Archive for June 2011

Pop Up Shop – Revisited – Dezeen Watch Shop

Location: 55 Neal Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden Date: Now until 10July 2011 We decided to go back and take a sneaky peak at the Dezeen Watch Pop Up we announced earlier this year. We love the industrial texture these collapsible dog cages bring to the space.The cages contain light boxes and are stacked architecturally in voids built for the store’s previous incarnation as a beauty products shop. The bulbs won the Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award this year are also for sale.  These dynamic little shape bulbs were inspired by feathers (hence Plumen – clever, huh?)

Pop Up Shop – Havaianas – Chicago

Location: North Avenue Beach, Chicago

Date: June 30th 2011 to July 31st 2011

Havaianas is bringing Brazilian chic to Chicago with the opening of an exclusive beach pop-up shop at North Ave Beach!

To all those Chicago civilians, the shop will be open from Thursdays through to Sundays, from 11am – 7pm. The pop-up shop is right on the beach, so in the event that a frantic labrador runs off with your strappy sandal, have no fear!

We’ll post some photos very soon!

Pop Up Shop – Pretty Green – Notts

Location: 5 Victoria Street, Nottingham Date: Opening Saturday 1st July 2011 Pretty Green is set to open in Nottingham this Saturday. The store will focus on the brands’ premium Black Label collection as well as selling unique samples. This will be PG’s first ever Pop Up!
Nigel Grant, brand director said “Our design and production has been based in Nottingham since we launched in 2009 so it was always on our radar to open a store in this vibrant, music and fashion led city”. With limited edition and one-off pieces designed by Liam and the in-house design team, this Pop Up boutique is a must see. We will post some pix as soon as we get a glimpse of the Pretty Green number!

Pop Up Shop – Ateliers Guerlain – Paris

Location: 68, Champs Elysées, Paris Date: June 2nd 2011 – September 13th 2011 Guerlain has opened its pop-up store at 68, Champs Elysées, next to the legendary Maison Guerlain. Don’t waste another second before visiting this innovative space, conceived with great wit and imagination by Guerlain’s in-house interior designer, Patricia Grosdemange: explore the “Atelier du Parfumeur” with its XXL cones, or leave a Rouge Automatique lipstick kiss on the “Arbre à Baisers”.

Pop Up Shop – Central St Martins – London

Location: 70-74 Citry Road,EC1Y 2BJ, Tube: Old Street Date: June 8th 2011- June 21st 2011

Pop Up Shop – Re-Found – Belfast

Location: 8 Castle Lane, Belfast BT1 Date: 15th June 2011 – 20th June 2011 The ‘agent’s of change’ at Re-Found each take their chosen piece of unwanted furniture and lovingly transform said piece into a stylish, contemporary piece of furniture that is instantly more desirable than the way they found it. This is the 4th Pop Up Shop hosted by Re-Found. Take a look at some ‘before and after’ pix… So as you can see, one man’s rubbish really is another man’s treasure… this is the basis for Re-Found and all it’s artistic collaborations. We may pick up a few pieces for a future store, Nous aimon Re-Found!

Event – Book Launch of ‘David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana’ – Milan

Location: Via Spiga 26, Milan Date: 18th June 2011 Essex born Gandy celebrated the book release alongside Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in Milan this past weekend during Milan Fashion Week. Quite an achievement for the winner of a modelling competition on the Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan’s then daytime chat show, ‘This Morning’. David Gandy by Dolce & Gabanna, Released on 20th June 2011

Pop Up Bar – London – Chowpatty Summer Pop Up Bar

Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall Terrace at the Southbank Center Date: May 13th October 4th 2011. The concept was to bring Bombay’s famous Chowpatty Beach to London for a summer party. In fact they even shipped in 48 tons of sand for the temporary restaurant. Design of the pop up beach bar was inspired by the Hindi term ‘Jugaad’, which means ‘making do’, ‘reusing’ or ‘creative improvisation’. Most of the materials for the restaurant were either recycled, found or second hand, and then reinvented to create colorful, welcoming and exciting atmosphere. Chowpatty will be serving up tasty and authentic Bombay treats until October, but don’t let the weather get the better of you and pop down soon while the sun is still shining!

Event – Glastonbury 2011 – Metronomy

Location: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2011 – Sunday 26th June 2011 With only 5 days until the gates open we would like to post some of the sounds we are excited to hear at Glasto this year… Please welcome Metronomy… [youtube=] These guys are playing at midday on Friday the 24th on the Pyramid Stage… excitement shiver!

Pop Up Shop – Dezeen – London

Location: 55 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2 Date: 29th June 2011 – 10th July 2011 This 10 day Pop Up Shop will play host to designers Michael Young, Naoto Fukasawa, Karim Rashid, SANAA, Ziiro, Uniform Wares, Aurora, Industrial Facility and Scott Wilson, prices will range from £59 to £540. The store will be decorated with dramatic lighting installation by lighting brand Plumen (above), winners of the 2011 Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award. Plumen bulbs will be on sale at the store. Special edition watches such as Scott Wilson’s ‘TikTok and LunaTik wristband’ which transforms into an iPod Nano! We like! The watch has become a bona fide Internet sensation… go down and try one out.        
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