Tag: Jungle Fever
My dearest of friends. This is a bitter sweet post – it’s the last one from our ‘Floral Art’ series, a collaboration between yours truly, planners of awesome – All & Sundry; and camera maven – Thomasz Wagner. It was such a joy to get all of these posts together! Plus, these guys are a dream team.
For this post we selected the work of Australian designer and illustrator Elisa Mazzone. The blooms and the art were a total match made in floral heaven – the one we all love so much.
Got a spring event coming up? Maybe a summer gathering? Or you just want to make a killer bouquet? Then here’s some inspiration for ya!
Amy really worked her magic for this one (don’t mind my dirty dishes in the background!). This arrangement was our favorite, and best of all, I got to keep it and the house smelled like paradise for days!
- Common white lily
- Yellow ranunculus
- Pink hyacinth
- Dusty miller
- Yellow cymbidium orchid
- White dendrombium orchid
By adding just a few orchids, the arrangement looked stunning! This also saved us quite a bit of money (no need to brake the bank). If you want to recreate the look, just add a few branches for structure and “fluffy” greenery for volume and you’ll be rocking.
Well fellas, that’s a wrap! I’m sure I’ll have more fun projects to show you very, very soon. So keep your eyes open for more artful inspiration.
Hey friends! Oh man, I know. I’ve been away for a bit and haven’t been posting as often. It’s not because I don’t want to (hellz no) – life just got a wee crazy in the last couple weeks and I decided I need to slow down and focus on other things before I have a meltdown. You know how it is.
Today I’m super excited to tell you that last week our Floral Art project inspired by Cardboardcities got featured in Poppytalk. Holla! As you may already know, Floral Art is a mini collaborative series created by Vancouver Wedding Planners: All & Sundry, Vancouver Wedding Photographer: Tomasz Wagner, and myself. We are so very pleased with the results! And right here, right now, we’re going to give you the “behind the scenes” of post number 1 and 2.
That’s Amy holding the mighty protea, used on our previous Floral Art post.
My place was FULL of flowers! It made the whole space feel so alive. Best thing about doing this kind of project: the leftovers are so beautiful!
And of course, there’s always time for a little impromptu photo shoot, Kinfolk style.
Amy and I getting down and flowery! All while Tomasz was busy snapping away, documenting the whole process (note: half of these images were taken with analog film! How awesome is that?).
Head over to Poppytalk to see more photos of Floral Art: Part 2.
Friends! I am so excited to be able to finally show you the first post of this beautiful series titled ‘Floral Art’ – created in conjunction with the amazing gals of All & Sundry and photographed by the mighty Tomasz Wagner. Seriously, couldn’t dream of better people for this project. They all are as beautiful as they are talented!
For this series, we selected a few pieces of art as inspiration to create a unique floral arrangement for you to enjoy. All arrangements can be recreated at home and we totally went for a budget-friendly selection of flowers, so we got you covered.
Today’s debut is inspired by the art of Ceren Kilic. Get ready to infuse your space with some serious natural beauty!
FLORAL ART FEATURING CEREN KILIC
I am a huge fan of Ceren Kilic’s work. Her fashion-influenced illustrations are right up my alley; full of colour, patterns, and mixed media. I’ll let the pros of All & Sundry tell you everything about the florals:
This arrangement is composed of light pink and white florals of various angular and contained shapes to parallel the crispness of the Ceren Kilic piece.
The pink protea in particular, though mostly obscured, acts as a figurehead to draw the viewer’s eye towards the top centre of the arrangement before the view gives way to the pink peony and ranunculus spilling on either side. The subtle white carnations, white tulip, Easter lilies, and dusty miller evoke Kilic’s clouds and mountains while providing an overall structure and context for the container (a long ceramic black vase) that ultimately sends the arrangement upwards.
Flowers used in this arrangement: Pink protea, pink ranunculus, pink tulip, pink peony, pink-tinged Easter lilies, white tulip, white carnations, and dusty miller.
We also used a dark wool cloth as a background to mimic the textile feeling of the dress in Kilic’s piece.
This arrangement would look great at a dinner party with subtle lighting – add a few candles and sleek black plates to serve your food and, shazam! You got yourself a pinterest-worthy ambience.
So, did we inspire you to visit the flower shop this weekend? Do it! It’ll make such a huge difference in your space. After shooting this post (which by the way, isn’t Tomasz’ photography amazing?) we all went home with a nice bunch of fresh flowers, and let me tell ya, it feels like sunshine in here.
Hope you loved our first post of this series as much as we do. Keep an eye out for our next Floral Art post!
We take a different approach to our Jungle Fever with this stunning photos of Beautiful Decay by Billy Kidd. I like to think of them as the dark side of the jungle – the inevitable natural process of life fading away. Even the most beautiful beings cannot escape from this fate. Billy Kidd takes this, sometimes macabre process, and turns it into a silently-gorgeous series of photographs that are far from being disturbing – rather, these lovely flowers seems to be still in time.
A beautiful way to document life, yes?
IMAGES: Billy Kidd
Continuing with the Jungle Fever theme for this week – we’ll explore the art of Joseph Sinness, a super talented Milwaukee-based artist that has created a series of still life drawings (yes, these are drawings, how amazing!?) inspired by nature and everyday objects. I love the minimal look in each one of them, a different approach compared to yesterday’s post.
Minimal or lavish, nature is – and will be – a recurring theme for many artists in all sorts of fields. It’s so interesting to see how this common thread has evolved from Baroque depictions of still life to a mix of flora and pop culture. Are you feeling the Jungle Fever already? ‘Cause I am!
IMAGES: Joseph Sinness