To celebrate and coincide with this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22-26), online gardening retailer The Balcony Gardener has teamed up with the talented visual display team from Anthropologie to create an inspiring Bee Happy Garden at the Kings Road store.
‘We collaborated with The Balcony Gardener to inspire our customers; showing them that city gardening is achievable, sustainable and beautiful’, says Zoe Hodson, Junior Home Buyer for Anthropologie.
From Friday 18th May for six weeks, the windows at Anthropologie Kings Road will be transformed into two beautiful, innovative urban gardens showcasing nectar-rich flowers and plants that attract bees, edible herbs and an eclectic collection of containers and pots.
“The UK’s bee population is in dramatic decline and if this trend continues, it will have implications for our food security. It’s a serious problem that’s very close to my heart and I was delighted to work with Anthropologie which has a like-minded green ethos”, said Isabelle Palmer, Director of The Balcony Gardener.
Okay hopefully this is me back blogging! First up we have the amazing Philip Lim pop up store in Selfridges, London.
The pop up store was designed by Studio Toogood. The installation reflects the simplicity, playfulness and elegance imbued in the work of Philip Lim. The space is made up off wooden structures interupted by a series of distinctive geometric shapes. Hand casted and crafted from carefully considered raw materials including resin, steel, rubber, plastic and wax.
I also found some pictures on the studio too good sit, Love the sketches of the store!
”I felt like the pop up store should embody the COS ethos, simple yet witty design that doesn’t overpower or distract. This made me think of classic Swiss interior design and the idea of no unnecessary extras. I thought about a perfect wooden box and how every part of that boxes material could be reconfigured and used, this became the design philosophy for the instillation.”
For the second year running Chanel has taken up residence at La Mistralée Hotel, a two minute walk from the Place des Lices and the Old Port.
Until October the sumptuous interior of this 19th century manor house has been transformed to create a contemporary décor. The Paris-Bombay and 2012 Spring-Summer collections are displayed throughout the house, in the magnificent private gardens and by the swimming pool, juxtaposing the opulence of the house with modernity and boldness. Its a nice turn to see Chanel using bold and contemporary colours and shapes in their display, an ongoing trend we’ve spotted on our window scouting recently.
Until October 7th 2012
10am-1.30pm / 3.30pm-8pm (4.30pm-9pm in July and August)
1, avenue du Général Leclerc