Semi-Finalist in the Washington Post Peep Contest!
Peep! Peep! It is amazing all of the words you can make a Peep pun out of. Peepwood Artisans, Peeplydes, Murpeepy beds, peepsters – we have been rolling on the floor laughing at how Peeplarious the word Peep can be.
We advertise in the Washington Post Magazine every week and for years have been laughing at the Peep contest they host every year. My background is in interior architecture and I spent years in school building tiny little models with exact-o blades and glue. My co-worker and one of our very talented furniture designers, Katie has a similar background. We decided to make the jump and enter the Peep contest with Peepwood Artisans delivering furniture to Peeptown (Georgetown) to an apeepment on top of Peeplyde’s. (See what I’m talking about with the Peep puns?).
The pieces of our Peep project came together slowly. We had a game plan but the details we discovered in the process of making it were what really made us shine. Making clothes for the Peeps really gave us a laugh.
Here is the description we submitted to the contest, with a few extra peep pictures for peeplaughs:
M Street in Peeptown has been bustling for generations. Apeepments in this area can be small, with tall ceilings, crown molding and lots of excitement. This McPeep family is having an interesting afternoon in their apeepment above Peeplyde’s. To save space the family purchased a Murpeepy bed to fold down and accommodate guests when they come to visit. The youngest Peep – Patrick McPeep was playing around with the Murpeepy bed and got stuck in it! Mrs. McPeep is calling the peepamedics to come save poor Patrick.
The rest of the McPeep family barely notices her since they are watching Modern Peep and eating cookies. The living room holds pots and spices since the apeepement’s kitchen is so tiny.
Marilyn Peeproe is hung on the wall since according to Mr. McPeep, “She never goes out of style.” Down on M street two hipsters or peepsters as they are more commonly called are checking out the scene after eating a delicious meal at Peeplyde’s. The furniture company Peepwood Artisans is struggling to fit a large table up the small Peeptown hallways while their truck sits in the street backing up traffic. Down the alleyway we see a Peep getting his evening started early.
Our peep piece will be on display through April in our Shirlington Showroom. Starting May 18th through June 24th you can view it at Artomatic in Crystal City Virginia.
A special thanks to Lois Gloor for the professional photos we submitted to the contest.
And to Mark Gatterdam and Shaun Pierce for building the Murpeepy Bed.
Have a great day!
Director of Marketing