Not On The High Street (or are they….?) is coming to the high street (well sort of) for an open door popup event in Old Spitalfields Market this weekend. Not On The High Street, the internet purveyors of the beautiful and the quirky, know that even the best online store can’t give you the real life experience of touching or smelling the products before you buy, so they’ve taken over the central area of the Old Spitalfields Market and turned it into a huge pop up interactive installation.
Not On The High Street are also incorporating a bit of immersive theatre to the weekend, shoppers can enter the shopping area via one of six intriguingly decorated doors and be greeted by a mad scientist, a life-size jewellery box ballerina, an energetic party and a garden croquet match. I didn’t have time to find put what was behind the other couple of doors but I might go back and find out.
Unlike the ballerina, the mad scientist was a little camera shy so I took some undercover photos of his lab…
and some of the stranger concoctions…
The designer makers are at the heart of Not On The High Street and some of them will be there for the whole weekend running demonstrations and workshops and just being there to chat to people in what should be a beautifully warm weekend. Sweet Cecily is giving demos on her lip balm making technique throughout the weekend which is so straight forward there’s even a make your own lipbalm kit available. For the crafty folk out there, knitting workshops are also running for you to go and pick up tips from.
The Not On The High Street Open Door Pop up is filled with so much inspiration, from party, to home and food to baby. The event is grouped into zones which mirror the categories on the Not On The High Street Website. The NOTHS decorators have lovingly put together some beautiful corners to bring interiors to the pop up event.
Visit the NOT ON THE HIGH STREET Open Door pop up at Old Spitalfields Market.
Friday 6th May, noon – 7pm
Saturday 7th May, 10am – 6pm
Sunday 8th May, 10am – 5pm
Old Spitalfields Market
16 Horner Square
London E1 6EW
I’m just going to leave you with some more pictures….