Monday, June 3, 2013

Ziggy Aeroplane: First Birthday Pop-up Shop!


We did it! We organised, reached our Kickstarter target (woo hoo!), prepped, received press, listened to retro records, installed, opened, ate cake, had a boogie (or two), met lots of lovely customers and had our very own shop for a week!



We had our official opening on Friday 24th of May (with colourful party cups of prosecco and stripy sweetie bags for all our guests!) and stayed open until Wednesday 29th. Our Pop-up Shop was organised to mark the first birthdays of Paper Aeroplane and Ziggy Sawdust. (If you missed the last post explaining how it all came about, click here for a read!)

The sun shone brightly and we had big garage-like doors that we kept wide open everyday, luring in passers by! Fiona and I both had such a lovely time... we can't believe it's all over now. We really had lots of fun putting our heads together to make the Pop-up a success. But I won't get emotional. Sniff. All good things come to an end and looking back over all the photos makes me very happy, seeing all that we achieved!

Tim, Fiona's boyfriend, was our resident photographer for the opening weekend and he got some great shots capturing the buzz! So I am going to let the photos do the talking now....


Photograph © Tim Courtney
Table top display
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Opening our doors
Photograph © Tim Courtney

I spy Fiona!
Photograph © Tim Courtney
Our colourful refreshment table!
Photograph © Tim Courtney
Lots of people!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Birthday time!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Fiona + Me
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Me getting stuck in!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Fiona + My mum cutting the cake!
Photograph © Tim Courtney


Highlight of my night: my art school tutors making it through
from Glasgow to attend our opening!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Ziggy Sawdust Retro Record Clock
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Ziggy Sawdust Retro Record Clock
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Ziggy Sawdust Wooden Jewellery
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Ziggy Sawdust Wooden Jewellery
Photograph © Tim Courtney


















Me + Fiona!
Photograph © Tim Courtney




We also received some very exciting press!


Edinburgh Etiquette
AsianCajuns
Avocado Sweet
 
The Skinny

Emma Lamb

BBC Big Screen on Lothian Road!
Our little promo film was shown every hour for a WHOLE WEEK!
Crazy!

Well, I think that's me successfully reminisced and brought you up to date with all that's been going on! But you ain't seen the back of Ziggy Sawdust and Paper Aeroplane's combined alter-ego just yet... future projects are in the pipeline! Keep updated via our collaborative Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/PaperSawdust :)

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