Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Roses and Tulle

Monday I did some floral styling for a fashion shoot. I made this flower garland out of black magic, black beauty, pink spray roses and dahlias. Elisa, our lovely model was a champ, it was hot and this thing was heavy! I can't wait to see the professional images. I'll post soon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Honeycomb Necklace

I LOVE this gold necklace by Stone and Honey. I have a birthday coming up...hubby, hint. hint.

Carnations in Milk Glass

How cute are these? So simple and sweet. I love the bold color against the crisp white glass. At trampoline

Friday, July 24, 2009

And now for something totally different...

Been thinking about art lately...back in the recesses of my mind. I've always loved the work of the American sculptor Martin Puryear. Clean, thoughtful, formal and steeped in craftsmanship. I would like to make something in this vein someday but with a big colorful flourish sitting right on top like a cherry. Moma has a great website of his work.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I love this color combo. Perfection. All from Martha, of course.

Natural touch

Lately I've been thinking I'd like to abandon my "sort-of" mid-century home aesthetic for a more raw French country sort of thing. I think I need a vacation. Spotted these nice home accessories on Wisteria.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fabric Corsages

So many adorable faux flower accessories out there these days. I particularly love the colors and vintage feel to these fabric corsages by Kraft Paper Scissors. They do bouts as well.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

How Nice!

Pretty yet not too sweet. Slightly dark and sophisticated. My ideal. Ceramics by Arendal Keramik. Spotted one of my favorite design blog Bientot Demain.

Little Bits

Some leftover flower bits and recent etsy finds.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Flower Hut

A long time ago (2 years to be exact) I had this insane idea to sell fresh flowers out of those metal kiosks that permanently stand on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens. I called it the Flower Hut and had a little sign and everything. I had this notion that loads of townspeople would swoon and grab a pre-made bouquet, along with their bread and cheese. Kinda like what I imagine they do in France. Anyway, it turned out to be a brutally hot June day. Hence the strong light in these photos. Many old timers from the hood actually asked if they were fake and were discouraged to realize they were in fact real. Ha. But some local moms totally got the idea and were happy to slip the bouquet (it was in a waterproof container with handle) on their stroller. I had a lot of fun and met some great folks. And learned, I don't have it cut out for retail...yet.

Monday, July 13, 2009

sweet summertime

Dahlias in Brooklyn

Dahlias have arrived. Love, love love them! Happy wedding to my dear friends, Cora and Inty.

a bit of blue...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Big Guy


I made this huge arrangement for a wedding in South Salem, NY this past weekend. I wish I had a better shot. It included crab apple, larkspur, hydrangea, some crazy big allium and sunflowers without their petals. I loved it. Thing is.. it was soooo heavy. After a short moment of panic (how were we going to get it up on the stone ledge?!). I summoned all my strength and heaved it up. I am developing some nice biceps. Ashley was impressed...and she's the one who goes to an excersize boot camp. ha!

Woodsy Bouquet

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lots and Lots of Ruffles

Never posted fashion design before but these dresses took my breath away. By Kate Towers.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Hey there. So here's my mug. You can hear me yakety yakking about flowers and art on Hey Brooklyn! This great podcast that features all kinds of creative and inspiring small business owners living and thriving in Brooklyn. I am super honored to be included. It's brought to you by the ever awesome Amber from The Amber Show. Check out her out.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Etsy Love

I love Etsy. I love everything about it. I've bought lots of vintage collectables, baby bibs, handmade stuffed animals, pretty jewelry, knitted hats, graphic tee-shirts, and most of all artwork. I especially like purchasing art for the little ones in my life. Here are some...

This lovely explosion of color and pattern is for the Littlest Pheasant's room. Need to get it framed now.
By Swallowfield.

This little tree print was actually stolen right out of it's packaging from my apartment's foyer! Hmm...never solved that mystery. The awesome artist Bernadette graciously sent me another one all the way from New Zealand! By Sugarloop.

For Noah, a little boy who really is a superhero sometimes. By AshleyG.

Perfect for our friend Jack, who always wore orange. By Cat Bishop.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Featuring Little Pheasant's Nest

Hey check it out! The fabulous Brooke Williams - friend, photographer, writer, musician and mom does a great online column for Cookie Magazine called Nesting. Our little abode was featured this month. I'm so excited. I cleaned up for you all and my place never looked so nice and tidy!