Collect artists exhibiting now!

Seeing our inboxes fill up with news on sold-out exhibitions and hype and admiration for some of the artists we have been lucky enough to collaborate with both previously and currently has got us feeling all warm and fuzzy this week. Through our mission of making art accessible, we are lucky enough to not only collaborate with these brilliant artists but also work with some of the most visited museums and galleries in the world.

It's not just about the art at exhibitions either, the art of extending the visitors experience via the gift shop is one we marvel in! With so many amazing exhibitions currently showing, many who also have Third Drawer Down in the gift shop, we thought we would go through some of the items you can get right here, right now - just in case you can't shoot off to MoMA. There's also a few tales behind the treasures, because we like sharing why we make stuff!

Let's start with Yayoi Kusama, because if you haven't been seeing her around the 'internet block' you must be living under a rock. Her show at The Broad in LA is set to open October 1st, with the first month completely sold out and a waiting list to follow! We were lucky enough to work exclusively with the Broad on their merchandise for the exhibition - but that stories to come! PLUS we are also collaborating once again with QAGOMA on their Yayoi Kusama collection for the upcoming October show there -which we have to go to! Road trip anyone?

The world has gone mad for the polka dot queen, especially since the announcement of her very own museum in Tokyo opening, and we couldn't be more proud to have collaborated with her in 2012 for the Whitney Museum Retrospective. This very exclusive collection is only available at top museums and Third Drawer Down.  

Shop Yayoi Kusama here

Louise Bourgeois is one of Abi's favourite artists of.all.time. Abi had the joy of meeting Louise before she passed away, and to this day we collaborate with her foundation in New York directly, The Easton Foundation. This year we, quite randomly, released a Louise Bourgeois Mousepad. This has been a product the Easton Foundation has wanted to work on with us for a long time, so we were honoured to pull it together and feature a pretty, pretty amazing image of Louise Bourgeois in the process for the packaging. It's a studio favourite, she looks so beautiful and relaxed. Louise has painted herself as a cat, it features on our Cat Pouch, and her fondness for animals is evident throughout many of her works. Everyone needs a mousepad with a Cat with a Mouse on it. 


Some of the other items sitting alongside this exhibition are the silk eye mask, coaster set and garden tools and apron. 



Shop Louise Bourgeois here

Next in this non-intentional but all the more amazing line-up of women artists is the Guerrilla Girls. The masked crusaders have just wrapped up at NY Book Fair and are on the road to LA. Exhibiting our collections alongside books and other amazing ways to make noise and support them - these women have been anonymously bringing light to many issues in the art industry, and not just gender discrimination. We are all ears and can't wait to share our new collection with you! Here's a sneak peek - available now for pre-order and designed and ADORED by the Guerrilla Girls who will be wearing them with you. 

Shop Guerrilla Girls here.

Last but not least we had to share our latest collaboration with British artist David Shrigley, if you think David is prolific, you're right, he is. We have so much fun working with David on product ideas, dreams of his and dreams of ours come together in a big mish-mash of crazy-ass dreams, and dreams can come true because we are bringing back the Heroin and Cocaine Salt and Pepper Shakers AND we have adapted two of our favourite installation pieces of David's into shoelaces.  

David has a show in Tokyo happening now and has also been in the press with his public installation piece for Folkstone Triennial

Shop David Shrigley here.  

Kitty Sutherland

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November Christmas Gift Guide


Here's a selection of our favourite gifts for entertaining, gifting or decorating in this festive season. 

Nice handmade gifts

Splatter Mug Large Short X Peter Shire    

Hand Built and all uniquely splatter painted, these amazing mugs made by Echo Park Pottery in California USA are a Third Drawer Down favourite. Functional and sculptural, how all mugs should be we say! 


Light Pink Dog Vase x Katie

We are so excited to have animal-themed ceramic art at Third Drawer Down from Cali babe Katie Kimmel. There's no discrimination between cats and dogs here either, we love both! The detail in the speckles and slightly off-centre faces is adorable, you will be naming your vase and keeping it forever.


Wall Art

Opening Hours Tea Towel x David Shrigley

David Shrigley is most commonly known for his Black and White illustrations which is why we thought it about time we did a Black and White Tea Towel! The Opening Hours Tea Towel makes for exceptionally cynical wall art and we love it.


Life Is Fantastic Tea Towel x David Shrigley

Third Drawer Down in collaboration with Scottish artist David Shrigley present Life is Fantastic, a Domestic Art Tea Towel. This is a digitally printed artwork on 100% linen. It can be seen as a functional domestic art tea towel or an artwork to be framed, loved and displayed in the home. A best seller and an eternal favourite of the studios. 

Afromuses Tea Towel x Chris Ofili

The humble tea towel is one of Third Drawer Down's signature artist products. A practical and fun way to dry the dishes, it can also be stretched onto a canvas at your local framer and double up as an affordable artwork for your home, as pictured here, in fact we insist you have these two framed-it's a must!?

Dancing Ladies Tea Towel x Frances Canon

Frances's Dancing Ladies work has been a studio favourite for a long time so having it adapted to a pretty pink tea towel is incredibly dreamy. Perfect for framing but also functional in the kitchen if you would like some dancing ladies there. Who doesn't. 

Practical but fun gifts

Ridiculous Stress Swan X David Shrigley 

First, we gave you the Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing (which went viral - but that's another story) now, this holiday season, we bring you the Ridiculous Stress Swan-Thing. It's time to solve stress with swans! Packaged in the cutest box with a little hole so he can say hay, this desk companion is a must-have. 


Contour Keyring x Areaware

These contour keyrings by Areaware are simple and user-friendly, yet elegant in design. The brass metal screw clasp closes neatly and firmly, while the larger shapes allow you to either clip the ring to your belt or wear around your wrist. 

The keyring comes in two designs: The bell and the drop.

Memo bottle / Slim

Slim, stylish reusable water bottles in the new Slim size. Designed in Melbourne, the Memo Bottle is ideal for travel, the office, your bedside or simply slipped into your back pocket. Originally a kickstarter campaign, the Memo bottle was hugely successful and is now a Third Drawer Down best seller! Designed to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand, the Memo Bottle Slim is 450ml and BPA free Tritan. 

Insulated Traveller Bottle x S'Well / Splatter

Triple walled, stainless steel insulated bottle perfect for hot and cold drinks, keeping them warm for 12 hours and cold for 24. Designed to fit perfectly in your hand with a wide mouth to enable ice in your beverages! 470ml, high grade stainless steel, non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free.


Squeeze Banana

This is the squeeze banana perfect for receiving stress in adults and being stretchy and fun for kids. Part of our new pocket money collection. 



Stay tuned for the December gift guide! 

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