November 11, 2011 § Leave a comment
Meat Liquor, the first proper restaurant by the folk behind Meateasy and the Meatwagon, officially opens Friday 11 November – though some sneaky burger chasers may have noticed that it quietly opened its doors earlier this week. Time Out spoke to co-owners Scott Collins (the guy behind the ‘liquor’ in Meat Liquor) and burger king Yianni Papoutsis to find out what’s different about this central London location, and the sinful delights that await all those who dare to enter. As the pair say, ‘What you’ll see on the inside here is the insides of our heads, unfortunately.’ All will be revealed in our video preview above.
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.
October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
Location: Paris 1st Arrondissement
Designed by: FREAKS Freearchitects
The 100-sq-m store has an usual shape for a Parisian shop, as it stretches 20m long. A wood tunnel doubles as a shelving display and connects the main shop in front and a waiting room in the back.
‘The tunnel works as a theatre decorum into which doors and holes organize all the technical storage, access, restroom and extra display,’ explains Yves Pasquet of FREAKS freearchitects. At the end of the tunnel is a large image of mountains and a lake that brings the space into a parallel reality.
The cool mint hue covers the floor, walls and ceiling in the front room, wrapping guests with a refreshing – yet slightly uncomfortable – aesthetic. All furnishings were found in second-hand shops and markets, which Pasquet says was done to not ‘overly design’ the space.
October 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
Store: Brooks Brothers
Location: Regent Street, London
Last Thursday1 Brooks Brothers opened the doors of their Regent Street store to showcase the best in Scottish textiles and raise money for male cancer Charity Orchid. Marking Harris Tweed’s centenary year, Brooks Brothers showed off a Harris Tweed-upholstered 1919 Model T Ford, especially created by Ramsay Coachtrimming for the ‘champagne of fabrics‘.
Founder Henry Sands Brooks had a very clear guiding principle for Brooks Brothers, which was “to make and deal only in merchandise of the finest body, to sell it at a fair profit, and to deal with people who seek and appreciate such merchandise.” – a standard echoed by the Scottish textiles industry.
Famed for a number of firsts, Brooks Brothers has introduced many pieces such as ready-to-wear clothing and the iconic Polo Button-Down Shirt to America, which are now a staple in the fashion market. In addition to the ‘ready-to-wear’ suit, Brooks Brothers is credited with the introduction of the wash-and-wear Shirts (first made in the 1950s using a blend of Dacron, polyester, and cotton called “Brooksweave“), and the much loved non-iron Cotton Dress Shirts, made from 100% cotton, thanks to its innovative development of technology. The button-down dress shirt collar was developed by founder Henry Sands Brooks’ grandson John E. after he saw the non-flapping collars on English polo players at a polo match in England. We think these boys look rather dapper, don’t you?
October 27, 2011 § 1 Comment
STORE: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
LOCATION: NEXT TO SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET TUBE ST, EAST LONDON
Sixty shipping containers are being transformed into the world’s first pop-up shopping mall as we speak. Set to open its doors in East London very soon. Pop Store is creating a brand new space for Amnesty International’s new gallery/shop. We wanted to share our with you our progress…
Built next to the new Shoreditch High Street train station, 60 customised containers are now on site at Boxpark. Forty make up the ground floor of the newly created High Street, and upstairs will be a further 20 units housing cafes and art galleries.
An assortment of highly sought after retailers will be claiming residency at the new shopping destination. We are working with Amnesty International to create an amazing retail space that will raise brand awareness and educate visitors of their current and future projects. Selling a wide range of exclusive Amnesty related products. We are really excited about the new store.
October 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
East London is now playing host to Topman’s new store Topman General Store on Commercial Street in Shoreditch. They have shed their half female inhabited clothes and gone ALL MAN. The brand’s design director, Gordon Richardson, curated the new shop alongside the creative director of the ever cool b store, Matthew Murphy.
The store’s interior is a job well done and the design feels considered. You can find Topman General ‘Design’ and ‘LTD’ collections as well as seasonal collaborations and a small selection of hand picked other brands. You will also be able to mooch around limited edition art prints, books from Paris’ 0fr and temporary installations in the store’s custom built displays.
October 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
A whopping 200 wheat straw bales were used in this display for HEDGE at a California art and design fair last month.
‘Straw is an incredibly effective acoustic buffer,’ said architect Virginia San Fratello of Rael San Fratello Architects. ‘The experience within Straw Gallery was one of quiet, calm and focused observation in contrast to a busy exterior.’
The enveloping, aromatic room was filled with steel niche shelving units that displayed HEDGE’s visions of 20th and 21st century design, art and crafts. These products were displayed at various levels relative to the eyes and hands of viewers.
Straw Gallery was created for the fourth annual San Francisco Art & Design Showlast month. The raw straw juxtaposed its industrial modern surroundings in the Fort Mason Centre.
What do you guys think of this design? We were thinking this could act as a great Pop Up space, allergies to straw aside.