During Vans’ Downtown Showdown skate festival in London, the shoe+ brand ollied into the pop-up world for the first time. The Showdown pits a dozen European skate teams against each other for 50,000 pounds in prizes. Teams design their own ramps. With a Jack the Ripper Theme, Vans and Green Room Retail re-created a Victorian pub in a former art gallery. Read more at Time Out London.
Hester Street Fair pops up at Henri Bendel for Fashion Night Out
Midtown soaked up some Lower East Side flavor by importing vendors from the Hester Street Fair into Henri Bendel‘s third floor last week. Pop-up vendors add vibrancy, a rough edge and the look of heavy traffic even if there is none. Bendel, owned by Limited Brands, tapped food pop ups to make women salivate like Herbin Spoonful, Millie PearTree Cupcakes and BaconMarmalade. Read more from Emma Grady at Tree Hugger.
Sotheby’s pop-up garden exhibition at the Chatsworth house
The Chatsworth house in England is a massive, beautifully-curated estate and Sotheby’s once sold the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta. That’s pop-up power, and the two are coming together starting Saturday for a sculpture exhibition featuring Takashi Murakami, Nadim Karam, Ju Ming, Damien Hirst and others. If you’re near Derbyshire (just west of Chesterfield, southwest of Dronfield and northeast of Hartington Nether Quarter) check out Sotheby’s Beyond Limits pop up. Check out more pictures on Gawker.
Greg Spielberg | September 14 2011