Saturday, 31 October 2009
We've had a fabulous time working with The Lighthouse and the staff there. The Lighthouse has been integral to the establishment and development of Made In The Shade and we're grateful for all the help and support we've received from 'em over the last two years.
Clare and I will work our socks off to find a new home for our calendar of boutique shopping events in 2010 and in the run up to Christmas you can all rest assured that we will offer tonnes of fantastic indie shopping opportunities through The Maisonette. Let's not think of the event being cancelled, but that we're now able to host a Made In The Shade shopping shindig every single day of the week from now until Christmas Eve! Look out on the blog for more details of our plans.
The Made In The Shade Gals
Thanks so much to everyone who has visited us so far and a very special thanks to everyone who has delivered cards and gifts! We've had champagne, we've had gorgeous home baking, fresh flowers and umpteen pretty cards wishing us well. You're all so thoughtful and oh-so generous!
Clare and I are real exhausted. We're having a relaxing evening tonight to recoup some energy. Look out for lots of diary entries, photos and Maisonette news appearing on the blog and on the website next week.
We're open 7 days a week. Come see us!
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Despite having spent far too little time in our jammies over the last while, we are super excited about welcoming visitors to The Maisonette. We'll be adding finishing touches to the space over the next few weeks and we hope you'll visit regularly to keep up to speed with all the plans we're laying. From Friday (that's THIS FRIDAY!!) The Maisonette will be open to customers between 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday (late night opening til 7pm on Thursdays) and between noon and 5pm on Sundays. We do hope you can find a wee minute or ten to come see us.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Take a peep at our Made In The Shade/Central Station project page, here.
Make friends with us on Central Station, here.
If you'd like to submit a proposal, drop us a line at: email@example.com
Please make sure you include your Central Station username in the message.
All proposals must be received by 9th November 2009.
Central Station is a space where artists, film-makers and designers can talk about their processes, showcase their work, share tools and tips and access resources.
Members are part of an online community. They have their own showcase area including unique web address, plus the opportunity to get involved in events, projects and discover hidden gems in the collections part of the site.
If you haven't taken a peep already, you oughtta!
Claire Brown of Miso Funky fame stopped by to add some of her lovely cross-stitch samplers and cute mugs to the Maisonette's Autumn/Winter collection. She hung around for a while to have a little 'oo' and a little 'aaah' at all the glorious handmade delights on offer. Before we could say, "Have you seen the fabulous new work by...?" Claire had honed in on the 'moustache on a stick' by Ding Dong Designs. "Can I buy one of these now?" asked Claire. "Uuum. Eeeh...", mumbled Carrie & Clare! With no packaging, no labelling and not even a till to keep the money in, we handed over the moustache in return for 6 of Claire's best pounds! Voila! Our first sale.
You can own your very own moustache on a stick from Friday 30th October! Swing by The Maisonette at De Courcy's Arcade. We'll even give you a bag to take it home in and everything! ;)
Here's Part 14 of The Maisonette Peep Show...
These are our new price tickets for The Maisonette Autumn/Winter collection. They'll be handwritten and attached to beautiful handmade treasures with brown thread.
The Made In The Shade Maisonette opens on the upper floor of De Courcy's Arcade, Cresswell Lane on Friday 30th October 2009. We'll be welcoming our first visitors from 10am. Please do sinwg by and see us. We'll give you sweet treats and maybe a little drink of something. x
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Clare sure is a dab hand with a pot o' polyfilla! Now that the gaps and cracks have been smoothed over and the walls are a nice bright white, the Tiny Gallery is just about ready to receive its very first installation. Jennifer Nicolson launches her new zine, 'Suredy Bop Bop' at The Maisonette in November. In celebration we're hosting a month long exhibit of Jennifer's post-it note illustrations. It'll be swell. If a little creepy.
We reckon the Tiny Gallery must be the smallest exhibition space in the city! At under 1m sq., it fits just one visitor at a time! If you'd be interested in showing work in the Tiny Gallery, holler. We want to hear your ideas.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Like this. Obsession Zine. Oh, how we love Gemma Correll!
Thursday, 15 October 2009
P.S have y'all noticed that my camera lens has been getting grubbier day by day? Must rememebr to clean it tomorrow!
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Today, we thought you might like to have a wee look at the De Courcy's Arcade building. The stairs and hallways have been cleaned up and decorated and are looking swish. Rumour has it that the Made In The Shade gals will be contributing some design touches to the look of the hallways and stairwell. What will we do? What will we do? Here's what the spaces look like now...
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Feast your eyes on these little fellas. We love Wooden Tree. 'Tis true that we do. Handstitched right here in Scotland by the lovely Kirsty Anderson, cloud pins will be on sale at The Maisonette from Friday 30th October. You can wear your very own silver lining. Swell.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
For those of you who haven't visited Indie Quarter yet - what is WRONG with you?
Get over there.
Click here to read about The Maisonette on Indie Quarter.
The second annual Made In The Shade Festive Shopping Weekender will take place at The Lighthouse, Glasgow on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2009.
The event will open to customers between 10.30am - 5pm on Saturday 12th December and between 12 noon and 5pm on Sunday 13th December.
If you are a designer, maker, artist, vintage seller or other creative entrepreneur and you'd like to set up shop with us, then please get in touch!
For details on how to apply, drop a quick line to the MITS gals at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will close again on Friday 23rd October, so be sure to register interest quickly!
You can find out more about Made In The Shade at: www.wearemadeintheshade.com
You'll also find us on Twitter and Facebook. Come join us!
Friday, 9 October 2009
Here's another sneaky product peek to whet your appetite for all things Maisonette...
This is a piece of fabulous handmade textile art by the lovely Angharad Jefferson. This fella has attracted the attention of a fancy book publisher. He's scheduled to appear in a book all about everyone's favourite facial adornment - the moustache! You can own a moustache of your very own come Friday 30th October!
Thursday, 8 October 2009
This, my friends, is Pie Girl. She's handmade by Lucy at The Cat In The Shoe and I love her. She and her pie (and pumpkin!) pals will be moving into The Maisonette with us. The Cat In The Shoe - exclusive to Glasgow. Exclusive to The Made In The Shade Maisonette. Come meet her on Friday 30th October!
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
To start this mini blog series off, here is a rather saucy picture of The Maisonette. Naked.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
The Made In The Shade Maisonette is our permanent, dynamic retail, gallery and social space dedicated to showcasing and promoting off-beat design, creativity and vintage lifestyle. The Maisonette, or 'little home', is a friendly hub of activity set in a friendly space in Glasgow's old-time indie shopping institution, De Courcy's Arcade on Cresswell Lane. We'll be opening our doors to customers on Friday 30th October 2009.
Not just a one-stop shop for all things handmade, unusual and beautiful, The Maisonette is also home to the Tiny Gallery AND to a fabulous program of creative and sociable get-togethers. From October 2009, the Made In The Shade gals will continue to conduct their event and agency work in The Maisonette too. We'll have a real-life Made In The Shade home at last!
Although small and dinky, the vintage styled Made In The Shade Maisonette showcases work by directional Scottish designers, makers and artists and introduces the work of creatives from across the UK and beyond. Crossing disciplines, product categories and styles, the Maisonette offers customers the pick of handmade delights and vintage finds.
We are so excited about The Maisonette and we really, really hope you are too.
Keep visiting the blog for more information and details of our launch week celebrations!