Tuesday, October 25, 2011

So Inspirational

I found Regine Ramseier through This Is Colossal and am totally inspired by her dandelion project. 
I now have some new installation thoughts roaming around in my head that I can't wait to get out to paper and perhaps into reality. Here is her website and if you know German let me know as I have no idea what it is saying. 

Just stunning

This made me smile...bugs out of bras. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Snedkers Studio

I am thinking of painting the floor in my new studio but am not sure what to do...yet. To get my creative juices flowing here is a great and interesting idea from Snedkers Studio
Something like this could be a great decor for a wedding dance floor or other fun event.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ariella Chezar

Another amazing florist and event designer. Her work is just so romantic and beautiful and she is someone to really take some inspiration from.
Plus she works all over the country, something to strive for.

See her work {here}

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mathilde Roussel

An intriguing installation using the human form and wheat seeds.
You can learn more about Mathilde {here}

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Not Tom

Not Tom a design studio in London.
Exhibition and Furniture design.
My favorite installation: Wool Modern

Monday, September 26, 2011

Debbie Smyth

There are so many creative people out there, I am constantly amazed by their work. Debbie Smyth does installation, textile and illustration using pins and thread. Her work speaks for itself and is a concept that can be applied to interiors as well as events...I am excited.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Doyle Partners

Doyle Partners is a creative communication/graphic and advertising firm. They are amazing and their works speaks for itself.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Green Walls

An article from Dezeen showing some fantastic green wall installations. Creating a unique space with plants, all kinds of awesome in my book.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Floral Design

A don't think of other florist as competitors but fellow members of an artist community. So, here is Quatre Coeur out of New York. I love their aesthetic which feels clean and elegant.

Monday, September 19, 2011

sarah illenberger

Artist Sarah Illenberger has a way with objects by creating interesting and quirky compositions. I saw her windows for Hermes on {DesignBookm} and was instantly hooked. Playful and innovative and all over cool.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

String Gardens

"String gardens are a botanical technique meant to raise plants to eye level. Small moss balls called kokedama house the root system which is wrapped and then suspended by total awesomeness" (via Clossal)

I so want to make one of these...stay tuned. Plus they would be great decor for an event full of awesomeness!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vandalized Vintage

Vandalized Vintage by Trixie Delicious is such a great concept to update and upcycle those old china plates. I can see using them for weddings place cards or even customize it with the date of the wedding. Either way the possibilities are endless. Trixie Delicious has takes another direction which my be offensive (so beware) to some but hey, that's art. Here's their 7 deadly sin plates.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Dahlia's come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. They are a versatile flower and one of my personal favorites for this reason. I currently preparing for an October wedding and one thing that I do is see where I can source the best blooms. One source is Aztec Dahlia's in Petaluma. They have cut flowers you can buy or you can by the tuber and grow your own. Here is one of the varieties that I will be using, Boogie Nights.

Another place to go see these flowers is at the Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park which is also proof that you can grow these flowers that are native to Central and South America even in our foggy climate.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What about the trash?!

Trash is always and issue at any gathering. Where is the recycle? Where is the regular waste? What about compost? Well Hobnob from San Ramon has thought of a way to deal with all those questions in style, with their pop up party bins. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Handmade Dresses

I am a big Etsy fan and if you don't know about it you should explore the site {here}.  It is a community of artisans who make handmade goods as well as sell vintage goods. If you can't find something local at least you can buy from an individual artisan.

Which brings me to Sohomode. It is the shop of Louise Hedley a fashion designer and seamstress who uses vintage fabrics that she has collected over the years to make her beautiful clothes. At Sohomode she has a collection of tea dresses that are used for weddings, and look adorable.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Adorn your walls

Genevieve Bennett is a talented artist who uses leather as her medium to make art, wall panels, and furniture. Her work is amazing and beautiful.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Graphic Art

Dana Tanamachi does some amazing custom chalk lettering. Great for a business but I can also see it being a perfect element for a wedding, the possibilities are endless.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Folding Chairs

When I saw these chairs, they instantly made me excited. 
I want them!
So clean and simple, why not use them for wedding?
via Dezeen

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monika Grzymala

Another installation artist that makes extraordinary work from ordinary things. Her concepts could be easily translated for a wedding, birthday party, anything really.
Make it interactive. Give everyone a piece of tape or paper to place.

(Made with tape on a wall.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What to say

This past week I was at a loss of what to write about. I think I got consumed with Facebook. So...now back at it.

Today we have something about weddings.
I am always looking for unique items but who has a huge storage vault for it all? 
Not me. 
But she does...

{I do have my secret sources though}

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kylea Borges

A local artist with collages, installation and felt jewelry. 
See her work {here}.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Confetti System

Another artist that is doing some really beautiful and amazing things.  
Perfect for events
Delve into their site {here}

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paula Hayes

Artist with plants
I got to meet her once when I was in NYC while working on a fancy penthouse near central park and heading to the Hamptons in a helicopter. Weren't those the days?! 
Here work speaks for itself.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Renegade Craft Fair

I went to the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend and was totally impressed by the amount of talented people there. So, I thought I would share a couple of them with you.

Our Locals:
Jason Munn - Cool Posters

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flowers - A to Z

I wish I thought of it myself but rather than reinvent the wheel. Let's learn from SarahB over at DesignSponge. She started a column "Flowers A to Z", so here is her first post for A a couple weeks back.
Photo by the talented Aurora Mengehello
Flowers by Madeline Trait

Friday, July 8, 2011


As for last weeks or shall I say the last two week assignment. I look at flowers continually and though it may be a rose or some kind of shrub there are always variations in color, size, and shape. Everything in nature has its own unique qualities. Just why no person is the same.
This was more of a thinking assignment and I plan to try and keep this one going. Always looking at and appreciating our differences, rather than our similarities.

Contour Drawing
Pick an object, let's say a shoe. Put the point of your pen, pencil or other drawing tool on the paper in front of you. Determine where that point is on your shoe. Believe that the pencil will faithfully follow the outlines and details of the shoe, as the eye does. The eye must mover very slowly, the same speed as the pencil - simultaneously.
Do it three different ways.
Start at the top of the object and draw down to its base.
Start at the bottom and go up.
Start at one corner and draw to the opposite.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jaume Plensa

Jaume uses the human form in a way that is simple in form but offers a intense visual impact. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Assignment cont.

Why does it seem there are too many things to do in one day?

I have been looking at similar things and noting there similarities and differences. But haven't put it pencil to pad, yet. I am going to keep going with this assignment for the week.

Until then, keep exploring. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another great florist, Poppies and Posies.
Good thing for me they are located on the east coast.
Though I welcome the challenge.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Locally Grown Weddings: 5 Questions for Chef Stephanie

Locally Grown Weddings: 5 Questions for Chef Stephanie: "Stuffed cremini mushrooms with truffled white beans 1. How did you become a Chef? I have worked in restaurants since I was a teenager,..."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nice cake

Though I don't know what these cakes taste like, they look amazing. Check out more of Lael's amazing work {here}

Friday, June 24, 2011


I have already fallen off the wagon of doing my assignment. Next week I will be better, so here it is:

Nothing is the same
When we give names to things, we often assume that everything that goes by that name is alike.

Take something in nature-two dandelions-and look at them for five minutes, listing how they are different from each other. Take two leaves from the same tree and do the same thing. Take two peas from the same pod and do the same thing. Nothing is the same. No thing is the same. Everything is itself one of a kind.

Do this for a week, then look back at these pairs of things again and make a new list. You will find more differences because you have been exercising your powers of observation.

Genius is looking at thing in an unhabitual way.

Work in the area where you are unsure, in places you've not been before.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Installation Art

An artist and visionary with paper and space as her muse.
Something that could be translated in our own personal worlds.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Locally Grown Weddings: Farm to Table with Chef Stephanie

Locally Grown Weddings: Farm to Table with Chef Stephanie: "Last week, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a local farmer and present a true farm to table dining experience at the Algarden Cafe ..."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Paxton Gate and Flowers?!

Aside from being a super cool store with plants and curiosities Paxton's Gates does landscape design, interior design and now flowers for events. Like I have said before, even though they are competition, it is great to see the interesting work that they are doing and share it. A little competition is always healthy! 

Great stuff!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Vegetative Nervous System
museum kunst palast Düsseldorf, since 2006

Gerda Steiner and Jorge Lenzlinger have some amazing art. One of the things that is amazing about it is not only its visual form but the thought process behind it. They use fertilizer to create some of the organic qualities of their sculptures.