We are so lucky to be based at The Rose Lipman building, an arts and community centre based in Haggerston. Run by the brilliant Mill Co. Project with Create London. Last night, Create held their Summer Party, where we got to dress up as part of our building, make candle light holders with Blackhorse Workshop, t-shirt print, eat Voodoo Rays pizza, find the amazing Troy Town Pottery (including their pet "Mill Pond"), and listen to a live radio broadcast and band. Do check out Create London and The Mill Co. Project for more information on their projects, workshops and our building.
Hot off the heels of our window design for Firefly Tonics we were approached by Pai Skincare to design a window and event space at Whole Foods in High Street Kensington. Taking inspiration from the botanical ingredients in their products and the beautiful illustrations on their packaging, we decorated the room with fifty hand-crafted and painted paper flowers. Over the weekend, Pai hosted a variety of interesting talks, workshops and yoga in the space - you can see the room in action here. We're really looking forward to installing the window in October.
It's been a week since we got back from the incredible Festival No. 6 in Portmeirion, Wales. Having been to the festival the previous two years we were so excited to be taking our Firefly Tonics installation to the beautiful woodland area of the Festival. We set up our giant walk-in polaroid and lots of props for people to have fun taking photos with. The canoe was an instant hit. Here are a few snaps we took whilst setting up. We'll be posting a time-lapse of the install soon but in the meantime you can check out more photos over at the Firefly Facebook page.
A series of billboard interventions for "Phytology", a project run by Nomad. Phytology brings artists and botanists together to explore the medicinal properties of plants that are common to derelict urban environments. We were commisioned to produce a series of billboard designs that explain the project and create intrigue for local residents to explore the garden. More information on the project can be found here
Finally got round to uploading the timelapse we made of the Firefly installation at Wholefoods, High St Kensington. It's in place till July 28th, so if you're in the area, do go check it out, and have fun with the giant polaroid photo booth upstairs!
Images from the Pinksie exhibition. Along with the workshops we did with the kids, other artists worked with them to produce a variety of outcomes. The final pieces were all held in an exhibiton, here at the Rose Lipman Building, with all proceeds going to the charity. Images from our workshops can be found here, and more information on Pinksie can be found here
We absolutely love working on projects that have a social or community aspect and it was a real treat to produce an identity and marketing materials for “Source”, a free outdoor theatre show. The event will travel to several outdoor spaces in different boroughs over the next few months, revealing characters and stories of London’s underground tunnels and hidden rivers through music, circus and theatre. The poster introduces the themes and the characters through the original costume illustrations.
It’s great being able to work on local projects so when “Your Ad Here” popped up, we had to get involved. The project links creatives with local businesses to produce billboard adverts displayed in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Such a good idea!
We agonised over choosing from all the very worthy independent businesses and finally decided to approach The Hackney Pearl, an amazing cafe/bar/restaurant in Hackney Wick. They wanted to make people aware of their very close proximity to the park and the variety of their food and drinks menu.
We created a table-top aerial view map, as though mid-way through a meal, that shows their location in relation to local landmarks and gives a glimpse at their amazing dishes. It was such great fun to photograph and the staff were great at helping to chose which dishes would best represent each landmark.
In response to a brief entitled "Be hospitable" set by the Souvenir Collective for the Liverpool Bienniale 2012, we designed and produced a pair of printed napkins; one for the guest and one for the host. Hidden in the spills and stains of each napkin are dining etiquette tips to help both parties behave in the correct manner during a meal.