Thursday, April 20, 2017

Southern European and American spices, culinary adventures, Window Display

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Featuring props sourced, modified and constructed for the permanent prop library of the client, utilising real food waste products to create authetic looking food props: mussels, chestnuts, onions.


Client: London and American Supply Stores 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Earth Mama, Mothers' Day Kitchenware Window Display

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The Earth Mama theme is conveyed through a natural, neutral colour palette of browns accented with Spring green and Autumnal orange. Whether one's mother makes pies, smokes food, drinks tea, makes her own bread, pasta, butter or yoghurt, is conscientiously plastic or waste free, or enjoys the luxurious pleasure of a glass of bubbly and fresh oysters after a hard day's work, there is something to suit everyone's mum.

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Client: London and American Supply Stores 

Angry, Hot and Cool Mamas, Mothers' Day Window Display

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The supplier of the 'Mama' range completed delivery of the third product in the series along with POS material just in time for Mothers' Day.

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This included a solar powered turn table for the Angry Mama to spin her within her 'microwave' and an 'oven' for the Hot Mama. All 3 Mamas have proven extra popular since the installation of this informative window, teamed with a front of store, table display.

The client made some toast to prop in a toast rack and complement the Breville toaster, placed in this story as part of a Mothers' Day promotion.

Client: London and American Supply Stores 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Easter Kitchenware Window Display

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Initial concept development sketch.

This year a concerted, self driven effort was made to dress the Easter windows as they had not been done before.
  • Easter windows can be very bitsy due to the small scale of the merchandise. Cake tins were used to add visual presence and to complement the sweetness of Easter treats. Additionally...
  • ...Hand drawn and cut out, larger than life rabbit props were made from reclaimed cardboard
  • Temporary nest like structures made of woodstraw were fashioned, to evoke Spring
  • Instead of a pair of aprons flanking the central panel, a single apron created the peak, in line with the solid background
  • Chocolate moulds that had previously been deemed too irksome to repack were carefully unpacked to keep the soft colour palette as tight as possible. 
  • Prop eggs from the Flying Frog Concepts Prop Library were used, instead of the eggs originally sourced for the client years ago.

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The result was delighted customers and passersby with sell out sales of many items. Some stock was reordered and still sold through strongly. It made maintaining the window challenging but worthwhile!

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Close up of central panel.

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An assortment of stylised rabbit poses developed for the window. The yellow, orange and pale purple poses were used.

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Baby rabbit, handmade cut out from reclaimed corrugated cardboard.

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Rabbit cardboard prop.

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Grouping the rabbit pancake ring with the crepe spreader, next to the Kitchenaid stand mixer helps to convey the purpose of the object for those not familiar with it.

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Pretty in pink - and a fun way to display duck and baby chick biscuit cutters, by posing them in a ceramic egg tray with prop eggs. Taking a cue from the apron and oven mitts in the display, black and granite tones were strategically used in the window display to add impact, and a mature sophistication to what would otherwise be a very soft and feminine colour palette.

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Reclaimed woodstraw was used to create several clean, earth toned bird nests. Here is a squirrel egg cosy with a pair of eggs in an enamel dish 'nest'.

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This temporary prop nest made of woodstraw, cradles a speckled egg from the Flying Frog Concepts Prop Library. One dozen such eggs in speckled, pale blue and terracotta were used throughout the display.

 Client: London and American Supply Stores 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Copperware, BKF and Duke and Doll Kitchenware Display

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The Stephanie Alexander copper and brass measuring spoons with matching cups have proven such a drawcard that this particular display has been left in for over a month. It's an unusual occurance but the display is so keenly on trend it is with reluctance that it will be removed.

 Client: London and American Supply Stores 

Icecream Window Display

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Dry food styling, icecream sundae using faux fruit and artfully manipulated tissue paper. With the adjacent checkered background a retro, icecream parlour flavour is evoked.

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Dry food styled, icecream boat using carefully rolled balls of coloured tissue paper. The effect can not be replicated by simply scrunching it up.

 Client: London and American Supply Stores 

Magimix and Bamix Window Display

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A new range of oven gloves with a checked cuff was the starting point for this display. This called for the main graphic banner, with an overall black and white palette teamed lime green highlights to keep it fresh and lively.

Client: London and American Supply Stores 

Monday, January 09, 2017

DIY Pasta, Food Smoking and Coconut Yoghurt Window Display

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The handmade coconut props from the Flying Frog Concepts Prop Library are not only a great conversation starter with customers but they also help sell coconut yoghurt kits.

 Client: London and American Supply Stores 

Summer Kitchenware Window Display

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Dry food styling to bring to life the elements of a punch recipe featured in book.

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Dry food styling serving suggestions teamed wih ice pop mould to highlight that homemade ice pops can be healthy, full of fresh ingredients - unlike store bought ones!

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A dry food styled serving suggestion.

 Client: London and American Supply Stores