Third Drawer Down – the local homewares label that works with some of the world’s biggest artists – is returning to Fitzroy, the former home of its flagship store, which closed in 2022. For five months from today the brand will occupy a Brunswick Street space for arts and homewares lovers to once again shop its tea towels, pool floats and tableware in person.

Artist Abigail Crompton founded the brand in 2003 in a bid to make art more accessible by collaborating with top artists to distil the spirit of their works into affordable homewares. It started with tea towels, but has since branched out into plates, mugs and an array of other products, including pool floats and whoopee cushions.

Behind Third Drawer Down’s handsome wooden shopfront, shoppers might be able to find British artist David Shrigley’s irreverent works printed on playing cards, frisbees and “cocaine” and “heroin” shakers, while Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic’s method for shutting out noise and distraction is inked on pillows and socks. Shelves are lined with offbeat urns, colourful mugs, hotdog-shaped stools and planters that look like ice-cream cones.

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Third Drawer Down has also worked with Aussies like Tony Albert, Del Kathryn Barton, Nick Cave and Charles Blackman, as well as other international artists including Yayoi Kasuma, and the Guerilla Girls.

Third Drawer Down
57 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
(03) 9534 4088

Wed to Sat 11am–5pm