Join me Saturday, April 6th, for a class inspired by the current exhibition at Japan Society, Edo Pop. Tickets are available here. We’ll be working with the most beautiful spring branches and flowers to evoke the colorful, humorous graphic impact of Edo prints. KatsushikaHokusai (1760–1849), Hydrangea and Swallow from the Large Flower Series, 1832. Color woodblock print (nishiki-e). 17 1/2 x
We were asked to design flowers for Vogue.com’s Valentine spread’s tabletop vignettes … This first image is meant to represent young love in its bohemian frenzy. This woodland arrangement’s little thorny quince branch speaks to what lies ahead for this lovely couple. The married couple have a lush arrangement of two-toned VERY luxurious “tigre” anemones and clown
And our elves are ready to deliver
The elves have been hard at work. Garlands on trees, Wreaths upon wreaths, garlands upon garlands, Gloriously overstuffed arrangements, Towering topiaries… an endless floral garland and a Christmas bedstead, a candycane sometimes takes the form of a rose: A Wreath Elf: (Wreath comes with Elf…) Many, many runs to the market… Gifts of smoked Mackerel…
This belated Thanksgiving post can now double as a Christmas dinner… The story was shot in early fall, and the flowers and okra and things in this “eco” arrangement are exclusively from local farms. It’s thrilling to find such interesting local material. I hope my beloved growers will keep it coming and experiment. The unusual
Tomorrow, December 10th, at 5pm EST, Emily will be talking about her wreaths with the wonderful Stephen Orr on Martha Stewart Radio. Tune in! This one still had some real NYC garbage worked into the bird’s nest. It’s made of winter branches once the needles have dropped, and a real bird’s nest (invasive barn swallows!).
The shoot was a feat. Photographer Maria Robledo is a magician, and the marvelous Melissa Ozawa, who wrote and conceived of the story, worked with us on every detail. With the help of Ayesha Patel from the magazine, Kinga and I chased the light through the house, adjusting and even building new wreaths as the
We were very lucky that our studio was spared by hurricane Sandy, despite our location just a block from the water in Dumbo. And we are VERY happy to be back at work, after spending a few days cooped up, weathering the storm, and cooking more in 2 days than we’ve cooked in the past couple months. Post-storm,