Ruby Sampson was the family matriarch of 8 children in the small South American country Guyana. She was a seamstress who passed on her trade to ensuing generations. Today, we are a female-owned, family business.
Inspired by a Guyanese stilt house, we challenged ourselves to build a portable, lightweight crate replica to serve as our display. We honed the rustic textures, subtle foliage and stilt structure to create a display for us, by us.
We started with a blue print and some plywood:
Then added dash of vinegar, steel wool and glaze for texture:
A (peeling) coat of paint:
Nails and hinges just didn't do the trick. It wasn't transportable and certainly not lightweight. So we added a few yards of rope instead.
Voila! A fully collapsible, lightweight crate display:
To finish the recipe, just a table spoon of leaves with a hint of signage:
We unveiled our new display at Afropunk Brooklyn 2017! Not only is it a conversation starter, but a conveniently visual representation of the brand.
We'll see you at our next event - ask us about our display!