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The Design Files Open House 2014 FILM!

DEAREST readers!  Today is the LAST proper post for the year.  Next week we’re taking a much needed break, and instead of our usual posts we’ll be re-visiting our TOP TEN Australian Homes from next Monday until Monday January 5th (2 weeks).

So to cap off this amazing year, rather than the usual Friday interview, we’re finishing up with something special – I am very excited to share our little film about this year’s epic TDF Open House!

Lucy Feagins

Our super gorgeous TDF Open House 2014 crew!  Dressed in Armor Lux French stripes from The Standard Store and  Habbot shoes!  Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Our beautiful TDF Open House 2014 event newspaper, designed by Jess Lillico,  Photo – Andy Johnson.

Annie Abbott of Habbot and gorgeous Cheryl Lin Rodsted of BusiChic at TDF Open House 2014 opening night!  Photo – Andy Johnson.

TDF Open House 2014 opening night!  Photo – Andy Johnson.

The Dulux Dog!  Always a crowd pleaser…!  Photo – Andy Johnson.

Lucy Feagins
19th of December 2014

It’s been one seriously crazy year around here, and as always, it feels like the past few months have been a mad dash to the finish line (isn’t it always the way?!).  In the hope of restoring our sanity and re-charging our brains we’ll be taking a little break over the next 2 weeks. As has become a bit of an annual tradition, we’ll be re-visiting our TOP TEN Australian Homes from next Monday until Monday January 5th (2 weeks!).

AND to cap off this amazing year we’re finishing up with something special – our little film about this year’s epic TDF Open House! (View film at the bottom of this post!).

To document this year’s event in Melbourne, we teamed up with local filmmaker Paris Thomson of SIRAP, who shot, edited and directed this buzzing behind-the-scenes snapshot – THANKYOU Paris!

Thanks also to the super talented and on-the-cusp-of-serious-stardom Melbourne singer Martha Brown aka Banoffee who has generously allowed us to use her awesome track ‘Let’s go to the Beach’ to accompany this little movie!  I LOVE this song so, SO much (which says a lot because I’ve listened to it about 300 times this week already!). DO show your support by taking a moment to check out Banoffee’s EP on iTunes!

Thankyou also to you ALL, dear readers, for your amazing support of this event for the fourth year running – we were blown away with the turn out and so much positive feedback!   Thank you all so much for your endless support and encouragement, for backing all our mad ideas, for reading each day, and for turning up (in droves!) to support us when we host an event like this.  It really is YOU GUYS who make all our projects possible, and for that we are truly forever grateful!


Shot, directed and edited by Paris Thomson / SIRAP
Additional camera – Sean Fennessy
Music – ‘Let’s go to the Beach’ by Banoffee

I am struggling not to do the whole enormous Open House thankyou list again… to all our amazing staff, friends and family – THANKYOU!  Massive thanks in particular to our Major Event Partner Bank of Melbourne,, and our Major Sponsors – Jardan, FiatDuluxSiemens and Royal Oak Floors for their incredible support getting this project off the ground.

Also huge thanks to all the amazing artists, designers and local businesses who participated and supported this crazy venture once again this year – especially Cookes Food for feeding us, Seven Seeds  for keeping us caffeinated, All Saints Estate and CAPI for keeping us hydrated, Habbot and The Standard Store for dressing our team,  Sean Fennessy, Eve Wilson and Andy Johnson for documenting the madness, Jess Lillico for creating our BEAUTIFUL event newspaper, and an especially massive shout-out to our amazing publicists Esther and Emma at The Project Agency for getting the word out!

Ok, that’s us signing off for 2014 – our biggest year yet!  Thankyou all for your readership, support and encouragement this year and always.  You really are the absolute BEST.

Watch our film below!  (Any dramas, try viewing the film over here on our Vimeo page)

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