On one of our recent trips down the Instagram rabbit hole (you know how it goes… You follow someone new and then all of a sudden three hours are gone!) we discovered the wonderful work of Shay Cochrane, product stylist and commercial photographer extraordinaire.
They say “a picture is worth a thousand words” and that is so much more the case these days when our attention span is limited to 140 characters. That’s why it’s so important for small businesses to tap the creative juices of those in the know to make sure their website or their blog truly reflects their brand. Shay makes this easy with SC Stockshop, the source for fab photos when you don’t have the budget for a professional photographer.
Whether it’s a hero image for your home page or a border you need for your blog, Shay has so many designs to choose from. We, of course, love her florals and had to share them with you.
Happy Friday and enjoy the first weekend of spring!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway of an autographed copy of In Bloom before Monday – see details on our blog post, Instagram or Facebook.
Spring is finally here! Not that you would know it with temperatures in the 30’s today and still mounds of snow on the ground. We’re eager to see our bulbs blooming and the bright green of newborn leaves on the trees…
It may take a bit longer for Mother Nature to cooperate so we’ll have to rely on a bevy of new flower books to keep our spirits up. In Bloom: Creating and Living with Flowers is one of our favorites and we were lucky enough to meet author and photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo last year at a book signing.
This book, much like her first Bringing Flowers Home, is more than just about flowers – it’s as much a decorating tome in which artists, designers and tastemakers celebrate the essence of blooms in unique and inspiring ways.
From the painted blossoms of Claire Bassler, to the graceful gardens of Miranda Brooks and the luxurious textiles of Neisha Crosland, Ngoc’s camera captures the beauty of these flower-filled homes while the text inspires the reader to connect with each of the owners on a personal level.
Lucky for you, we made sure we grabbed an extra autographed copy of In Bloom to give away today along with a paper wild rose stem created by Livia Cetti (who is also featured in the book). To enter, just leave us a comment below, like the post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at TheBuzz.Giveaway@gmail.com with “In Bloom” in the subject line. You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday. Happy Spring!
Anthropologie – Wing and Petal Bowls
Diane James Home – Pink Lady
and get this!
P.S. We’re so excited to be launching our new Untamed Nature collection inspired by the Bloomsbury movement on Diane James Home tomorrow… Happy first day of Spring!
bowls / bouquet / kitchen
Floral Sequined Tulle Dress
Winter storm Stella (a.k.a. the Blizzard of ’17) put the kibosh on thinking that spring was just around the corner and with more snow predicted for the weekend, we’re not even attempting to pull out our floral frocks. Perhaps in a month or so when the two feet of snow and ice have fully melted can we dream of bright azalea and tangerine hues…
Floral Crepe de Chine Dress
Embroidered Floral Coat and Clutch
One thing’s for sure, we’ll be adding something from Michael Kors’ Spring 2017 collection to our closet. His mix of flouncy feminine florals with bold tailored silhouettes strike the perfect balance and we’re loving all the tortoise accents.
Blue Contrast Floral Dress
Floral Silk Coat
Tortoise Flower Purse
Do you have a fashion favorite this spring? Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!
At Home with Jane Beiles
“You can’t judge a book by its cover” our mother often told us when we were young… and when we saw Jane Beiles’ home for the first time last winter, we couldn’t help but be reminded of this. What seems like an antique 1916 home on the outside is definitely not traditional on the inside. Small, closed off rooms were transformed into light-filled open spaces by architect Louise Brooks and RR Builders, and filled with chic but comfortable modern furnishings by Melissa Lindsay of Pimlico Interiors. The house was the perfect mix of old meets new and we were instantly charmed.
Entry and Dining Room
Kitchen and Mudroom
So it’s no surprise that we are super excited to see Jane’s wonderful home featured in the April issue of HGTV Magazine (and not only because our very own fiddle leaf fig tree makes an appearance on page 110!) Jane’s sunny personality shines through in the bright and happy interiors captured by photographer Alexandra Rowley and from the moment you enter the front door, you can’t help but feel at home.
While every room is a delight, we fell hard for the back porch which was decked out with winter greens and Christmas lights when we visited; we can only imagine how sweet it would be to spend a summer’s eve entertaining friends there. Perhaps Jane will indulge our fantasies by throwing another party this spring!
Shane Cochrane Anemones
Raoul Blue and White Textiles
and get this!
Cozy Corner by Henry & Co.
anemones / textiles / cozy corner
Tulum Pinch Bowl with Spoon
Bet you thought this post was about eating healthier or getting more sleep… but it’s not! A Sensible Habit is the whimsical collection of home goods designed by our friend, Brandy Schuman. By day, Brandy is the Marketing and Social Media Manager at Blabla Kids and by night, she gets her creative on in her Atlanta home studio.
Pretty Pink Spoon Rest
Rosé Club Enamel Pin
What started out as a blog documenting Brandy’s love of food and entertaining evolved into designing invitations for her friends and creating products that complemented her daily life. Brandy then listed her collection on Etsy and things took off.
Porcelain Long Balance Earrings
Over the years, this multi-dimensional artist has explored different mediums and her current collections include ceramics, textiles, jewelry and stationery. From pretty pinch bowls and spoon rests to sassy cards and funky earrings, Brandy’s collection has something for everyone (even all you rosé lovers out there!)
Cactus Gift Tags
We love the clean, colorful aesthetic of Brandy’s work and plan to make A Sensible Habit part of our everyday life… no kale in sight!
Less than three weeks until spring and we’re finally seeing signs of life in our gardens… Little daffodils are poking their green leaves up from the ground in hopes that the weather will start to warm. Spring truly is our favorite season and about this time every year we begin to crave the greening of the trees and the blossoming of the bulbs. Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s and the weekly daffodils that grace our tables and windowsills! In honor of this harbinger of spring, we’ve rounded up some sunny yellow favorites and are counting the days…
Delpozo – Fluted Swing Dress
Balenciaga – Feather Pumps
Dior – Vernis “Early”
All Things Mochi – Spanish Earrings
Hunting Season – Python Bucket Bag
Are you ready for spring?
daffodils / dress / shoes / nail polish / earrings / bag
Jeanne McKay Hartmann
and get this!
Summer Thornton Entry
panel / watercolor / entry
Bouquets and Butterflies
and forks, and knives, and servers… Yes, these unbelievable sculptures were composed entirely of old cutlery, clustered, bent and twisted by the creative hands of artist Ann Carrington. We saw our fill of antique silver on our trip to the British Isles last week but never in such an imaginative way. Needless to say, these works of art give everyday kitchen utensils a whole new meaning!
Devil’s Trump Detail
Honey Spurge Detail
Curate’s Egg Detail
P.S. A big thank you to Erica at Honestly WTF for the scoop!