I had to check out the Sketchbook Magazine pop-up store in Carnaby Street before it reached its final pages at its location in Carnaby Street. It had caused a media frenzy with various events that were packed into 3 weeks, and had I been in London I would’ve brought my duvet over and settled down in the corner just to be at each of the events. When I followed Kit down to their basement the other day, what I saw were rooms that were like sketchbooks, spilled out onto walls and floors – paper mobiles, collages, paintings and murals… what a burrow of wonderland it was down there. It’s such a pity I’d missed literally everything that was scheduled (and everyone, including a talk by my darling bubble Susie), but I’m sure keeping an eye out for a next time. Who knows, maybe next time they’ll organize a paper festival for all they seemed to be capable of!

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  1. I love these photos, even though I went to visit last Sunday, everytime I see photos of Sketchbook, I see something new! I so love that space…and even better that they’ve been extended until May 16th! So you’ll have plenty of chances to go back and catch something…I just wish I could be back in time to catch something.

    So nice to know that so many bloggers have been through those doors and signed that canvas…maybe I’ll catch you in the summer with Kit!

  2. oh wow, the coolest things are in London! Even if they’re only temporary.

  3. skye

    That place looks absolutely magical and inspirational.

  4. wa!! so COOL what an insanely awesome store such cute earrings too

  5. I really, really like this place

  6. I hadn’t heard of this before, looks awesome.

  7. whatever this is, I love it! :D

  8. love your blog!

    it’s very creative!

    xx

    http://sofrannifinesse.blogspot.com/
    http://sofrannifinesse.blogspot.com/

  9. How fantastic. I wish i could do that to my house and then go over it with alayer of paint every so often. Doubt my other half wouldbe happy with that

  10. C

    I’ll be going to Korea soon and just wondering if youve any recommendations, any quaint stores or cosy cafes and especially thrift stores to recommend, would be real awesome if you did! x love from Singapore

  11. Kyudane

    Amazing photography, great imagery, brings fruitful thoughts to one’s mind. I love your work.

  12. This place looks… perfect!

  13. I adooooore Sketchbook but haven’t had a chance to make it down to London, boo. There should be a very big, rather fun Sketchbook post on my blog tomorrow full of interviews so check back sooooon :)

    Lovely photos!

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    x

  14. It looks so amazing! I’m so sad that I haven’t made it down to have a look at all, so thanks for taking such nice pictures so I can vicariously live through them!

  15. i was so sad, too, actually kit was one of the people who told me: it’s not gone!! what will happen in the next month is being worked out now, but there will be music events & things. hope to see you soon shini, welcome home xox

  16. WOOOW! This is soo beautiful.

  17. from what ive seen of sketchbook is totally cool and this just makes me want to go more! its amazing. i wish i lived in london, or even europe :)

  18. Yo Shini,

    The Sketchbook magazine pop up shop has extended their opening til mid May YAY!

  19. such a pretty & fun-looking shop with the most appropriate name ever <3

  20. wow i love all your selection of images :)

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

  21. Those are amazing!
    I’m totally inspired to go paint a stool on my wall now..hmmm

    -Robyn

  22. that store/office looks amazing! seems like fun having everyone sketch on the wall and all :))

  23. wow so cooool! xoxo
    http://be-mode.blogspot.com/

  24. Lovely blog! Lovely pictures!!

    http://www.citizette.com

  25. It came it came it came! And it’s puuurfect – the fit and everything. Thank you very very very much :)

    You always take great pictures. Loved the post underneath with the spiders and all :D Haha! You should braid your hair more often. Super cute!