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.

Interior – Selfridges Womens Designer Galleries – London

We love how these guys are so mindful of the customer when designing the Galleries. Take a look at how the new Women’s Designer Gallery is coming together… [youtube=]

Interior – AMELIE AND FRIENDS – Chichester

Amelie and Friends, a relaxed restaurant in Chichester, has been designed and branded by I Love Dust and 44th Hill. The interior has a natural, calm feel, thanks to the extensive use of whites and timbers. The lighting is a massively considered feature in this project, real statement has been achieved by the choices. The interior has a natural, calm feel, thanks to the extensive use of whites and timbers. Exposed conduits and exterior light fixtures (used in the interior) are used to create a visually interesting ceiling. Timber floors and wallpanels create warmth in the light and airy space. The dining hall is simple, but still manages to surprise with interesting touches like the old farm-style tables that have been partially painted white.duits and exterior light fixtures (used in the interior) are used to create a visually interesting ceiling. Timber floors and wallpanels create warmth in the light and airy space. The dining hall is simple, but still manages to surprise with interesting touches like the old farm-style tables that have been partially painted white.

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.

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.


Interior by Pop Store – Amnesty International at Boxpark – London

STORE: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LOCATION:  NEXT TO SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET TUBE ST, EAST LONDON Sixty shipping containers are  being transformed into the world’s first pop-up shopping mall as we speak.  Set to open its doors in East London very soon. Pop Store is creating a brand new space for Amnesty International’s new gallery/shop. We wanted to share our with you our progress… Built next to the new Shoreditch High Street train station,  60 customised containers are now on site at Boxpark. Forty make up the ground floor of the newly created High Street, and upstairs will be a further 20 units housing cafes and art galleries.


An assortment of highly sought after retailers will be claiming residency at the new shopping destination.  We are working with Amnesty International to create an amazing retail space that will raise brand awareness and educate visitors of their current and future projects. Selling a wide range of exclusive Amnesty related products. We are really excited about the new store.

The Amnesty unit will be place next-door to the main Boxpark reception as seen below. Not long until the space will be open for your leisure. Amnesty International Unit 56 [vimeo w=400&h=225] BOX PARK 08/2011 from Roger Wade on Vimeo.  

Interior – Topman General Store – Shoreditch

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.  

Interior – Art & Design Show – San Francisco

A whopping 200 wheat straw bales were used in this display for HEDGE at a California art and design fair last month. ‘Straw is an incredibly effective acoustic buffer,’ said architect Virginia San Fratello of Rael San Fratello Architects. ‘The experience within Straw Gallery was one of quiet, calm and focused observation in contrast to a busy exterior.’ The enveloping, aromatic room was filled with steel niche shelving units that displayed HEDGE’s visions of 20th and 21st century design, art and crafts. These products were displayed at various levels relative to the eyes and hands of viewers. Straw Gallery was created for the fourth annual San Francisco Art & Design Showlast month. The raw straw juxtaposed its industrial modern surroundings in the Fort Mason Centre.   What do you guys think of this design? We were thinking this could act as a great Pop Up space, allergies to straw aside.  

Interior – OH WOW Pop Up – United States

Founded by Rafael de Cárdenas, ARCHITECTURE AT LARGE, is a seasoned resource for design vision and execution focused on residential and commercial interiors, architecture, furniture, and integrated objects. They favor concept over strategy, the cosmopolitan over the genre- or era-specific, and the atmospheric over the static. Ever-focused on the contemporary, they take diligent note of the past while day-dreaming the future. After much deliberating and debating, the 2011 Great Indoors Award jurors have scrutinized 260 applications from 37 countries. OH WOW Pop Up has just been announced as a finalist! Take a look at their OHWOW at Cappellini PopUp to see why these guys have been nominated.

Interior – Essex – 500 Year Old Barn/Gallery/Home

We don’t usually talk ‘TV’, however last night’s Grand Designs featured a project we couldn’t ignore. Take a look around Freddie and Ben’s 500 year old barn, now transformed into a cavernous home with idiosyncratic interiors… The building has maintained much of its charm, with agricultural roofing and blackened timber cladding. Ben and Freddie’s huge collection of artifacts has provided a useful way of zoning the huge, open living space. Features such as this shelving, created from old wooden pallets, reflect the building’s past, and are perfectly in keeping with its sympathetic rebirth. These silos, now reinstated and rebuilt, house bathrooms and a spiral staircase. With this concrete worktop and recycled wooden units, the kitchen appears to have risen from the floors of the barn. The library is flooded with light thanks to a glazed wall and those remarkable skylights, which remain completely invisible from the outside while simultaneously bouncing natural light around the interior of the barn. Artists Freddie Robins and Ben Coode-Adams converted this Grade II-listed timber-framed barn in Essex into a live/work space for themselves and their daughter. The whole design is based around creating a massive free-form contemporary space with very few walls, to display their ever expanding collection of toys and ephemera. But at seven times the size of an average three-bedroom house, turning this 500-year-old building into any kind of home is a challenge. We loved this episode.  
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