Glimpses from the past few weeks.
Hopefully I can get back to using this blog more often soon.
The Stranger store in a more or less complete state.
Thought I would share some pictures. Working on some proper photos and a video showing the workings of the “roadblock table” and other furniture in the store that will hopefully be ready by next month.
We have three sections -
1. The main boutique space - Current season clothing & accessories brands, multi-purpose, movable screen frames, Coffeega “Ridge” cold-brew coffee tower
2. The micro-cafe space - with attached patio: Vacuum siphon coffee brewers, multi-function “roadblock table”
3. The archive space - Older season stock from brands such as Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garcons etc. sourced from all over the place; cocoon-like environment created with backlit curtains; restroom.
Hopefully in the near future we will be able to do lunchboxes and provide the food that goes in them. I already have ideas for what they should look like and the accompanying menu, but the logistics of setting up and staffing the kitchen is something I lack the energy or the funds for right now.
I am also in talks with a few designers I am really excited to be bringing to the continent, but not sure I should say anything yet about who and/or what yet :).
Last image is of the prototype for the stools we plan to have in-store. The idea is to litter a few of them around the store and of course in the cafe space and outside so people can move them about to wherever they feel comfortable sitting. Whenever we have film screenings and other seated events, we will arrange a whole lot more of them in the main boutique space for the various events.
All interior and furniture design by Juan Alfonso Ruano Canales
Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme
Y’s for Men
Comme des Garcons Homme Plus
Coming next year:
Aitor Throup: New Object Research 2013
"Hollywood has noticed him, and he’s been working on a project there that is as top secret as his other hush-hush thing: serving as creative director for a music superstar. He promises all will be revealed in time (aren’t we used to playing a waiting game with Throup by now?). What isn’t a secret, however, is his ongoing creative contribution to top British band Kasabian, whose guitarist, Serge Pizzorno, is the model in Throup’s online lookbook and video."
CDG on a couple.
Yohji Yamamoto AW91 Red Leather Jacket
The SoloIst Cowboy Shirt
Taking the store lab coat for a spin. Still need to do some work on the shoulder shape and pockets, but I am very happy with it as a prototype :).
Linen lab coat
Comme des Garcons SHIRT cotton tshirt
Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme ramie pants
Neil Barrett rubber slippers