Tuesday, December 8, 2009

{ Christmas @ The Danish Embassy }

Brittany, you've really outdone yourself this time! My dear friend Brittany (she's the cute blonde with the bird on her head...love her!) had the pleasure of bringing a Cool Creative Christmas to the home of the Danish Ambassador. I'm in awe of all the little details. Bravo Britt!

Check out this flattering article just posted about the event on the Washingtonian, along with these inspiring photographs:

"To call the paper flowers and cutout snowflakes currently adorning the walls of the Danish ambassador’s home “arts and crafts kicked up a notch” would be a gross injustice. Yes, they’re all handmade, and yes, some of them include coffee filters, Balducci’s napkins, and hundreds of old issues of Financial Times. But we guarantee you won’t be able to tell.

"That’s the beauty behind Cool Creative Christmas, this year’s environmentally friendly rendition of the Danish Embassy’s annual Christmas-decoration viewing party. In association with Danish Design School students Tirsdag Kjøller and Louise Havndrup, the Corcoran College of Art & Design’s Brittany Watson, Caryn Cramer, and Breeze Giannasio have been toiling since early August to design and construct their elegant holiday decorations. As a nod to this year’s United Nation’s Climate Change Conference—December 7 through 18 in Copenhagen—the artists worked to showcase an authentically Danish aesthetic using only sustainable materials. Weeks of weaving, cutting, and crafting resulted in a frosty forest filled with papier-mâché animals and meticulously sculpted rose bushes, all inspired by the classic fairy tale The Snow Queen, written by Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s most beloved author."







3 comments:

Bracken and Bracken said...

I love that girl :) She is so cute and so talented!!

Kim said...

Fabuloso!!! What a treat to see these creations!!! Thanks for sharing...

Breeze Giannasio said...

Thanks so much for posting our work. What a great project and collaborative team!