Thursday, November 02, 2006

The shop with no name

Please, please do me a favour (not a favor, we're not in the US here ;-)): click on the photo to enlarge it. You'll understand what's so fascinating about this shop. It's one of those trendy boutiques that sell two dresses and three pairs of shoes in a minimalist sort of way. The beauty is that the shop is full of mirrors reflecting images from the outside, the pub and restaurant across the street, as well as its own interior in multiple ways. The final result is inextricable and quite beautiful in my eyes...
And it genuinely has no name - not a written word on the plain grey facade outside. I suppose it's part of the style. Those in the know would know... The address: Glenmore Road, Paddington.

Je vous en supplie, cliquez sur la photo pour l'agrandir. Vous comprendrez pourquoi ce magasin est fascinant. C'est une de ces boutiques branchées qui vendent deux robes et trois paires de chaussures à la manière minimaliste. Sa magie réside dans tous ses miroirs qui reflètent la rue, le pub et le restaurant juste en face, mais aussi l'intérieur du magasin, à l'infini. J'ai été séduite par ce kaléidoscope inextricable.
Et je vous assure que le magasin n'a pas de nom : sur la façade grise et nue, pas un mot écrit. Je suppose que c'est ce qui fait vraiment branché: c'est réservé à ceux qui savent. L'adresse : Glenmore Road à Paddington.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

Superbe reflet dans les mirroirs.ce magasin est special. merci pour la photo.


Superb reflection in the mirroirs.ce store is special. thank you for the photograph.

Keropok Man said...

Mirror, mirror on the wall... Who is the fairest of them all?

Mimmu said...

And you are already living tomorrow!
I was looking at picture long time,
fascinating photo!
And your photo of this day ( we have 18.57 PM 11.1.06 now) is so
softening. Pink is always pink for small girls :)

GiuCe said...

great reflects ^.^

bv said...

Muji, a similar concept has been brought from Japan to Paris 10 years ago. Any items, beautiful design, no brand. Has been very trendy for a while with VIP parisians rushing there. Then it collapsed. Sometime you wonder...

Muji, un concept japonais similaire a été importé à Paris il y a 10 ans. On y trouvait de tout, très design, pas de marque. Très tendance au départ, le magasin situé Rive Gauche était bourré de parisiens chics. Puis il a finalement fait faillite.
Quelquefois, on se demande...

bv said...

Sorry wrong info. Muji didn't collapsed but is far less trendy than it used to be when it started...

Pardon, mauvaise info. Muji n'a pas fait faillite mais est beaucoup moins "tendance" qu'il ne l'a été quand il a démarré...

Bill said...

I never did drugs, but I imagine that this is what the world would look like "under the influence"! Fun shot :)

Lachezar said...

Getting lost in reflections, that's a beauty...

Kris said...

chaotic! i'm lost in those reflections. Nice photo nonetheless!

Gail's Man said...

Maybe it's called 'Rip-off' or something, as these types of shops sell things at ridiculous prices, which are no better than what you can buy in normal shops.

Nathalie said...

Yes Gail's man, I suspect what little they sell goes for ridiculously high prices! Vanity, vanity... Thanks all for the variety of your comments!