Archive for September 2011

Design – Moscow Airport – SleepBox

We came across this really cool design in Moscow’s airport.  Aptly named the sleep box it allows you to hire the room hourly to allow you to get some rest on those delayed or transfer flights.  Designed by Arch Group they have added details to make the stay as relaxing as possible.  LED reading lamps and sockets for laptops and mobiles, a bed and enough space to safely store your flight bags. We thought it deserved a pic or two…

Campaign – Wildfox – It’s Only Rock’n’Roll… But I Like It

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/29165606 w=400&h=225] WILDFOX FALL 2011: IT’S ONLY ROCK N ROLL (BUT I LIKE IT) from WILDFOX PR on Vimeo.

Event – London – The Museum of Everything #4

Location: Selfridges, London Date: Open until 25th October 2011 For its latest exhibition The Museum of Everything has taken over Selfridges. We get some art and retail therapy. While mid-morning Selfridges shoppers browse the Vivienne Westwood collection on the women’s fashion floor, away from public view in a room a few metres away, a lively artists’s workshop is in full swing. The sprawling show is currently colonising Selfridges storefront windows and Ultralounge space with a vibrant display of more than 200 drawings, paintings and sculptures by artists from progressive studios around the world.   To generate funds for future projects – all exhibitions to date have been free – its own in-store outlet ‘The Shop of Everything’ is stocking branded goods including books, badges and tea towels, limted-edition artists’s prints and a fashion collection designed by Clements Ribeiro. It has made a big splash with its signage too. To find the exhibition just follow the arrows and the cardboard signs stuck on sink plungers placed on counters all round the store.   ‘The Museum of Everything Exhibition #4’ and the accompanying workshops continue at Selfridges until Oct 25. Information on Action Space workshops and events can be found at actionspace.org … The best part… It’s FREE!!

Lucky Us… Let’s take a look in Daisy Lowe’s Bedroom

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Campaign – Behind the Scenes – The World’s First 3D Fashion Film



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Trend – Denim by Comune – Pop Store

One of our brands causing a stir this Autumn is COMUNE. The line is has some very Autumnal influences, neutral and earthy tones with a soft and muted color palette. Started by Southern California native Frank Delgadillo, Comune is a fresh, young label that aims to push boundaries with their clothing range, drawing inspiration from skateboarding, fashion, art and music. Teamed with footwear from high-tops to Cowboy boots, these denim styles look so current. Comune is a label that feels a little military, a bit workwear and even slightly preppy – all things we love.  

With an array of styles from; slim fit to chinos and finishes from raw to waxed denim styles… there is a pair for you in there somewhere.

We are running a 40% Sale for a limited period only on our Comune denim line. So hurry to get your Autumn wardrobe updated.

Take a look at what we have available at our online store: http://popstore.shop.venda.com/engine/shop/brand/Comune%2C+Mens?psf=1&ppn=2&prpp=10&ppc=6&psfo=A&pffv=0

Music – SBTRKT – Self Titled Album (2011)

It’s pronounced “subtract”, which is the name this south London producer goes by. First emerging as a breakbeat and nu-jazz artist, the man behind the mask Aaron Jerome has finally brought us his long-awaited self-titled debut LP. Like the record from James Blake earlier this year, we would argue that SBTRKT has moved to the right in musical production with varying results. At times, the vocals are too poppy and wearying, and the restless genre-bending can get tiring. ‘Wildfire’ irritates like Oliver Daysoul on Butter, and ‘Never Never’ pitches up at daytime Radio 1. The production is also bright, polished, and the elevation of emotion can suffer.
So the mask called SBTRKT… is this just Aaron trying to hide his musical past and start afresh, ala Redshape, or is he attempting to cultivate a distinct image that supplements his musical direction like Burial? What ever name Aaron wants to play under, when the ambition comes together, it’s quite brilliant. ‘Hold On’ has an irrepressible beat with chimes; ‘Trials of the Past’ is intelligent, astute, and soulful; and ‘Go Bang’…’Go Bang’… well! It’s just absolutely brilliant, a looped, arpeggiated epic journey of a track which moves from slick nu-dubstep to dotty house. Powell’s concerns about sonic specifics still exist, and comparisons to Timbaland are still complete hyperbole. But should SBTRKT keep emphasizing the poppier elements, and forging the sounds of 2011, big, big things await.

SBTRKT | Sampha | Jessie Ware

 
   

Fashion – House of Dereon A/W 2011 – Selfridges

London’s star power was seriously ramped up a few notches last week, when Beyonce and her mum Tina Knowles visited town to launch their House of Dereon Autumn/Winter 2011 collection at Selfridges. We have a friend who is an insider at Selfridges HQ, she has kindly lent us a backstage photo from the show and we are oh so grateful for this snap! House of Dereon is named after Beyonce’s grandmother (Tina’s mum) Agnes Dereon, who was a seamstress in Louisianna. Of course, Tina Knowles used to design the tour costumes for Destiny’s Child (which might go some way to explaining how Beyonce always got the fiercest looks), and the House of Dereon collections are no less showstopping than these outfits: think feathers, sequins and, for S/S ’12 some intesnse exotic prints. To get your paws on some of Beyonce’s clobber, just click here > http://www.selfridges.com/en/Womenswear/?brandname=HOUSE+OF+DEREON&ppp=min&cm_re=module_ctas-_-module1-_-house_of_dereon

Pop Up Restaurant – London – Ridley’s

Location: Ridley Road Market, Dalston, London Date: Closing –  September 24th 2011 (hurry on down) We stumbled upon this extraordinary London pop-up restaurant that is doubling up as a ‘temporary art intervention’ where dining is an experience comparable to theatre-going. At Ridley’s, food is served on a mechanical pulley table that delivers meals from the ground floor kitchen to guests on the first level. They sit at a communal table with a gap in the middle and can peer down into the kitchen as the meal is prepared. The two-storey outdoor eatery has been constructed where there was a void in the road. Designers, artists and architects from The Decorators and Atelier Chan Chancollaborated on the project. A different guest chef is creating daily menus from market produce only. At lunchtime, guests are invited to bring their own produce in exchange for a meal. Dinner is £15 and guests leave with a £10 food shopping voucher for use at the market. For reservations, e-mail: Ridleys@the-decorators.net

Project – Popstore – London to LA

So we thought we’d update you on the goings on at POP STORE HQ. We are still working on our little project with the wonderful Wildfox… As we mentioned a while back, we are currently designing and installing the Wildfox Atelier interior in Downtown LA. Here’s Pop Store’s Sam on a mission with the lux material we hand picked for the bespoke furniture we sourced in LA LA land… Hey Presto… The results so far are just lovely. Do you like? … We will keep you updated on our progress. Our boys are out in LA as we speak sprinkling a bit of Pop Store love over all things Wildfox.     
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