The Scale of Things made an impact at the launch of Look.Stop.Shop 2011 at Melbourne Central on Monday 18 July. Here’s some of our quick snaps and behind the scenes moments, taken by our very own photographer Imran. We were also on of six “shops” interviewed on the day and the video can be found here in this post.
It was a real grown-up moment for us here at The Scale, and the start of hopefully many more events as part of the State of Design festival.
Simone is interviewed by Melanie Hopgood-Bould of the City of Melbourne about The Scale of Things and Mobi Des at Look.Stop.Shop.
” Look.Stop.Shop is an around-the-clock exhibition that takes you on an exploratory journey around Melbourne’s city centre. You’ll experience a series of installations by 29 design-minded businesses.
These are the stories of six participants who’ve created installations for this year’s Look.Stop.Shop theme ‘Design that Moves’.
‘The Scale of Things’ is a collective group of design-savvy entrepreneurs. They’ve created ‘Mobi Des’, two innovative mobile units and one stationary unit featuring handmade designs by emerging Melbourne artists. These units will be popping-up unexpectedly around the city during Look.Stop.Shop.
Paper bubbles overflow from Geyer’s creative studio into the bustling Centre Place laneway. Bubble decals flow onto the pavement and shop windows. This eye catching display has already caught passers-by as they explore the laneway, dine and shop.
Pieces of Eight Gallery in Russell Place is showcasing contemporary jewellery and small art objects made by over 50 Australian and international makers. The installation has been created from recycled cardboard boxes with the theme ‘We are family’, depicting Melbourne’s close knit design community.
Little Mule is just off Little Bourke Street in Somerset Place. There you’ll discover a bike shop voted as one of Melbourne’s best places to enjoy a brew. Little Mule have transformed their cafe and shop with an exhibition featuring ‘high-brow low-brow’ fine art.
In Little Lonsdale Street you’ll find the Design Dispensary, a quirky store selling home wares and gifts. RMIT visual merchandising students have created a installation which features miniature hot air balloons, with Crumpled City maps. They’re handy, lightweight, 100% waterproof maps which can be easily crammed into your pocket or backpack.
Some of the most interesting cities around the globe are available. Design Dispensary owner Samantha Sivarajah has commissioned a Melbourne map and will be asking customers to nominate their favourite spots in Melbourne which will be considered for a list of ten ’soulsights’ on the map.
RMIT Interior Design students searched the city high and low to gather 8,000 ping pong balls, 3 kilometres of fishing wire and other materials to transform the Euroluce logo in their Russell Street store.
This is merely an entrée to what you’ll find during this year’s event. So grab your Look.Stop.Shop map, walk or run the trail. View more about Look.Stop.Shop on What’s on.
The event is presented by the City of Melbourne and is part of the State of Design Festival from 20-31 July 2011. “