Archive for September, 2011

H is for Halloween (DIY)

September 23rd, 2011

While naively attempting to schedule Zed & Bee’s workload over the next… 6 months (gulp),
I came across two fun approaching dates, Labour Day and Halloween! So H is for Halloween and doing it yourself.

I may not reside in the US, pumpkin pick annually or keep sweets by my front door for hungry costume clad neighbours but I do like all things creepy. I’ve scoured my local DVD store for every horror flick available, am drawn to anything black and am particularly inspired by Halloween canapes that resemble cadaver offcuts.

This Halloween get your inner freak on, host a slasher shindig and do it yourself with these hints!

Image 1. Nevermore Halloween Wreath Tutorial by Katydid and Kid.
Image 2.
 White Pumpkins by Sweet Paul. 
Image 3. Spooky Striped Sleep Set
available at Baby Gap (okay, not quite DIY).
Image 4. Spinach Ricotta Skulls on Martha Stewart.
Image 5. Black Lagoon Cocktail on Martha Stewart.
Image 6. Grave Intentions Halloween Cake on Country Living
(also see Cheese and Crackers and X-ray Vision Cakes).

Pretty Punch Card Save The Date

September 22nd, 2011

When Lucy and Phil approached Zed & Bee for wedding stationery, the first cab off the rank was a Save The Date that needed designing.

With a vintage theme, slick black and white palette and appreciation for luxurious letterpressed solutions, the concept came easily. A very on trend, interactive Paper Punch Card Save The Date was created with perfectly die cut punch marks indicating the date for guests to lock away.

Super Styling by Atelier Cologne

September 12th, 2011

We’ve successfully survived another Zed & Bee bespoke photo shoot and the beautiful images are sitting patiently on my desktop awaiting grading and uploading. It was another involved process of mood boarding, furious last minute prop sourcing, erratic carting of fresh food and flowers, and meticulous styling on the day.

It was while producing mood boards for the shoot that I stumbled upon some pretty nifty styling at Atelier Cologne from France. The personalities of Atelier’s Colognes, Orange Sanguine, Grand Néroli, Bois Blonds, Trèfle PurOolang Infini and Vanille Insensée are captured in wonderfully eclectic images depicting the man or women behind each scent. Expressive narratives set the scene, “His breath fogged the window while he watched new snow fall upon the frozen lake. He came here to catch up on his writing and escape the city. At that moment, the fireplace crackled, ice settled in his glass and his thoughts made their way back to the ink.”

A little windy word wise but stunning styling never the less.