Archive for November 2011

Pop Up Shipping Crate – Box Park/Amnesty International by Pop Store

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.

Pop Up Shop – Silent Ventures – East London

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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5HKxnm-Omo&w=560&h=315] 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.

Pop Up Shop – RVCA X The Shop Next Door – Australia

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. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/31837795 w=400&h=225]

RVCA X The Shop Next Door POP UP STORE: opening night wrap up from RVCA Australia on Vimeo.

Project – Boxpark – Amnesty International – Shoreditch

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.

 

Pop Up Shop – Black White Denim – Manchester

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…   [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-ZHFjKJxZ8&w=560&h=315]

Event – Shoes For Show Exhibition – London

Location: The Old Truman Brewery, The Loading Bay, Brick Lane, LONDON Date: 4th-8th November 2011 (ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT) Prepare for high (heeled) art at Shoes for Show. To those for whom shoes are just an intermediary between your foot and the ground, this free exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery will offer little in the way of cultural insight. But for anyone with even a glancing pedal interest, ‘Javari Presents The Sculptural Art of High Heels’ is well worth dipping a toe into. Curated by Shonagh Marshall, who has archived the collections of Christian Louboutin and Isabella Blow, it features stunning photography and many iconic shoes – including the Vivienne Westwood numbers that famously floored Naomi on the catwalk in 1993.

Christian Louboutin for the English National Ballet

Certain to create a buzz, the exhibition of couture shoes features a plethora of big name designers and owners. From the Gareth Pugh designed cuboid shoes for Beyonce’s Run the World music vid to the Swarovski embellished Christian Louboutin heeled ballet shoes, designed for the English National Ballet, there are some absolutely stunning examples of art meeting footwear featured in the exhibition.  

Pop Up Cinema – Secret Cinema – Location TBA 2011 – London

The Secret Cinema is back, and the people behind the venture claim that this December’s event will be the biggest and most ambitious yet. The concept is simple: sell tickets blind, keep the film under wraps, send punters off to a secret location and fill the place with actors in costume, themed food, music, and surprises (some of them nasty), all designed to evoke the world of the film. A handpicked film will play from December 6-31, which film, is still anybody’s guess?  Given the festive timing and the relative bleakness of last April’s film ‘The Battle of Algiers’ (seen below), it’ll be a return to the crowd-pleasing spectaculars of old. Tickets are on sale now but act fast, these things have a tendency to sell out. So those Secret Cinema fans should keep their ears and eyes open for updates… http://www.secretcinema.org/    

Window Display – Selfridges 2011 – London

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.

Photography – Ellis Parrinder – NME’s 50 Best Pictures of the Decade

Congratulations to our friend Ellis Parrinder on winning 4 pictures in the TOP 50 Most Beautiful Photographs of the Decade voted by NME. This is a huge accolade  to have achieved with some of the industry’s toughest critics.

Here Ellis captures Kate Moss and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream at the NME awards in 2007. This is just one of four fab pics taken by Ellis.

We worked with Ellis a while back when Pop Store were approached by Fenchurch to style and direct their European Autum/Winter 2009 campaign. Pop Store approached their friend Ellis to shoot the campaign. The shoot location was on a boat on the Thames between Battersea to Canary Wharf. This was an outdoor shoot with ever changing light conditions, however, Ellis managed to get shot after shot nailed without any photoshop retouching needed.

Fenchurch set us a brief affirm their position in the market as a London based streetwear brand. This campaign became Fenchurch’s most successful and hit the European market by storm. Ellis was a huge part of the process and we are happy to see his achievements.  

He also shot our Fourholes campaign underwater, and check out the results…

So a thank you and a congrats to the gifted Photographer, Ellis Parrinder.