Pop Up Shop – Silent Ventures – East London

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.

 

 

Guide – Behind the scenes at Meat Liquor – London

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.

Project – Boxpark – Amnesty International – Shoreditch

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…

View from above

The weather is always a welcome element…

Inside our container for Amnesty International

We are looking forward to seeing things take shape very soon.


 

Window Display – Selfridges 2011 – London

November 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

With only 54 days until Christmas, we decided to share and critique inspiring Christmas window display designs. Selfridges is always a good place to start…

This White Winter Wonderland theme in cased behind whispering windows, these windows are not dissimilar to the windows we fitted for the Red Bull music studio. These panels are fitted with specialist speakers that will bring music to your ears. Each pane is transformed into an enchanting, oversized music box, some playing re-engineered carols whilst others provide eerie, magical sounds to evoke the feeling of a ‘crystal clear Christmas’. Admirers are encouraged to play around with the windows to their heart’s content as each pane is equipped with a state-of-the-art touch-screen wind-up system to control the track.

Russ Jones and Scott King from Condiment Junkie, the London-based are the creative outfit behind the technology used on these particular windows. We love the theme, we will pay a visit shortly to see and hear the Selfridges windows for real. We will keep you posted.

CENTURIES OF STYLE: BROOKS BROTHERS X HARRIS TWEED

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?

Interior – Topman General Store – Shoreditch

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.

 

Event – Freeze Festival 2011 – Battersea Power Station

October 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

For those of you who fancy yourselves as ski/board pros, or whoever wants a reason to party, then head down to 2011’s Freeze at Battersea Power Station next weekend.

Relentless Freeze 2010 Highlights from Freeze Festival TV on Vimeo.

 

You will see the best in snowboarding, skiing, music and more over 2 days as opposed to three. From 28-29th October the new format will offer complete days for all Freeze fans and nothing will be missing from previous years! There will not be one moment where you will be wondering what to do. In fact the opposite, you’ll be spoilt for choice! From slope to mainstage to retail village we’ll be amazed if you can squeeze it all in. But that is what its about – Full days of the ultimate entertainment! We’re excited! Get your best apres ski kit ready and enjoy this year’s ultimate winter party.

 

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