Though we do catch ourselves at regular intervals staring wistfully at our studio window towards that small rectangle of blue sky, blissfully aware that another glorious day is passing us by, we are as ever appreciative of our heavy workload.
We are currently reveling in the opportunity to sit and craft at our desks. In the albeit glamorous role of model makers extraordinaire...
For the last couple of weeks we have been creating not just one but two Sweeney Tod style attics for a jewelry shoot with Harrods and Ted Humble Smith.
And so to what we have been doing whilst being trapped in our hole of a studio for the last few weeks....where to start?! Mushrooms, wooden 'avant garde' herb containers, a mirrored number 10, mini chairs, tables, clockwork mechanics to be attached to animals....the list goes on and on.
Bompas and Parr's and Corvoisier's recent Complete History of Food event went off with a smash and a bang. As with any event there is never enough time to create all that you really want so we gave it our all and filled a roof terrace with as many wooden and stretched elastic structures as possible. Whilst the rest of our prep week was overwhelmed by an extreme demand for thousands of expandable foam mushrooms in a variety of 'natural' colours. We dutifully poured and mixed for hours upon hours in a hazy daze of foam fumes in an attempt to fill a 5m corridor.
Whilst orchestrating this we also managed to squeeze in a lunar inspired Nike shoot with Thomas Brown for some shoes that even Vix said looked 'cool'...let's just say she doesn't really get streetwear.
Never a dull moment, after B+P's big event we moved straight onto a shoot for Wired magazine with Tom. Crafting the number 10 from mirrored styrene...all will be revealed in a couple of months for this one,until then let's just say it's mind bending. I'm now obsessed with anamorphic images.
And so to next week where we will attempt to focus on our concrete heads....mmm that'll be fun in a hot studio with no fan and a tiny window. Can someone turn the heat off during the day and maybe just make it sunny when we finish work? Narcissistic much...