All posts tagged: flowers

Going dirty and feminine with Maisie Cousins

When you see the images that Maisie Cousins creates with flowers, first comes a slight shock and you feel how your cheeks start to blush. Then immediately you are intrigued of the images that are so rude and at the same time so fascinating with raw beauty of flowers. You start to wonder how is it possible that pictures of flowers (that are usually so innocent) seem to be almost x-rated stuff??? But these definitely are. Maisie Cousins is a young artist from London who’s sliding in with her sexy flower photos to the art scene.  In her art she explores themes of power, femininity, nature, technology, the body and indulgence. I’m loving how people are cherishing flowers and plants in a new kinda way. With a rebellious and adventurous mind. Advertisements

Rodarte loves Baby’s-breath

This trend has been coming for a while but now Rodarte with its spring 2018 collection probably made the baby’s-breath a trend-on-spot. With using this delicate and romantic plant (Gypsophila) in a modern way with the latest fashion designs they brushed all the 80’s kinda dust away from it. Because all the florists out there know that baby’s-breath is almost boring as it’s the most wanted filling flower for traditional flower bouquets (see that older lady coming in your flower shop and wanting to stuck the baby’s breath in every of your floral designs…?). Photos from here, here and here.

Blue fields of Spring

Bright colours of spring are the best remedy after long, grey and dark winter. Although I don’t normally like bright yellow in flowers, in the spring time it’s a must have. And the sea of bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)! I liked our neighbourhood in the winter, I love it in the spring, so I cannot wait the summer here.

Spring Balcony 2017

It’s spring time FINALLY here in Finland, too. I mean, it’s been tough, because it’s been so cold and the statistics say that the spring is about one month late. The winter is harder and longer every year. But now there has been some beautiful, sunny and warm spring days and I can finally make our little and lovely balcony our little garden. You know we moved to a new city and apartment in December. And it’s always so cool when you get to plan and do your balcony for the first time. I’m really loving our little balcony, it’s so different than our huge previous one (remember this). That one took so much work with watering and I really hated emptying all that soil from planting boxes before we moved away. So now this new little balcony definitely controls my habit of gardening a lot of things. I just bough two balcony boxes and one hanging basket. For now. Today I also started our gardening season with lots of violets and (I couldn’t resist) …

Autumn turns to winter

Life is weird and that’s how I like it! Just a few months ago (and so many months before that) I was wondering how to make my life more exciting, more relaxed, more like me. And now it’s all happening. I’ve always been an ambassador of “make-your-life-how-you-want-it” kind of attitude. And once again I’ve changed my own life. Luckily I have a partner in my life who is feels the same and is always ready for our new adventures. Now that we are locating ourselves in a new city it’s been a stressful thing to find a new home. I wrote about the importance of home for me in the previous post and that has been highlighted this week. On Monday and Tuesday I scouted some apartments in Helsinki, two days wondering in snow storms. I saw some okay apartments, I saw a few horrible and boring apartments and then I saw one that felt like a home. And I realised that I need the home. I will put a bit more money on our …

Foraging, listening and wondering

Countryside never leaves from you if you are born in the middle of the fields and forest, river and sea. That’s why I always feel very much energized when I go back to my childhood places. The misty mornings, flowers in the garden, magical forest, powerful rapids. I’m made of those.

Dries Van Noten + Azuma Makoto

I love to see how the great fashion designers use floral design on their runway shows. It’s so inspiring, the budgets are epic and, oh boy, it’s going to beautiful! Almost few weeks ago it was again Paris Fashion Week and this time Dries Van Noten invited the Japanese floral artist Azuma Makoto to make his magic with flowers. I’ve been following Makoto’s work for years and he is the great and modern mastermind of floral art. So, for Dries Van Noten he created multiple ice-encased floral arrangements. And look how gorgeous they look! Photos from here. (I also watched the documentary “Dior and I” from 2014, which is about Raf Simons’ first ever haute couture-collection for Dior, and if you love excessive floral designs you have to watch that. It was amazing!)

21st century still life by Vilma Pimenoff

I’m so in love with these artworks by Finnish photographer and visual artist Vilma Pimenoff. The fruit and flowers that she uses in a clever and modern way in her photographs of course do the trick for me. Especially the title series 21st century still life photos that create an illusion of real flowers bouquets but they are actually created with plastic tablecloths. Genious and beautiful!

The closing of Kasvihuone (“The Greenhouse”)

WHAT A SUMMER! This blog automatically went on a long holiday just because I was so busy with my pop up-shop Kasvihuone and everything awesome that came with it. I think it is fair that I share some glimpses of this summer projects here too. This will also be a good wake up- post for this blog. Because I have so many post ideas ready and coming here so stay tuned. So I explained a little bit of the background of Kasvihuone in this post. And now I want to tell about the summer, what happened and what next. I opened my shop in the first week of June and closed the door at the end of September. 4 months went so quickly and so many things happened during that time. It was a great way to learn to be an entrepreneur, especially trying to do things in more ecological way and, of course, learn about yourself, too. The idea of a garden and flower shop for city gardeners was amazing because I got so many …

The Flower Recipe -book

I know this book was published already in 2013 but I got my piece just a few days ago. I’ve been wanting it for a long time, but somehow I just forgot it. But now it’s here: The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo from Studio Choo. Even before I opened my own little flower shop Kasvihuone I’ve been studying and really getting into more natural way and style of treating flowers in arrangements and bouquets. And this book is all about it. I really love the more technical pages where they show what do you need and how to do it. And the flower arrangement recipes are like candy pages: so beautiful and you just want to jump into the picture to enjoy the flowers even more. Perfect for daydreaming!   Tiiän, että tämä kirja julkaistiin jo vuonna 2013, mutta miä sain omani vasta muutama päivä sitten. Olen odottanut tätä jo kauan, mutta jotenkin sitten aina unohtanut koko asian. Mutta nyt se on täällä: The Flower Recipe Book, jonka ovat tehneet Alethea Harampolis …