Donna Lambert

LTS – 2011 in pictures

We wanted to share our memorable moments with you from 2011 – enjoy – a very Happy New Year to one and all.

Silence of the Lambs….

Boxpark – the beginning

Funghi’s to be with……

We loved LTD @ THE SOCIAL….. and Heavenly Recordings

Huge thanks to Stuart Semple – Amnesty Shop @ Boxpark

 

The Vest Is History

 

Thanks Chu for our lovely new lamb – www.schudio.co.uk

 

and lastly one of our fave pics of this year…

 

There are far too many to thank in what has been an amazing year – thank you – you know who you are.

 

 

THE VEST IS HISTORY

What’s your take on the loss of cigarette advertising or the demise of Super-8 film…and would anyone turn back time to swap cloud mixes for phonograph records?

A new interactive space takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the pace of change, the impact of technology and mass-production. Does design suffer or, as we age, are we just suffering from resistance and design-sentimentality?

Soon to evolve itself, into the new chapter of MINT – the Seven Dials emporium famous for trend-led and fashion-forward vintage – ‘The Vest is History’ will run from 15th December until 5th January.

Its floor carpeted with the ‘leaves’ of decommissioned books, victims of a dwindling print industry, the Vest is History features design classics for sale such as a Bultaco Sherpa 250 motorbike, as favored by Steve McQueen, and an evolving calendar of fashion, music, film & art events.

Highlights include:

Smoking trolleys: in the near future fag packets will be strictly unbranded and below the counter. But once upon a time, cigarette advertising could be slapped on the supermarket carts. Two limited edition prints showing 70’s prototypes for a John Player Special branded cart, and one dedicated to the more family-shop-friendly Kellog’s, will be available (run of 1 x A0 and run of 10 x A2) priced from £150 – £1,000 per pair.

Gramaphone juke-box: The first device for recording and playing back sound, invented by Edison in 1877. Every Thursday during ‘The Vest is History’ relics from the 1920s art Nouveau era will be wound by local guest DJ’s including Emily Rawson1 (rockthebelles.com) at the 15th Dec launch. Plus BYO 78’s and take over the weekend playlist for The Vest is History.

A homage to the humble string vest: The largest vintage collection of this design classic available in London, including: basket-ball style, 30s & 40s undergarments, cropped roller-girl (an 80’s trend started by Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’). All 100% cotton, no two designs are the same – a snip at £8 each while stocks last.

The Super-8 cinema, in collaboration with straight 82 (straight8.net): The Vest is History’s 8-seater screening room will be showing random docu-movies of ordinary life made on 8mm Kodak (the ‘raw’ look predecessor to video, popular between 1965 and 1980). straight 8 feature nights will include their best-of competition entries, as seen at Cannes Film Festival over the years. Plus ‘adult-only’ selections and BYO private screenings.

The ‘key to life’ raffle: an ideas exchange with each £2 donation going to Amnesty International, now celebrating 50 years of the movement. Scribble down what ‘the key to life’ means to you and exchange it for a vintage key bearing someone elses’s statement. The best re-tweeted message wins a pair of limited edition trolley prints from The Vest is History.

NEW DALSTON SPACE HIGHLIGHTS CONSUMERISM CONSUMING ITSELF

‘THE VEST IS HISTORY’: AN INSTALLATION CURATED BY MINT

73 STOKE NEWINGTON HIGH STREET, N16 8EL

16TH DEC 2011 – 5TH JAN 2012

website: thevestishistory.com  facebook: MintVintage twitter: @mint_vintage

 

Amnesty Shop at Boxpark – The Launch Day

 

 

It was all hands on deck (literally –  as the Amnesty Shop is on the top deck of Boxpark – unit 56) for the Amnesty Shop @ Boxpark launch on Thursday evening.

Stuart Semple hosted continue reading

Last night under the spooky tunnels of The Old Vic – Hell’s Half Acre Exhibition

A Lamb Is Born