The Powerhouse's expertly curated design and shopping event returns in November
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It can be pretty tough to crack the design game in Sydney. Rent for inner city retail spaces is sky high, and mass-produced high street fashion, furniture and home wares lines make price points impossibly competitive. Enter Young Blood – an expertly curated museum market place that gives local makers a small stall to pedal their wares.
This year the event has grown slightly to include 50 designers working across mediums including fashion, accessories, lighting, jewellery and object design, textiles and graphic design.
Time Out’s early picks of the pack are the Print Society’s bright’ n’ bold neon geometric cushions and bags; Marta Niegowska’s beautifully simple Bilingual unisex jewellery line; cute and collage-covered recycled paper journals by Library Moniter; and Sixhands illustrated textiles and wallpapers. We’re also looking forward to seeing online shopping portal, the Minimalist’s selection of local designer products. The designers man their own stalls too, so you can quiz them on the style, materials and function as you browse.
The Young Blood market place will also be treated to DJ sets and Sketch the Rhyme’s crafty nerd hip hop over the weekend. The collective mash up rapping and speed drawing games – think Pictionary and Mr Squiggle – into a multi media freestyle throw down. And if all that design browsing gets you in a creative mood, stop by the market’s Make Lounge where craft whizzes will be helping the public make tea towel’s with ‘tude (10am-4pm, $5 including all materials).