Posts Tagged ‘events’

House of Hackney Pop-up Shop

Over the next few days we’re pleased to be hosting a pop-up shop for the launch of new luxury interior company House of Hackney at our Stoke Newington Road location. Lily Vanilli will also be bringing her expertise to the event with her 180 cake, ice cream and high tea concoction. The shop is open this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10am-7pm so feel free to pop along to 76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB. You won’t be able to miss our old illuminated cinema sign outside!

House of Hackney are unveiling collections with a strong local theme being named after cultural landmarks such as “Hackney Empire” and “Dalston Rose”. Their website states “Conceived as the antithesis of disposable identikit furnishings and white wall fatigue the home furnishings, wallpaper and textiles label is characterized by prints and products that are steeped in tradition but are bold and non-conformist. Described as ‘Colefax and Fowler on acid’ the House of Hackney label overhauls the concept of traditional home wares and brings them bang up to date with their playful and irreverent prints.”

Cake specialist Lily Vanilli is also taking over the basement with her 180 members club (though anyone can buy on the day) and is rustling up tantalising delights such as Mini Apple Champagne Donuts and Absinthe and Mint Chocolate Chip ice-cream. These will be complimented by live acts including Marawa the Incredible and her Fruit Salad of Death Act and a Live Fortune Cookie Teller. Tickets are £10 and include cake tasting performances and tea.

House of Hackney Pop-up Shop
76 Stoke Newington Road,
N16 7XB
Thursday 31st March- Sunday 3rd April
10am- 7pm

G-Star RAW Conference

We recently hosted the sales conference for the managers and behind the scenes team at G-Star RAW. Employees were flown in from all over Europe for the two day exhibition at MC Motors where the warehouse was split into the four main themes with each one decorated to compliment their extensive shoe collection. Me, Him and Her were on hand to stamp G-Star’s mark on it by decking the main room out with 12ft ceiling banners and setting up a rather cool cotton backdrop to project the “business talk” onto.

Multimedia demonstrations were also integrated into each area with background music and themed films helping to set the mood further. There was even a gentlemen’s rest and recovery room upstairs complete with classic Chesterfields, Scaletrix and themed magazines (though the cigars had to remain unlit for health and safety reasons!).

As the pictures show the industrial setting complimented G-Star’s brand identity and their creative team did a great job in placing their abstract ideas onto a concrete platform.

Many thanks to Ian at Me, Him and Her (not bad pics for a non-professional!) and Matthew and Carly and the team at G-Star for letting us use their images!

For event enquiries at MC Motors or any of our four locations please contact Tom Gibson on 07595704210.

Alex and Melita’s Wedding

Over the summer we hosted the wedding of Alex and Melita at MC Motors. After getting married at The Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich the happy couple made their way over to us in a wonderful silver 1962 Karmann Ghia with guests following across the river in traditional London taxis and a Routemaster bus.

After entering to the applause of friends and family the car was acutely reversed next to the entertainment for the evening provided by “fine purveyors of filthy swing” Top Shelf Jazz. A sit down meal for 130 ensued with vietnamese Summer Rolls to start and a tantalising Thai green curry for main course with after dinner coffees being provided by Brewedboy and his quirky coffeemobile.

The couples family had helped to stamp the newly weds mark on the venue by creatively decorating it with colourful floristry. After the speeches the first dance was to “At Last” by Etta James with one guest remarking that it had been “the best event they had ever been to”. High praise indeed.

Many thanks to Alex and Melita for sharing the pictures of their special day with us and check out photographer Liam Bailey’s site where there’s more examples of the great work he’s done.

Blisters Blackout 2010

Here’s the brand new flyer for Print Club London’s December exhibition at MC Motors. Following on from the success of “Secret Blisters” and “Blisters on my Fingers” our Millers Avenue neighbours will be taking over the place again for a whole weekend beginning with their December 3rd friday night launch (unmissable for those in the know…)

This year there’s a spooky glow in the dark theme to proceedings and with names such as Eine and Pure Evil on the bill plus free entry all weekend there’s no excuse for not dropping by!

“ART FOR SALE , Up-and-coming talent and the big-name artists that you don’t need to save up for “ ELLE MAGAZINE, OCT 10


This year, there will be 40 exhibiting artists, 40 editioned and signed silk screen prints by each, selling for £40 a pop.

Entrants had to include a glow-in-the-dark element to the designs – as MC Motors will be plunged into darkness at various points during the opening night so the assembled can see the posters a-glowing.

Street Artist Ben Eine famous for his letters on shuttering now spreading worldwide, and a favourite artist of David Cameron who gifted Eines work to President Obama, will be signing his prints live on the opening night!

Whilst old schooler Jamie Reid is also taking part, famous for his Sex Pistols album cover “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols” and once described by Sean O’Hagan of The Observer as “the single most iconic image of the punk era”, Reid has produced a print for the show.


MINI Scooter E Concept Launch

We recently decked out the Vinyl Factory in our signature style for the launch of BMW’s new MINI Scooter. 50 years after the original MINI was launched the new emission-free scooter was suitably unveiled just around the corner from Carnaby Street, the spiritual home of the Swinging Sixties.

The new design mixes the traditional retro look of the MINI with a high-tech modern interface. The scooter can be charged from home and a special adapter means a smartphone can be used as a key to start the ignition. The phones face can then be used as a sat-nav, music player or a blue tooth phone while a special helmet will have earphones built in so you can listen to music or talk while riding. An innovative way to meet the demands of the young, urban generation.

Agyness Deyn’s universal appeal yet quintessentially British style meant she was an apt choice to launch the scooter which will now go on a worldwide publicity tour.

If you’re looking to buy one you’ll have to wait until 2012 but watch the launch party video here…

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!

Blisters Blackout

This December we will be hosting the annual “Blisters” exhibition run by our friends at Print Club London. It’s always a fun-filled weekend with the friday night opening fast becoming a thing of legend and a staple part of East London’s social diary.

This year they’re playing on the winter theme with all prints having to contain a glow in the dark element.

Past exhibitors have included Pure Evil, Jon Burgerman and Eine, with the latter recently gaining notoriety as President Obama’s favourite screen printer.

For any artists interested in exhibiting part of the brief is attached below and go to the Print Club website for more info.

For everyone else we’ll be in contact nearer the time with full details of this not-to-be missed event!

40 Illustrators. 40 Edition and hand signed prints. 40 Pounds each.

We are bringing together a mixture of established and emerging illustrators for BLISTERS BLACKOUT a winter feast of hand pulled, screen printed posters.

This year we are asking every one to add a ‘glow in the dark’ element to their poster design. We will be ‘Blacking Out’ the venue at points during the opening night so your posters can really GLOW!

The brief is open, to allow artists to develop their own work within the format of a B2 screen-printed poster. Each design will be printed as an edition of 40, produced by the artist.
Poster size: B2 (500 x 700mm)

Down a small back alley in Dalston lies a magical warehouse that has housed our renowned ‘Blisters’ poster shows, and is again this years venue for Blackout Blisters. Previous Blisters shows have attracted 1400 visitors with sales of over 800 prints on the opening night!

How to Submit:
Please send us your poster design:

Closing date for submissions: 30th September

MC Motors Wedding

Here’s an example of one of the fantastic weddings we have staged on at one of our locations. After getting married at The Bank of England Dan and Eddie made the short journey over to MC Motors in a vintage Jaguar to be greeted inside by their awe struck guests.

If ever there was a time to let the pictures do the talking….