Love is when the soul starts to sing and the flowers in your life bloom on their own. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
If you’re a long time reader of The Buzz, you might remember an intrepid twelve-year-old fashionista named Claire who wrote a couple of guest posts for us (you can read them here and here.) Four years later, Claire is a budding photographer and has recently launched a website featuring her collections. Not only is Claire very good with a camera, she’s equally talented with a pen; her artist statement is the perfect complement to her pictures.
“Life happens quickly. Any given moment begins, changes and ends, sometimes before it’s even noticed. Light shifts, shadows move, dimensions reveal. And in today’s hyper-digital world, so many opportunities to notice these moments are completely lost as our attention is pulled from one “source” to another.”
“As an artist, I use photography to stop time – to capture moments – and to prolong the opportunity to see, explore and immerse oneself in what would otherwise be a transient moment or one altogether unseen. These moments can be serene, jolting, perplexing, funny and beautiful.”
We couldn’t have described Claire’s work better ourselves and we hope you take some time to immerse yourselves in the moments captured by her lens…
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Are you as obsessed with Downton Abbey as we are? We can’t get enough of the show and with two weddings (well one, technically!) and a number of parties so far this season, we’ve been enchanted by all the fun flapper fashion and the freer, more fanciful flowers. So much so that this 1920’s style might influence our next fall collection… perhaps we’ll call it Upton Manor!
Our mother is no stranger to English floral design since she studied in London with Lady Pulbrook and has always admired the incomparable Constance Spry. Perhaps we’ll add a more modern twist to our designs and be inspired by some our favorite (Brooklyn-based!) florists like Nicolette Owens and Amy Merrick.
We just love the whimsical elegance and the lush colors and textures of these bouquets and can’t wait to get started!
P.S. If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey’s flowers, let us know what you’d like to see in our fall/winter collection. And if you’re a fan of our flowers, you can get them at a discount for the next two weeks by using coupon code TYVM2013 in your shopping cart after 12 p.m. today!
With all the buzz about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram this week, we can’t help but think Pinterest is next! It seems that everyone (and not just us bloggers!) is pinning these days – and spending hours creating beautiful boards (much to the confusion of some husbands who still don’t get it… Alison from My Happy Little Place had us in stitches with this post!)
Obviously, given our love for flowers, our boards tend to have a botanical bent, though we’re open to suggestions and would love to add more. Do you follow a prolific pinner and have a favorite board? Let us know…
P.S. If you’d like to see what we’ve pinned lately, click here!
Photos via Pinterest
Summertime, and the living is… hot and sticky! Perhaps that’s why these popsicle-hued pops of color are so appealing right now. Don’t they all seem fresh and juicy to you? Makes our mouths water just thinking about berries, melon, lemons and limes.
Some of you may remember our Into The Woods post from July in which we profiled our friends, hikers Bugsy and Sweet Tooth, who spent a fun-filled night regaling us with stories from the Appalachian Trail. Well, they’re baaaaack…
and they brought lots of pretty pictures of flowers! Rather than try to attempt naming these beauties and given that we weren’t on the trail to see them first hand, we thought it might be nice to hear from Sweet Tooth (a.k.a. Guy Woods) in his own words.
“The photos are in chronological order, so you can see the seasons and landscapes changing. The first photo, which was taken atop Springer Mountain the first day on the trail, shows bare branches covered in ice crystals (guess even Georgia had a cold winter this year!) Initially, we saw mainly tiny wildflowers starkly set against the still bare forest floor.”
“As summer progressed everything became lusher, and the photos that look green are from Virginia northward. Late summer saw a palette shift to the yellows and oranges of daisies and asters…
and then, as we entered New Hampshire and continued into Maine, we encountered windswept alpine tundra where the color was as likely to come from lichens and mosses as from the gorgeous and often tiny wildflowers tucked into sheltered crevices in the granite.”
“I started out putting captions on all the photos, but it seemed like they took something away from the natural beauty. I decided I preferred them as I’d seen them in the wilderness, standing alone without any need for human commentary.”
“So much of what we now think of as nature turns out to be some type of a garden or landscape designed by a human hand. Seeing nature in an unfiltered state was refreshing and inspiring for me, and I hope you find some inspiration in it as well.”
If you’ve liked what you read here, then perhaps you might like to see what Guy is up to these days… writing a blog, of course, for anyone trying to change careers, go on an adventure, or otherwise chase a dream.
Photos by Guy Woods (and his bride, Angela)
The sun is shining, the plants are blooming… can you guess where we are by these floral clues? Remember to email your answer to TheBuzz.Giveaway@gmail.com and you could win a special gift. You have until 11:59 p.m. on March 31st to enter.
Between meetings with private clients, we had a chance to stop by Bergdorf Goodman yesterday to see our flowers on the Seventh Floor and loved every vignette! The inspiration for the floor this summer is blue and white – Chinese porcelains mixed with Match pewterware, embroidered pillows and hydrangea bouquets, and tablesettings with Royal Copenhagen china and Italian glass candlesticks. With the ceilings draped in beige linen and fabulous vintage etageres and chest of drawers, the Seventh Floor was a haven of casual elegance. See for yourselves!