Sharing a space with Australian designer, Anneliese Hauptstein, This is Make Believe, and other designers, Guy Keulemans and Kyoko Hashimoto, the creative team behind We Are All Made of Stuff have recently opened a summer pop-up shop/studio/gallery/temporary event space rolled into one: ‘having lucked into finding the perfect location in the gritty and cool Reuterkiez district of Neukolln, the desire to make something interesting and fun was irresistible’.
It’s one thing to base a clothing collection on a film heroine, but Sydney art duo, bams and ted, have taken it one step further, dedicating the entire contents of their pop up store to a fresh fictional hero every four weeks. The bams and ted store, which is currently part of the three-month Arcade shop residency at the newly re-launched Gaffa gallery in Sydney has already paid tribute to the lovely but missing schoolgirl Miranda from Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock and Grace Kelly’s femme fatale Frankie from Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief, with super sleuthing detective Jessica Lange of television series Murder She Wrote to come in April.
We’re a sucker for packaging. But it’s the lack of it at Unpackaged in London that has us in deep swoon. Almost none of the Organic Market’s products, from the extensive range of bulk grains, oils and dried fruit and nuts, to the baked goods, fresh products, or cheeses, are individually wrapped. Unpackaged, instead, opts for simple displays, including custom ball jar framed bulk bins from design firm Multistorey and invite you to bring your own containers (even water bottles!) to fill up on your desired item. What a wonderful place, where you can save the environment one Unpackage at a time.
Fitting Forward is a new Hamburg based Concept-Store which shows what simmers secretly behind the scenes. Every two months a new headstrong theme world will evolve out of a composition of fashion, product, accessories and illustration. The platform of the shop is a deep black lacquered room-in-room installation.