Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ciao Bella!

I am just a tiny bit obsessed with one of our local floral designers. Being from the bridal and fashion industries I have seen more than my share of gorgeous displays, but the first time I saw this girl's work at a local market I was floored. She and her sister started doing this from their home garden but then her sister left for New Zealand and the entire (two person) operation shut down. I was devastated.

BUT the phoenix has arisen... and as soon as we can properly coordinate schedules I will bring you a proper interview and whatever she is willing to divulge out of her portfolio. It's just that last night I was walking by the store and just had to take these photos before somebody ran away with this work of art. The store had closed for the day so I had to press myself and the camera right up against the window to get around the glare and then I couldn't get the entire display in. So I realize this is sort of ridiculous, but even in pieces this is just so stunning! The green balls are chestnuts before they fall, SO genius!

BEHOLD! Flora Bella...




3 comments:

design for mankind. said...

BEAUTIFUL! :)

cartolina said...

OMG I just walked past this Andrea and I very nearly blogged about it - that's so funny! Isn't it amazing? The chestnuts look quite fabulous. I was with my friend when I saw it, I must send her a link to your post - will do that right now!

andrea of ffft said...

That is funny! It is a small town, after all. I just noticed the bit you did about Nicole Bigg when I was looking at your Nelson bit for Poppytalk (cause your photos are far superior and I thought about going back and retaking them...ha ha) and realized that I hadn't really noted it before because I didn't know those were her buckles. I thought, "oh, now she will think I am just picking out her ideas" then I thought more and realized that there really IS only so much you can write about when you are two great minds (LOL) living in the same itty bitty population. We are bound to find the same brilliant thing from time to time! It's kinda neat actually :)