Brooke's multi faceted design projects have paved the way to discovering her identity as a designer, welcoming the launch of By Brooke Creative.
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Wedding Floristry 2017
As we venture into Wedding Season, I decided to get creative with some floral centrepieces, styled by myself, for a rustic yet feminine wedding reception. They were a big hit at the event -settled on natural textures amongst softly flickering tealight candles. These wire baskets were the perfect vestles for the occasion and are my new favourite piece that’s purposes are endless. I wanted to keep these designs structured with a simplistic & effortless aesthetic.
A collection of gourmet and homemade bites celebrate the festive season with clients of Glennen Financial Planning & Mentor Lending Solutions. A neutral summer palette compliments the riverside venue and warm Christmas season in the Victorian countryside. Local produce and Mum’s timeless cooking makes it feel like home for guests and staff alike.
The Echuca/Moama Wedding Expo is a wonderful opportunity for Brides and their loved ones to start planning their special occasion along the banks of the Murray River. It was a pleasure to help present Tamara Cadd Photography this year, showcasing her work with modern, humble styling that compliments her elegant and diverse portfolio.
“Photography has always been my passion; capturing a special moment in time is priceless when we reflect and look back at our lives. I aim to create images that evoke memories, to be cherished and relived again and again. Whether it is photographing a wedding, engagement or portrait I create a relaxed and fun environment that produces natural images of who you and your family really are. I use photography to tell a story of your special day or to reflect who you are at a specific moment in time.” -Tamara Cadd
Quietly nestled amongst cosy forms and soft textures, the spirit of a young mind is nurtured with mindful experiences that calm and restore. A spiritual parent cultivates their child’s need for relaxation and comfort, following experiences of external challenges. Fraternal connections continue to flourish between parent and child as storytelling and the fostering of peaceful meditation create sensations of harmony and cosiness. The delicately handcrafted series Calm, Kind and Sleep introduces mindfulness into the home, developing awareness of the current moment, evolving inner tranquillity and engaging the senses. The series focuses on attaining calmness, kindness and rest that meaningfully encourage a generation of healthy young minds that transcends into adulthood.
Calm teaches methods of restoring a sense of calm through interaction with others and the natural world. A handmade miniature storybook, follows the life of a bunny Poppy Winter, evolving a sense of calm with friend Chloe as they go on a multi-sensory adventure. Poppy’s new found friendship with Chloe and transcending experiences of nature relieve her stress, creating optimistim for future adventures with Chloe.
Kind explores the joyous emotions felt when helping others in a time of need. Characters Chloe and Poppy Winter embark on another spiritual adventure, however they come across animals in need and choose to help them. The tale sheds a light on how kindness induces feelings of happiness and pride. Personal values of friendship and gratitude create a heartfelt tale that brings people together, whilst encouraging kindness to young listeners.
Sleep provides a bedtime ritual that soothes the mind for a child to prepare for a condition of rest. The accompanying storybook sheds a light on Poppy Winter’s loving bedtime ritual with her mother, encouraging fraternal affection, imagination and being present in the moment. The poetic nature of the tale creates a tranquil setting for the listener as they prepare for sleep. Poppy’s sensory experiences of touch, sight, and sound evoke imagination and peacefulness.
Photography: Tamara Cadd Photography
Garments: Sudo, Yoli & Otis
Location: iDance Studios Echuca
Ephemeral Space 2016
She quietly retreats from the herd to burrow a small space surrounded by textured soil and the sound of silence. This cosy hub mimics the warm embrace of her loved ones, restoring peace and security. She has no fear of being alone, finding herself blissfully lost in a daydream with the chance to imagine and create. The escape liberates her from a peculiar discomfort for large herds and uncontrolled chaos.
She finds the seclusion harmonious for a moment and imagines herself floating in a tranquil pod that is disconnected and safe from the world. The soft textures openly embrace her small body, while the warm hues comfort her. With this spiritual renewal she is almost ready to return to her furry companions and the chaos of reality.
On the banks of the Murray River an intimate rustic shelter lit by hanging bulbs resides. A celebration brings about fresh floral, champagne and sweet treats ignited by a warm crackling fire and the echo of paddle steamers afar.
As fast evolving technology overwhelms society, people begin to seek quiet, contemplative designs, escaping the stimulation of the erratic digital age. St Rose will be heightened by a tranquil setting that targets the human need for inner spirituality and peace. A minimal interior allows the customer to detach from the everyday. An array of visual and tactile surfaces stimulate senses which are often lost in the chaos of the technological world.
A minimal, muted light colour palette encompasses purifying qualities that aim to calm and replenish the human spirit hindered by the stresses in our fast passed society. Spiritual symbols and circular motifs are imbedded into St Rose, fostering unity and nurturing qualities. Nature in the form of fresh foliage and various representations of the earths elements act as a form of detachment from our technology driven society. This generates a sense of wellness and rejuvenation through the depiction of the natural environment.
With the introduction of the St Rose summer 15/16 menu, fresh salads and light meals are plated in a minimal aesthetic on oversized dishes, complementing the minimal dining environment. Food is plated on servingware of muted grey and white tones sourced locally. Meals are framed with rose gold cutlery and placed on round achromatic tables.
Menu, business card and interior decal graphic design details are minimal, toned white with accents of grey and rose gold. The store’s signature circular motif is the central feature of St Rose’s branding. This motif is symbolic of inclusion, wholeness and unity of the human spirit - qualities celebrated in the shared dining space
During the 1920s-1930s, a time of advancing technology, ocean liners and steam trains were captivating society with the idea of speed, grandeur, prosperity, technological innovation and escape. Art Deco poster designer Cassandre is known for his 1936 poster advertisement of the Normandie ocean liner that embrace these qualities of the era. Drawing inspiration from the forms and features of the liner, I aim to regenerate and refresh the industrial and art deco forms by adapting structural, streamline features and circular motifs.
I will incorporate and manipulate a classic business shirt to symbolise the conservative nature of the era resonating with the uniform of the liners captain. I will embed a neutral colour palette with a small amount of pastel shades to signify the poster and it’s a timeless look. Within the design, pearls are symbolic of the Normandie’s prosperity and beauty as the subject admires the opulence. Furthermore, we begin to see the merging of nature and technology as pearls symbolise oceanic qualities and the Normandie denotes the Industrial Revolution of the era. Additionally, fashioned glasswear provides opulence and convey specific features from the dining hall of the Normandie, that were correspondingly lavish. I have communicated the characteristics of the Normandie and its decade by appropriating Art Deco, ocean liner features with opulent adornment.