So, Origin68 has got a new home... We've moved in above Bionic Seven in Manchester's Northern Quarter. This will be our brand new office/workshop/showroom/shop. We're really excited about this next leg of the journey. Things have been growing nicely and for us over the last year or so, to the point that there was barely enough room to even stand in the old place. The dream has always been to have our own retail space and with this new office we will have the best of both worlds, a cool place to work from with the option to use it as a shop. Currently it's a bit of a bloomin' mess, but over the next couple of months we're going to transform the place.
Yesterday (being Sunday 15th March) was the very first Northern Quarter Market in Manchester City Centre. We've been in and around the Northern quarter for the best part of ten years so it was great to be selected for this. The Northern Quarter is often referred to as the creative hub of Manchester and the area has been crying out for something like this for a long time. The organisers of the successful Levenshulme Market have stepped up to the plate. The whole day had a great buzz to it, almost like a street party. There were loads of people about, lots of cool independent sellers, great food, and live music. What more do you need for a Sunday afternoon? Hopefully this is just the start and the market will go from strength to strength. We didn't manage to get round to see all the other traders but we're back next month so will post some better photos then. Thanks to everyone who came down to look/chat/buy. We couldn't do it without you.
We have added a brand new lookbook page to our website today. You can check it out on the website http://www.origin68.com/lookbook. Massive thanks to Bruce Anderson for providing the photos. We're really pleased with how it's turned out. Hopefully it gives a bit more of a flavour of what we're about. Let us know what you think! Bruce contacted us a few months back looking for a project to work on to help boost his portfolio. We really loved the style of Bruce's photography and thought that he really understood the look and feel we were trying to achieve. We also admired his enthusiasm and appetite for getting things done. He was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely reccomend using him. You can see more of his work here website and here flickr You can view the lookbook in full here: http://www.origin68.com/lookbook