dc, events, projects

cup display at emporiyum

last weekend in dc provided lots of opportunity for fun at a variety of unique events. one that i was excited to attend AND be involved with was the emporiyum at union market's dock5 space. have you heard of it? it's a market that showcases over 90 vendors of artisan, hand-crafted, small-batch food and beverage products. dude! it was so amazing. i ate and drank myself into complete and utter bliss.

i was so honored to be asked to make a custom display for their giant outdoor tent. my inspiration came from the things we use to eat and drink. how could i turn ubiquitous items like utensils, cups and plates into something beautiful?

i settled on cups and we worked out this idea of "cup clusters." and then the gluing commenced! this display uses 1,333 paper cups, and i hand-painted the interior rims. i chose a warm color palette for the cups and rims that felt festive and versatile but also related to autumn and the upcoming holiday season.

i'm looking to work on more events like the emporiyum, so if you have something coming up, please contact me! i'd love the opportunity to work with you!