31 Aug 2011

Big Cakes at Just So Festival

News has just come back to us that our giant plushie cake props withstood play from thousands of tiny pairs of hands at last month's Just So Festival, which was styled by Lord Whitney.

photos courtesy of Lord Whitney

See more photos from the festival on Lord Whitney's facebook page and blog

...including Sarah Stapleton's life-sized gingerbread house

photo courtesy of Lord Whitney

...and loads of other magical things hiding in the Staffordshire woodsphoto courtesy of Nuture Store

Lora Avedian's float at Manchester's Gay Pride Parade 2011

In the lead up to this year's Gay Pride Parade, we assisted our old uni friend and up-and-coming stylist/prop maker Lora Avedian on an Alice in Wonderland float that she had been commissioned to make by Publicis.

We helped with initial sourcing, then making and installing. Below are a few 'behind the scenes' photos of the props we worked on. You can see more on Lora's blog

photos courtesy of Lora Avedian

It was lovely working with the guys from ifsodoso studio, Sarah Unwin, and Hayley Walsh, who's got some nice photos of the set up on her blog here

We're so proud of Lora, her designs won the prize for best commercial float of the parade!

OWT #8

OWT are a Manchester based design collective who produce hand printed zines featuring commissioned and submitted work from local and national artists and designers.
We're stoked to be included in their most recent issue : #8 'LOVE' & 'HATE', which has been made into two separate zines with 125 unique covers by DR.ME

Inspired by our recent trip to the Yorkshire Playhouse costume department, we dug deep into our dressing up box and emerged as two warriors, personifications of those eternally battling emotions, those universal subjects for innumerable song lyrics.

LOVE courtesy of OWT

Props, styling and photography by us, printed by OWT and marc the printers

You can pick up a copy directly from OWT here, or if you're out and about in Manchester you can find LOVE & HATE in Magma or the Cornerhouse bookshop.

19 Aug 2011

Cults/Soft Light

A few months ago, we mentioned that we were going to work with Moe, and here are some of our favourite shots.

We're hoping to work with Moe again soon as she is a very talented lady with a brain that's exploding with incredible ideas!