They say you should practice what you preach, so before we set up Appear Here we set up shop.
During the summer of 2012 Ross and a friend had an idea to launch a brand, just in time for the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Two weeks after the initial spark, the doors for an empty shop in Marshall Street opened. Rock & Rule appeared in London selling limited edition t-shirts and apparel, inspired by the Queen - with a rebellious kick.
As well as people coming in for the Lizzy inspired t-shirts, many simply came to talk about the shop space. It quickly became clear that it wasn’t just Ross that wanted the opportunity to rent a short-term space. So when Rock & Rule, a few days later, shut up shop, Ross decided to put his share of the profit into launching Appear Here.
Fast forward to today, Appear Here has been chosen by international brands, independent designers and ambitious start-ups. Big or small they all share the ambition, like Rock and Rule, to find an empty space, share an idea and start a story.