Japanese design duo Yamada Kenichi and Tsumanuma Daisuke are the brainchilds behind the brand [ 10¹² ] TERRA and these gorgeous hydro terrariums. This incredibly creative team are changing the terrarium game (if there is such a thing) by showcasing the entire plant, roots and all. Such a beautiful idea and a whole new way of appreciating the plant life.
I’m a sucker for a good collage and these beauties by Clare Celeste are spot on. Clare was born in Thailand but spent her childhood traveling Brazil, Italy, the US, Honduras and Argentina before settling in Germany. Her nomadic upbringing heavily inspires her eclectic work. Flowers, plants and gemstones combine with black and white photography to create these gorgeous pieces. All of the below are from her 2014 portfolio, but check out the rest of her incredible work here.
LA based, Moldova born Stas Orlovski is an incredible artist, illustrator, painter and animator.
I’ve picked out a few of my favourite pieces; all beautiful albeit a little bit eerie. His website is a treasure trove of these gorgeous mixed-media designs, where he uses a combination of painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and transfers to create his delicate pieces. Check the rest of his work out here.
You may have already guessed that I love flowers. I also love tattoos. And when I find a tattooist that can do a flower as good as Victor J Webster, it’s a good day. No hideous lilies and roses on wobbly thighs here.
NZ based Webster is an incredible artist who incorporates beautiful flowers and plants alongside geometric shapes and the sharpest of lines. Check out his work here.
“A tribute to the resilience of all those beings who no one made room for, were not part of the plan, and yet keep coming back, pushing through and rising up.”
That was the inspiration behind Swiss artist Mona Caron’s ongoing weeds project. She looks for weeds in the city streets near a wall that she’s about to paint. When she finds a particularly heroic one who found the most unlikely little spot to grow through, she paints it large-scale!
Check out her website for some amazing animations of her weeds ‘growing’.
A bunch of flowers is all well and good, but I thought I’d source some of the best gift ideas for flower-lovers that go beyond the traditional bouquet. Happy shopping!
Concrete Brogue Planters, £64.95, The Little Boys Room, notonthehighstreet.com
Gold Dinosaur Succulent Planter, £14.75, Crazy Couture, Etsy.com
Beth Hoeckel ‘Garden of Eden’ signed print, £19.96, Etsy.com
Rehabbed Handmade floral embroidery hoop, £11.14, Etsy.com
Test Tube Ring Vase, £37.50, Beaux Faux, notonthehighstreet.com
Alkemie thorn stacked bangles, £168, Alkemie
Ben Giles cushion cover, £12.79, society6.com
Anatomical flowering heart patch, £130.44, Nepinka, Etsy.com
Flower bunting, £12, Peony & Thistle, notonthehighstreet.com
Chrysanthemum Flower Earrings, £174, Alex Monroe
I wish I was Swedish. They’re all so effortlessly cool, stylish and blonde. Fuckers. I do realise that’s a bit of a generalisation. A bit like saying all Irish are drunk gingers. We kinda are though.
Anyway, here’s something else to add to my Scandi obsession; model-turned-photographer (see what I mean) Lina Scheynius. Her photos of beautiful girls, flora and fauna and gorgeous Swedish woodlands are dream-like and whimsical. Now London-based, she’s shot for magazines such as Vogue UK, Dazed & Confused, ELLE US and AnOther Magazine to name a few. She was snapped up by an agent after they came across her casual photos of her ex-boyfriend and friends on her Flickr and website. Her first ever job? A portrait of actress Charlotte Rampling for Dazed & Confused. Not bad at all.
Check out her incredible photography here.