Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gypsy Flowers

Sorry I' ve been a bit away this past week. Had to meet a major deadline for a project I was working on and was busy busy BUSY (who isn't around this time of year, huh?)! But I have a bunch of exciting things to post and some creative ideas to throw your way! So without any further delay, I am happy to share this fantastic editorial featured in V magazine and featuring the lovely Ms. Moss. The gypsy lifestyle is all about 'wild' and to incorporate that with wildflowers would be a very cool theme. Think: gypsy wedding/ceremony? Pretty unconventional and very lovely. Makes me think of lots of pretty colors, horses, willow-y fields, a hodgepodge of pretty fabrics, hats & feathers, and of course, wild flowers. Gypsy is going to be on the forefront of my mind for inspiration & ideas this coming up year...

What do you think?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

France, je t'aime

Sorry, I know that this is a bit late seeing that it's already been a whole month since we were in France. Here are some of my pictures. I really loved that getting off the train in Paris, I was able to buy a teeny bouquet of french anemones for a couple of euros for a dear friend. Flowers don't always have a to be a huge production; much like life, the simpler and more natural, the better.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I know, this doesn't have much to do with flowers or nature but I couldn't help myself! CONFETTISYSTEM is the wonderful collaboration of two artists, Julie Ho & Nicholas Andersen and their friendship, love of crafts and design. They handcraft these beautiful installations and piñatas using tissue paper, cardboard, and silk. The result: an ephemeral space that takes you back to what it felt like to be excited for your birthday parties, or for me, it simply makes me think of magical fun. All I know is that these two artists are making the world a prettier place, space by space!

(mental note: neat concept to apply to flowers: magical fun, no)?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Treehouses, I Love You

Forgive me friends, but I cannot remember where exactly I got these images off the web. But seriously, how amazing, huh? I have a complete fascination for these giant people-nests in the trees. It seems so cozy and exceptionally at one with nature. One of these days, I'm going to build one.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dandelion Ranch

I came upon Dandelion Ranch today through the very awesome blog Oh Joy! and was a bit blown away! They have a winsome way with their arrangements of flowers, a unique eye and a very cool philosophy:

...we allow the flowers to retain their integrity and arrange them in a way to maintain their natural movement or rather the way they might appear in the garden.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Up in the Trees

My good friend Jessica is studying in Japan right now. If I need a little inspiration or just want to be taken away for a moment, I check in to see what she is doing. She's been taking these amazing photographs that have me dreaming. Wouldn't it be nice to sit and have some of that tea while gazing at the trees?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Feelin' Rosy

After such a delightful week of amazing food, catching up with family and friends old & new, and getting to sleep in all weekend, everything seems a bit rose colored lately! How was your week?
Happy Monday!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

* * *H A P P Y   T H A N K S G I V I N G * * *

I hope that everyones gets to spend some time off today with people they want to hang out with, eating some good food and sharing some good laughs.  

Monday, November 23, 2009

L'affaire Orchidée

I did a shoot in my studio today with some lush orchids to play with which direction I was going in for Thanksgiving. These orchids that came my way are incredibly beautiful, how could I not shoot them? A bit more of that here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


My very first time in Germany was so lovely! Flower friends, you would not believe how many flowers were in bloom and pouring out of window ledges, out of flower pots & shops, and even over rooftops! Behind the veil of fog and cold weather, it felt like Germany was in full bloom! 

It was very inspiring getting to see how they put flowers together (hello neon-hot Kale) and I came back ready to hit the pavement with a plethora of ideas! What was especially lovely was their constant use of wildflowers--it looked like someone went out to the fields and forests very early in the morning and picked a handful of different variations and put it all together.  

Care for a couple more pics?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where the Heart Is

Have lots to share! Will post a bunch this week*

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Off to Adventures!

Friends, Elijah and I are off to some adventures through Germany + France but will be back soon! I'm taking my cameras (all 3) and hope to have a plethora of wonderful treasures + flowers to post about when we get back! I'm leaving you with some of Camilla Engman's beautiful and brilliant photograpghy. I hope that you enjoy her eye as much as I do. And you can check out her lovely blog here.
See you soon!

* H A P P Y  H A L L O W E E N *

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cherry Blossoms

Japan is a place that holds a lot of space in my imagination, even though I have never been there before. It is a place that I almost recognize as home when I see pictures, yet I have never stepped foot there. My friend Cheri sent this beautiful little blog along my way and it got me daydreaming...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Books as Centerpieces?

 OK, so I'm in the thoughts of using old books as centerpieces. Still in the process of working it through so that it looks elegant and sophisticated, but mostly so that it could stand on it's own on a huge table or credenza, or heck, over a fireplace even? 

I really wish that computer screens had a scratch n' sniff feature because I really want to share with you the celestial scent these beauties give off. Absolutely lovely. Absolutely intoxicating.

One more thing. If you need a 20 second visual vacation or, if you're anything like me and resisting the onset of the cold weather a bit, have a peek at this: peek-a-boo.

I wish everyone a lovely beginning to a wonderful week* 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Perfect Pair

Pretty amazing partnership: scabiosas + japanese anemones

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tahitian Landscape

I was going through some old Polaroids of mine and found these. Tropical climates are definitely one of my favorites because everything grows so lush and full. 
I love the pool.
I love the colors of the flowers.
I love the mountains in the background.
I love the sheets tied out to dry.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Max Wagner

Iconic palm trees. 
Beautiful photograpghy by Max Wagner
I love California.