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    the big british bang

    May 7, 2012

    My regular readers know how much i love selfridges. Well, today i want to share with you their new fantastic store wide event called the big british bang.

    It’s a celebration of all things british and who doesn’t love a bit of british? They are marking the queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations and a summer of sport. Yes, while the weather has decided to play havoc here in london, go and cheer yourself up with this colourful and most charming celebration. You’ll find many accompanying events and there is a plethora of fantastic and unique products to buy that have been especially designed for this occasion . In the big british shop there’s a collection of some favourite brands exclusive and unique designs. In the big yellow shop you’ll find, err, well everything in selfridges’ signature yellow hue, pantone 109. The last time i saw exclusive designs in selfridges’ yellow was for their centenary festivities back in 2009.

    I must say looking at their window displays and subsequently walking through selfridges put a smile on my face and made me feel it is spring after all. If you’re looking for inspiration, that special gift or just want to be around colour, you can’t go wrong with paying selfridges a visit.

    Be prepared, there are a lot of images. It was impossible to edit down further. I was seduced by this visual feast. First off, here are some great posters for this lavish celebration.

    Next, let me show you these fantastic window displays. It really made me want to become a window dresser. Selfridges, for me, always does it so well. They tell a story like no other department store in london. Judge for yourself. All right, I know, they have more windows for display than any of the others.

    And some more window displays showing quintessential britishness.

    Phew, and that was just some of the window displays outside the store. I also had to show you some of the goodies inside. After spending time in selfridges i came out buzzing with excitement and inspiration. See what you think.

    I hope you’ve found some inspiration here for a project, a colour scheme or just for sheer pleasure in celebrating all things british. Which is your favourite window display? Oh, and by the way, a sales assistant told me that they will be selling the yellow birds as of tomorrow. Originally they were just meant to be used for props but they’ve had so many enquiries that they decided to offer them in their range of products for sale. Hurry, while stock lasts!