Have you always wanted to be a floral designer? We're taking a break from The Pollen Lounge's usual Features to bring to you a very special contest. Sketches must be submitted by Saturday, July 27th, 2013.
As part of the Wounded Warrior Project benefit event by Trueheart Events on September 22nd, we invite YOU to submit a sketch for our last table to be designed, for the nominated show "Veep". The event will take place at the Avalon in Hollywood where guests will be treated to the red carpet, VIP treatment and watch the Emmy's live.
See Carly and her designer's sketches below (see, even pro's draw like school children;)
GIRLS, Mad Men, Modern Family
Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad
Big Bang Theory, Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Homeland
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What I love about James Farmer is that you recognize his style immediately, and to me, that defines what an artist is, in any form. He's sort of a Jack-of-all-Trades sort of character, with a background in gardening, cooking, and floral design.
His style is filled with lush blooms, over the top, and almost taking over the room. I like that bold statement. It feels right. If anything, it feels original. Forget that 2:1 ratio, or any ratio for that matter-- these blooms take over without a cause, a rhyme, or reason.
Above: Lilies, hydrangea and fern taking over a dining room table.
Below: Orchids, Bells of Ireland, hydrangea, and greens overflowing a mantle.
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You know that nearly everything I do is somehow related back to food. When it comes to design, especially floral design, it can all be tied together. When we slice stems, cutting them just so, break apart hydrangeas, dunk them; these are all sensory experiences just like cooking.
I met Vegan Chef extraordinaire Leslie Durso through our mutual friend, the very talented photographer Laura Grier, and got circled back with her recently.
Her team sent me these images of the edible arrangements she makes from fresh farmer's market produce. Of course I had to show this off!
Leslie Durso started with bundles of inspiration from the local Farmer's Market. She used fresh lettuces, kale, chamomile, lavender, sage, lemon verbena, basil, mint, bay leaves, peaches, rosemary, fennel, and parsley. I love this look so much! And it is indeed very eco:) Thanks for sharing!
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