For her third “issue”, Rachel Shechtman has turned her magazine-style boutique—aptly called Story—into an homage to New York. The shop changes concept every four to eight weeks, and the latest inventory is a selection of Big Apple goods co-edited by Cool Hunting. The finely selected stock is set to the backdrop ofJill Malek custom “coffee stain” wallpaper, cityscape murals by Chris Dent, presented by the AOL Artists initiative, and student-shot photos from the NYC non-profit Salt.
Here are a selection of photos from a whistle stop visit to the big apple, I literally spend 24 hours their, the weather was amazing and I managed to get a few snaps of some interesting things. take a look.
Loved this amazing visual feature wall created in the Gant store.
Simple yet very effective window scheme in the Rag and Bone store
Quirky exterior store planting, makes the store and the street look great.
NOHO or North of Houston
Just north of Soho the Noho design area has been up and coming for the last few years, it defiantly the place to hunt out quirky new ideas.
Love this Gap billboard made up of real T shirts on one of the main roads in the area.
Talk about street art, Desigual know how to grab your attention.
This is another great example of grabbing your attention, this time a little more subtle than Desigual but still effective.
This trail leads you to an exhibition by Tom Dixon.
Great example of the Upcycling trend, this time using pallets as A frame ad boards.
Guerrilla street art, lampposts have been given some treatment to improve their look. They have been covered in thousands of coloured cable ties.
The Herman Miller Pop Up Shop opens today in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. The 6,000 square foot space will exhibit the recently announced Herman Miller Collection which aims to serve both consumer and commercial furniture needs. PSFK got an advance tour of the shop which is designed to encourage browsing and discovery. There is a nicely balanced mix of the familiar and the new. Eagle-eyed visitors will likely spot a few prototypes of forthcoming pieces Herman Miller will produce scattered around the shop.
Here’s a prototype sofa (which doesn’t even have a name yet) which will soon see production.
Divider walls within the space contain designer bio’s and shelving which displays material samples, accessories and small sculptures.
Herman Miller collaborated with a local gallery to select and display art within the space that complimented the furniture. The artwork is also available for purchase.
Beyond the furniture, which will be available to order at the shop, there is also a curated design accessories area stocked with Alexander Girard pillows, clocks, books and more.
We spoke with Ben Watson, Executive Creative Director with Herman Miller who talked about what visitors can expect to experience:
Herman Miller Pop Up Shop
New York City
May 9 – July 1, 2012
68 Wooster Street, Soho
New York, NY 10012