Home Gig most recently created marketing and promotional materials for Charles Laquidara's sold out multi-media memoir event in Boston, Massachusetts.
It’s officially sweater weather at home Gig so we’re sharing this post from autumn past. Check out all things corduroy - what does corduroy mean to you?
Corduroy textiles conjure up a number of connotations: for many of us it is the adorable Don Freeman picture book “Corduroy”, for some it is the fabric of a dependable work pant, or the name of track 8 of Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy, or grooved slopes of the freshly groomed ski slope. For others among us it is the velveteen ribbed texture that reminds us of the annual transition to our autumn wardrobe. Regardless of our personal associations, what makes the original corduroy textile unique is the way that it is both a luxurious velvet texture and a durable, inexpensive product at the same time. At Home Gig, it seems to us that it is precisely this dialectic quality that draws our attention to all things corduroy.
Home Gig recently had the opportunity to work with architect Dave Johnson of Skaala, LLC, and Bob Stafford and Mark Ellis of Carpenters and Co. to oversee the production of a design story on the “Corduroy” House to be featured in an upcoming edition of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine.
Day of the Shoot:
By the time photographer David Welch arrived to set up his cameras at the house for the photo shoot, Home Gig was ready with fresh cut flowers in hand and our car full of photoshoot essentials. Throughout the day Lauren was constantly on hand to finesse the details of each composition. Her experienced eye was able to direct the shoot to capture the interplay of light and shadow that runs throughout the dynamic space and makes the home a true architectural artifact.
The residence, dubbed “Corduroy House” early in its conception, combines the elements we love in vernacular agrarian architecture — shed roofs, exposed structural elements, reclaimed wood materials — seamlessly alongside a commitment to thoughtful architecture that takes advantage of long vantages across the space.
We were reminded again of the dynamic quality of corduroy when we met Lilly Croning at the Featherstone Reception this past week. She was spotted in a hand sewn ensemble she put together from thrift store finds. We never cease to be amazed by the transformative properties of human creativity and corduroy!
GROUDED Beauty Salon
We love ourselves a great day of beauty and when in Corpus Christi we make sure we book ourselves some time with the fabulous Ivana at Grounded Beauty Studio. We were so pleased to have had the opportunity to work creatively on the opening of her new beauty salon GROUNDED.
Home Gig designed her custom identity package inspired by the philosophy of being “GROUNDED”. We interpret that as a sign of balance. Using earth tones with a simple blooming flower, we centered stems rising up from its roots and love how it looks up in lights and throughout her marketing collateral.
Baby, Children, Home
This luxurious island baby, children’s and home boutique located on Main Street in Vineyard Haven, MA needed a fresh look and new ecommerce site for their expanding island store.
Noting the deluxe brands carried in the store such as Bella Note Bed Lines, Home Gig worked with an elegant monotone pallet and simple script fonts to evoke the feeling of luxury. We developed and designed the style sheets to represent new and existing products and directed navigation throughout the website.
Working with the store owner Home Gig introduced marketing strategies and developed a strategic plan to include branding and development, social media marketing and more. We look forward to working with this beautiful island boutique.
NO JOB TOO SMALL FOR HOME GIG!
Amanda and Tyron decided to establish their Martha’s Vineyard Trash removal and recycling business they Hired Home Gig to establish their brand identity and create business collateral and content. We just love their tag line, don’t you?
When painter Adam Filomeno was ready to start his Professional Painting business he called on Home Gig to establish his logo and business identity. Adam’s Pro Painting needed signage for his vehicles and promotional products for his business and Home Gig made it happen.
Home Gig has been busy this Winter creating personalized Wedding & Baby Shower invitations for our clients' Special Events. Check out our behind the scenes photo shoot showcasing these handmade invitations, paper goods and favors.
Time to Shine
Using our favorite new creative method of foiling stamping, we’ve been able to design a beautiful Mandala style wedding suite to make Camil and Timothy’s wedding Shine!
ABOUT FOIL STAMPING
Foil stamping or pressing, (also known as foil application), is the application of metallic foil on to a solid surface by application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the surface below leaving the design of the dye and gives it a shiny look.
Home Gig created this Mandala embellished wedding suit using a cashmere pink and silver metallic palette for elegance. We matched the handmade fabric lined envelopes with a Peony pattern. See how your invitations can shine by using Home Gig Creative Services to create your special event invitations and paper goods!
Home Gig made a splash when we prepared for the seahorse themed Baby Shower for Kinsley Rose and mom to be Kaitlin Arga. From invitations to music, décor and favor boxes, Home Gig incorporated a tropical feel using teal and peach colors to set the tone and incorporated a seahorse graphic into the beach themed event. We designed handmade keepsake fabric envelopes to encase the pearl embellished seahorse invitations. A Diaper cake adorned with the seahorse and pearls was the center of the gift table while homemade soaps were placed into handmade favor boxes for attendees.
Up Up and Away
Home Gig Launched this Up Up and Away Hot Air Balloon inspired baby shower for Audrey Charlotte and mom-to-be Meg.
Oh the places she will go. Here are some of the items that Home Gig created to incorporate into Baby Audrey’s Hot Air Balloon themed Shower. Guests were in the clouds over the fluffy clouds and table decorations including this personalized yarn wrapped wall letters/monogram AC centerpiece and room decor. Home Gig prepared these Hot Air Balloon EOS lip balm party favors and they were a big hit!
Suite included: Pinwheel place cards and, Cake Bunting, Cake Topper, Printable signs, Diaper Cake and EOS hot air balloon favors!
. lovebirds Informal A couple who are openly affectionate or demonstrative with each other, especially in public.
Love Birds Jaroana and JR celebrate their springtime wedding with a nature inspired celebration. What cuter way to symbolize your love of happiness and harmony than with the love Bird Motif? These little parrots always seen in pairs are the ideal symbol of love, ecstasy, long-term commitment, loyalty and care.
These Fabric Envelopes and Bird Cages RSVP cards are something worth Tweeting about.
Cheers to these two we hope they have fun nesting happily ever after.
Lauren and Eivar
Home Gig worked with our Edgartown clients to unpack, organize, install and style their new Katama Home, easing their transition in time to enjoy the 2016 summer season.
The process of moving to a new home can be difficult for homeowners, especially when downsizing or moving to a completely new and different floor plan. This spring, Home Gig was hired by our Edgartown clients to unpack, organize and reconfigure their furniture plans when they moved from their in-town Edgartown home to an “upside down house” in Katama.
This “upside down” house was design to have the living space on the top floor and the bedrooms on the bottom floor. The added elevation allows homeowners to enjoy views from up high. The upper level also features a large deck for the family to enjoy outdoor living. The lower level contains three bedrooms including a spacious master suite with two full baths. Homes like these are not just unique and fun to look at but they capture beautiful views from the windows and deck.
Mayflower Movers facilitated this local move. They did all of the packing and heavy lifting while Homegig’s team of stylists, Lauren and Katie, picked up where they left off. Working together with the home contractor, our team collaborated inside to style and organize the home. While Home Gig was doing their magic on the interior, outside a 3 car garage, pool house, in-ground pool, outdoor kitchen and seating for an outside theater were constructed.
Utilizing the clients existing furniture, Lauren and Katie resolved the smaller floor plan by culling some of the collections, books and knickknacks and swapping out furniture pieces in the living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms.
After the construction was complete, Katie planted and installed the outside flowerpots and containers, while Lauren selected art work placement and styled the finishing touches.
The results were successful and the clients were thrilled with Home Gig’s creative services!
“Thank you guys so much for all the work that you did. Seriously so much gratitude coming your way for making our transition such an easy one! So great to literally come in and it feel just like home! Love love love!. Thank you guys!”
~ Homeowner Jenny Wiener
Be inspired ~Lauren and Eivar
Woodland inspired baby shower styled by Home Gig
Tucked deep in the forest of Corpus Christi, Texas a group of friends from all over the state gathered to give their friend her baby shower.....
We were thrilled when they asked Home Gig to design the paper materials and style the event! We designed everything from scratch to coordinate with the Babe in the woods themed event. This rustic outdoorsy camping-themed party included details such as burlap-embellished mini lanterns, packaged smore’s for later, fox themed invitations, welcome forest friend sign, wishes for baby and more. We used small pine trees and foxes to add extra flair to diaper cake. The games were unique and functional. There were paper foxes with “wishes for the baby messages’, Price is right, Don’t say Baby game with Fox clips, and Guess that Smell.
Bite size foods prepared by the hosts included a buffet of sweet and savory dishes and arrow skewer donut holes. Using strictly wooden bowls and platters we mainly relied on the DIY cake plates made from sliced tree and included a full signage package for all the food and drinks.
And don’t forget the forest favors! Sunflower grow kits in sweet terracotta planters, perfectly coordinated with the invitation suite.
We loved the opportunity to work with this client, but most of all, to meet her family and friends who were so lovely and enthusiastic. We can’t wait to meet Asher and welcome him into the world. Thanks for including Home Gig in such a joyous event!
To purchase the Forest Friends shower suite – contact us.
In addition to another year marketing with clients Murdick’s Fudge Martha’s Vineyard, we are thrilled to announce new projects at Home Gig for 2016.
This year brings additional work with special events and event styling with projects including a Summertime Wedding, a Spring Baby Shower and a Fall Bat Mitzvah. Themes we are working on include Baby Elephants, Forest Theme (we see foxes and raccoons in our future!) and a barn theme Bat Mirzvah – we like the idea of a “Ben’s Barn Mitzvah”.
We continue to be inspired by the beauty that surrounds us. The winter months bring travel to the Florida Keys to work on design upgrades to our client’s winter home and to Waterville Valley, NH to work on refreshing a ski cabin for our North Shore clients.
Are you passionate about beautiful Gardens? At Home Gig we are super excited to be working with our new clients at Garden-Folly tours. Deserving of Bucket List Status, Garden-Folly tours provides intimate and luxurious travel tours focusing on the finest gardens throughout Italy, France and England.
Brand Development starts this spring when we “Get Lost in the Follies.”
Be Inspired ~ Lauren and Eivar
A Slice of the Island - 3 Store locations on Martha’s Vineyard serving the finest in Fudge, Brittle, Caramel and Cheese Corn and Ice Cream
Murdick’s fudge has been a successful fudge maker and confectioner on Martha’s Vineyard for 36 years. In business from Mackinac Island, Michigan since 1897 Murdick’s is most notorious for it delicious - home-made in-front- of -you - Fudge - (15 different varieties!) as well as Peanut and Cashew brittle, Cheese and Carmel Popcorn and Ice Cream.
With a successful business model in place, Murdick’s General Manager, Mike McCourt engaged Home Gig to develop Murdick’s Fudge Marketing plan for his three island stores, cafe and online business.
Home Gig established a strategic marketing plan to improve in store and online sales. We designed collateral enhancements to improve brand recognition, put a social media plan in place, created and allocated advertising campaign, developed a marketing budget, arranged event planning, community and local charitable participation, managed public relations and more…
We are currently working on Murdick’s 2016 marketing planning and we are thrilled to be part of the Murdick’s team!
Hope you will join us -! Stay in touch and share your Murdick’s experience with us @#Murdicksmv – Follow us on Facebook
Be Inspired~ Lauren and Eivar
HOME GIG celebrates Over My Shoulder Foundation 5th Year Anniversary and spreads the good word of mentoring.
January is National Mentoring Month in the United States, and at Home Gig we feel that it’s a perfect way to kick off each New Year. Mentoring is a reminder that everyone needs the support of their friends and loved ones to succeed, and that each of us can become a better mentor to the people in our lives.Read More