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Introducing TDF's Mother’s Day Must Haves - With Exclusive Discounts For Mum

Mother's Day Must Haves

Is it just us, or is Mother’s Day one of those occasions that sneaks up every year, leaving you scrambling for a scented candle and brunch booking at the 11th hour? 

It shouldn’t be this way, so this year we’re making it our mission to give all the mums and mum-like figures in our lives the special day they truly deserve!

Introducing TDF’s Mother’s Day Must Haves – an online shopping event featuring four amazing local brands: Thames & Hudson, Fenton & Fenton, Koala Eco and Country Road – with exclusive online discounts just for YOU! Order now in time for the big day on Sunday May 9, and you’ll not only have the best gift organised for mum, you’ll get it at the best price! 

Take a closer look at the four brands involved, and stay tuned all this week as we highlight some of our favourite gift ideas.

19th April, 2021

Products from left to right: Amanda Dziedzic Paperweight. Hayley Tote Bag ($279). ‘Design In Asia’ by Philip and Suzy Annetta ($80). ‘Field, Flower, Vase’ by Chelsea Fuss ($45). Travertine Marco Bowl ($250). Memphis Vase – Blush ($154). Lauren Jones painting. 19-69 – Eau De Parfum – Miami Blue ($270). Rok Pearl Earring ($59.95). Freya Sneaker ($159). Sculptures on loan from Sean MeilakPhotography – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins

Hayley Tote | Acorn

Country Road / $279

Field, Flower, Vase

Thames & Hudson Australia / $45.00

Memphis Vase | Blush

Fenton & Fenton / $154.00

Freya Sneaker | Nude

Country Road / $159

Hayley Tote | Acorn

Country Road / $279

Field, Flower, Vase

Thames & Hudson Australia / $45.00

Memphis Vase | Blush

Fenton & Fenton / $154.00

Freya Sneaker | Nude

Country Road / $159

Products from left to right: Natural Hand and Surface Spray – Rosalina & Peppermint ($10.95). Natural Hand and Body Lotion – Lemon Scented Eucalyptus & Rosemary ($19.95). Bamboo Scrubbing Brush ($9.90). Natural Dish Soap 1L ($24.95). Natural Room Spray ($16.95). Buddy Crystal Vase – Amber ($240). Sculptures on loan from Sean MeilakPhotography – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins

Buddy Crystal Vase | Amber

Fenton & Fenton / $240.00

Products from top to bottom: Travertine Marco Bowl ($250). Bill Dip Bowl (available in set of three) ($49.95). ‘Utsuwa’ by Kylie Johnson and Tiffany Johnson ($59.99). Kerstin Thompson Architects by Leon van Schaik ($59.99). ‘A Room Of Her Own’ by Robyn Lea ($65). ‘Jungalow: Decorate Wild’ by Justina Blakeney ($59.99). Rose Quartz Side Table ($900). Photography – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins

Travertine Bowl Marco

Fenton & Fenton / $250.00

Bill Dip Bowl | Set of 3

Country Road / $49.95

Travertine Bowl Marco

Fenton & Fenton / $250.00

Bill Dip Bowl | Set of 3

Country Road / $49.95

Products from top to bottom: Strap Detail Crossbody Bag ($79.95). ‘Field, Flower, Vase’ by Chelsea Fuss ($45). ‘Design In Asia’ by Philip and Suzy Annetta ($80). A Room Of Her Own’ by Robyn Lea ($65). Sculptures on loan from Sean Meilak. Photography – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins

A Room Of Her Own

Thames & Hudson Australia / $65.00

A Room Of Her Own

Thames & Hudson Australia / $65.00

Products from left to right: Dane Ceramic Small Vase ($29.95). Amanda Dziedzic Paperweight. Australian Shearling Slide – Sand ($89.95). Sculptures on loan from Sean Meilak. Photography – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins

Dane Ceramic Vase - Small

Country Road / $29.95

Australian Shearling Slide

Country Road / $89.95

Dane Ceramic Vase - Small

Country Road / $29.95

Australian Shearling Slide

Country Road / $89.95

Products from left to right: Calo Robe ($129). Dane Ceramic Medium Vase ($49.95). Cali Hoop Earrings ($49.95). Bamboo Scrubbing Brush ($9.90). Natural Room Spray ($16.95). Natural Hand and Surface Spray – Rosalina & Peppermint ($10.95). Terrazzo Round Tray ($110). Natural Dish Soap 1L ($24.95). Natural Hand and Body Lotion – Lemon Scented Eucalyptus & Rosemary ($19.95). Large Jewellery Box ($249). Bill Dip Bowl (available in set of 3) ($49.95). Sculptures on loan from Sean Meilak. Photography – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Art Direction – Annie Portelli. Styling – Lucy Feagins

Calo Robe | Antique Pink

Country Road / $129

Natural Room Spray

Koala Eco / $16.95

Zoe Large Jewellery Box

Country Road / $249

Calo Robe | Antique Pink

Country Road / $129

Natural Room Spray

Koala Eco / $16.95

Zoe Large Jewellery Box

Country Road / $249
Lucy Feagins
Monday 19th April 2021

Let’s face it, mums are a generally awesome bunch. They put up with us when we’re at our worst, cheer us on when we’re at our best, support us unconditionally, and, well, basically make the world go round.

With that in mind, our goal is to make Sunday May 9, 2021 the best Mother’s Day ever  starting with the perfect gift! 

Skip the frantic late night shopping trips with our curated Mother’s Day Must Haves online shopping event, featuring four amazing local brands. Each brand is offering an exclusive discount too, so it’s a win-win for both you and mum! 

Read on for a closer look at the brands involved and their individual discount offers. The shopping starts now! 

Thames & Hudson

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, a Thames & Hudson book is the perfect present for every age, gender and occasion. 

One favourite title among the publisher’s new releases is A Room Of Her Own, featuring stunning homes from around the world (check out an excerpt here!). 

Other standout design titles include The Garden State showcasing Victoria’s best private gardens, and Pre-Fab Living that documents innovative factory-made homes. 

As major Ken Done fans, we’re also loving this comprehensive and extensively-illustrated monograph of the iconic artist, Art Design Life.

There’s literally over 13,000 (!) titles on offer – truly something for every mum to enjoy! 

The offer:

30% off site-wide when you enter discount code TDF30 at the Thames & Hudson online store checkout. Valid until Wednesday May 5th, 2021. Purchase by Monday 3rd May 2021 for guaranteed delivery before Mother’s Day to Australian addresses. Discount code available to Australian and New Zealand addresses only, excluding PO boxes.

Shop Thames & Hudson now!

Fenton & Fenton 

If The Design Files were a shop, it would probably look something like Fenton & Fenton – colourful, vibrant, and brimming with talented Australian artists and makers!

For Mother’s Day we can’t go past their homewares section, which stocks incredible pieces including those by our regular collaborator, glass artist Amanda Dziedzic. There’s also stunning cushions, bookends, vases, display trays, and perfume, so it’s easy to pick a winner. 

The offer:

10% off site wide when you use the discount code TDF10 at the Fenton & Fenton online store checkout (excludes art, vintage and sale). Valid until 11:59pm on Sunday 25th April, 2021.

Shop Fenton & Fenton now!

Koala Eco

We’ve been using Koala Eco products at The Design Files forever, due to their sustainable credentials, beautiful scents, gorgeous packaging, and the fact that they actually work! (Their super gentle yet super effective Natural Hand Sanitiser has been a godsend since returning to the office!)

In our opinion, every Australian home needs their beautifully gentle yet effective Natural Dish Soap and Natural Hand Wash on hand – literally! Stocking your kitchen, bathroom and laundry with these divine-smelling, all-natural products really does inject a little moment of luxe, into your everyday.

Koala Eco products contain no harmful chemicals or synthetic fragrances, leaving nothing but the glorious scent of natural essential oils behind.  Their packaging is also 100% recycled.  With 25% off – the time to stock up (whether for you or mum!) is now! 

The offer: 

25% off when you enter the code TDF25 at checkout. Offer excludes already discounted or bundled items. One code use per customer. Valid until Monday 3rd May, 2021.

Shop Koala Eco now!

Country Road

And of course, it just wouldn’t be a significant gift-giving occasion with a little Country Road, now would it!? Rest assured, the iconic Aussie brand are back with another exclusive The Design Files discount, just in time for Mother’s Day.

If your mum deserves some me-time, we’re loving CR’s lush silk pillowcase, pure cotton robes, or cosy Australian shearing slides.  

Of course, there’s also plenty of classic fashion pieces and accessories on offer, including these stylish leather sneakers, heritage logo sweats, and of course, the brand’s famous and fail-safe homewares.

The offer:

10% off full-priced styles when you enter the code TDF10 at checkout. Excludes already discounted items. Valid from Monday 19th April until midnight  Monday 26th April 2021.  

Shop Country Road now!

Shop our edit of the best Mother’s Day gifts on offer here!

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