Like everyone over the past week we have also taken stock of the last twelve months. There are always some ups and downs but somehow we got through and all our design friends have helped make this a great year. So we’ve put together a range of images that sum up some of the design event highlights from Craft Punk, the Young Blood Markets and ‘fastBreak’ programs – all programs that you shared with us. If you are viewing on a desktop or laptop, we have included a selection of stories in the side-bar from the past year that you might like and some of our favourite objects from the Powerhouse Museum collection.
Young Blood Market is a favourite each year with offerings from a wide range of new and up-coming young designers. It’s always a fun event with an opportunity for designers to hook-up in the spaces of the Powerhouse Museum with stall-holders meeting new clients, buyers, and other designers. The atmosphere is like no other with great music, entertainment, a curatorial team who is always on the lookout for the latest in what’s new and ‘happening’ and a discerning audience of design professionals, lovers of design and ‘do-it-yourself-ers’ who really appreciate the work that goes into the handmade and designed. Once exposed to the wares of the Young Blood Designers there’s no turning back and we love spreading the design message!
Speaking of small offerings, there were some lovely offerings from our Craft Punk workshops where this year you could book into workshops to make a wide range of objects from an iPad cover, to jewellery, lampshades and even reupholster furniture and make themed terrariums. The workshops are run by design experts and crafts people and are lots of fun with your end product going home with you. A great way to learn a craft and skill that you can use again, share with others and use make gifts. Nothing like doing-it-for-yourself!
FastBreak is one of our favourite programs co-hosted with Vibewire, ”an innovative non-profit youth organisation providing media, arts and entrepreneurial opportunities and events for young people”. A series of quickfire presentations, 5 mins each, the talks are entertaining, informative, inspiring and exciting. Just the thing we need to get us started in this breakfast program. Accompanied by the delicious treats provided by Black Star Pastry and with single origin and special coffee blends selected by The Little Marrionette, it’s an event we all enjoy each month. The Powerhouse Museum will be proudly presenting these again commencing February 2013.
We certainly hope you enjoyed 2012 as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you again in 2013 for a range of programs that we hope will interest and excite.
Craft Punk: Deborah Vaughan
fastBreak: Rita Bila (Powerhouse Museum), Andrew Doung (Vibewire)
Young Blood Markets: Kristina Kargin
Photography by Rita Bila and Lily Katakouzinos.