Archive for the ‘The House Next Door’ Category

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Empire Magazine recently released a ultimate movie celebration special to coincide with the release of the final instalment of the Harry Potter series. Tastefully shot by Sarah Dunn at both MC Motors and The House Next Door the series includes all the major players of the iconic films including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane and Timothy Spall.



(This one wasn’t taken at any of our locations but we couldn’t do a Harry Potter series without including Rupert Gint!)

Vogue Sposa March 2011

Here are some beautiful pictures in the March 2011 edition of Vogue Sposa shot at The House Next Door. The quarterly Italian magazine by Conde Nast concentrates on mixing all things wedding with all things style. These vintage themed pics by Wendy Bevan certainly fit that category!

You Magazine: Hem Fatale

Here are some amazing images from this weeks You Magazine shot at The House Next Door by Laura Alice Hart. Placing emphasis on long hemlines mixed with punky details the textures of the location complement the clothes beautifully.

Fashion assistant – Elisha Strachan
Hair – Marco Testa using John Masters Organics
Make-up РMegumi at Carol Hayes Management using Est̩e Lauder
Model – Philippa Bywater at Models 1

White Lies – Ritual

Here’s the cover for the White Lies new album “Ritual” set at The House Next Door.

Due for release on the 17th January The Fly has been the first to review the album giving it the thumbs up with an awesome 4.5 out of 5.

Follow through to play.com to pre-order.

Beth Graham Collection

We recently had the girls from Hub, our favourite local store, in to photograph their new collection for in-house label Beth Graham. Their 2010 winter collection draws its inspiration from classic 70s British glamour with their combinations of silks, tweed and corduroy coupled with mother of pearl and fine leather. Playing with a sumptuous palette of dusky rose, mushroom, ocre and peat (tones which suit the shades of The House Next Door perfectly!) the collection echoes of faded decadence.

Hub’s two boutiques (one male and one female funnily enough) have a fantastic selection of good quality, cherry-picked clothing and accessories. For the men (of which I can personally vouch) they have the smart-casual look sussed to a tee!

If you’re in the north/east London area it’s well worth making your way to 49 and 88 Stoke Newington Church Street and checking them out!

Many thanks to photographer Simon Wisbey and the girls for letting us use their fantastic images.

Another Great Wedding

Here are some brilliant pictures of the wedding reception of Laura and Ewen we recently hosted at The Depository and The House Next Door.

Following the ceremony at Frederick’s in Islington Laura, Ewen (in their fantastic vintage Citroen) and their guests made the short trip over to Stoke Newington.

After having some amazing portraits taken in The House Next Door the newly weds moved into the Depository for the reception. Following a buffet, a few speeches and many a glass of champagne the party began and from reports a great night was had by all!

Congratulations to the happy couple and thanks for letting us use the pics!

Also thanks to photographer David McNeil, check out his site and blog where there’s loads more images of this particular wedding and many more he’s done in the past!

A “Fabulous” Shoot

Here’s a Fabulous shoot at The House Next Door by the team at Fabulous Magazine.

Photographed by Paul Bowers and styled by Lynne McKenna the shoot is based on this seasons tailored look and we think it compliments our newest location superbly!

Photography : Paul Bowers
Hair : Enzo Volpe
Make-Up : Afton
Model : Luma at Premier
Stylist : Lynne McKenna
Stylist’s Assistant Esme Riley

Hello and welcome to our new blog!

If you’ve found your way here I imagine you’ll have some idea about who we are and what we do, but for those of you who don’t I’ll explain what we’re all about in this…..our first ever blog post!

Many thanks to Alastair at strangerpixel and his team for creating what we think is a very good looking blog.

Considering how busy we are and how much fun and interesting stuff goes on at our three locations every day we thought it’d be good to record things in an informative, light-hearted way.

After starting out twenty five years ago with a small furniture shop in the Angel selling 1900-1940’s furniture we have evolved over the years into a location company, hiring out 20,000 sq/ft of our unique spaces on a daily basis for all sorts of weird and wonderful things. While we still sell a little bit of furniture online our prop hire service is the one that keeps us on our toes, coming with the added benefit of not having to lose all the little gems we’ve accumulated over the years!

“A Sense of Grace” by Mario Testino for British Vogue

Here at Castle Gibson we like people to appreciate the beauty and character in age-old pieces which have stood the test of time (we were recycling furniture well before the current green revolution!).

If you were to summarise what we’re about we’d like to think our style as unique and eclectic. Good quality, interesting pieces with history and charm are what catches our eye and we go as far as Europe and America to find them, as well as the industrial heartland of good ol’ Blighty of course. We like to adhere to the age-old saying that opposites attract so we mix the decayed with the decadent and the shabby with the chic. We find beauty in the contrasting image of a sophisticated English chesterfield set against a dilapidated, peeling wall. Throw in some original 1920’s Las Vegas signs, a few vintage baby Vespas and a couple of aeroplane ejector seats. Think English gentlemen’s club mixed with an Old Town Vegas circus complimented by a wonderfully worn, textured wall.

Easy to visualise? Hell no, but they seem to go together in a funny kind of way!

Every day we have different crews coming in, setting things up in their own creative style and producing some of the most beautiful scenes imaginable. Our three locations; The Depository, The House Next Door (to The Depository funnily enough!) and MC Motors have played host to some of the worlds leading cultural icons. Mario Testino and Steven Meisel are among the hundreds of fashion photographers who have shot against our dilapidated walls. Models including Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova have seduced the lens (and half our staff!) by strutting their stuff in or buildings. Boyzone, Pixie Lott and Duffy are amongst many who have recorded number one music promos at our spaces.

On top of all this we’ve hosted weddings, parties, exhibitions and product launches as well as providing furniture and interior design to many a London shop, bar and restaurant.

So all in all we reckon there’s enough going on to make an interesting weekly blog so check the rest of the site out (if you haven’t already) and come back to visit us next week!

itvHD by Tim Bret-Day

itvHD by Tim Bret-Day