Thursday, May 6, 2010

Great Big Stuff at Third Drawer Down + GIVEAWAY!

Brand new Great Big Stuff at Third Drawer Down!
Giant ear pods - which I think actually work?! Incredible value at $69!

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, 'OMG, she's finally lost it'. But before you start getting all logical and wondering why on earth you might need an enormous pencil or gigantic earphones... bear with me!

As a props buyer and sometime events stylist - I have actually had to source oversized items such as these more often than you might imagine. Thank God You're Here was especially fond of these wacky props - I recall requests for a giant toothbrush, a 6ft fountain pen, a 3m high cricket bat and oversized kitchen utensils on more than one occasion. And frankly, I am quite excited to know that if I ever need an oversized paintbrush, I don't have to find a props maker at short notice and fork out $3000 to get one made. Because Third Drawer Down has them for just $245.00! That's great value!

Encourage conversation at your next corporate function with oversized nametags!

Ok ok I hear you... not everyone requires such peculiar items in their everyday working life. But just take a moment to consider the possibilities...

- Office workers! Encourage a smile in your dreary cubicle by offering guests an oversized hamburger instead of a chair to sit on.

- Teachers!
Set up an oversized pencil or ruler in your classroom for instant 'cool teacher' cred.

- Parents!
Imagine the photos at your kid's next birthday party with one or more of these props on hand! Stick French berets and moustaches on all the kids and have them pose at an easel with the oversized paintbrush!

- Students!
Cause a stir at your maths exam with this ruler under your arm...

- Architects / designers!
- Talk your client into ordering 20 x corn cobs as outdoor seating for their new cafe! (Come on now - there are enough plywood stools in the world already!)

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Retailers! - draw customers to your shopfront! Hang that pencil (or ruler) horizontally, attach hooks side by side along it's length... ta dah! - an instant eye-catching display for accessories, clothing, hangsell items... at least it'll guarantee a smile!

IF YOU TOO have a vivid imagination and are just a little bit bonkers (like me), perhaps you can think of the perfect spot for an oversized corn cob in your home / office / workplace! Third Drawer Down are very excited to offer this wacky prize to one lucky Design Files reader!

Please leave a comment here today to be in the running! Entries close at midnight tonight - May 6th 2010. A winner will be picked at random and announced tomorrow... good luck!! (Australian residents only, sorry!).

Be in the runnning for the great big corn cob - leave a comment here today!

90 comments:

  1. oh yay to the giant corn cob chair!
    vic

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  2. haha I nearly bought the corn cob a cpl of weeks ago! wouldn't it be neat if I won it now. wouldn't it Lucy?!

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  3. oh how my life would be so much better if it was filled with giant corn cobs.

    does the model come with it too?

    xxx

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  4. OMG I would love this giant cob chair in my room!

    specially with the holidays of São João coming (I'm brazilian and here, in June, we have a major party of Saint John, and most of the foods of this party are made with corn)
    definetely would be perfect for São João's parties!

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  5. I love the corn cob...and hamburger, and ipod headphones...and...and

    I'd love to have a giant corn cob in my loungeroom instead of the boring brown cube I've got now....

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  6. now all I need is a giant fried chicken leg to go with my giant cob of corn

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  7. an australian residnets only giveaway...how can i say now. I just bought a place so the sheer entertainment value would be stunning.
    Is it mean that i'd secretly like to show it to my dog and watch him cock his head in confusion?

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  8. omg, haha, these are amazing!

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  9. The Corn Cob Stool would fit just right in my my newly installed ruby red carpet :)

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  10. This is so corny (ha ha ha) but I still want it!!! Pretty please with butter on top!! X

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  11. great big corn cob is amaaaazzingg....

    It's will be fun to put in my vintage bedroom ^_^

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  12. These are great! I want the ruler for the study, the pencil for work... and that delicious corn cob for the kitchen! Yummo.

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  13. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Oh please let me win this one...please. x

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  14. Ninza the GinzaMay 6, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Do you think they make a large cutlery set? I like to fit a lot on my plate. Perhaps I could change my dessert regime by saying, "I'm only going to have one spoonful tonight"...And really mean it!

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  15. does the giant corn cob come with a cushion in the shape of a giant pat of butter??
    heehee

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  16. how cool is this! my kids would use it to reach the basin, and the toilet, and the sink, and the bench.............what a great idea!

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  17. I would love to have this hanging out of the office microwave as a joke...

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  18. Omg WANT. This would be awesome at our house - we could use it as a stool or something in the office.

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  19. The big brush and pencil would boost my street cred in the classroom, how cool!

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  20. OMG this is awesome!!! would love to spruce up my desk with a giant ruler!

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  21. v.cool little big things! love the earphones.

    third drawer down are flipping great!

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  22. oh the corn looks delicious! and so does that burger ;o)

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  23. That's not a corn cob, THIS is a corn cob.

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  24. yay! i love all of the giant things, they are hilarious :-D a corn cob stool would fit in at my house perfectly, in fact there will probably be fights over who gets to sit on it first!

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  25. This would be perfect for my studio! Yayyyyyy for giant corn on a cob!

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  26. About to move into a 'big person's' house, complete with real live partner.. So naturally, a giant hamburger stool is needed.

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  27. Oh a giant cob or hamburger would be great!

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  28. I am in LOVE with that cob of corn... Pick me! Pick me! xxx

    Krissy J x

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  29. i totally need this underfoot in my kitchen -- i never get to the stuff on the high shelves.

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  30. I want, I want or rather my kids want. Such a cool idea, could provide hours of fun x Melita

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  31. Hey Lucy, I thought about writing a poem about corn or telling you a corny joke. Unfortunately my office is dull and inspiration is not coming to me. I need that stool. HELLLLLLLP!!!

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  32. Haha argh! I want a huge pencil for my studio! :)
    I have no idea how Third Drawer Down keep thinking all of these things up! x

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  33. Oh that's brilliant! Having it around would bring on a constant hankering for corn on the cob....

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  34. Groove man, I'd love to give it to my 6 year old , who is a corn cob.

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  35. oooh yes please! pick me!
    x

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  36. Great shop. Really cool stuff!

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  37. Mmmmmm corn! Yum! Please pick me!

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  38. Our hens have corn cobs in their house, we would love one in our house!
    It would make a funny photo to see our black hen with that giant corn cob too!

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  39. That's pretty corny! (sorry for the Dad joke)

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  40. Well pop my corn and call me cob.. earlier post about hamburgers also goes really well with corn, and butter.

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  41. ha ha, love it!!

    LUCKY THERE WAS ONLY ONE BITE OUT OF IT - LOOKS AWESOME, DEFINITELY WOULD SUIT MY OFFICE!!

    I will give my current chair away today,

    thanks Lucy

    Andy

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  42. Love the pencil! This rocks.

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  43. Just what i need for my corner.

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  44. A cob of corn
    Great for my lawn
    Count me in
    Please let me win!

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  45. This would look good next to my other giant cob of corn, which is actually just a regular sized cob of corn viewed from really really close

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  46. Great Big Stuff is so much fun! The corn cob is fabulous. The computer key seat are neato too!

    xx

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  47. I think big little things are cool - count me in! And, thank you Third Drawer Down.

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  48. WOW My son would love this - corn - his fav thing in the world!
    Pick me and make a little boy VERY happy! :)

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  49. Pick us pretty please! Charlie would love a corn cob bigger than himself! x

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  50. I love these. I actually have a friend that I buy giant stationery items for each year for her birthday. I'm not sure how it started but have given her a giant pencil, pen, eraser and calculator. Though none have been quite as huge as these beauties!

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  51. mmm corn on the cob with butter and salt and pepper, cooked on the bbq - yum! Some for me please.

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  52. I love the cob!! and the giant tooth brush - to brush my giant front teeth with....

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  53. Can I carve it to make my own old-school corn-cob pipe?
    Smokin' with the hicks never looked so good!

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  54. haha instead of it getting stuck in your teeth, you would get stuck in it... NOVELTY LARGE FOR PRESIDENT.

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  55. The house I live in with some friends is named "The Ranch," due to the huge back yard filled with tumble weeds, large marsupials, rats and other creatures. I am the "Saloon Boy," my housemates the "Ranch Wenches". I think this giant corn cob would fit perfectly at The Ranch, where I could sit on it wearing a sensible dungaree, ranting at the neighbours whilst wielding a shotgun.

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  56. oh my GOSH! THESE ARE THE COOLEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN.

    We have been putting off getting a boring ol' Ottoman from IKEA.

    THIS WOULD BE PERFECT!

    We LOVE corn and we love to SIT!

    Oh please i just a poor design student!

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  57. Yay Third Draw Down!

    Literally an AWESOME giveaway.

    My tiny fingers are crossed!

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  58. Golden corn shining and new
    how enticing it is, it makes me stand to
    I love to eat corn
    It gets stuck in my teeth
    It gets on my face and in my hair
    You swirl it in butter and sprinkle the salt with care
    You gobble down the golden juicy cob
    Until all is left is an ugly white log

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  59. Ahh, this is great. I'd have to fight my kids over who gets to sit on it though. It'd be super sweet if I, (okay we), won. Thanks Lucy!

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  60. Oh please me, pick me!! It would be just perfect in my kitchen (and my teething 1 year old son would love to relieve his sore gums on this!). :)

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  61. Wow - wee!. The peoples lives you could changes with these. Best winter party pieces for 2010!

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  62. Super cute! It would add such a fun vibe to my kids reading corner.

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  63. that is such an awesome chair! i love it. I want it. please can i? for my little fleur. her 2 yr old butt would look oh so cute on it. funtastic!!! i'm about to order the earphones. excellent present!

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  64. Sure why not!
    It would be a logical thing for me to win, seeing as my family has been growing and selling sweet corn locally since I was a kid. I used to loathe the early morning wake ups to pick corn to sell for the day. And there was more than one occasion where my father loaded up my red wagon and made me go door to door selling.

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  65. Cream corn soup for winter with my cat and chicken - yes!

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  66. Third Drawer Down wasn't around when I was a Props Buyer, pity.
    Amazing stuff.

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  67. Holy crap! I love over sized things that don't really need to be over sized! Awesome ;)

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  68. Shucks, the oversized corn is a-maize-ing! It is simply ear-risistable.

    Hopefully these corn-y puns are enough to secure the prize.

    xx

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  69. Lucy,
    As ever - pushing the envelope in terms of desire vs. necessity!
    I discovered Third Drawer Down some years ago and found original artworks by the lovely Emma Magenta, to tie in with her book, The Perils of Magnificent Love. Fantastic place! And who could pass up the opportunity to win a giant corn on the cob- ha!

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  70. Whoa. I REALLY don't remember eating that.

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  71. That is so cool! I love giant things, even more than I love miniature things and I looove miniature things). Gosh, this would go great with my giant desk accessories. (Get it? Great?)

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  72. Hahaha, Lucy, I love (!!) Third Drawer Down, and go window shopping on their website ever now and again. I just spotted that the giant things had been added a few days ago. They make me laugh cause I've just moved to a ginormous converted warehouse, where all our furniture which looked huge in the old terrace house now looks puny. Maybe a giant corn cob will help even the score :P ...though I do have my eyes on that paint brush!

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  73. PS Given that I study Art History, my fave thing at TDD is the Vik Vidor Art History print. Have you seen it?
    (I waxed lyrical about it on my blog here [http://aramblingmeels.blogspot.com/2010/03/pwned-by-art.html]; the TDD product page is here [http://thirddrawerdown.com/shop/product/T-SEARTHISTORY/]
    It used to only be available as a $450 framed print, which I could easily talk myself out of given that that's well out of my price range...but now it's available as a $100 silk scarf, and is back to being painfully affordable! Ahhh Third Drawer Down, so dangerous for the bank balance!

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  74. Carrie BartonekMay 6, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Guaranteed to get a giggle at my workplace, classic.

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  75. this would go wonderfully with my hamburger cushion and giant ice cream cone lamp!

    michelle

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  76. Brings a smile to my face!
    :D

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  77. Cool Corn - I'd love the giant popcorn from that cob!!

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  78. If judas ate an apple then i would eat a corn cob. eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat

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  79. If you dont eat all your vegetables you have to sit on the corn cob chair . love big things even since seeing whoopi goldberg with a giant toothbrush in jumping jack flash (movie).

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  80. Oh my. I want them all. Imagine the party tricks!

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  81. these sure make the 'ol oversize wooden fork and spoon set look a little sad in comparison.

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  82. I like the big giant pencil. I almost bought a dress made out of pencils once....

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  83. ear me out! those headphones would be terrific to block out the whines of the damn huge pencil pushers whose names i forget regardess of how big!

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