london october 2010
The Serpentine, Hyde Park.
Topshop opens Secret Store
If you’re heading down to Topshop's flagship store on Oxford Circus (or if like us, you're there all the time), we've got a secret to share with you.
If you look hard enough, hidden behind a floral display designed by Meadham Kirchoff on the Lower Ground Floor, you’ll find a doorway to Topshop’s latest pop-up shop, the Secret Store.
The Alice in Wonderland style passageway will lead you to headpieces by Nasir Mazhar, jewellery by Meadham Kirchhoff, scarves by Steven Morris, homeware, luggage and some beautifully embroidered maxi-dresses from Topshop Boutique. And that’s just a snippet of what’s in store.
Visit Topshop in London’s Oxford Street or New York from 26th May to find the Secret Store for yourself. In the meantime, see our favourite pieces from the collection below.
Based in Ghent, Belgium, ROAis renowned for his giant black and white animals. ROA started painting abandoned buildings and warehouses in the isolated industrial areas of his hometown. Since then, his work has been seen in New York, London, Berlin, Warsaw, and Paris.
To see more of ROA’s work, visit check out his photostream on Flickr
Photo: The Rothko Room at the Tate Museum. Taken from the guardian.co.uk photography by David Sillitoe
“Almost everyone who enters the room feels an urge to sit down on the benches in the middle of the space. It’s as if the emotional weight of these sombre works instinctively makes you sit, instantly drained by them. Before you even have time to try to compose a rational understanding of them, they have a psychological impact….In London, the Rothko room is disturbing, but liberating too. It frees the imagination. It creates the effects of great architecture and fresco painting using abstract daubings hung in a gloomy chamber.”
- “The Tate’s Mark Rothko exhibit: a room with a view of the subconscious” by Jonathan Jones. Published by the guardian.co.uk on March 30, 2011
full article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/mar/30/tate-modern-mark-rothko-room