Advise

Cleaning Plants and Trees

I think that plants and trees around the house are as important of a design element as any. They obviously add a necessary organic element to a modern element but they also create visual interest. A tall tree in the corner of a room with a romantic swoop is a terrific source to infuse personality into your space.

And don't forget that plants have a real impact on air quality. There are a ton of fairly common plants that do a decent job at cleaning the air. But don't take my word for it, NASA has it all sorted out for you in this article

Centerpieces for people who don't like each other

This picture was sent to me and it sure is beautiful. A great friend clipped it from a magazine for me as she thought it reminded  her of me. What a sweet compliment... I will be published in magazines soon.

But I the height of the centerpiece is one that I put into a funny group. it's called "centerpieces for people who don't like each other" because you can't, or maybe, don't have to see over them. funny, right?

Floral Business as Fashion &/Or Art

This is an interesting article that provides a peek into some aspects of the global floral business at the intersection of commerce and art. We florist spend considerable amount of time and energy finding our perfect client and creating a business that is viable, but this roadmap is of course as personal as the persons trudging it. 

There have been many folks who try to repackage the floral industry. History has shown that the ingredients necessary to "disrupt" an entire industry are mystical. But we live in glorious times where industries are disrupted everyday- sometimes it's for the better. Often, it is not. There are usually reasons we have ended up where we are.

The back end of the floral business is farmers, airplanes and truckers. It's really a brilliant case study that is very similar to food production and distribution where we can easily forget that an apple is grown and subject to natural. Perhaps that cinderella syndrome is even baked into the marketing plan for that product- I certainly think that the animal factory farms don't want us thinking about them very much.

But alas, a good idea is a good idea and parlaying our business, social or fashion connections into a business is just smart. We florist in California are especially blessed with the flora and fauna that serves as raw material for our fodder. Possibly more blessed then any other time in history.

Thank you California! Thank you farmers and truckers that make it all happen before we even get to put things in vases.

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie and Curtis- Perfectly rare balance of clean and personal

Stephanie and Curtis put together an intimate personal wedding. They put together the elements for their wedding with Curtis elevating simple glass vases for the bar with the perfect amount of gold paint and Stephanie dyed the sewn the blue batik table runners. Their dinner was set in the austere gallery at Foreign Cinema with lovely food and a DJ setting the mood with their favorite tunes. I think their personal touches and the modern art created the perfect balance for a night to remember and an adventurous life together. Love you guys...