Design – A Room For London – London

What is A Room for London?

High up on the roof of Queen Elizabeth Hall, a riverboat appears to have come to rest…

A Room for London is a one-bedroom installation, available to rent by the public for night-long stays throughout 2012. During the year it will also transmit a programme of writing, performance and music.
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Event – Amnesty International Launch at Boxpark 2011 – Shoreditch

We are pleased to post this video of the Amnesty International Shop at launch of  Boxpark. We really enjoyed designing the interior and can’t wait to take our friends down there Christmas shopping this weekend… [vimeo http://vimeo.com/33588614]

Event – Amnesty Shop Launch at Boxpark

Last Thursday evening,  Shoreditch played host to the launch of the first ever Amnesty International shopping emporium at the Boxpark shipping-container-department-store on Bethnal Green Road – located next to Shoreditch High Street station. Amnesty’s new concept story stock’s ethically sourced gifts, clothing and designer homewares. All profits from the store will go directly to Amnesty Internationals Human Rights work, and best of all the shop is full of fantastic looking selection of unqiue products and the store was designed by us… as you may already know. See blog posts below for more info on the shop build.
The Amnesty Boxpark shop will be working in collaboration with local designers, artists and London College of Fashion who will be providing limited edition ranges – It’s great to see organisations getting involved with local talent, that is the future! The store will also be hosting a range of events and workshops which you can keep up to date with at  Amnesty Boxpark | Facebook
During the launch evening the talented British contemporary painter Stuart Semple was hosting a live-letter-art writing event in aid of the Amnesty ‘Write for Rights’ campaign. This campaign will have thousands of people all over Britain writing hand written letters on behalf of 10 Amnesty cases. One such case is for Woman’s Rights in Zimbabwe which you can find out more about at Women of Zimbabwe Arise – Zimbabwe.
The Boxpark Amnesty International shop can be found on the upper level and is worth checking out and remember not only do they stock a unique range of products, but the profits raised goes towards helping a lot of worthy causes. We are very proud to be a part of this store.

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.

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.  

Event – Freeze Festival 2011 – Battersea Power Station

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. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/22945896 w=400&h=225]

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.  

Event – Cheese & Wine Festival – London 2011

Friday 14 October – Sunday 16 October 2011 11am – 8pm daily (6pm Sunday) FREE EVENT The Cheese & Wine Festival is a celebration of Britain’s best ethical and artisan produce. As well as a wide range of stalls showcasing the highest quality cheeses and wines, there will be some exciting activities for you to take part in. Please note all the tutored tastings with Tim Atkin MW require a ticket and limited spaces are available. Location: Southbank Centre Square, (Behind Royal Festival Hall), Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX To buy tickets for a tutorial click here>  http://www.cheesewinefestival.com/whats-on/    

Event – The Queen’s Gallery – Buckingham Palace

The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton & Antarctic Photography 21 October 2011 – 15 April 2012 This exhibition of remarkable Antarctic photography by George Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley marks the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole. Ponting’s dramatic images record Scott’s Terra Nova expedition of 1910–12, which led to the tragic death of five of the team on their return from the South Pole.  Both collections of photographs were presented to King George V and are today part of the Royal Photograph Collection. We love inspirational photography here at Pop Store as it often aids us in our journey to all things creative.

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!!

Event – Damien Hirst Exhibition -The Complete Spot Paintings 1986 – 2011

Location: Gagosian Gallery, London Date: 12 January, 2012 – 18 February, 2012 To all you Damien Hirst Lovers “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986 – 2011” – a new solo show from the acclaimed British artist Damien Hirst. The exhibition is planned to take place simultaneously across all of the eleven Gagosian Gallery locations Worldwide. The gallery will even be borrowing pieces from both public institutions and private collections, as well as from the artist himself. This is the first time Gagosian Gallery has dedicated all locations to a body of work by one artist.