee….just realised you have Workroom design lamps….I am there!!!!

  • Leah 5 years ago

    Wow! Wish this was in Sydney! Can’t wait till the online shop opens!

  • Nicki 5 years ago

    It hasn’t even opened yet and it is already a massive achievement! I am really excited to see what you and your amazingly talented team have created. :-)

  • Ray Garrod 5 years ago

    wow, SUPERB! What a brilliant idea and so well put together from all aspects. Someone please do this in Adelaide!

  • Kylie Pokere 5 years ago

    This is unreal. My computer is on the verge of freezing because i have opened up waaaayyyy too many tabs in the ultimate fit of OPEN HOUSE EXCITEMENT!

  • Lucy 5 years ago

    THANKYOU SO MUCH guys !! What ace comments… you make my day, every day!

    I especially love that ‘I have opened up waaayyy too many tabs in the ultimate fit of OPEN HOUSE excitement!!!’ Haaa! Awesome.

    Thanks so much spunkheads! xx

  • deb 5 years ago

    Yay! Its very exciting indeed! Wish I lived in Australia … I would have made the trip to see the Open House for sure and share a cuppa with you but im afraid South Africa is too far … (sigh)
    But, It’s going to be a great success for sure!! Well done Lucy and all those involved! Deb xxx

  • Siobhan C 5 years ago

    Holy shit Lucy – you have surpassed the summit of your usual Mt Everest of excellence on this one. I am wish-listing one of those umbrellas already.

  • Bianca 5 years ago

    Ohh love love love! I’m keeping my eyes peeled, your blog is the first thing I read and can’t wait for the pop up shop! Congrats on a great project.

  • Leslie 5 years ago

    Freakin amazeballs…such a brilliant idea and you have come through with what looks to be a fantastic event. I LOVE it…congrats on pulling this together and I look forward to making a visit to the very first Design Files Open House. I don’t think there is any danger of nobody coming I am thinking its gonna be a busy old week. L

  • Linda Byrne 5 years ago

    Lucy, I couldn’t be more excited now! The countdown is on. Can’t wait any longer!

  • Adam 5 years ago


    I was speaking to Jardan yesterday – I’ll see you on the Thursday, can’t wait to see the place!

    V excited,


  • Liz @ Gleaners Inc. 5 years ago

    Go Lucy!
    You have created a stylists dream job. If you don’t have a spare house to style…create one and fill it with things you love. Then share it with the WORLD!!!!! Win Win.
    I got inspired to do Visual Merchandising this year and what do you know …I opened a shop!!!

    Looking forward to finding out the “Secret Location” xxLiz

  • tiel 5 years ago

    wow. I’m only letting myself look at all the products in parts during my day. There are too many good things. Well done.

  • Emma 5 years ago

    Lucy you are a super star, I take my hat off to your energy, drive and devotion to all things aesthetically pleasing! Gold star to you, Awesome Lady xxx

  • Letitia 5 years ago

    This is absolutely awesome! I agree, what a dream job, what beautiful product! I will definately be going to the open house! EXCITING! x

  • lucy 5 years ago

    Aaaaaaaaaaarrrrgggghhhhhhh. This is too exciting. I can’t breathe. You are one of my inspirations, Lucy. I am saving ALL my money for this. .Will probably only be able to buy one little thing but it will be worth it!?! Treasure!!! xxx

  • Maryam in Marrakech 5 years ago

    oooh, amazing! I have a exotic locale. Can’t she pls come and be a resident here?

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