Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Clairvoyant Pop-Up Shop in Williamsburg This Weekend, Dec. 10, 11, 12

Are you lost about what gift to get for that special person who seems to have everything?

Then this is for you: a “clairvoyant” pop-up shop is opening this weekend in Williamsburg. Here's the message we received (by totally normal means) yesterday:

"Let the spirit of giving flow through you and she will guide you to the perfect gift ... We are catering to the customer who just doesn’t know what gift to get for a special friend or relative. Clairvoyant Judith Auora Ryan will be available to read our patrons and select the perfect gift."

Why the clairvoyant? Because, as 303Grand explains, the pop-up shop will offer a range of items from independent retailers, designers and artists – all wrapped in identical white packaging.

You will totally need the clairvoyant to pick out the right gift.

Lest you think that some shopkeeper is planning to pile on the bangles and murmur some mumbo jumbo, think again. Ms. Ryan's clairvoyant credentials are sterling.

More fun: it's a Subports Retail Experiment. From Core77:
"Subports is a new design retail experiment, where customers use text messages to purchase items. This twist frees the shop from a format that requires four walls and a roof, allowing Subports to disperse their wares throughout the city, in fake street bazaars or hidden within book safes."

December 10, 11, 12, 2009
Noon – 10 pm, Daily at 303 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

Involved in the experience are:

Alleged, Alter, Aaron Linn, Amron Experimental, Article 22, byAMT Inc., Cabinet, City Reliquary, Craighton Berman, Design Glut, GOODyoga, grow house grow, In God We Trust, KIOSK, Plex Design, Studio Vandenberg, Sakurako Shimizu, Mock Supply Company, Other, Music, R&E Praspaliauskas, tinyhearts, Vena Cava

All items will be sold via text message. To pre-register for the event visit

To learn more about Subports Retail Experiments check out

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1 comment:

Accurate Psychic said...

I'm sad that I couldn't participate in this event.