Thursday, April 30, 2009


So I wanted to give a proper post to my guy and his work. Adam is the designer of Lumen, a series of acid-etched, stainless steel, oil lamp shadow projectors. They are sold all over the US and around the world. He manufactures them right here in good old Brooklyn, USA.

His other product is called Reveal. It is a new type of ambient interior lighting. This product creates the impression of sunlight streaming through a window and onto an interior wall. A light breeze appears to move through trees in the cast image. For more info about his work and to purchase look here.

For as long as I've known Adam (going on 9 years!), he has been entralled with light and all it's properities. It has been a long road of hard work and dedication for him to realize these projects. And there are many others in the pipelines. I sit here so proud and honored to be with him on this great adventure. It's just begining, love.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Victorian Photo Shoot

I posted here about this amazing photo shoot I was apart of back in March. I am beyond thrilled to get the final images taken by the photographer Monika Broz. I posted a few and I just love them. The setting, this incredible rambling Victorian in Bloomfield, NJ with it's peeling wallpaper, cracked plaster walls and filtered light was a dream to work with.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Peonies in the Window

Hello. I have a lot of good things to share. First of all, I am so thrilled to announce that after years of working in a 2nd floor walk-up studio space I have a brand new swanky storefront/workspace in Carroll Gardens West (or Red Hook - depending on who you talk to ;). I actually moved in a couple of months ago but only now am I feeling a bit more settled and starting to use the windows for display. I look forward to creating lovely compositions and posting them as often as I can. Also let me introduce you to the very talented and awesome designer, artist and inventor (and my main squeeze) Adam Frank. We are sharing the space and without him none of this would be possible. I am very lucky lady, indeed. I will post more images of the space soon! If you are strolling Columbia Street please stop by and say hi.

Denise Fasanello Floral Design
203 Columbia Street (at Sackett)
Brooklyn NY 11231

Friday, April 24, 2009


Have a wonderful weekend...go out and enjoy the greenery!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Succulent Wreath

The incredibly talented Brook at Pollen created this terrific succulent wreath with her mom. I love browsing her blog, Crosspollination for inspiration.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Crocheted Necklaces

Lovely and unique jewelry by Muntedkowhai. Shop here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Morning

How gorgeous is this image? My Brooklyn neighborhood is alive with some breathtaking magnolia trees right now. I am savoring every bit of their soft beauty while it lasts. Image by Paul Costello, found via decorology.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Awesome engagement photo by Yutu via Rock and Roll Bride.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For your home...

Flipping through a Wisteria catalog and I came across these nice pieces. I love the bird lamp. Too bad I'm looking to rein in the pretty pictures will have to suffice for now.

tiny happy

Sweet embroidery pieces by Melissa Wastney from Tiny Happy.

Mid Week Cuteness

sorry I couldn't help it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pink Peonies

My first event of the season is not until 2 weeks from now so I thought I'd post a wedding I did last May. The day brought bright blue skies with a fabulous sunset in the evening. A fresh pink, green and chocolate color palette was the design direction. Photographer Matt Schwartz took a terrific shot of this super sweet couple smooching in front of the ice cream truck. The rest are from me.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tale of the Yak

Ok. This is hands down my most favorite shop ever - Tale of the Yak, in Oakland. It is absolutely stunning. Everything is so beautifully displayed (my photos do not did it justice). It's like walking into a magical treasure chest filled with paper goods, party favors, delicate china and glass, sweet little notions and all sorts of lovelies. Don't miss their excellently curated selection of gorgeous new and antique jewelry.

How great is this? Cut paper "flowers" stuck to the ends of branches that have since lost their blooms. I am totally doing that!

Miki's Paper

If you are ever in Berkeley you need to visit this incredible Japanese paper shop called Miki's Paper. They have a huge selection of papers, boxes, little books and pads. I could have bought one of everything.

The Gardener

The Gardener
This is an amazing garden supply and home decor shop. They have a couple of locations in the Bay Area. I visited the Berkeley one. It's a big and airy store with a great selection of pots and garden furniture. Plus it has totally reasonably priced orchids.

Salvaged glass bottle terrariums by Oakland artist Kat Greiger. Here is her etsy shop, Green Under Glass.

This is gigantic!

California Dreaming

Hi all,
The reason I've been MIA this last week is because my little clan (all 3 of us) headed out to the Bay Area to visit friends and family. It was wonderful. Warm sun, green trees, blooming gardens, yummy food, great shops....well, you get the idea.
Here are a few snaps. I will be sharing some of my favorite shops later. Come back!

Sweet flower stand in Berkeley.

Gigantic fern in my mother in law's garden.

My littlest little pheasant enjoying handmade ice cream on College Ave.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Press

I have been meaning to thank the very talented Brooke from Pollen, a floral designer from New Zealand for featuring my work on her terrific blog - Crosspollination. Her blog is great fun and filled with fabulous flower work. Thank you Brooke!

new york designer: denise fasanello

I always love being inspired by other floral designers, and Denise Fasanello is definitely making the gray, rainy day we're having here in Auckland much brighter. How fresh is this bouquet with kumquats, scabiosa and peonies?

Denise also creates lovely inspiration boards for her clients, and as a former fine artist, has a knack for photography. Check out her collages, photography and more gorgeous flowers at her blog Little Pheasant, and her website Denise Fasanello Floral Design.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pastel Prettiness

With Easter on it's way, I thought I'd share these lovely table tops. So sweet and pretty for spring. The styling is by the very talented Chiara Alberetti Milott.