Over the weekend we had the flouro duo - Peaches and Keen (aka Lily Daley and Lucy Hearn) - begin a backyard makeover at Harvest Workroom. The first instalment of the project entailed Lucy, Lily and their very helpful entourage of Ken, Dan, Callum plus sweet little baby Raff (7 weeks old and as cute as a button) transforming pallettes into vertical succulent gardens. Can you imagine how amazing this wall will look once it greens up?
Ever since we moved into our studio we have wished for a little bit of extra time to transform our concrete jungle leading from our print room into a lush oasis. We have been so preoccupied with all of the other exciting parts of our business that we have never quite got there.
Luckily when we approached Peaches and Keen to be our December 2012 artists-in-residence they were just as excited as we were about the idea that they could bring their magic touch to this little corner of Harvest. We all decided it would be a good idea to establish all of the plants before the weather got too hot so they have begun the project ahead of their residency (which means they will be able to enjoy the garden in a leisurely fashion in December - clever!)
The brief for the project was that it be as sustainable as possible and use pieces we had already collected. From experience we knew that the plants would need to be hardy as we wouldn't have huge amounts of time at the studio immersed in gardening and so succulents have been voted the plant of choice (loads of cuttings have come from all over the place.)
The other part of the brief was that it have a huge injection of Peaches and Keen colour and vibrancy. This aspect of the project is yet to come (the girls spent the first working day priming some old ten gallon drums, some concrete urns and some planter boxes with white paint that they are now itching to splash with their trademark palette!) As part of the project Lucy and Lily will also screen print some canvas at Harvest to cover some outdoor furniture.
To say that this will be a great outcome for our humble little courtyard is an understatement...we can't wait to see this unfold.
See more pics of the project here.
PS - More details of the Peaches and Keen residency will be revealed soon but at this stage they plan on having an exhibition and a mini popup shop in the first 3 weeks of December at Harvest Workroom. They will also work on some new creations whilst they are in residence.