Although last night was the official start to the Milan Design Week, travelers who arrived early on Monday were treated to a good old fashioned pop-up shop party thrown by Andy of Reference Library and the folks from Apartamento Magazine. In true guerrilla fashion, the Everyday Life Objects Shop features rough and ready display fixtures designed and assembled on-site by the British designer Max Lamb, who will also be on hand throughout the week crafting made-to-order designs. In addition to an eclectic mix of merchandise flown over by Andy, the shop showcases a selection of kaleidoscopic hot air balloons in candy colors by Bertjan Pot, recent designs by the NYC studio Rich, Brilliant, Willing. (who also participated in our own temporary boutique), clothing by Slow and Steady Wins the Race and a stellar selection of vintage books, both odd Americana and rare design titles pilfered from a Milanese bookseller.
More pictures after the jump.