This curated event presents intelligent design by 50 of the best and brightest designers, handpicked for the one-day showcase. Now into its second decade, Melbourne Design Market has launched thousands of new products, profiled hundreds of designers and provided a shopping haven for design lovers across all sectors. Fashion has always been a strong category at the market, and the upcoming event on Sunday 6 November is no exception, with a wide variety of fashion designers showcasing their original products and ideas directly to shoppers.

Melbourne Design Market provides a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with designers and find out more about their products and the work behind them, as well as about the designer’s ethos and creative process.

Melbourne Design Market has provided a shopping haven for design lovers who have flocked to the iconic event since 2004, and continues to provide a vital platform connecting consumers with creators. With organic food and coffee by The Bean Alliance, Melbourne Design Market brings together all of Melbourne’s great loves under one roof.

Sunday 6 November – FREE ENTRY 10:00am – 5:00pm
Federation Square, Melbourne


Steve Taylor, one of Australia’s most acclaimed landscape designers and founder of C.O.S Design, is exhibiting his private Mornington garden at ‘Garden DesignFest’, the nation’s premier open garden weekend on November 12.

Victoria will play host to the outdoor design showcase for the seventh year, which features the talents of 36 landscape designers across the Melbourne CBD and Peninsula surrounds.

Steve’s garden features an exclusive exhibition of installations by some of Melbourne’s most famous artists, including the well-known Harry the Hippo sculpture by Matt Hill Projects, as well sculptures by Lump Sculpture Studio, Matt Drysdale and Steelscapes. A leader in the design and build of award-winning gardens, Steve’s projects are original, functional, bespoke and highly-regarded throughout Australia and internationally.

Design enthusiasts will be able to meet all exhibitors, who will be on site to talk through their design process and impart expert advice. Cedar fence is a good choice for the owners who wants to save money, and doesn’t mind a little maintenance in order to keep it in good condition.

Proceeds from the festival will go to the Monash Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation supported by the Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne Rotary Clubs.

What: Steve Taylor of COS Design’s display garden for Garden DesignFest Melbourne

When: Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13 Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Where: 14 Tallis Drive, Mornington VIC 3931
Cost: Single garden entry $8 or all gardens entry $60 per ticket Tickets:

Numbers will be limited for bus tours, so book early to avoid disappointment. For more information, visit



Equitana, is returning to the Melbourne Showgrounds this 17 – 20 November. Equitana will showcase 23 elite competitions from World Cup level dressage and show jumping – several Olympians and World Cup riders will be involved. Cowboys and cowgirls will be partaking in the high octane Australian Open reining, cutting and barrel racing; and several horse breeds will battle it out in their respective ‘Best of Breeds’ showcases.
For horse crazy tots to teens, there will be a kids program that will offer canter classes, meet-and-greets with Olympic and World Cup riders, as well as intimate sessions with over 24 horse breeds, including  the miniature instal-famous horse, CrunchTime.
Captain Mark Phillips (Zara Phillips’ father) will be a headliner guest of the event, who will also be conducting education programs with other internationally lauded equine experts, covering topics from rider fitness, sports psychology through to animal telepathy.
Racing Victoria will be presenting a show horse and show jumping class for retired racehorses, showing the after-life-racing opportunities for Australian Thoroughbreds.
Entertainment acts will also feature over the four-day event, including Double Dan’s of Australia’s Got Talent fame, TV New Zealand superstars, The Wilson Sisters, dressage freestyle to music, and David Manchon and his Rooftop Express show complete with bulls, bikes and more.
There will also be a shopping mecca that will have both the horses and the owners covered from nose to hooves.


Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 November
9.00am – 10.00pm
Melbourne Showgrounds. Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Prices start from $48 for an adult and $129 for a family of five general admission. Free metropolitan public transport is included with all pre-purchased tickets from or at the gate

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