D&AD x Heaps + Stacks

D&AD and Heaps + Stacks have joined forces to create an exclusive event designed around kickstarting your new year with a fresh perspective. Join us for an evening set to restart you and your mindset while delving into D&AD and Heaps + Stacks' 2019 plans. 

We will lead a Panel discussion, 'How Can We Design The Future' with leading industry experts, followed by a taster D&AD Masterclass with Kate Rees focusing on Resilience in the creative industry. This session will leave you feeling fuelled with motivation, ready to tackle the year ahead while equipping you with the skills to turn adversity into opportunity. 

We will be programming the evening with a number of drop-in sessions, showcasing some new workshops that will encourage you and your team to push your creative boundaries.

Sessions will include: 

Try something new:  “Freak-e-bana” style flower arranging 

Reflect: Bullet journalling 

Power Up: A herbal pill blending session

Read More Books: Sonder and Tell share their reading library 

Eat Locally: with meatless meat-like burgers and a hydroponic bar

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BALANCE ME // CRACKER ROLLING

Balance Me invited us to create a cracker rolling station for their press and influencers ahead of the party season.

Guests could drop into the workshop and fill their crackers with Balance Me Mini products.

AMEX CENTURION LOUNGE

For the second year in a row we were invited back to programme the Amex Centurion pop-up in London.

 As well as providing a much-needed sanctuary from the hustle and bustle, the pop-up offered Amex premium card members a host of relaxing and festive experiences to enjoy, including: sleep-mask monogramming, DIY skincare minis, and super food hot chocolate on tap for a guilt-free treat.

The pop-up lounge will also feature a  line up of family activities including luxury cracker and gingerbread decorating workshops to create a cosy and fun Christmas atmosphere for all ages.

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LINDEX // BAUBLE FILLING

This Christmas we were invite back to work with Lindex on their Xmas shopping event at Westfield London.

We produced a bauble filling station for busy shoppers who could fill their recyclable baubles with sustainable materials to take home.

EVENT LAB // THE BARBICAN CONSERVATORY

This year we were invited to take part in EventLAB 2018, showcasing a plethora of thought provoking talks, discussions and workshops in the industry. Situated in the perfect backdrop of The Barbican Conservatory, we produced drop in sessions for our infamous Zen gardens workshop. Attendees of the event were invited to build their very own miniature Zen gardens, perfect for their home/office and allowing them to relax into the soothing rituals of sand raking whilst taking in a moment of calm.

CRYSTAL HEALING // THE COLLECTIVE

With the demands of modern life, there has never been a better time to recharge your energy for the months ahead. As part of The Collectives cultural calendar, we hosted a crystal healing workshop where members learnt how to connect with the metaphysical properties of crystals and meditate into a deeper state of consciousness. Guests got to set an intention for their practices and were left feeling relaxed, refreshed and inspired; transforming their mind, body and soul.

EYE MASK MONOGRAMMING // ELECTRIC HOUSE

With the changes in season, it’s never been a better time to crawl up and hibernate in bed! As part of Septembers event programming at the Electric house, we programmed and styled an eye mask monogramming workshop, where members got the opportunity to pick up the ultimate life skill of sewing and embroidering their very own silk sleep mask. Guest came home with a new accessory, sending them on their way to the best sleep of their lives.

SOHO HOUSE // CUSHION KNOTTING

As part of Soho Houses events calendar we programmed a session in knotting for their members, where they could appropriate survival skills from the great outdoors into a coveted interiors piece. Members learnt the hand knitting technique of knotting and got step-by-step instructions on how to knit their giant spools of jumbo yarn into a cushion. They left the session taking home the perfect AW18 home accessory.  

CITIZEN M // SINGLE BINDING

Septembers cultural programming at CitizenM saw guests taking on the challenge of booking binding using the single binding technique. This workshop took the guests through the different stages of making a multi-sectional hardbound book and the skills needed for binding such as stitching and spine lining. Guests walked away with a beautifully bound book, perfect for journalling and self refection.

'MINTIE' VELVET // THE IVY CHELSEA GARDEN

To celebrate the launch of Mint Velvet’s new MINTIE kidswear collection, we set up a pom pom earring making and festival headband workshop for lifestyle bloggers and their children at The Ivy Chelsea Garden.

The guests were invited for an intimate preview of the collection alongside a wonderful breakfast spread, and were then led through the step-by-step process of creating the earrings and headbands.

THE COLLECTIVE // KINTSUGI

As part of The Collective’s cultural events calendar we programmed an intimate Kintsugi workshop for their members. This traditional Japanese art uses a precious metal – liquid gold, liquid silver or lacquer dusted with powdered gold – to bring together the pieces of a broken pottery item and at the same time enhance the breaks. The technique consists in joining fragments and giving them a new, more refined aspect.

Members where given a broken traditional Japanese ceramic plate and where shown the intricate process of bringing together the break, whilst enhancing it with beautiful gold lacquer.

OASIS // BOTANICAL CANDLE POURING

To introduce Niomi Smart’s ‘September Collection’ for Oasis, we programmed and styled a botanical candle pouring workshop with our friends Earl of East London for fashion press at Ethos. The guests were invited to choose from a range of Autumnal pressed flowers that nodded back to the collection, and where then shown how to present and glue them to their glass container, before blending their scent and pouring their wax.

CITIZEN M // EDIBLE MOSAICS

Ever wondered what Trump would look like if he was made out of Macaroni? As part of our programming with Citizen M hotels, we were invited to their Tower Bridge location to host an Edible Mosaics workshop. Inspired by America artist Jason Mercier, guests were invited to make their very own celebrity masterpiece with edible items. With a selection of sweets, pasta and pulses, guests had free reign of the materials and tools to create their edible masterpieces. 

KISS CASTING // THE NED

For National Kissing Day in July, we were asked by The Ned to think of a romantic workshop that their members could really get stuck into. Sticking quite closely to the brief, we produced a Kiss Casting workshop where guests were invited to cast their pout into a mould and then set with plaster. Each guest left with an accurate representation of their lips to gift to a loved one. 

THE WHITE COMPANY // CHRISTMAS IN JULY

To launch their Christmas range for 2018, The White Company held a Christmas in July Press day recently showcasing their #Mywhitechristmas. We were invited to host two festive workshop stations in order to really immerse the guests into their surroundings. With our 'How to Lay the Perfect Christmas Table' guests sat down to a beautifully dressed White Company table and were invited to roll and personalise their own handmade clay place settings. We also held a Christmas Cracker Rolling workshop where guests were offered a selection of White Company goodies to stuff into their crackers and then fastened them with ribbons adding seasonal foliage, bells and trinkets. 

 

RAGGED EDGE // SAND SCULPTING

Last week Heaps + Stacks took a trip to the Seaside when we were invited to host a sand sculpting workshop for branding experts Ragged Edge. Located on Margate beach, we teamed up with sand sculpting artist Mark Anderson and led a fun and interactive session where teams were challenged with a brief. There were a number of boxes to tick including buying something from a chippy! 

AMAZON // SUMMER PARTY

Heaps + Stacks were invited to host a Pom Pom Headband making workshop for Amazons Summer Staff Party in Haggerston Park this year. With an all out 90's theme we saw Britney, The Spice Girls, Lava Lamps and Disco Balls. The Heaps + Stacks workshop stations equipped guests with materials to create their very own 90's headbands to ensure they were covered in fury poms, flowers and even mini trolls. It's safe to say fun was had by all!

BOOK BINDING // NORN

We were invited by Norn, the members community collective with houses in London, Barcelona, San Francisco and Berlin, to lead a book binding workshop for some of their founding members. 

Guests were taken through a ninety minute session, where they learnt basic book binding techniques; measuring, cutting and binding, to create their own journal to take home!

 

WHITE STUFF AW18 // POTTING + CALLIGRAPHY

White Stuff Potting

To launch their new Autumn Winter 2018 range, White Stuff held an earthy and botanical Press Day to showcase their new products for the upcoming season, inviting guests to a plant potting personalisation station by Heaps + Stacks. 

The potting station was chosen as a compliment to the natural and plant based prints within the clothing range and was the perfect way for guests to interact with nature and have something to take home as a reminder of a fantastic day. Guests were invited to choose a plant and pot, which our Calligrapher then beautifully  wrote any personalised message onto. Guests were also encouraged to take away seeds from our 'pick n' mix' seed station.