Posts Tagged ‘launches’

Land of Kings

This year MC Motors will be one of the venues hosting Dalston arts and entertainment festival Land Of Kings (play on Kingsland Road, illness geddit?).

Havana Club have taken over the warehouse giving it a Cuban style makeover with Giles and the guys at Soulshakers setting up a Havana themed bar. Rare films, drugs secret story telling and domino boards are also strategically placed throughout the venue which has been curated by Vince Vella.

Festival goers will all have to travel through at some point to collect their wristbands and a stage has been set up to host Brass Roots and the Havana Club Collective amongst others. The #MEATEASY has left its temporary home in New Cross and is going back to its roots setting up its refurbished meatwagon in our car park. Our neighbours at Print Club are also getting involved bringing their screen printing expertise to the event.

Wristbands can be bought on the door and allow entry into a number of local institutions such as The Nest, The Alibi, The Arcola Theatre and Rio Cinema. The programme also incorporates The East End Film Festival and 2ManyDJs headline the extensive music programme which you can see in full here.

For full festival itinerary ticket info check out the Land of Kings website and get yourself in gear for a right royal knees up!

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

Restraint by Fleet Ilya

Fleet Ilya recently took over our brand new Dalston location for the weekend to host a pop-up shop featuring examples of next years collection. The Hackney based boutique leather brand had gone into collaboration with world renown photographer Rankin fusing his iconic photography with their fetishistic style exemplified through the exhibition “Restraint by Fleet Ilya”. Prints and projections of model Sophie Willing and Jethro Cave wearing strategically placed Fleet Ilya products were on display, prostate tactfully woven into the natural character of our five storey Stoke Newington Road property.

Also on display was a 10ft leather horse made out of dozens of intricately cut pieces of leather which had been jig-sawed together and had arrived via a stint at Dover Street Market. The friday night saw the launch with a bar and DJ set up in our basement whilst a violinist and animal-faced operatic dancer serenaded guests upstairs. The top floor was reserved as an interactive role-play experience for certain attendees as they were summoned by a dominatrix onto a gothic bed in a balloon-filled room for their “special treat”. The less said of that the better.

The shop was open for the rest of the weekend giving a chance for Susie at Style Bubble to come down and write a very complimentary review while the sunday saw the return of the scantily-clad operatic dancer in our shop window enticing curious passers-by as well as somewhat bemused neighbouring cabbies!

It was also the first time we had managed to put our new cinematic front sign to use and we were delighted to see it in all its glory featured on the Vogue Italia website!

Many thanks to Tobias Radcliffe for the use of these great images.

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.

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.


Lucy in Disguise Launch Promo

The Depositories recently played host to the promo launch for new vintage clothing experience “Lucy in Disguise”. Set up by sisters Lily Allen and Sarah Owen the concept is to provide original, high quality vintage pieces for hire. Be it flapper dresses from the 20’s or sequinned sparkles from the 80’s the Covent Garden shop aims to cater for every iconic look from every iconic decade.

Produced by the boys at Love Hate Productions to the sound track of The Strange Boys “Be Brave” here’s a behind the scenes look at the setup and how the shoot was put together.

To see the finished video in full follow through to the Lucy in Disguise homepage!