A Month of Flowers, Part 2

Jul 15, 2014 | Flowers

Here is the second group of floral arrangements I wanted to share from my month of flowers. I’ve been playing around with the ways in which different flowers compliment each other and the relationship between flowers and their container. For example, it’s made me revisit what the visual impact of a transparent vase is in ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 1

Jul 14, 2014 | Flowers

A change of scenery often inspires us to explore new ways of seeing things. In my case, moving to Rome has made me more eager to explore different ways of combining and arranging different floral elements I so challenged myself to a month of flowers: creating a new arrangement every day for thirty days. Some ...

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A Foraged Flower Arrangement

Jun 28, 2014 | Flowers, Italy, Nature

  I visited one of my favorite foraging spots in Rome today. I discovered it through a friend who generously shared her foraging knowledge with me. She did so when I told her how much I love flowers and that I was trying to gravitate towards using more seasonal, local varieties in my arrangements.* When ...

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Pinks and Greens

Jun 6, 2014 | Flowers, Inspiration, Italy

I made this arrangement with the season very much in mind. It felt like a good day to celebrate the palette we see during the shift from Spring to Summer. It’s early June which means that all of the green we see emerge from the ground in the month or two prior, suddenly comes even ...

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A Break from Winter with a Summertime Palette

Feb 12, 2014 | Flowers, Nature, Palette

As much as I enjoy the change of seasons, sometimes I wouldn’t mind if Winter were a little shorter. That’s why I decided to go through some old photos and take a break from the Winter with this summertime palette. I gathered these flowers this past Summer while back in the U.S. visiting my father. ...

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Frances Palmer Pottery

Nov 11, 2013 | Design, Inspiration, Nature

Today I got to meet an artist I really admire. Her name is Frances Palmer and she’s a ceramicist based in Connecticut. I’d been hearing her name from friends in the flower world and spotting articles about her about her beautiful pottery everywhere. I had the pleasure of visiting her studio for a holiday sale ...

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Flowering on Block Island

Nov 5, 2013 | Flowers, Nature

Block Island is a small island about thirteen miles off the coast of Rhode Island. It’s covered in wildflowers and plants that festoon the island with a variety of colors as the seasons change. Summer begins with bushes of wild pink roses and ends with the dark jewel tones of blackberries. Then a golden, glowing ...

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A New Autumn Palette

Oct 23, 2013 | Flowers

Growing up, the Fall was always a time for oranges, yellows and reds. Lately though, while contemplating flower combinations, I’ve been noticing that it’s also a time for deeper hues and a lot of interesting textures. A variety of purples and deep greens start to appear which can suggest the coming of Winter in a ...

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Leftover Roses

Oct 22, 2013 | Flowers, Inspiration

The other day I had the immense pleasure of meeting Brittany Asch of Brrch. She is as lovely as her floral compositions and she kindly left me with some leftover roses from a recent job. A delivery from a flower fairy, if you will. There was some old floral foam laying around so I decided ...

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Pink Roses in Prague

Oct 18, 2013 | Flowers, Palette, Travels

Prague is the city of Golem and Kafka. A place filled with dark, winding side streets, ancient cemeteries and gothic spires. I’ve been going there since I can remember but the place still retains an air of mystery and an enchanting gloom. It is also, however, a city of vibrant art and culture, where stunning ...

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