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I have a hard time going to the farmer’s market and not buying flowers. I only spent $10 and got a bunch of peach and white ranunculus, tulips and eucalyptus. Then I took my puppy for a walk through the alleys in our neighborhood and gathered some jasmine vines and other greens.

  • Bree - April 8, 2010 - 7:00 pm

    There's something about ranunculus that makes my heart flutter …ReplyCancel

I’m kind of obsessed with floral still life paintings right now. Especially the work of Arnoldus Bloemer (appropriate name, no?) and Cornelis de Heem. They are completely different from one another but I love Bloemer’s vibrant colors and Heem’s contrasts against the black backdrops.
A still life of peonies, roses, honeysuckle, poppies, a crown imperial, rhododendrons and other flowers in a terracotta urn on a ledge by Arnoldus Bloemer.

Flower Still-Life by Cornelis de Heem

There are a few folks in the design/floral biz whose work I admire and completely adore. Megan of La Partie Events is one of those people. Her work is just totally chic and gorgeous but remains simple and understated at the same time. I am crazy about this photo shoot she did with Sandra Pan Photography using CB2 products. I have a few CB2 plates I have been wanting to use in a shoot and now I am completely inspired. Plus I am kind of mad for stripes.

On Friday night I worked this performance for my “day job” job. The conductor and soloist both received bouquets of flowers following the concert. Sometimes if I’m lucky the musicians don’t want to travel with their flowers and I get to take them home. Such was the case this weekend and I had fun rearranging the bouquets into the new milk glass collection I started. One of the bouquets came from Whole Foods and were supposedly locally grown. I typically like to work exclusively with flowers from locals farms and growers but re-purposing someone else’s flowers feels less like cheating.
Also, a sample bouquet and centerpiece for a possible client.

  • Giovanna - March 24, 2010 - 7:47 am

    these are so beautiful! i love the flowers and holders, especially the milk glass vase!ReplyCancel

  • Emilia Jane - March 24, 2010 - 11:50 am

    Thanks Giovanna! I'm collecting milk glass for a baby shower coming up and I was so excited to find that gorgeous vase at an antique store in Ocean Beach for under $20!ReplyCancel

Will someone please get married here and let me help plan it and hire Noa to photograph it please!? I have been wanting to get out to Summer Pasts Farms to check out their lavender gardens for awhile but just haven’t had the chance to do it. Now that the weather is getting gorgeous again I think I’ll have to find some excuse to get up there! I’ll tell you all about it when I do! For now, just feast your eyes on these images.
And look at all their animals!!!

If I am, PLEASE don’t wake me up! My cake and cupcakes photographed by the goddess of photography – Noa of Feather Love – and posted on 100 Layer Cake??? I die. My jaw was just sitting on my desk as I looked at this super rad wedding. Lindsey and Bryce are just the sweetest, cutest couple ever and their personalities shown through on their day. Congrats you two!Lindsey and Bryce chose four flavors – Chocolate-Covered Banana, Tres Leches, Dilly Dilly and Whiskey and Beer (the cake was Whiskey and Beer as well).
  • A Los Angeles Love - March 16, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    This makes me smile. And want to eat all those cupcakes. nd, though it's not stylized the way most wedding cakes are, I am head-over-heels in love with that simple flower-adorned cake. So happy that Noa caught the essence of your baked goods and they were included in the 100 Layer Cake feature!ReplyCancel

  • Laurice - March 16, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    I saw that on 100 Layer Cake's blog too! Congrats! Did you bake the single cake too? What flavors did they ask for and how many cupcakes in total? So exciting!ReplyCancel