This Autumn Black Box’s inner child has come out to play; Come & visit us, climb up the rope ladder and rummage through our treasures in the Black Box Treehouse.
Our Autumn windows, inspired by a love for Norman Rockwells beautiful depictions of childhood, are home to honeyed golden hues & woody textures. Victoria Walker’s intricate insect & botanical jewellery sit in amongst the falling leaves, Cat & Fox Adventures’ gorgeous giclée prints pinned playfully to the treehouse walls, Sarah Brown’s sumptuous necklaces and Zoe Duthie’s lost treasures are gathered for safe keeping inside the musical table…
It’s Festival time and the Grassmarket is a-buzz! We love this time of year, where Edinburgh’s Old Town turns into one big summery street party. With flyers and posters everywhere you turn, bustling boutiques, costumed characters and marching bands, free alcohol tasters, endless comedy venues, holiday makers and smiling locals, relaxing outdoor cafes > its definitely the place to be for some Fringe r&r in between shows…
And where better place to start your luxurious path of holiday indulgence than at Black Box – aye? Indeed!
Sarah & Hannah made the most of Saturday’s rainy miserableness by creating a mini Black Box Festival in the boutique’s windows. Come down and peek for yourself at Tilly Blooms Dancing Elephants cavorting at the foot of the Yellow Tent, Twiggd’s Bunting decorating the little Blue Tent, Erica Stahl’s Circus Mice performing daring fire jumping tricks, and many more mischievous happenings…
BLACK BOX – THE GRAND OPENING
All Photography featured in the above slideshow was taken by What Kristen Saw
Thank you to all our Curious Designers for filling our wee boutique with your beautiful work, and it was lovely to meet those who made it along on the night. You make Black Box what it is.
Thank you to friends & family of Black box for all the support and encouragement over the past year.
Thank you to our BRILLIANT graphic designer RYDO for his impeccable work and style, and to the crazy genius that is BOARD STUPID for our wooden masterpiece of a counter.
Thank you to our amazing tradesmen* who worked tirelessly to bring the our ideas to life.
Thank you to Bruichladdich for generously sponsoring us with their yummy Botanist Dry Gin
A BIG THANK YOU to all the amazing pals of Black Box who chipped in with a paintbrush / roller / paletteknife / broom / sandpaper, and helped with the endless moving / tidying / sorting / more PAINTING – You are all absolute STARS and we at Black Box owe you our sanity.
Our Curious Boutique is now comeplete and READY FOR BUSINESS
The [Forever Grateful] Black Box Team
*We strongly recommend our Joiner, Electrician, Cabinet Maker & Plumber – please do get in touch if you wish for their details.
(Psst! Over here! Yes, YOU.)
(We don’t know about you, but we’ve been hearing whispers…)
(Whispers that something truly WONDERFUL has happened down one particularly winding cobbled road in Edinburgh…)
Oh, since you are so delightful, we simply must let you in on the secret :
BLACK BOX IS NOW OPEN!
We opened our doors on Saturday after a absolutely BRILLIANT opening night – watch this space, photography from the night coming very soon from our lovely Black Box Photographer for the night – What Kristen Saw
With our first 25 Curious Designers’ work all nestled and climbing about the boutique, there’s plenty to catch your eye and pull you through the wardrobe into the world fof Black Box
Come and explore the boutique for yourself, we look forward to seeing you soon