Filming the installation…. Copious photos to follow I should imagine. Continue reading Chelsea Fringe at Salako London
……be sure to wear some flowers in your hair! Now this is a bit exciting……. In the Chelsea Fringe Festival I’m running a really fun workshop where you can learn how to make yourself a fabulous floral hairpiece and a arrangement in a fancy cast iron urn. I’ll be teaching techniques and demonstrating arrangements and different … Continue reading If you go to San Francisco….
This Easter in St Ives, I was particularly taken with the workspaces in Barbara Hepworth’s house. I’ve been there before and enjoyed it but this year the creative spaces really resonated for me. I sat in the lean-to sun room at the top of the garden and felt completely peaceful. And jealous. What an amazing … Continue reading A room of one’s own
It was a real honour to be asked to make the flowers for the terribly sad and untimely funeral of Pete McKellar. He died very peacefully on a soft snowy night last week. It was a day completely filled with love and flowers. Continue reading A man who was to us what he was to us
If Olive Oyl were a bunch of flowers, I feel like maybe she’d be these. It’s the mad polka dot English anemones and the jaunty angles like she’s doing the Charleston…. But then again, the beauty of the ranunculus is almost too much. Nothing cartoony about them, just straight up gorgeous. Continue reading If Olive Oyl were a bunch of flowers….
A really elegant woman ordered some flowers for her friend’s 75th birthday lunch so I delivered these through a gate into a brilliant secret garden, hidden in plain sight right in the middle of town. Another bouquet went to the Royal Society of Medicine at Chandos House in London, just behind Regent Street – a … Continue reading Going places…
I am finding this soothing today. Continue reading watery-slash-papery
At university there was a boy called Gustav who came from Cannes and lived a high life. Not needing any encouragement, I discovered that my favourite Champagne is Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque – it’s the one with the flowers on the bottle. Later, my husband and I had a magnum of it for the millennium … Continue reading A boy from Cannes and a Japanese genius
Normally, colour is one of the last elements I think about. It’s probably line, then texture, maybe even smell before colour. But two lovely blog posts inspired me today and got me thinking about the colour combinations I am drawn to. Juliette McKee writing about bouquet colour palates and Saipua explaining awe-inspiring things about colour….The … Continue reading Playing with colour
Sometimes the flowers need to be a bit Byrd. Ms Byrd and Ms Spry are my two invented flower muses. Byrd flowers are elegant, glamourous, decadent. Maybe you’re thinking French Riviera or Palm Springs, maybe it’s more Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 or something gothic and fabulous. We can do that… Other times the occasion … Continue reading Are you thinking Ms Byrd or Ms Spry?