Snapshot: To make food as tasty to look at as it is to eat, designers Vasso Asfi and Loukas Angelou, the creative minds behind Studiolav, have created a set of solid wood stamps, bearing hounds tooth and tweed patterns, to give sweet pastries a small dose of style.
In response to a challenge to create an inventive take on “folklore” put out by a Greek gallery, Studiolav created large, block stamps, bearing iconic fashion patterns, used to imprint cookies, biscuits, and any other treats one desires. Made out of solid olive wood, the pair of designers took the phrase “olive and wood” seriously when creating these pieces.
The stamps bear the prints of Pied de Poule, and Tweed Herringbone, two iconic prints in fashion history, that have recently seen a revival. Studiolav has been intentional about creating objects that help redefine the emotional connections between people and the things they love, and what could be more creative and fun than mixing one’s love for fashion, and their love for food? Baking cookies and breads, the smells and experiences involved with families, holidays, and domesticity, mixed with the culture of high fashion are blended with these stamps in a way that allow easy storytelling and shared experiences. Imagine sharing stories about the heyday of these prints, while sharing freshly baked bread or a sweet.
Rising up to the challenge of reinventing stories and tales from years past in a new, quirky way, Studiolav has created something that will no doubt carry its own folklore for years to come; stories of people creating their own little pieces of edible, delicious art.