Location: 68 Dean St Brooklyn
Company: One Girl Cookies
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? The shop definitely oozes my aesthetic through the window display, serving pieces, design elements, etc… I’m not sure the back of house does as much. I have a business partner (my husband, Dave) and sixteen employees, so my style is somewhat hard to maintain in a busy kitchen. That being said, the kitchen is a really exciting place with lots going on, both production wise and creatively. Plus, it smells pretty darn good.
Where do you go for inspiration? I actually find the peace of my apartment very inspiring. It’s when my son is napping and I am able to clear my head from the daily clutter that all sorts of creative ideas start gushing in. Of course, blogs, magazines, architecture, art, landscapes, nature, fashion, books….and so on…all play a part in the process.
[images from D.A. Wagner]
Name: Melody Brandon
Location: 6400 Stearns Street Long Beach, CA 90815
Company: Sweet & Saucy Shop
Aesthetic: Simplistic, modern, vintage, shabby chic
My studio style conveys my professional aesthetic pretty closely since I like to keep my designs clean and modern looking, but add pops of color and precise details. I don’t like to overwhelm my work space with too much clutter and business and that is definitely the same with my dessert designs and flavor combos.
My favorite part might have to be my office! I worked out of a rented kitchen for about 2 years or so before I got my own studio, so I really appreciate having a space of my own where I can bring my clients that shows them who I am as a designer and where we are casually chat while they taste my desserts.
I probably find most of my inspiration from wedding magazines, blogs, fashion, and nature. I love using elements of fashion or design and creating an edible piece of art that really has meaning to the person who orders it. We also do a lot of handmade sugar flowers, so nature definitely inspires us all the time.
I could not live with my laptop or iphone! I use them to get design ideas, chat with clients, and look at gorgeous photos!
Well besides desserts, photography is a huge passion of mine, so just last week for my birthday I bought a professional camera and fabulous new lenses! I am madly in love with them and can’t wait to get more and more lenses!