After many failed attempts finally got around to checking out the Young Blood Designers Market on the weekend at the Powerhouse Museum. Had hoped to get most of my Christmas shopping done but came away only with one purchase: a cute baby outfit for a friend who is heavily pregnant. While I love the idea of the market - an opportunity for up-and-coming designers to showcase and sell their wares - I did leave a little disappointed. For a start, I thought there would be a lot more exhibitors. I also thought there would be a lot more "original" stuff. Perhaps I'm overexposed to the products that are out in the marketplace given I work on an interiors mag, but there was nothing there that made me think: "Wow, I've never seen that before." Or, "that's a really clever idea". Maybe I'm too tough. I'd be interested to hear what other people think who have visited. I've found the products on Etsy more inspiring. Too harsh?
Images courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum's Young Blood Designers Market.