Blink Inspiration: Telling a Story in Nicole Farhi

James Shouli (Creative Visual Merchandising Manager at Nicole Farhi) very kindly invited us to the launch of their Christmas scheme; a wonderful, fairytale style collaboration with paper sculptor Su Blackwell.

The windows and interior of the store had been transformed with a series of large scale depictions of Su’s hauntingly beautiful book-sculptures, portraying the personalized Christmas story by Stephen Doig of how she met Nicole, affectionately called Lady Hare.

Nicole fell for Su’s unique style after seeing her work in window displays for Cartier, campaigns for Kenzo as well as commissions  for a variety of national newspapers and magazines. Nicole says of Su “I loved the delicate approach to her art. I thought it was beautiful, whimsical and poetic.”

We think this is a genius collaboration and a stunning in-store display with real class and distinction.

image with thanks to Melvyn Vincent

image with thanks to Melvyn Vincent

image with thanks to Melvyn Vincent

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Friday Fun: Pop in to the Pop Up at Liberty

We were doing the usual retail rounds when we spotted this Roger la Borde pop up shop within the beautious Liberty store, in situ until 18th October.

This shop within shop is in celebration of this innovative publishing company’s 25th birthday. We first noticed Roger la Borde cards when they started producing delightful mini versions of Rob Ryan‘s work (a Blink favourite, in case you didn’t know). Alongside the cards by Rob Ryan there is work by  Elise Hurst, Aya Kakeda and Su Blackwell. There’s some stunning original artwork for sale too- the Rob Ryan one is from a limited edition of just 10.

To add to the celebrations Roger la Borde has launched its first ever collection of homewares, including bone china teapots, mugs, aprons, tea towels and notebooks, all featuring Victoriana inspired illustrations like the strongman clad in a flowery apron that we spotted on the window of Liberty.

Hmm, its got me thinking about Christmas gifts already…

Roger la Borde at Liberty