So honoured to be involved in the magical festival that is Another Love Story for the last three years. Creating a bespoke paper installation for the ballroom stage was the highlight of my creative endeavours in 2018. So much opportunity to explore and experiment it brings out the best in everyone.
Creating the launch for Tullamore Dew's new distillery in Ireland was a real privilege. Inspired by their unique branding identity with a generous amount of creative freedom on the event design we created an experience as authentic and local in its execution as possible. Using material sourced and salvaged locally from whiskey barrels, bottles, timber, local sheepskins, flowers picked along the canal banks and handmade decoration we created a simple yet stunning back drop.
On top of this we added Queens of Neon service staff turned out in a super dapper Tullamore Dew look and paired it with Wildside Catering's finest foods and Elemental Design's tables hire and carpentry skills. It was definitely a day to remember.
Once upon a time in the middle of a thick forest.... We had a lot of fun making this video promoting our pop-up banquet at Body and Soul festival. Shot by Ado Brett from Clickzoom with a bunch of our crazy friends and my Mum and Dad.
When Body and Soul Festival asked us to come up with the theme for their 2013 festival and create a video and photoshoot to promote it we jumped at the chance. Working with a bunch of our creative friends including Ado from Clickzoom we spent an enchanted weekend getting dressed up and shooting up in beautiful Ballinlough Castle.
Queens,Queers & Tarts - Pop - Up Restaurant: When our friends in the Fumbally Café invited us to do a pop-up restaurant in their beautiful space, we were delighted. It deserved a night to remember so we collaborated with our talented friends, Wildside Catering, Neil Watkins, Margie Jean Lewis and Glamo Downey and served up a feast of delicious food, fabulous performances, decor and dress up and an atmosphere of mayhem and mischief.
This is a little video that we made last year of a feel good art project we dreamt up in 2015. Sometimes when an idea comes to us, like a bolt of lighting, we just won't sit still until it is brought to life. It was no different with the 'Dublin Look Up' project. We began buying stilettos in second-hand shops (the perfect way for Leslie, our amazing intern, to get to know the city), spraying them gold, covering them in glitter and then waited until the winter nights to settle in before literally throwing them up around the town.
We hope you enjoy this little video as much as we enjoyed making it! Thank you to all the Gold Shoe elves that helped make it possible! You know who you are. Big Love.
Two of our favourite projects over the last few years was designing a bespoke headquarters for Kerrygold at the Ballymaloe Litfest in Cork in 2015 and 2016. With a ten meter squared area in the Big Shed, surrounded by food and craft stalls, we designed and built the Kerrygold homestead. Based on a vernacular Irish farmhouse with a contemporary slant the idea was to welcome all the visitors and make them immediately feel at home.
With a full program of activities in the Kerrygold home over the weekend from cooking demo's on our fully functioning kitchen to, evening dinner parties and kids day time workshops it was centre of attention.