December 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
Location: Dean Street, Soho, London UK
Dates: 1st December 2011 – 5th December 2011
Ebay’s Christmas boutique will be open for just five days and will close on Monday the 5th of December. The first week in December has traditionally been the busiest shopping week in the lead up to Christmas and the opening is designed to coincide with this.
The store has the website’s top 200 items available in the shop. Customers can use the Ebay App on their mobile phones to scan a barcode on an item’s price tag and have them delivered to their homes within three days.
Staff in the store said that this way of shopping ‘no queues, no bags, no stress’. We thought this was a rather cleaver concept. Take a look at this video to see behind the scenes how this store concept works…
November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Our work here is done…
The day after this photo was taken, we had the floor cover removed, it looks pretty sharp now.
The Amnesty Pop Up Shop at Boxpark is set to open tomorrow, the 30th of November 2011! Amnesty will be one of the first to open their doors to the Shoreditch shopping public.
The Boxpark mall is composed of retail units made from recycled shipping containers, and we have created a dynamic and colourful space for Amnesty. The process was a challenge that we embraced and enjoyed working on. Obstacles were overcome and we have achieved a store we are proud of.
The brief provided certain restrictions where by each tenant was given an empty container with a power source, and nothing was to penetrate or be fixed to the container itself. The first step was therefore to create a floating framework within the space and then apply designs to that.
The Walls and ceilings are plain white, acting as a canvas to the vivid colours of the campaign posters we pasted up to showcase a history of Amnesty’s Campaigns. These posters educate without lecturing, honing in on Amnesty’s core ‘raison d’etre’.
The process of the wall covering was a mindful covering using Amnesty Iconic Imagery
We wanted to give the store an urban feel, due to its location and we’ve used steelpipe fixtures and pendant lights, reclaimed from the original Dunlop factory in Birmingham. These became a popular talking point amongst builders and shop fitters alike throughout the rollout process.
Dunlop Lights from the famous old Birmingham Factory
The range, developed in collaboration with CultureLabel, features jewellery by Corrie Williamson, ceramics by Jimbob Art, scarves by Lucy Jay, a teacup and saucer by New English and a print by Stuart Semple.
This project was a fantastic learning experience and we look forward to working with Amnesty International on future projects.
Half way through wall covering… still smiling.
Get down to Boxpark now and check out how Amnesty is looking and how other containers are evolving.
New Amnesty product lines will also roll out throughout 2012.
November 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Location: 54 Rivington Street, London, EC2A
Dates: Closes November 17th (JUST TWO DAYS LEFT)!
Drawing inspiration from classic American work-wear, the indie menswear label, Silent Ventures have opened a pop up store showcasing old-school designs have been re-developed to fit the modern working man. All of their goods will only be available via select retailers as well as their online store. In lieu of the launch, the label has conducted a one-off pop up installation event that is currently ongoing in London between now and November 17.
Hurry, the interior is pretty cool.
November 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
The RVCA Pop Up launch party was held on Thursday the 27th of October, the following video shows the opening night in action. The store is to Open on the 22nd of November and will wave bye bye on the 30th of November 2011. Based in Narrabeen, Sydney, the store will sell one- off’s, samples, discontinued stock and other assorted RVCA branded delights. ‘The Shop Next Door’ party was a great success, with Little Creatures and Pipsqueak quenching visitor’s thirsts, art was admired, and delicious food and fun was had by all.
November 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
Location: Boxpark, Shoreditch, London
We wanted to update you on the goings on at Boxpark. Here are some pics of the works at the up coming Shoreditch retail park. As mentioned earlier in our blog, we are working on a store for Amnesty International and our container is coming along nicely. Take a look at the progress so far. More to come shortly…
Inside our container for Amnesty International
We are looking forward to seeing things take shape very soon.
November 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
Location: Spinningfields Square, Hardman St, Manchester
Date: Open until end of the year (that’s 31 December for the pedants).
This Womenswear indie pop-up opened its doors on Tuesday and Hardman Street in the city’s luxury Spinningfields development and will trade for 9 weeks only. This is an early Christmas present for Manchester’s consumers. Lucky them!
Black White denim Pop Up also sells other well know labels such as Acne and One Vintage, Preen and Paige Premium Denim, which are all stocked in White Denim’s original Wilmslow store in Cheshire. Check out how the Pop Up was built…
October 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
This video is admittedly more flash than substance, but perhaps that’s fitting; it highlights Tom Dixon’s Flash Factory, launched last week at Manila’s MOS Design Building the last stop in a series of events in Asia including a spotting during Beijing Design Week. Dixon’s concept moves the pop-up shop one step further back on the production chain…