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Coolbags go silly

Most of our coolbags are now half price at an amazing £27.50. Ridiculously silly, we’re sure you’ll agree!


Top Drawer Spring

Behold, photographs of stand Anorak at this year’s Top Drawer Spring. The first trade event of the season, the show also entailed a quite a few firsts for Anorak:

1. It was the first time we showed our new Spring/Summer product range (including a new coolbag & mini animal washbags)
2. It was the first time we had a dedicated wholesale catalogue (hot off the printer the day before)
3. It was the first time we took a stand 7 metres long! (and slightly less products to fill the space!?)
4. It was the first time we used wooden crates and trestles to fill said stand (no more heavy plinths to lug)
5. It was the first time we forked out for a data capture pen (money very well spent)
6. It was the first Anorak tradeshow of 2011 (a glimpse into the coming year for retail)
7. It was the first time Leno the van driver dropped off our wares (prior to a spot of Latin dancing in his local ballroom)

The good news is that the show was a resounding success, albeit a very hectic and slightly stressful one. And what’s more, the early signs are that Anorak’s new products are going to be very well received in 2011.

Cathy mans the stand

New coolbag, old props

Tablewear, with a stray stag coaster

Nice old crates

Anorak choccies

Apologies for the lack of blog activity Anorakers. We had a mega-busy build up to Christmas and unfortunately Messing About Outside has taken somewhat of a back seat of late. Our pre-Christmas activities included:

– Packing Christmas orders
– Manning the market
– Designing our spring/summer 2011 collection
– Moving our stock
– Building a new website (coming soon)

Somehow, in between all this Wintry mayhem, Anorak’s very own Laurie & Matt managed to turn their hands to a spot of chocolateering, opting to hand-make their friends and family some Christmas confectionery. Here’s some pictures of the choccies (before the Christmas munchers pounced!).

Laurie preps...

Nice and neat...

The truffles...

The other truffles...

The cases are filled...

The minty ones dry...

Voila! The gifts are ready!




Rumour press show

Rumour PR, our lovely press girls, ramped up their press wooing efforts last week in the form of their first ever press show. Housed in the London Transport Museum, Mel and Ruth invited along their favourite press buddies for a sneak preview of new products from ourselves and their other esteemed clients. On show from Anorak were our new deckchairs, new beanbags and new mini kissing animals designs. The day was a rip roaring success and we’re pleased to say our products went down very well indeed.

Thanks girls.

Invite and a Routemaster cocktail

Spot the deckchair

Eyes off the road

Oscar Fernando Gómez Rodríguez is no ordinary taxi driver. One day, whilst out driving in Monterrey, Mexico, he saw a man trying to make ends meet by selling old wood, metal and plastic from a rusty wheelbarrow. Intrigued by the man’s story, Oscar took a photograph and an idea was born. From then on, he began taking pictures through the window of his taxi. His aim is to show that the people who live the most humble lives are often the most worthy of respect. Read Oscar’s interview here.

Music time

We like music. We like bold silhouettes. And we like knowing what the time is. So well done Pavel Sidorenko for designing these bold clocks made of laser cut records. We’re rather partial to the rabbit specimen, but then we would be! See the full collection here.

Source: Design Sponge

Anorak sample sale

Old samples. Off cuts. Factory seconds. Discontinued stock. Until last weekend, we didn’t realise quite so much of it was clogging up our storage area. So on the weekend, we packed our barrow and trotted the 8 footsteps from our office to North Cross Road Market in London’s East Dulwich. Our bright and cheerful prints coupled with the plentiful bargains on offer certainly captured the public interest and before long we were inundated with sample seekers from all walks of life. Here’s pictures of our Trotter-esque adventures. We’ll be back this Friday and Saturday if you missed out.

Roll up roll up!

Bargains galore!

Polaroid stylee!

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