Heaps + Stacks were asked to create an interactive drop-in workshop for guests to partake in at White Stuff's SS18 Press Day.
Bespoke wooden stampers were created in the shapes of the Surrealist theme of the event. Press were invited to be their own artist... with a branded paint palette and brush in hand they were let loose on white t-shirts and paints that colour-matched the collection.
Heaps + Stacks were invited to help Launch boutique hotel Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam. The launch party was built around the idea of creating your own unique stay, with build your own canapés, floral garlands lead by the hotels florist, and glitter station by Shine Shack. Our take on the create your own stay theme was for guests to hand cut and stamp their own organic leather luggage tag. With cocktails in one hand and mallets in the other guests valiantly beat away at their leather pieces and crafted something quite gorgeous.
Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair.
Heaps + Stacks were invited by Bumble to host a workshop that touched upon creativity and entrepreneurial spirit for the launch of BumbleBizz - their new business app that puts women in the hot seat.
Bumble launched The Hive: London; a two-day networking and brand experience to celebrate their new venture. Bumble took over Brown Hart Gardens to curate a series of live panels, wellness classes and workshops with some impressive women in business.
Together with the expertise of Sarah Hyndman from Type Tasting, guests were invited to sign up for our workshop titled 'Increasing Your Creativity: A Lesson in Typography'. Guests learned why fonts matter, how they reflect one's personality (and CV), and how fonts can also be paired with smells and tastes to impact preconceptions; how Prosecco can taste sweet or sour when paired with different music.
Focusing on bee and 'hive' inspired set dressing, we used hexagonal risers and tiling, and honeypots matched to the Bumble Pantone to create a direct reflection of the brand.
Hush Port Eliot
Heaps + Stacks were appointed to design the event for fashion and lifestyle brand hush and its laidback sense of style at Port Eliot Festival 2017.
As the ultimate chill-out venue the tent was a celebration of all things hush; with fashion talks from leading bloggers and stylists, craft workshops, film screenings and the ultimate in stylish festival lounging.
Guests sipped on a refreshing mint and elderflower coolers as they took part in the macrame workshop, flower pressed phonecase workshop and leather tassel keyring making session.
A pot painting workshop with Camilla Walala by Heaps and Stacks.
Camille Walala + Guest
Painting In Progress
Heaps + Stacks were asked to help programme the The Centurion Lounge, for American Express this Christmas.
For two weekends Platinum Card and Centurion Members were invited to stop by to relax, warm-up, and enjoy fun and festive surprises, including complimentary wrapping and calligraphy gift tags, a home fragrance workshop, snowglobe making and complimnetary beauty treatments.
For each part we devised the concept, produced and planned the activation and then set dressed them for maximum social coverage.
A stationary marbling workshop by Heaps and Stacks.
Heaps and stacks
Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire.
A cosy event to celebrate their forthcoming 'hygge' collection, Mint Velvet invited some of their fashion friends and bloggers to join them at the gorgeous Soho Farmhouse in the countryside for the weekend.
Hot drinks are an essential element to many a 'hygge' moment, and therefore we prepared an insightful Tea Tasting workshop for the guests to expand their knowledge on. From the classic Green Tea through to a revitalising Hibiscus Brew, the guests sampled a spectrum of different herbal teas to find their new firm favourite.
Each place setting was styled with a marble tray and bespoke tasting cards, whilst vintage books and rustic foliage provided the ultimate Instagram photo moment.
The Ned, London.
In the gorgeous setting of The Drawing Room at the luxurious Ned hotel, International Press were invited by Marks & Spencer to take part in a leather handbag customisation lunch, as part of their SS18 showcase.
Silver trays were brought out by waiters, those of which were adorned with vintage trinket pots filled with embroidered patches, cut crystal shot glasses holding leather paint, and sable brushes balanced on wooden chopstick rests.
Guests chose out of two M&S leather handbags, and with the expertise of our leather painter, were shown how to draw out their initials using chalk pencils and alphabet stencils... and some went freestyle!
A selection of Shinolas instore workshops by Heaps and Stacks.
70 Mortimer Street, London.
Promising to bring the Spirit of Christmas to W1, the ‘Customise your Christmas’ Studio was a Scandinavian Narnia style escape for all. Offering beautifully bespoke Christmas experiences, personalised touches were provided on a complimentary basis, refreshments were served by handsome waiters, and a wrap library was on offer for guests to help themselves to as many wrapping materials as their heart desired!
The elegant retreat featured one-off experiences including:
- Personalised, hand-painted monogramming to make thoseChristmas gifts extra special
- Gingerbread 'Snack for Santa' biscuit decorating
- Leather embossing on any Regent Street purchase
- In-house calligrapher for those snow-white gift tags
- A 'Letters to Santa' station, where children can use Regent Street branded pencils and quills to pen and post their Christmas wishlist
Heaps + Stacks pulled together the concept, shot the promotional content, produced the event and managed the interactive family workshops over the Christmas period.
For the launch of Newbie UK, the Swedish sustainable babywear brand, Heaps + Stacks produced a block printing workshop that took part at their breakfast preview for some of London's finest Mummy bloggers and their babies.
After a Swedish breakfast and introduction, both mother and child were invited to choose from a variety of custom-made stampers with patterns from the latest collection, and once dabbed in paint mixed to match the seasons colour scheme, were shown how to press their stamp into branded tote bags.
Set Dressing + Workshop Programming for 2 weeks.
Soy wax candle pouring workshop at The Ivy.
What you’ll need: Cookie cutters in your chosen shape, acrylic paints, brown parcel paper, three large potatoes, kitchen roll, a sharp vegetable knife.
Step 1: Cut parcel paper into 60cm lengths.
Step 2: Weigh the paper down at each end.
Step 3: If you want multicoloured paper, create a background for your design by spray painting it first. Leave to dry. For a rustic design just print directly onto brown paper.
Step 4: Cut a potato in half and then press a cookie cutter into it. Cut around the shape removing chunks of the potato until the edges of the cookie cutter are exposed.
Step 5: Blot the potato with kitchen roll to remove as much moisture as possible
Step 6: Remove the cookie cutter, paint the face of the design, blot away excess and stamp onto the paper. Repaint the stamper after every three stamps.