Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Wildfox Flagship Store in Iconic Sunset Plaza Shopping District of Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based women's label, Wildfox Couture, has officially opened the doors to its first flagship retail store in the iconic Sunset Plaza shopping district of Los Angeles, CA.

Wildfox CEO Jimmy Sommers says, "We are thrilled our customers finally have the opportunity to experience all of our products in one place. The flagship location will always carry the newest and widest assortment of styles. The space is meant to feel like walking into the ultimate Wildfox girl's dream closet. The look of the store will change with the release of every collection so I want customers to experience each campaign photo shoot brought to life."


The 2,000 square foot space will showcase the brand's iconic ultra-soft, graphic tees, jumpers, dresses, and bottoms, angora blend sweater knits, eyewear, denim, swimwear as well as the full Kids range. 

The exterior façade is characterized by Wildfox's signature peach-pink color, black and white awnings and a pink neon sign in the center front window which reads "Fall in Love" - a slogan the brand has used since one of its first seasons.

Designed by Katie Hurley, Owner and Founder of Fineas+Clover, the flagship's décor is best described as an eclectic fusion of locally sourced, vintage pieces with modern accents. Expertly blending antique Mastercraft brass tables and delicate vintage china displays complemented by etched filigree mirrors and hand blown glass chandeliers, the interior transforms the Wildfox personality into a physical space patrons can experience on an intimate level.



The interior boasts 15 foot beamed ceilings, travertine floors, a fireplace, and patio cabana, which will serve as an area to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Lining the walls of three shag carpeted dressing room areas is custom wallpaper featuring collages of the brand's most iconic campaign imagery in a sepia tone topped with a shiny, metallic coating.

Launching exclusively in-store for holiday season, customers will be able to completely customize their own sunglasses by pairing any existing frame with a lens finish of their choice. Leenabell jewelry designer, Monica Stanley, has several of her collections available for purchase in the Wildfox store. Ranging from dainty to chunky, vintage to modern, and fine to custom, price points are between $100-1800.


Inside the store, a live DJ set by BOYSTOWN kept the energy high while guests shopped Wildfox's Fall collection were treated to manicures by NCLA, makeup touch ups by Blushington, and a variety of refreshments and specialty cocktails provided by SVEDKA, Veuve Clicquot champagne, Château D'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé, Heineken, Perrier and Red Bull. The store's parking lot was transformed into a backyard lined with ivy hedges - equipped with a photobooth, ping pong table, sushi bar by Sushiya, and the HEARTSREVOLUTION Ice Cream Truck covered in Swarovski crystals.

Model Alessandra Ambrosio attends the Wildfox Flagship Store Launch Party on October 16, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.
(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Wildfox)

Model Alessandra Ambrosio (wearing Wildfox beanie) and Wildfox CEO Jimmy Sommers attend the Wildfox Flagship Store Launch Party on October 16, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. 
(Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Wildfox)













About Wildfox
Wildfox is a Los Angeles-based women's label founded in 2007. Known for its iconic campaigns, dreamlike quality, and clothes that tell a story, the brand has grown to include categories outside the core knitwear range, including Denim, Essentials, Intimates, Kids, Pajamas, Sun, Swim, and a White Label collection of luxuriously soft sweater knits, laces, chiffons, velour, and sequins. Wildfox launched its first flagship store in Los Angeles in September 2014 with additional U.S. locations planned for Malibu, New York, Miami, and Chicago. 

In partnership with Elizabeth Arden, the brand is set to introduce its first fragrance for summer 2015. The brand can be found in better retail boutiques nationwide including Ron Herman, Planet Blue, Akira, and Shopbop, along with select department stores such as Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Internationally, Wildfox is distributed in over 30 countries worldwide including the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Russia, and Taiwan and can be found in such stores as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Matches, and TSUM.

Wildfox Flagship Store
8710 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Hours: 11am-7pm Sunday-Thursday and 
11am-9pm Friday & Saturday
Tel: +1 310.855.9030

For more information please visit:
www.wildfoxcouture.com
twitter.com/WILDFOXCOUTURE
facebook.com/IHeartWildfoxCouture
instagram.com/WildfoxCouture
#TAKEMETOWILDFOX

All Store Photos by Elizabeth Daniels, Courtesy of Wildfox & @PeoplesRevTeam

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Joseph Joseph Nest Storage Set

Compact Food Storage Container Sets

Joseph Joseph does it again with the Nest Compact Storage Container Set. This innovative, space-saving design neatly combines the bases and lids for six sizes of storage container in the same space as one.

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The problem with most sets of storage containers is that they take up precious cupboard space when not in use and usually require lids and bases to be stored separately. This can make pairing the corresponding elements a real hassle.

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Joseph Joseph Nest Storage 12 Piece Set

With the Nest Compact Storage Container Set, bases nest neatly inside each other and lids snap conveniently together making them very easy to find.

All elements are clearly color-coded for speedy pairing. When closed all containers are airtight. Lids and bases are freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.

The 8 Piece Set includes;
2 - 8oz, 2 - 18oz, 2 - 37oz and 2 - 63oz containers. BPA free. By Joseph Joseph, masters of form and function.



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  • Easy-find, snap-together color-coded storage container set
  • Innovative space-saving design; access any size container or lid easily
  • Airtight lids with easy-pull tabs snap together for easy access
  • Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe
  • 8-piece BPA free set


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Rolls-Royce Announces New Technology and Logistics Centre

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced that a new Technology and Logistics Centre will be built at Bognor Regis, close to the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex. The new 30,000m2 centre will consolidate a number of current logistics functions and allow for future expansion.

The Technology and Logistics Centre will be located on the Oldlands Farm Business Park on the northern edge of Bognor Regis, eight miles from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The Centre will be ideally situated to take advantage of the forthcoming Bognor Regis Northern Relief Road, due to open in 2015. Around 200 people will be employed at the Centre, with a number of new roles created in addition to those transferred from existing logistics functions. The Technology and Logistics Centre is planned to be fully operational in early 2016.



The site has been identified by Arun District Council as part of its 'Enterprise Bognor Regis' initiative. The area is being developed as a new premier business location in West Sussex, reserved for mixed office, industrial and supporting development to deliver a new generation of buildings in a high quality environment to sustain both newly established and growing businesses. Rolls-Royce will be the first major business to take advantage of the initiative.

The Technology and Logistics Centre will consolidate three current operations - an inbound warehouse for production parts; a distribution centre, including an inbound body store and finished car store and a workshop for car preparation. The Centre will be managed on behalf of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars by an external logistics provider.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, "I am delighted to announce our new Technology and Logistics Centre, which reflects the sustainable development and ongoing success of our business. Every Rolls-Royce motor car is built at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood and this new facility will provide the required local logistics support for our current and future models." He continued, "Rolls-Royce is a British manufacturing success and we remain fully committed to building our future here in West Sussex."



Business Minister, Matthew Hancock, said, "This terrific new centre at Bognor Regis will give a huge boost to the local economy, and safeguard 200 jobs. It's testament to one of our Great British success stories, Rolls-Royce, and its valued contribution to UK manufacturing."

Nick Gibb MP for Bognor Regis & Littlehampton and Minister of State for Schools, said, "To have attracted a company of the calibre of Rolls-Royce to Bognor Regis is a major coup for our town. The association of Rolls-Royce with Bognor Regis, Chichester, Goodwood and West Sussex can only help the long term economic prosperity of the area. Credit and thanks should go to Arun District Council's leadership and hard work and the Board of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for the opportunities this new facility will deliver for our town."

Councillor Mrs Gill Brown, Leader of Arun District Council, said, "This is exceptionally good news for Bognor Regis and the district as a whole. We are delighted that Rolls-Royce has chosen to base their new Technology and Logistics Centre at Enterprise Bognor Regis. The council is committed to supporting business growth and the creation of more employment opportunities in the area. The foresight shown by the council to retain this strategic site for employment uses and progress a Local Development Order is evidence that we are very much open and ready for business. This is a significant step forward for the regeneration of Bognor Regis and I am confident more will come in the near future. We welcome Rolls-Royce and look forward to future opportunities to work together."

Ron Crank, Chief Executive of Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, said, "We very much welcome this new investment and further expansion by Rolls-Royce in West Sussex. It will help our region to remain at the cutting edge of automotive design, logistics and manufacture, whilst creating opportunities for local people to develop careers with a globally renowned company."

For more information please visit Rolls-Royce Motor Cars - http://www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

Friday, September 5, 2014

Heimtextil Trends 2015/2016

Heimtextil Takes a New Approach: 'Theme Park' and Trend Prognosis for 2015/2016 Presented

A new trend concept, new themes and a new kind of presentation: the Heimtextil management team introduced the new Heimtextil 'Theme Park' in two discussions broadcast around the world live on 1 September 2014.

On behalf of the Heimtextil Trendtable, which is made up of six international agencies, Anne Marie Commandeur of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam presented the new large-scale project and outlined the Heimtextil trends for 2015/16. 


Trendtable members Mayouri Sengchanh of Exalis/Carlin International and Felix Diener also offered a prognosis for the textile interior-design trends of the coming season. Thus, representatives of the press and Heimtextil exhibitors had the chance to obtain an initial insight into the new trend themes around four and a half months before the international trade fair for home and contract textiles opens its doors from 14 to 17 January 2015. 

'Experience' is the superordinate Heimtextil trend theme for 2015/2016. "Textiles are the perfect vehicle for inspiring, sensory and interactive experiences", explained Anne Marie Commandeur of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam during the conference at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. The conference also provided the setting for the presentation of the new Heimtextil Trend Book. "In both the book and the 'Theme Park' at the fair, we present a selection of spectacular projects, which can be experienced with all the senses." 

For the first time, the Trend Book comes with 'interactive print' elements, which enable readers to obtain supplementary information in digital form by scanning the parts of the book marked and then watching animated images on their smartphone or tablet. Additionally, the trend prognoses are supported by an extensive website with detailed background information and project presentations at www.heimtextil-theme-park.com.


Four Design Themes Show New Ways

The first part of the Trend Book revolves around social, political, technological and artistic themes - all key themes that have a decisive influence on designers. The second section looks at trends that are set to have a direct influence on interior design and home textiles in 2015 and beyond. To this end, the trend experts proposed four design themes: 'Sensory', 'Mixology', 'Discovery' and 'Memory'. The third part of the book is devoted to color innovations and presents worlds of color corresponding to the four design themes. 


Heimtextil Theme Park 'Experience' Trends 2015/2016

THEME I - Sensory
The well-being factor Designers create new products for the home, which appeal to our growing interest in tactile and sensory impulses. They find solutions via the link between science and design and thus increase our feeling of well-being. To this end, they use intelligent textiles with built-in responsive technologies that, for example, react to changes in the source of light. Inspiration also comes from the beauty and wellness industry. Super-sensory fabrics draw on the huge variety of tactile effects that excite our senses: light, feminine and transparent. As a sensory contrast, fabrics with polished surfaces or varnish-like lustre and uniformity are used together with paper surfaces and oily finishes.



THEME II - Mixology
Inter-cultural exchange Variety is trumps. Cultural fusion has given rise to a modern ethnic heritage. From now own, experimentation and the interaction of different identities is the name of the game. Patterns, prints and colors collide almost chaotically with each other. African tribal design meets 3D rave motifs, retro with futuristic, digital with organic. At the same time, people are enthusiastic about recycling and product hacking. New applications are found for waste materials with due consideration being given to material properties. The result is valuable design objects and - no less important - the feeling of independence from conformity of any kind.



THEME III - Discovery
Predicting the future Designers are taking ever greater account of our planet's valuable resources. They look over the shoulder of astrophysicists and investigate the properties of lunar rock and meteorites, the haptic qualities and dark strength of which are particularly fascinating. Observing the cosmos and the micro-cosmos, they come across dark, light-absorbent space black and stellar coruscation. Light plays a key role in this connection: it dazzles and illuminates, it sketches and plays tricks with the eye.



THEME IV - Memory
Reflection and re-evaluation People strive for a simpler, purer and more ethically correct way of modern life: away from consumption stress and rigid must-haves - towards favourites and a genuine feeling of well-being. The materials that decorate life together in the home will be honest, useful fabrics, e.g., denim, wool and linen. Familiar patterns stimulate the capacity for recall. Tomorrow's designers will combine handicrafts and tradition with an innovative sense for modernity whereby their software abilities are an additional benefit. Thus, handicrafts and technology can join forces to create new, timeless values.



All Images Courtesy of Heimtextil 

Further information about Heimtextil and the Theme Park at: