Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The Pippa And ike Show

My wife has been a freelance designer for the Dutch high-street store the Hema for nigh on 15 years. But she's always had a pipe dream to jack it in and start her own kiddies shop. Out on a Sunday stroll in Bristol 4 months ago we came across a vacant shop in a prime location, so she just decided there and then to jump into the void.
Like when GI and I started Sideburn, no market research, very little money, not much of a clue, but crucially a vision, and a burning passion. The shop has its opening party this afternoon. There haven't been enough minutes in the day to print flyers. There is no name above the door. The website and blog are just holding names as the physical jobs take priority. The paint is still wet, but she is open for business. If you have a pipe dream, don't just puff away until the embers are burnt out. Make it reality. BP

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11 comments:

Diplomate said...

Absolutely no chance of getting there to support - but - sock it to 'em and GOOD LUCK. Faffing around the edges and tentatively prodding at ideas is a common weakness - those spirited ballsy souls who actually get off their arse and DO what they dream deserve all the support and encouragement in the world - GET IT WHERE YOU CAN ! MORE BALLS !

User.One said...

The absolute very best of luck to her. Will hunt it down next time I'm over the water. Have a great opening!

Stuka said...

Fantastic..!! Wishing you good irish luck in your new adventure.!! ;)

Chris said...

Wicked! Best of luck... I used to live round the corner *reminisces*

Bubble Visor said...

good luck!
wow, designing for the hema..
that's still on my wish list

db said...

Good luck guys, sounds like a bold plan.
If you need any hot tips on shop design we do great mates rates. Next time im in Bristol I'll take a look.

Mick P said...

Couldn't put it better than Diplomate. All good luck both. Brilliant.

mp said...

Looks cool.

Anders Hansen said...

As Emerson said (Ralph Waldo, not Fittipaldi) 'Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.' Good luck!

nicola said...

Awesome. And if she needs any greeting cards for said shop, I'm hers!! Good luck Mrs Ben.

stevie coles said...

best of luck bp & mrs bp!!.