Arts

Sounding Off with FrenzyHouse

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I now really understand just how powerful and how useful social media can be.  FrenzyHouse logoThanks to my constant obsession with Tweeting and Twitter, I got contacted by Lisa Rouse, Director of FrenzyHouse to arrange a meeting and I’m really glad I did.  Not only have I now got a great friendship with Lisa, but I’ve also seen (and own) their fabulous Sound Wave card messages and canvas prints they do.

Not got a clue what I mean??  Neither did I until Lisa showed me something pretty cool.

Lisa’s partner, Steve (as described, in her own Blog on her site, as ‘Mr Frenzy’) is a Voice Over Artist. You’ll have heard him on adverts, You Tube Clips, voice books and the radio; his voice recorded in his studio. Frenzy House Soundwave ImageShowing that his job really is a passion, he decided to create something unique and really special as a surprise birthday present for Lisa. That surprise present has now transformed into a new business venture for FrenzyHouse.

Using his sound recording equipment, Steve recorded a message for Lisa. The sound waves from his voice speaking the message were then compiled with the words underneath and printed onto a canvas.

As well as being a very personal gift to Lisa, they realised just how special these messages could be for their clients. You see, Lisa and Steve told me that everyone’s voice pattern is totally unique, like a fingerprint. A print of your voice pattern saying your own message is a one off.

But this is the best part – You can record your OWN message into your phone or laptop, e-mail it over and FrenzyHouse will create a canvas or print from the patterns of your voice!  It is a simple and as personal as that.

It’s amazing and I didn’t initially realise how much you can do but the options are immense.  Think about a weddings – I’ve seen them capture the ‘I Do’ moment (both voices on one print with Mr & Mrs and the wedding date printed on it too!), the heartbeat of a baby for a baby shower, your kids telling you that they love you or a cheeky message for someone you love.  But it was the cheeky messages that Lisa made just for me and got us thinking together.  I loved the idea of small cards already made with a fun message on, and so did Lisa.  FrenzyHouse now make them as gift cards!

Get ya coat… Keep ya pecker up!     Tasty bird!       Bobs ya uncle!      Keep Smiling!        Oi Oi Sexy!

And loads more – all here:
http://frenzyhouse.com/collections/greetings-cards/products/soundwave-postcards

But they don’t just do Sound Wave Prints.  FrenzyHouse is an online shop that brings together and showcases local and UK talent.  They sell unusual gifts, gimmicks, cards and treats, lots with a hint of humour and definitely bags of style.  Having spent many years in the suited corporate world of retail, Lisa took the plunge in April 2014 to go out alone and set up her own business.  Thrilled by the wealth of talent on her doorstep (Hampshire) she decided to create a platform for small producers to sell and shout about their creations – and so FrenzyHouse was born.  She’s clearly spent hours of time researching for products to sell on her site.  With brands such as Lily and Mae for stunning mugs, Stuart Gardiner for fabulous kitchen textiles and Lily and Olli’s luxury scented candles.  The product the range is growing daily but all with a very unique handwriting that is synonymous with FrenzyHouse.

Well worth a peek – http://www.frenzyhouse.com

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Shakespeare’s Leading Ladies – The Untold Stories

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On Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at The Gallery on The Corner, at 7.30 pm a new exhibition called ‘Shakespeare’s Bitches’ will be on display.

This innovative and daring exhibition is the brainchild of emerging photographer, Victoria Baptiste. Victoria Baptiste exhibition It tells the untold stories of Shakespeare’s leading ladies and displays a collection of collaborative images created and perfected over a period of six months.  It is beautifully timed with the celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on 23 April 2014.

Victoria said – “I wanted to bring to life the leading ladies from one of our greatest British playwrights as if they were living in society today; what issues they would have faced and the daily scenarios they may have come up against. I have always had a love for Shakespeare and with such an amazing collaboration with Inventiv, we were able to do just that.”

On Wednesday, the exclusive showing of this highly talented photographer’s work will take place both for the press and public at the The Gallery On The Corner on Battersea Road, London at 7:30pm.  The evening will commence with canapés and champagne on arrival, with the opportunity to meet Victoria Baptiste herself and the team of creative artists that she put together to work with her behind this exhibition.  I’ve worked with Victoria on a couple of occasion and know the team that she’s been working with very well – I’m proud to be a friend of this fabulous photographer and her team and my job will be in applying her makeup for her event, making her look even more gorgeous on the night!

Exhibition Details:
Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Venue: The Gallery On The Corner
Address: 155 Battersea Rd, SW8 4BU London, United Kingdom
Nearest Station: Battersea Park

Limited edition prints will be available to order on the night

The Team:
Photographer and Creative Director: Victoria Baptiste
Makeup Artist: Ian Massa-Harris
Hair Stylists: LP Session Styles, Cayden MD Tobin
Video: Mark Storey
Assistant: Jessica Ross