Perfect Prints!

July 1st, 2015

A chat with Laura Nevill

Can you tell us a little bit about the inspirations behind your prints?

With my most recent prints a lot of the inspiration came from looking at traditional style tattoos.  Although I am yet to get inked myself I love looking at the designs, I use these as a basis to create my own illustrations and I love all the details in the old school traditional style.

Any exciting  plans for the Summer?

I have just got a new job helping out in a litho printing studio which I am really excited about as it’s great to get to see the the product go from an idea to a finished product and to gain more insight into foiling and letterpress.  I expect I will also be enjoying the sunshine, if it sticks around, from a pub garden or two.

What was the most interesting aspect of your Supermarket journey?

I loved creating my wall!  Being able to contextualise my work and see it as a whole collection was really nice.  It was a challenge to find a good spot to photograph and curate a wall without actually putting any nails into my mums newly painted living room wall, but in the end it this gave me a lot more options and I’m really pleased with the final look.

If you could describe Supermarket Sarah in 3 words what would they be?

Original, exciting, yummy!

Who are your favourite designers and why?

I love the work of Malika Favre, it is so different from the type of work I do and the way she uses such simplicity to create such beautiful graphic images amazes me.
I have long been a follower of Ella Masters blog and love her style of illustration and the quotes and imagery she uses.  Her posts are always very positive and have always been helpful when I  felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere, that actually if you just stick at it good things will happen.

Which 3 guests would you invite to your dream dinner party?

I would invite David Hockney because could listen to him for forever taking  about the way he sees the world.  I would also invite and Tyler Blackburn as my date.

Who would you love to see create a Supermarket Sarah wall?

I think it would be great to see a Supermarket Sarah wall from Lazy Oaf.  I am a big fan of their clothes and all their promotional videos are amazing, I think they would create a really colourful fun wall.

THANK YOU!

check out Laura’s wall here

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Emma Nicol’s Seaside Supermarket!

June 24th, 2015

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Summer has arrived at Supermarket Sarah, thanks to Emma Nicol, for creating a wall drenched in sunshine and light! We can almost smell the salty sea air.

Emma is a homeware designer based in Portsmouth. She has created this super seaside themed wall for us to share her “LOVE of all things seaside and to hopefully put some summer sunshine into your lives!’ Enjoy Emma’s seaside town inspired lampshades, embroided purses, pictures and pillows and watch her wall come together in her video she made for us!

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Supermarket Sarah @ Monki

June 4th, 2015

It’s has been an absolute pleasure working with Monki to create their Windows Summer Campaign 2015 across their 90 stores worldwide.

Incredible to watch my sketches come to life and scale worldwide! I can’t believe I managed to get a cat and a dog in both walls!

Thank you also to the awesome photographer Anders Kylberg @ Acne Photography

and Idha Lindhag, Susanna Brunetti, Yacco Vijn, Will Tomlinson, Oliver Stallwood, Irina Kikina, Artem Mazurchuck, Susanne Bagner Ebony Bizys and Ai Aoki for the Store Window photos from London, Sweden, Paris, Tokyo, Russia, Amsterdam and Berlin.

and Lynnie Zulu -such a pleasure working with your gorgeous prints!

…Here’s how it all came together! :)

both walls are still live on supermarketsarah.com

THE WALL:

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SET UP:
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WINDOWS ARE GO! Monki windows across their 90 stores worldwide are live!

Monki Windows in Carnaby Street London

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Monki Windows in Carnaby Street London

The second Wall is the Lynnie Zulu wall!

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WALL IS LIVE ONLINE!Wall online on the Monki Website

Wall online on the Monki Website

Supermarket Safari

May 21st, 2015

We have two sets of inspiring designers onboard our supermarket this week - what a treat! Designosaur and Hello Dodo have collaborated to make a wall full of creatures great and small. They’ve also teamed up to make some exclusive pieces, including bat wall hangings , necklaces, hand printed dinosaurs and some awesome dinosaur lights. Enjoy!

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SUPERMARKET SARAH X YRSTORE X TOPSHOP

May 19th, 2015

Thank you Party People for coming to the launch of our #urbantropicana clothing and accessories range at Topshop! The collection is available to shop online at  Supermarket Sarah or in Store at YRStore on level -2 in Topshop Oxford Circus.

Thanks again to Luc Belaire for the amazing cocktails!

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Wonder Wall Hangings

May 18th, 2015

Jo Waterhouse’s stunning wall is full of her beautiful printed homeware. Jo works from East London Printmakers and Family Tree on Exmouth Market. We love the boldness and scale of her work and how versatile her designs can be around the home.

Jo describes her love for scaling it up  ’I love working on a large scale and the idea of large multi-functional cloths really appeals to me. I love to always move my house around and having a cloth to hang up is an amazing way to instantly change the feel of a room. The cloths can also be draped over chairs, beds or windows.’

So if you’re looking to spruce up a white wall and are in the need for something unique and handmade then look no further. Jo’s work is available to buy online, just click here to check out her designs.

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SUPERMARKET SARAH X YR STORE X TOPSHOP #URBANTROPICANA

May 12th, 2015

Supermarket Sarah collaborates with Interactive digital print specialists YR STORE!

Join us tomorrow Wednesday 13th

for our Launch Party @TOPSHOP London Oxford Circus.

For Luc Belaire Cocktails

6pm -8pm

in Personal Shopping Downstairs on Level -1.

Please RSVP pre...@coffinoncake.com for entry

See you there :)

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Entitled #URBANTROPICANA, the collection is a limited edition Supermarket Sarah range of garments and accessories that will feature Supermarket Sarah’s distinctive palm tree logo across YR STORE tees, leggings, sweatshirts, socks and iPhone cases.

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With both YR STORE and Supermarket Sarah based in Hackney, we were inspired to create a collection that combined the idea of beach holidays on sunny, palm-filled beaches to contrast with the urban home of both brands.

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Having recently collaborated with Nike, MTV and BAPE, YR STORE have also commanded space on some of the capital’s most desirable shop floors, including Liberty and Selfridges, with their own pop-up stores also appearing on Carnaby Street and at Boxpark.  YR’s specially developed software and high specification digital print process enables customers to create patterns and see them printed onto garments right on the shop floor.  Using YR’s large scale, interactive touch screens, consumers create and customise prints by manipulating colours, adding text, layering foreground elements over existing background designs, or even creating their own completely unique patterns.  This collaboration will see Supermarket Sarah’s exclusively created artwork installed on YR STORE’s interactive touch screens so that Topshop customers can create bespoke patterns and prints.gang

Blossoming from first meeting at a trade show on the future of retail Sarah says, “I was intrigued by YR STORE’s revolutionary live printing retail experience, and our brands seem intrinsically linked through a love of fun online retail experiences.”

Sarah curated a special #URBANTROPICANA wall at YR STORE’s head office in Haggerston which was shot by photographer Adam Laycock and will be available for customers to purchase online, as well as in store at Topshop Oxford Circus.


Supermarket Sarah @ MONKI

April 28th, 2015

SUPER HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE  Supermarket Sarah’s Collaboration with international fashion brand Monki on their summer campaign.

“Destination Summer” will hit Monki stores 6th May and will take a starring role in all 90 Monki stores in Europe and Asia, including monki.com and  www.supermarketsarah.com

Launched in two steps—the first wall based on the excitement of packing for your holidays, and the second a playful take on a fruit stand made with print designer (and fellow fruit lover) Lynnie Zulu. From shorts and sandals to all-over printed kaftan dresses—this is all you need for summer.

I will be at the flagship Store in Stockholm! If you’re in London there is a store on Carnaby Street! Paris -96 Rue de Provence And Tokyo -Shibuya! Would love to see images from places I can’t get to!

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A Catch Up with Louise Markey

April 28th, 2015

We caught up with our latest designer, Louise Markey about her design process and favourite hangouts in London town.

So tell us a little bit about your Australian roots and when you decided to come over to the UK?

I grew up in Sydney and moved with my family to the UK for 5 years when I was 9. I fell in love with London and moved back over here in 2002 and started working for Burberry.

Can you tell us a little bit about the inspiration for your wall piece?

I have been obsessed with the wooden toys of Alexandre Girard for many years now, in fact they were the inspiration behind my MA collection at Central Saint Martins. These wooden mannequins are an LF Markey homage to these toys and I think the perfect way to display the clothes!

Where are you favourite hangouts in London?

I live in Stoke Newington and am a creature of habit, so I tend to plod around east London most of the time. My favourite hangouts are Esters; a great cafe near my house, Lardo; an excellent restaurant in Hackney and Clissold Park; where I take my toddler to run off some of his energy.

What’s planned for LF Markey this Summer?

This summer is busy- we have lots of pop up shops planned, an update to our e-commerce site, and of course delivering Autumn/ Winter ’15 and launching Spring / Summer ’16!

If you weren’t designing clothes what would you be doing?

Hopefully designing something else- buildings maybe!

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A Q&A with Laura Spring

April 14th, 2015

We caught up with our latest designer Laura Spring to discuss her influences, inspirations and her experience of building her wonder wall:

You’re based in Glasgow, how does the city influence you creatively?
Glasgow is an amazing city to live and work in. It seems to be a perfect combination of size, people, affordability and weather - that will keep you inside working! I think it’s the people here that have definitely affected my creativity the most though - there’s so many inspiring people it’s hard not to feed off that!

What have you most enjoyed about creating a wall for Supermarket Sarah?
I think I’ve really enjoyed seeing all my work collectively. Often when I’m working away in my studio, it’s so busy I never take time to step back and look at things as a whole but it’s very important to do that form time to time so it’s been great for that! It’s good to see how things are changing and developing too.

What’s your favourite piece on your wall and why?
I think my favourite product is the arrow book bag in green. I really like that print and I think those colours work well together.

How did you find the process of making the wall?
I really enjoyed it once I’d decided how I wanted to approach it. I wanted to keep the wall quite simple as my products are pretty bright and busy, so I thought it best to let them do the talking. I think my wall definitely says I’m a huge fan of bright colour and bold prints!

What are your plans for 2015?
2015 is turning out to a busy year! There’s alot going on which is really exciting! I’ve just got back from a research trip to India and am now working on a new collection as well as a couple of collaborations that I’m thoroughly enjoying. The summer will see me head off to Finland on a residency which is a bit of a dream residency as I loved the very small time I spent in Helsinki a couple of years ago. Then I’m back at Design Junction in september and then it’ll be gearing up for Christmas again!

Cat or dog?
Dog. Always! I share my studio with a 3 year old whippet called Chips who is the perfect studio companion. (I’ve sent you a photo attached taken by my photographer friend Caro Weiss in my studio.)

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