Prop Sourcing For 'Liquid Charm' Cocktail Book

Over the past few months I've been collecting props for an upcoming collaborative project: A Cocktail Recipe Book with photographer Tom McCorkle and mixologist Sam White of Gnocco Baltimore

In developing the overall art direction for the book, I landed on a theme that was modern but minimal, a color scheme that was broody but bright and a vibe that was tropical meets spaghetti western. That may be a lot of swallow, however after developing the mood board for the shoot, I had a visual guide for the types of props, backgrounds, textures and surfaces I wanted to source.

From there, Sam picked out the types of cocktails he wanted to specially concoct for the book. I used his recipes & ideas to inform each and every vessel I had to source; which ranged from a tiki mug to plants to tiles. Of course in order to find everything I wanted, I needed to get creative. I wanted the book to be as unique as possible and utilize local makers and shops to do so.

Instead of keeping all my resources secret, I wanted to share them with you as some of these are local artists & businesses that deserve as much attention as possible. I hope you use this as a resource when looking for unique, awesome objects for your home or projects!

Enjoy and get propping!



Photography by Tom McCorkle Images.


Prop & Set Stylist + Creative Event Designer