Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Tatty Devine | I have been working as a visual merchandiser at Tatty Devine in Covent Garden for the past few weeks. To celebrate their new doily jewellery range I made their Valentines window display based on doilies and cakes. I made the cakes out of cardboard and paper, and was fortunate enough to be sponsored by a wonderful paper company, GF Smith.

Lingerie display | I created this display to be situated within the lingerie section of a department store. The display holds garments by lingerie designer Kathryn Prance. I designed and made the logo, signage and packaging for Kathryn, along with refurbishing this old dressing table, and designing and making the surrounding props, all of which I hand made out of paper.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Liberty windows | These are Liberty’s current windows, the colours, patterns and textures in the windows are so beautiful, feminine and calming. Just what is needed after hectic, stressful Christmas shopping and January sales. The mannequins are desirably dressed in similar soothing tones of plums and creams, and lots of layers.

I made the pompoms featured in the windows using mostly a salmon tulle fabric and a Liberty print fabric which is available to purchase in their very impressive haberdashery department, I recommend a visit!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Tiffany & Co | During September, October and November 2009 I worked as a freelance artist for Zoe Bradley. I have worked for Zoe many times previously, but this was definitely the largest job I have worked on, and same for Zoe. Along with a small team, we made Tiffany & Co’s Christmas windows worldwide using only paper and clear perspex. There were five window designs in total, all displaying a very intricate and wonderful Christmas scene. The only store to have all five windows was Tiffany’s Flagship store on 5th Avenue, New York. The windows in New York and on London’s Bond Street were extra special as they had moving and rotating parts. The ballerina spun, the reindeers galloped, the butterflies flew and the dancers danced. They looked so beautiful.

Happy Birthday | I made this card for my cousins 16th. It’s a mixture of collage and illustration. If you would like a personalised card made for any occasion email me at tea.biscuits@live.com.

Mannequin heads | I have made these female mannequin heads for London store, Liberty. Each head is attached to a brass fitting, which is secured onto the wall for scarfs, hats and head-pieces to be displayed upon. I first made the heads in August 2009 for the Hermès pop-up shop in Liberty’s scarf room. Liberty and Hermès collaborated for the first time last year creating 6 exclusive, limited edition beautiful scarfs, designed by Bali Barret, Creative Director of Hermès Silk.
Since the pop up shop in September 2009 I have made more mannequin heads for displays in Liberty's scarf room.

Shop window | I made this window based on renewable kinetic energy. The idea is that there are circular disks cut out of the glass, allowing wind generated by the passing public into the window, which would create enough wind to power the turbines.

This provides enough energy to power the lights in the windows, saving money and the environment. I am also implying how wind turbines can look unsightly, so do your best to save energy and power as this may one day be a very common landscape.