Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Campy KP Duty

If you've ever been to summer camp - I mean serious summer camp - then you are probably familiar with the unfortunate responsibility of KP duty, otherwise known as Kitchen Patrol.  Not the most glamorous commission, but at least it's a step above latrine duty.  The job entails setting the table, fetching the food and drink, and then cleaning up after everyone.  Think of it as boot camp for professional party planners.

Some may see this unpleasant assignment as nothing more than scrounging up the grub for some under-appreciative boy scouts and then tidying up their mess.  However, with the help of some creative serving accessories, you can view it as an opportunity to play host to a marvelous outdoor party.

"But Kipper, how will I know what kind of plates are right for me???"  Here's a quick guide with some advice on how style and function can merge on your campsite.

1. Vintage, stainless steel plates are super masculine and utilitarian.  
A classic solution, and perfect for the minimalist outdoors-man.

2. These vintage enamelware plates have an unexpected splash of color with their speckled yellow glaze.  Great for the host who isn't afraid of a little drama.

3. Fall is the perfect time to incorporate these dark green lunch trays.  
Back to School meets Summer Camp at it's most vintage-finest.

4. For a truly campy camping experience use these commemorative 
melamine plates from the cult -British comedy classic, "Carry on Camping."

5. And lastly, the newest addition to my collection is this vintage set of Texan enamelware.  
It's quirky yet masculine design is great for chowing down some grub out on the open range.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Killer Kups

These rainbow skull tumblers are to die for, and the perfect way to sip your poison.  Playful puns aside, this ceramic design by Yoshimi Hosada is super clever, juxtaposing an edgy graphic with vibrant color.  Great for any dandy's kitsched-out kitchen.  Sold individually, these jolly rogers retail at $17.50 each.

They aren't available on the shopSCAD web site just yet, but you can call the shop directly at 912.525.5180.  Dashingly dressed and charming associates are eager to field your queries.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Excuses, excuses

So I've been gone for a while, I know.  But I've been busy with some other projects, and let's just say, my life is pretty full right now.  I have so much I need to post and I promise that more is to come!!!

Here's a little window dressing I just did for SCAD's (Savannah College of Art and Design) book store, Ex Libris.  I'd like to thank Amy Zurcher, Molly Evans, and Lauren Vass for the help, support and inspiration.

Pennant Flags and Year Book Photos

We are all in our places with bright, shiny faces.


Framing window with vinyl signage.