Christmas at Selfridges has launched and with it, our famous windows. This year, each window takes on a star sign. Can you spot yours?
Words and photos by Selfridges
From the Field: Christmas Windows
Tick ??tock tick tock … it’s time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Swatch! The Swiss watch company marks the countdown to Christmas with a 4 metre Christmas tree in the great atrium under the dome. The tree comes to animated life on the hour, revealing the daily goings on of a peaceful village! Little mice and owls come alive with music and Christmas scenes with Lilly the doll or Mr. and Mrs. Wolf.
Outside, the Christmas windows are decorated with five scenes from the tale of Beauty and the Beast. On the fourth floor, children and their parents have the exclusively privilege of discovering 5 minutes of the new film Beauty and the Beast with Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux, which is to released in cinemas on February 12, 2014. Fans take note: Belle will be making some appearances in store…
To recover from all the emotion, make your way to the 8th floor where you will find the Hévin Paul hot chocolate bar.
Harrods are delighted to present their world-famous Christmas Windows, revealing this year’s unique, magical and creative theme, The Harrods Christmas Express.
Inspired by the iconic British steam train, each window brings to life one of their departments depicted as a scene from one of the carriages.
They hope their windows fill you with festive spirit, come and jump aboard.
Video by Alex Verner
Over the last two weeks we have shown you what we think are the best Christmas Tv adverts this year.
Our last one is from Sainsbury’s its called “Christmas in a day”
Here is the full length version, we think its pretty great.
Tomorrow we will publish a poll so you can all vote for your favorite.
Below is a diagram of the first five steps to make a paper snowflake. Begin with a square sheet of paper and in the first step, fold it on the diagonal. Continue through the other steps.
When making additional cuts for the snowflakes, the point E forms the 6 points of the star or snowflake and the point D forms the center of the star or snowflake. (If you choose to cut off D, a hole will be in the center. If you choose to cut off E, the tips will have more points!)
Make cuts leaving a ‘path’ from E to D. Then open to reveal snowflake. The snowflake can be flattened or made into a relief by folding the 12 creases from the center, alternating in and out .
Shown below are different snowflakes made from different cuts.
Images and wording courtesy of James Garner