On-Trend Presents for Mother’s Day from the Third Drawer Down

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Emma Crameri

Lifestyle Writer

Apr 16, 2021

Third Drawer Down is an online shop packed with artful goods, gifts and homeware. Perfect for mums who like to keep up with trends and love good art. Some of the artists represented include Beci Orpin, Guerrilla Girls, Margaret Preston, Reg Mombassa and more.

The company was founded in 2003 by Abigail Crompton. The business has grown to become a wholesaler, a retailer and a design Studio. Some of their collaborations thus far, include Louise Bourgeois, Ai Weiwei, and David Shrigley.

Here’s our top funky gifts to buy for your mum (or yourself):

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Image Credit: Third Drawer Down, Kelly Larkin

The linen tea towels to are so cool, you might even want to frame them. Look out for the bestselling ‘Advantages of being a Woman Artist’ tea towel by feminist activist artists Guerrilla Girls. It is part of a very pink and very popular collection bringing to light sexism involved in the art industry and celebrating women artists. The colourful yeah tea towel was designed by Melbourne artist Jon Campbell.

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Image Credit: Third Drawer Down

These stools are made of molded resin and hand-painted. These fun statement pieces can be used for kids’ bedrooms, or loungerooms as a stool, side table, plant stand or sculpture. The huge hamburger and the watermelon stools would be great for summer BBQ parties. Or you might like the corn cob with a bitemark. If you want to sit on piles of banknotes or a giant pineapple these two stools just arrived.

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Image Credit: Third Drawer Down

If your mum loves anything florals, then look out for the Margaret Preston range. The corkboard coasters, bridge set of playing cards and the pink waratah tea towel would make a gorgeous gift together.

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Reg Mombassa fans might enjoy the puzzle, highly collectible enamel pins or the beachside lunchbox. There’s even a highly patriotic Australian themed 100% linen tea towel.

I’m lusting after the giant ice-cream cone planters, please go away clutch, and the motel key tag.

For more cool stuff, head over to Third Drawer Down website: https://www.thirddrawerdown.com/

About Third Drawer Down

Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, Third Drawer Down has collaborated with some of the most influential artists of our time, translating their works into gift and homeware collections with an uncompromising dedication to artistic integrity, functionality, and accessibility.

Originally established as a project producing limited edition artist tea towels as prints-on-linen, Third Drawer Down has grown into a global business, launching the United States company in fall 2018. Third Drawer Down’s superbly crafted artist-driven gifts and homewares are brimming with irony and intelligence working with the greatest artists on the planet.

The studio has collaborated with more than 200 international artists including Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Chris Ofili, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, David Salle, David Shrigley, and Mickalene Thomas.

Currently, women artists represent 65% of the Third Drawer Down Artist Collections, and it continues to inspire its customers to challenge gender, racial, and social barriers. https://www.thirddrawerdown.com/

Photo Credit: © Copyright Third Drawer Down


By Emma Crameri

Lifestyle Writer

Emma Crameri is a regular contributor for The Carousel and Women Love Tech. She is also the editor of the Brisbane-based food and lifestyle website Brisbanista.


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