What a perfect combination, Cake + Art! We do like cake over here at Our WorkShop. So when we found out about artist, Amy Stevens' cake artworks, it made us smile. Amy first started making Martha Stewart's cake recipes, then realised that her cakes didn't look perfect like Martha's, hers looked more imperfect. So she thought they were better off imperfect. It's the cakes imperfections that make them so striking to look at. Amy also uses handmade and vintage fabrics and wallpapers for backdrops for her photos. More of her cakes here.
Via cocandme and amystevenart
P.S OUR SHOP'S 1ST BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY, ONE MORE DAY TO GO!!! Talking about cake....it's Our Shop's 1st Birthday tomorrow! Pop over to our Facebook page and help us celebrate, by giving us a 'LIKE' and you'll be automatically entered into our 1st Birthday giveaway! Click here to enter. We'll announce the winner over at Facebook tomorrow. Good Luck!
July 12, 2011
Hi, we would like to introduce you to Alexa Mottram, a product designer. Alexa was working in a furniture company and realised that all the offcuts of upholstery leather were being thrown straight in the bin. Confident that there must be an alternative, she started taking it home and making it into slippers! Making lots of gifts for friends, and enjoyed it so much that she decided to set up a business. Do check out more of her work, click here.
1. WHY ARE YOU WHAT YOU ARE?
This is quite tricky to answer! I guess I’ve always loved making things and creating objects. I’ve gradually realised that this is the thing that makes me happy, and that I’m best at.
2. IF YOU WEREN'T A PRODUCT DESIGNER WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I think maybe a writer. I used to write weird stories all the time when I was little.
3. HOW DO YOU OVERCOME A DESIGNER'S BLOCK?
I usually have a coffee, which I don’t normally drink. It makes me hyper and also like a ‘proper designer’,
because I reckon they all drink coffee all the time!
4. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?
A friend is helping me overhaul the website, which is really exciting, and I’m about to start designing a new product range.
5. EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?
Early bird. Chirp chirp!
6. WHAT DO YOU TREAT YOURSELF TO FOR ELEVENSES?
Cake and/or biscuits. (Same goes for tensies and twelvsies…)
7. MY FAVE COLOUR IS...?
I’m mad about brown at the moment.
8. MY FAVE SMELL IS....?
Freshly baked bread. It’s a cliché, but I love it.
9. IF YOUR HOUSE WAS ON FIRE, WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU SAVE?
I think I’d probably be too busy panicking and flapping about like a headless chicken to save anything! I’m a total wetbag.
I’d just have to hope that someone would save me.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVE BLOG?
July 11, 2011
We thought we'd go into more detail about our fab giveaway which we'll be revealing
on our Facebook page on 1st August 2011. Just give our page a 'like' for automatic entry.
Salt & Pepper Sailboat worth £40
Earthenware shakers to brighten up your Summer table. read more
Sukie Bright Idea Notebook worth £9.50
Each page is printed with a different lightbulb for your bright ideas. read more
Cassette Wallet worth £13
A nifty way to store your cash, bank cards and oyster card. read more
Pocket Pencil worth £5
A pencil with a clip so you can carry it in your pocket. Simple and genius.
Pencil Sharpener Pen Pot worth £16
Giant pencil sharpener to cheer up your desk. Made of wood and stainless steel. read more
Vintage Pineapple Ice Bucket worth £30
What can we say? Use it as a pen pot, to store your teabags or for your ice! read more
Good Action Notebook worth £7
Chunky, durable, lined notebook, scattered with good karma actions.
Tea Sub worth £9.50
Super cute yellow submarine tea infuser. read more
Limited edition Notebook worth £12
Exclusive hand-made notebook with plain light grey pages. read more
Vintage Ships wheel Brooch worth £7
Ahoy there! Cute vintage nautical brooch in a kraft gift box. read more
Sukie Plain / Lined Notebook worth £5.50
Plain or lined paper, can’t decide what you need?
Why not have both? read more
MT Patterned Tape worth £3
Decorate your papers, presents, envelopes, notebooks etc. etc. etc. with
this yellow patterned tape
July 01, 2011
It's almost our 1st birthday! We can't believe that it's gone so quickly! We want to say a huge thank-you to all the people out there that regularly check out our website and have supported us in our first year.
Yellow is our favourite colour (you'd never have guessed!) and so to celebrate, we are giving away all of the yellow lovelies above to one lucky person (worth over £180). All you have to do is give our Facebook page a like and that’s it! The winner will be randomly picked by us and revealed on our Facebook page on our birthday which is 1st August 2011.
We do hope you like Our Shop and we invite you to leave any comments you have here on Our Blog, on our Facebook page or email us direct. We'd love to know what you think as your opinions are very important to us. Without our customers we wouldn’t have a business, so we say a big thank you to you all. We’re looking forward to Year 2 and have some exciting things in the pipeline. We’re going to be introducing a gift wrapping service to make present buying really easy. Thanks for staying interested and good luck for the giveaway.
Love Pui and Gemma
Click below to give us a LIKE and enter to win our big yellow giveaway!