PARKHALL - A CREATIVE COMMUNITY
Situated on a quiet residential street behind West Norwood cemetery in South London, is Parkhall, an old pye electronics building. Parkhall offers studio and office spaces to creatives and small businesses and is home to Volcano coffee's bustling cafe. We had the pleasure of exploring this interesting building and it's inhabitants for a shoot for the South East London Journal's The Collective issue.
THE FLASH PACK
The Flash Pack are a dynamic team of photography experts who create innovative and striking content for people and brands. One of the many experiences they offer are photo booths which can be hired for parties or weddings. They are just brilliant, Tam had one at her wedding so we have first hand experience. They also create lots of very clever photo and video experiences for big brands like Kenzo, GQ Magazine, ASOS etc. Their office is a hub of creative energy where they build booths, store props, plan events and generally do their Flash Pack thing.
Rococo have been selling luxury chocolate since 1983 when their founder Chantel Cody opened her first shop on the Kings Road. At Parkhall Rococo have offices and also make their 'Rococo Couture' collection. Watching the chocolate being made was a real treat, as was sampling the unusual and delicate flavours.
TILLY & THE BUTTONS
Tilly and the Buttons create easy to use sewing patterns and online workshops so that everyone, no matter what their sewing ability, can make their own clothes. Their second floor studio is beautiful and light with great views over London. They use it as their offices and also run sewing workshops from here. We loved rummaging through all their sewing patterns and photographing their beautiful clothes.
Anorak make functional quirky products for the home and for outdoor living. Their bold striking prints are inspired by the great British outdoors and are reminiscent of childhood camping trips. We photographed Matt, one of their directors and chatted about some of their new products including the new Kissing Badgers print.