I’ve always needed to be forced to get my life together – design wise, that is. It’s very much a ‘cobblers kid with no shoes/dentist kid with no teeth’ situation. Only with me its more like ‘stylist/designer with two staff and no proper place to design/shoot’, situation.
To start/finish the house I needed that Domino Shoot (I know, I KNOW, I haven’t blogged about it yet, but I’m waiting for more photos!). For my studio I needed an excuse to throw a party for my style peers in order to get the design done. Enter TinyPrints. They approached me about a partnership, and one of the first collaborations was to do a media event around the launch of their home collection and I was like, oh we aren’t having a luncheon, lets throw a party at my studio in 2 1/2 weeks!! Because I’m certifiable like that.
Let me be clear, this isn’t technically the studio reveal because it’s styled for a party, not a functioning design studio but you’ll obviously get a massive sneak peek into what it looks like. Domaine Home is featuring the studio next friday (10/7) then I’ll be blogging about it, so stay tuned for more of a studio tour.
What is TinyPrints you ask? It’s basically a website where you can customize photo books (I did last year, way before the partnership), invitations, frames and now they have a new home line (which is why they reached out to me). For the party we wanted to customize the product to make it more individual for the party-goers. So we started with Instagram, naturally.
One of my favorite products is the Acrylic Photo Blocks photo frames which are just basically thick lucite squares that are the perfect size for an Instagram, like so:
So, we scoured our guests/friends instagram for ones we loved and had them made (that’s Kelly from Bash, Please and her beautiful daughter). Then we showcased them all on those floating shelves above and played a ‘find your face’ game, which was extremely popular because we are all secretly narcissists and playing a game about finding your own face is satisfying both because you get to see your own face and everybody wins unless you don’t know your own face! We are genius’!!!!
There are the Sharkpig boys (above), being all mischievous and weird, per usual… in a good way.
And there is my friend Jen with a cat on her head, being all mischievous and weird, per usual … in a good way.
We had the signage made out of mirrored plexiglass. We adhered the letters to the floating shelves with glue dots and I love how it looked like it was floating. Magical, ya’ll. What are those hanging panels you ask? (click through to read the rest of this crazy long post)