Our Creative Director Alexandra Luo on bringing OOO products to V BY VIE

For those who are new here, V BY VIE is the ‘brain child’ of Vie Studio, sister of Cafe 0.6, all run by the masterminds and creative team at Vie Studio. 

 

Besides selling in-house design and creation, V BY VIE is partnering with many Australian local brands and at the same time bringing unique international brands and products to Australian trend-lovers. 

 

Very soon, a new line of OOO products from the amazing brand Five Metal Shop from Taiwan will hit the shelves at V BY VIE. We thought, what better occasion to chat with our Creative Director and hear the ‘whys’ behind her decision for this exciting addition. 

 

How did you come across OOO products?

I found out about OOO products because of Five Metal Shop – an award-winning branding design company (OOO is a project under Five Metal Shop). Their design services are very full-on, which is similar to what I’d like to achieve in Vie Studio. From product design and branding to all aspects of digital marketing. 

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Image © Five Metal Shop

 

What was your first impression when you saw their products?

The Calendar was the first product that I encountered, and my first impression was “WOW”; Everything from the design, printing, choices of colours and paper to the details are absolutely SPOT ON.

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Calendar | Image © Five Metal Shop

 

If you could describe their brand in one sentence, what would it be?  

“Never disappoints me, always surprises me.”

 

If you could describe their brand in one sentence, what would it be?  

Their products are not just beautiful but also practical and cater for daily use purposes. Each product comes with a story behind their team, isn’t it amazing? You can feel the passion, efforts and souls put into each piece. 

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OOO Products | Image © OOO Project Instagram

 

What’s the reason behind adding their products to V BY VIE’s list?

OOO project is the internal project of Five Metal Shop; The motto of Five Metal Shop is very similar to ours at Vie Studio, and we could resonate with their passion and integrity through their designed products. I want to promote and showcase products that express life attitudes and perspectives while highlighting the little things that matter. That’s why I have chosen OOO products for our upcoming release.

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Image © OOO Project Instagram

 

Your personal favourite from newly added OOO products? 

My favourite item would be the Beer Glass.

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Calendar | Beer Glass | Bottle Opener

New products include OOO Bottle Opener and Beer Glass (on sale) and Five Metal Shop 2022 Calendar (pre-order) from 19/10/2021 (19th October 2021).

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A Look Into Our Designers’ WFH Workstation

Although we are all obsessed with our office space and love being surrounded by all the talented people, WFH (Working From Home) is now the new normal here in Sydney, Australia. We thought it would be interesting to have a look into different ‘stay-at-home’ workstation setups from our team, where the designers are crafting the next big projects. 

 

Big Boss Sheila’s workstation screams ‘techie’ vibe with a variety of professional devices and gadgets. Her keyboard with red lights brings in extra energy to the whole setup, while the cards and photos at the back add a little touch of personal elements. 

Sheila’s must-have: Charging Dock  – Low battery is a NO NO!

Interesting Find: Mini Mint Desk Vacuum – a life-safer for your table mess that also looks chic.

 

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This little friend decided to take over our Boss Alexandra’s workstation for the day! His appearance adds extra coziness to the professional setup. 

Alexandra’s must-have: Calculator – Slay the numbers!

Interesting Find: 🐶 

 

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Our Designer Katie’s workstation deserves a spot on any Pinterest board! We are in love with all the neutral tones. You know our designers are up and busy when their desktops look like this. 

Katie’s must-have: Phone – relatable! 

Interesting Find: White Statue Pen Holder 

 

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The marble tabletop adds a timeless and versatile finish to our designer Cathy’s simple workstation.

Cathy’s must-have: Airpods – essential for online meetings or jamming to her all-time favourite tunes. 

Interesting Find: Vitamins! – a must for daily immune support during these times. 

 

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Another aesthetically pleasing workstation from our designer Kelly. The colorful keyboard and miniatures add some pop of colours to the whole setup that is black-heavy. 

Kelly’s must-have: Water – gotta stay hydrated!

Interesting Find: Plant

 

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We are obsessed with our graphic designer Phoebe’s glass table that elevates the whole setup. The black and white combination always delivered, such a simple yet modern workstation.  

Phoebe’s must-have: Chocolate – much needed to keep the creative juices flowing

Interesting Find: Speaker – for best sounds that also looks good as a decoration item. 

 

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Our designer Kristine’s workstation is simple and organised which leans more on the professional setup. Basically, it is a setup that helps you get the job done without having any distracting objects. 

Kristine’s must-have: Glasses – in order to spot all the little details 

Interesting Find: a cup of water – nothing too glamorous here, we just love that she is staying hydrated! 

 

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Our designer Nellie’s workstation is a perfect mix of professional and personal with the addition of everyday essentials and decoration here and there. Her flowers add a breath of liveliness to the whole setup. 

Nellie’s must-have: Lucas PaPaw – a multi-purpose fav for us all!

Interesting Find:  Wall Decor – Gift Tag, Quote, Photo

 

Bonus workstation from our Management and Marketing team 

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Michelle’s workstation is all about simplicity, equipped with all the basic work items  and a hint of personal. Having white as the main color scheme, this setup looks clean and professional.

Michelle’s must-have: Diary – pages of life

Interesting Find: Cute ‘Woof’ picture frame

 

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Rachel’s love for all things pink and her army of minions show with this workstation. The combination of pink and yellow is fun and motivational. 

Rachel’s must-have: sticky note – a classic reminder 

Interesting Find: Pink Bunny Phone Stand 

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We can’t stress enough how important it is to have a dedicated workstation when you are working-from-home, as it enables us to focus and be productive. We got to see such a unique vast of characteristics and personal preferences put into each setup, these could be great inspiration for your own ‘stay-at-home’ workstation.