Saturday, 10 September 2011

shop window or event

came across a fabulous blog recently.  

a shop in melbourne who has the most divine window displays.

use intricately styled vignettes on events to avoid heading down the dreaded 'theming' path.

props need not look like props.

style your event as you would you home.

live a creative life.


Monday, 5 September 2011

live a creative life.

over the weekend, one half of our creative team was fortunate enough to be presenting at a 'spring styling workshop' in sydney.

as well as having a background in event production, creative designer, jane frosh, works as a stylist.  editorial, event and photographic styling make up the bulk of her work, but this weekend she branched out into presenting.

it was a lovely intimate workshop.

gorgeous bunch of women who were wanting to shake their worlds up a little.

our show.pony with penny webb from 'working mum's masterclass'.

a vast collection of storyboards 

jane presented on styling the environment that you live in.  showing how correct use of colour can invigorate your space.  how using storyboards can help visualise your end result. 

at show.pony, we believe that you can create events in a similar way.  beautiful, personal spaces can equate to beautiful, personal, creative events.

live a creative life.


Friday, 19 August 2011

welcome to the collaboration


such an on trend concept.

could there really be anything better than a stable of creative people all working together for the good of the end result.

credit where credit is due.

nothing covered up.  no one singular person taking all the glory. 

take for example, melbourne hairdresser, steve blick.

(i know, you all thought i would be blogging about events, being first blog and all.)

a design salon selling everything but hair products.

'forget economic slump and internet sales, the real reason consumer trade is in crash position is that punters are spoilt for choice.  

they want products packaged as part of a distinct experience, and with few noticeable exceptions, they're just not getting it.  doesn't matter whether it's a haircut or a high-end collectable, you can't just hang your shingle on any old door and expect people to come.

you have to be, do, say, show, give that something different'.



enter the collaboration.

unable to justify the spend on a grand old 1920's medical consulting space, he cleverly cold-called his favourite vintage stores.

the resulting delivery included items such as a mid-century danish teak desk, an aqua featherston chair, a stuffed duck, a vintage bally poster. a 1950's dutch cabinet completed the collaboration.

each room is beautifully styled with a variety of furnishings, wall art and 'props'.  

the space doubles as a salon, and a showroom.  all items being for sale.

imagine, going to get your hair cut, and walking out the door with an aqua featherston armchair.

'it isn't, however, about drumming up business.  it's about giving something back to clients.  it takes them out of the everyday and offers an escape into what could be a parisian apartment filled with beautiful things, any of which they can walk out with.'

welcome the birth of the collaboration.  the way forward.  in all business models.


(images via vogue living)