April 18th, 2014

Project Breakdown: Sweet & Vicious

 

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

 

 

Local Savannah creative and long-time friend Libbie Summers has done it again. With years of experience both in the kitchen and on set, complimented by her award-winning food blog Salted and Styled, there’s no question as to whether Libbie was ready to tackle her second book release: Sweet & Vicious. A slight departure from The Whole Hog Cookbook (less pig and more pink), Sweet & Vicious is all about exploring new taste sensations in the realm of baking. However, still evident throughout its fuchsia “dipped” pages are some incredible stories from Libbie’s adventures in the world of sweet and savory concoctions. 

To celebrate the recent release of Sweet & Vicious, Libbie knew we could capture the spirit of the book just as we had for The Whole Hog Cookbook. When she found the newly-renovated Whitman off of Forsyth Park, we loved the challenge of complimenting the historic architecture with bright and poppy decor. The result was a family-friendly, playful book signing party that left even the adults feeling like kids again. Here are some of our favorite shots of the event, captured by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures:

 

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

 

 

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

 

 

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

 

Grab your copy of Sweet & Vicious here!

 

 

April 16th, 2014

Our Top Picks: Indigo Wallpaper

 

Indigo Wallpaper - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

This week we’re not only giving you our top picks, but also letting you in on a little secret. We have a stunning master bedroom in the works featuring a beautiful indigo wallpaper that is sure to stop our clients in their tracks. We took our above room inspiration and decided to pull a few watercolor-esque wallpapers that showcase the various mesmerizing shades of indigo for a dramatic master suite of your own:

 

Our Top Picks: Indigo Wallpaper - Rethink Design Studio

Sources:

1. Dynasty Indigo – Eskayel / 2. Tidal Wallpaper – Emma Hayes / 3. Polka Dots in Smoke – Kreme / 4. Stirring Seas – Anthropologie / 5. Bali Stripe – Eskayel

 

 

 

 

April 10th, 2014

High Point Market Finds: Lighting

 

high point market lighting - rethink design studio blog

 

The team travelled to High Point, NC this week to see the latest industry offerings in furnishings, lighting, and decor. While one of the best reasons to go to market is to wine and dine with design representatives from around the globe, we also managed to snap a few photos of products we look forward to use in projects to come.  Today we’re shedding light on our favorite finds at market with the top table lamps, hanging fixtures, and wall sconces:

 

high point market lighting - rethink design studio blog

Clockwise from top left:

1. Arteriors / 2. Gabby Home / 3. Regina Andrew / 4. Currey and Company / 5. Julia Chichester / 6. Mr. Brown / 7. Ro Shambeaux

high point market lighting - rethink design studio blog

Clockwise from top left:

1. Mr. Brown / 2. Julia Chichester / 3. Dunes and Duchess / 4. Dunes and Duchess / 5. Currey and Company / 6. Arteriors / 7. Julia Chichester

 

high point market lighting - rethink design studio blog

Clockwise from top left:

1. Barbara Cosgrove / 2. Pacific Coast Lighting / 3. Light and Living / 4. Arteriors / 5. Emporium Home / 6. United Strangers / 7. Arteriors

Please note that most companies featured here are only available to the trade. To inquire about a product you may be interested in, please contact us here.

April 4th, 2014

Canine + Kid: Nautical

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The sounds of summer are not quite heard from the brick paved streets of Savannah, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of salty days by the sea. This week we’re giving you the best nautical findings for canine and kid in hopes to bring that sunshine just a little bit closer.

kid canine nautical

 

1. Give your pup his hearty share of the ocean in these beautifully simple ceramic bowls from Cloud 7. With varying sizes for food and water, they’re both heavy enough to keep kid from causing a tidal wave in your kitchen.

2. Send a message in a bottle under your child’s sheets with this 100% lambswool water bottle cover. Hand-knit in Scotland, this cover includes a bottle to keep your little one warm whilst dreaming of sunnier days.

3. The geometric pattern on this Scandinavian wool blanket reminds us of nautical flag symbols. Known for its softness, it’s the perfect throw to drape over a crib or rocking chair.

4. What sea dog would be seen out in public without its nautical rope leash? With a 3-strand construction and handmade leather tag, this leash is bound to keep your dog close when even the most tempting seagull walks by.

5. Give your pup something tough to chew on after working the decks with this cotton rope bone toy. Have a teething canine? Simply wet, freeze, and let them have at it.

6. Let your kid be the talk of the docks with these vintage-inspired, striped swim trunks. The stretch nylon is fast-drying, which means less of the ocean in your home and more where it belongs.

7. Perfect for telling stories under the stars, the whale pal from Coral and Tusk is embroidered on durable linen and completely resistant to imaginary harpoons.

 

 

 

April 1st, 2014

Artist Spotlight: Sweet & Vicious

 

Good and Plenty Cupcakes - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

We can’t think of anyone better to showcase for the latest Artist Spotlight than the super talented team behind Sweet & Vicious. Written and styled by Libbie Summers with stunning photography by Chia Chong, Sweet & Vicious is all about whipping up wicked-sweet creations in your kitchen that feature daring culinary combinations to delight your taste buds. The hundreds of recipes, elixirs, and extracts throughout the book aren’t even the best part; just try and keep a straight face as Libbie shares the conception of each and every bite along her journey from fierce foodie to culinary producer.

For our Sweet & Vicious interior, we took inspiration from the bright and poppy photo behind Libbie’s Good and Plenty Cupcakes. The playful contrast between the bubblegum pink icing and daring black and white patterned blouse had us envisioning a young but fierce coming-of-age girl who’s not afraid to style her bedroom with a little punch. Following Libbie’s daring attitude, evident throughout the book (think Habanero Carrot Cake and Meatball Muffins), we curated interior elements that aren’t afraid to express a little personality.

Artist Spotlight: Sweet & Vicious Cookbook by Libbie Summers - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Sources:

 1. Wireframe Coat Rack – Land of Nod / 2. Bone and Wood Inlay Frame – Zinc Home / 3. Cinque Brass Pendant – Iacoli & McAllister / 4. Kiara Rug – Anthropologie / 5. Amour Pillows – Anthropologie / 6. Douglas Bed – Noir / 7. Coconut Chine – Walnut Wallpaper

 

Grab a copy of Sweet & Vicious here.

 

 

 

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