Tuesday, December 1, 2009


The Great Design Files Christmas Giveaway prize pool!

It's been hard keeping this a secret for the last few weeks... But today is finally the day to launch The Great Design Files Christmas Giveaway! SO EXCITING! Just look at the incredible prizes up there...!

This giveaway I hope goes some way to say a huge and heartfelt THANKYOU to all you lovely people who read this little blog and give me a reason to write everyday! I wish I could send every single one of you a Christmas present (truly!) - but this is the next best thing!

Above you will see 12 incredible prizes from 12 SUPER generous local designers and retailers. These companies are all genuine Design Files favourites - designers whose work I love, local creatives who I have interviewed and featured on the site over the last 2 years, and fantastic Australian retailers who sell beautiful locally-designed things, and who have been generous enough to sponsor my site this year and offer their gorgeous wares for you guys to win!

In order to enter the Great Design Files Christmas Giveaway, there is one little itsy-bitsy thing you have to do! Please pretty please click here and fill out my first-ever reader survey!

After writing this blog for almost 2 years, I have realised that although you guys know quite a bit about me... but I don't really know much about you! I truly value your feedback, and would really appreciate if you could spend 5 minutes on the survey! Your feedback will really help me make some much-needed improvements to the site in 2010! Click here to take the survey and enter the giveaway!

OK enough chatter... here's the Prize Pool! -

- Stunning deep red Dinosaur Designs 'Shell' salad bowl - rrp $300

- Super-cute stripey Summer Scarf from Melbourne knitwear designer Ella Sanders

- Notemaker
fabulous stationery giftpack - pack contains MT Masking Tape Twin Pack (Citrus), MMMG Matryoshka Card (Blue), O-Check Notebook 'Day Book' (Black), Delfonics Wooden Ballpoint Pen (Purple), Delfonics Elastic Notebook Band (Yellow), Rhodia Bloc Pad #08 - (Orange), O-Check 2010 Wall Calendar, MMMG Recycle Bag (Red Grid) - rrp $127.21

- Luscious (and very posh!) Missoni 'Hugo' beachtowel from Safari Living - rrp $297.00

- A giftpack of reusable BYO Coffee Cups from HookTurn Industries (thanks Mum!)

- A beautiful handmade 'Lino Royale' brooch from Melbourne designer Betty Jo

- The fab new David Shrigley doona cover set from Third Drawer Down (which comes in its own printed totebag) - rrp $275

- The gorgeous 'Morning Tea' sterling silver ring set from Melbourne's sweetest jeweller, Victoria Mason - rrp $175

- A prize pack from Kikki.K’s fantastic new 'Bon Voyage' travel range - including Leather Travel Journal, Coated Canvas Passport Holder & Luggage Tag, Sticker Sheet and Gel Pen - rrp $100.

- A delicious Safe Summer Essentials pack from Bloom Cosmetics - including Daily Shield body, face and lip products, Instant Bronzing Gel, Gradual Face Tan and exfoliating gloves!

- A blue signature cushion from Beci Orpin's fabulous new range

- An incredibly generous prize-pack of Murchison-Hume eco-friendly cleaning products including a classic 6-piece boxed set ('premium' glass polish, 'Counter Intelligence' food safe surface spray, 'Spit and Polish' chrome stainless steel cleaner, 'Everyday Furniture Spritzer'. 'Boy's Bathroom' cleaner, 'Effortless' floor cleaner) PLUS a Laundry Soak, Original Garment Groom and Liquid Handsoap! rrp - $140.90


In the end there'll be 12 lucky winners, each of whom will receive one of the fabulous prizes above. The winners and prizes with be selected randomly. You have from now until December 24th to complete the survey! At the end of the survey you will be asked to enter your email address - this automatically enters you into the giveaway draw (your email address will be used only for this purpose - promise!).

Thankyouuuuuu! And a HUGE thankyou to all the fabulous Christmas Giveaway sponsors!

Ok I think I need to go and lie down now.


  1. WOW what a giveaway! i think as one of your readers i would not be wrong for saying that we should be THANKING YOU for all your awesomeness, hard work and super start efforts to bring us the fabulousness that is TDF everyday! Truly : )

  2. Wow! Great giveaway, so many lovely goodies, especilly like the look of the stationary sets. I've just taken the survey. I really enjoy reading your blog, thanks for all the work you put in. Happy Christmas :)

  3. Wow! Very nice prizes! Exciting!

  4. I almost choked on my breakfast when I saw all the fantastic prizes!

  5. Wowsers indeedy, this is a ginormous giveaway spectacular!
    I just completed the survey, just wanted to add - you mention more/less local Melbourne design news, as a Sydneysider I would love to hear about more Australia wide design, not necessary just Melbourne based. It's ever so encouraging to read about new Australian products and designers that are available, rather than drool/dream about international products that I'll never be able to purchase.
    That's my extra 2 cents! Hope you don't mind me adding it here.
    Have a great day Lucy,

  6. Thanks guys for your fab comments! :) and for doing the survey!! I am very keen to see your responses!

    Sara- yes thankyou SO much for the additional feedback! I am always wishing I could be more on top of Sydney design news - and all the other states for that matter..! It is definitely something I want to work on next year :)

    any more suggestions please keep 'em coming!

    Thanks x1000 guys! xx

  7. Oooh, thanks Lucy! I love Design Files and visit daily - thanks for your hard work!

  8. What an amazing set of prizes! I've entered and am crossing my fingers. :D

  9. What an awesome giveaway!! Gosh! I hope I win something as these are ALL fantastic prizes. Yay!

    I love your blog - though I rarely comment. :-(( I am a bad commenter! BUT - it would be great to see more home tours in the blog...love seeing the inside of trendy Melbourne homes. :-D

  10. Your blog is great Lucy and I love the diverse mix of design / people / places you write about. I always look forward to checking in on a daily basis to see what's going on - and it's great you keep me in touch with a broad creative community. Thanks!

  11. Hi Lucy,

    I discovered your blog, it's been on my "favourites" and clicked so often since then.
    Thank you so much to make us discover lovely local people/ places!
    As an expat it was quite difficult to know where to source quality info to get to know the local culture and artist scene.
    Surely, I want to be part of my community and it was such a relief to discover your blog as a starting point. Thanks to you, I discovered (and will discover) so much of Melbourne beauty...
    Anyway, merci encore et continues a écrire!

  12. Holy crap, this is a fantastic giveaway...thanks!!

  13. Thanks so much for your amazing blog, Lucy. It is a joy to visit it!

    I'm with Sara in suggesting more Sydney/australia-wide design coverage would be fab.

    But I can imagine it's pretty hard keeping on top of it all.

    Keep up the good work!

  14. would like to ask you a question please let me know how I can do that. Thanks

  15. Fab giveaway! You do all the hardwork every day - thank you for the daily inspiration!