Every Halloween, London architect and interior designer Ben Pentreath turns his Bloomsbury store on Rugby Street into a veritable cabinet of curiosities. Pentreath and his shop overseer Bridie Hall (she’s also an artist) create displays using “anything we can get our hands on that sparks an interest, catches our eye, makes us happy, makes us confused, makes us laugh, makes us cry. The aim is to create a feast for the eyes and imagination.” For those lucky enough to be in the neighborhood, the display runs through November 8.
Photography by Simon Bevan for Remodelista and Ben Pentreath.
Above: Autumnal vegetables from the local farmers market become part of the tableau.
Above: A vintage opium bottle from Pentreath friends Fox & Flyte.
Above: A collection of detachable collars (from guests who refused to leave?).