20.11.12

NOT KEEPING STILL IN NOVEMBER

Impromptu blog post? YES PLEASE.

FLAT MATE #1
FLAT MATE #2
 The Pepper Pot - local landmark of Godalming, and the landmark every person who wants to get pissed in the town chooses to meet their friends at.
 Godalming Barbers - standard.
 Milk - my favourite kind.
 OLD SKOOL.
 Strange VM practices with Cheese burger in Godalming.
 Oh what a night...
 Not Oliver's, mine:
 Johnnie Walker window - Selfridges.
 A man outside London Bridge on Friday
 The Shard
 The Shining at the BFI with Hannah Jerrom - (amazing)
 Lady on the bus in Dalston napping before we went to VOGUE.
 London Met window display:
 The Tate:
 Drunk Men on Saturday night before the RVT:
 Monday morning on Commercial Road:
 This is not a scheme tease. Honestly:
End.

19.11.12

Making the Selfridges Christmas Windows 2012

I've been wanting to share these behind the scenes pictures from the latest install at Selfridges for a while, but haven't had the time to blog them - so here they are at last (an early Christmas gift, Faithful Reader?)

Seeing as there are so many, do forgive me for not putting them in any particular order. Where I can, I'll try and explain them - and, as ever, click on each picture to see it BIG.

Andy Pandy Trousers? Check. Big black boot? Check. The tallest person up the tallest ladder - (again) Check! - I have my uses it seems.
 Surveying my handy work:
 Christmas stars and glitter balls:
 A glacier - which was much lighter than you would imagine:
 Reindeer in a bowl:
 Armless:
 A miniature Selfridges Gingerbread House:
 This Turkey (is not real).
 Contemplating how to get these stars inside our tiny doorways.....
 Dress Up Time?
 Tight squeezes all round:
 A present stack takes shape:
 Wrapped:
 Single Lady:
 The golden walnut:
 Baubles (not ballballs)
 Hannah Jerrom does some threading:
 Opportune:
 Shar makes the moss mound in the Wishing Tree window - putting her 7 years of windows experience to good use!
 Trees and lights:
 The fantastic tent of fabrics made by Lou Blackshaw:
 The Selfridges pizza boxes designed by Daniel Jennings:
 Close up:
 We love beards:
 Eastpack logo:
 One of the window design renderings:
 Bauble 2.
 An Art Room Chair:
 More Art Room Chairs (love the Turkey!)
 This trifle is not real.
 Woolens:
 Reflections help us with composition:
 Santa gets dressed:
 Crayon decorations:
 Corgi's get hats:
 Dressing the windows on the final night:
 Last minute fabric hanging and lint rolling (note to would be window dressers - fake snow gets EVERYWHERE)
 Becki and her box:
 They Turkey - deemed too plastic looking:
 The Horse arrives:
 Another present stack:
 Santa takes his place in the giant shoe:
 Which at the start of the night looked liked this:
 Me with silver lining:
 Beautifully detailed photographs taken especially for the light boxes in our displays:
 The gingerbread house arrives:
 More hanging:
 For the record, hanging glittery fabric does drive you insane, especially after doing it in 4 windows for a whole night:
 The wrap is removed:
 The Wishing Tree grows out of the building...
 More 4:00am crayon decoration making:
 Hammering!
 Mini-Flags:
 Wishing Tree:
 The shoe window before any dressing:
 C.U.
 Giant frame of hedge is craned into position around one of the doors:
 A miniature Queen of Time:
 Sauce:
 Glass cleaning:
 Glitter upholstering:
End.