Archive for June, 2012

Premium Tea by Perfect South

June 28th, 2012

As a young company, Zed & Bee are always impressed when like minded folks take the seed of a great idea and see it through to fruition.

Recently a couple of clever, creative friends embraced their collective passion (for green tea),
by realising a shared dream (to ignite people’s love of it) and launched Perfect South, a tea company producing exceptional, Australian made, Japanese inspired green tea.

Taking a fresh perspective by melding their shared backgrounds, dedicated to coffee and wine,
in love with the Australian countryside and immersed into all things design, aided in the birth of two beautifully packaged tea ranges, First Harvest and Estate.

In terms of flavour, Perfect South tea is incredibly fresh, natural and it doesn’t have the bitterness so often associated with green teas. It has also been tailored to suit Australian taste buds.

There are six teas on offer and they plan to release more in the future. We can’t wait!

Concrete Love – Nathan & Toe

June 7th, 2012

Amongst a sea of ‘wedding’ weddings, this modern marvel featured on 100 Layer Cake recently caught our eye and stole our heart.

Nathan and Toe found one another on Toe’s blog, fell in love over their shared interests and corresponded via email and iChat. Their love affair brought Toe from Tokyo to Adelaide to marry her Nathan in a contemporary ‘concrete’ themed wedding, perhaps symbolic of their unshakable union. From concrete cast invitations, to the floors of their unique venues (modern art gallery and rustic barn), finally to their custom created wedding bands, concrete was a binding element.
The ceremony was set before an exhibition of works by Ariel Hassan, to a sound track of ambient music by Helios.

Back to the invitation, which Zed & Bee were particularly taken by… designed by the groom, these awesomely unusual invitations were cast in concrete, wrapped in newsprint, sealed with a custom Katakana monogram mashup of the couple’s names and then hand delivered or posted in protective bubble wrap. No mean feat but worth the trouble to introduce the carefully considered, stylised wedding to follow.

Photography by White wall photography

Groom & Groom Say I Do in Cotswolds Splendour

June 5th, 2012

This mood board was created with Jerrod and Paul’s spectacular wedding venue in mind, Barnsley House, a boutique hotel in the Cotswolds, England.

With nuptials taking place at the impressive property, with an array of fun activities planned over the course of the weekend, invitation concepts put forward aim to excite guests by depicting the amazing time away they can expect to have. The couple’s eye for style and attention to detail is reflected by using luxurious print processes, thick sumptuous paper stocks, calligraphy and illustration (a hand drawn map of the village perhaps).

Elements of the Save The Date and Invitation can be carried through the styling of the wedding itself, with playful Illustrated Dessert and Cheese Board Menus, and calligraphy for Placecards, Favour Tags etc. A little English pride could thoughtfully be dotted throughout, with English Toffee Favours and a Burberry Tux wearing groom and groom.

Row 1. Late Winter Tablescape on 100 Layer Cake, Ginger & Clementine Layer Cake for Jamie feature on Ill Seen, Ill Said. Perrier-Jouet Champagne, Vintage Guinness Postcard. Row 2. Family History Wedding Invitation by Bird and Banner, Wax Seal Emblem for Cappele by Kutchibok, Barnsley House, Burberry Tuxedo photographed by Paola Kudacki for How to Buy a Tux feature on GQ.com. Row 3. Beautiful Floral Centerpiece by Saipua
on Little Flower SchoolBrue Wedding System by Nick Brue at Studio On Fire.
Row 4. Double Sided Luggage Tag by Harlex on Etsy, Sunday Suppers:: Martha Stewart Feature on Sunday Suppers, ‘Fun Deck Idea’ Garden Chess Board on Country Living, Chateau De Moissac.