Issue no. 14 of Utterly Engaged is out, and we got Editor’s Choice again this year! (Page 30) Thank you Lucia!
The design contest theme was [SNAP CRACKLE POP]. Besides rice krispies, what else comes to mind with those words? I wanted to really go a different route with it (I even half jokingly pitched molding the entire tablescape out of rice krispy treats), something not so obvious… something smart… something original… so we developed
[The Anatomy of a Sparkler]. Here is the inspiration board:
We went completely scientific, playing off metals / powders, mixes, dye, test tubes, books, glass jars, formulas… really playing on the sounds and steps it takes to get to that spark. Here are photos from D.Park Photography.
Below: Why yes, i believe it’s cake. Each place setting got a mini unfinished cake, playing on the idea of the anatomy, start, making of an element.
Really wanted to stay away from lavish lush florals, and go the simple, modest route with pin cushions, mums, dusty miller and wax flower (with their buds ever present and waiting to burst). Used some PBR to fill the cups.
our chicken scratch runner, of graph and copy paper with formulas & notes scribbled. (and a round of hang man).
i designed simple stationery to go with this new year’s party theme.
We wanted to incorporate real sparklers but those tested at a life span of 5 minutes. not cool. Overall we were really happy from concept to completion. Definitely not your everyday pretty party… we can do that too, but that’s not really why we’re here.
What do you think?