I’m absolutely in love with these gorgeous illustrations by the amazing Liverpool-based, Northern Irish designer Jade Shields. Her SS15 ‘Botanical Collection’ consists of a number of beautiful illustrations and photographs, as well as some stunning scarves. Finding inspiration from her favourite spots in the Northern Irish countryside, each flower is then pressed, photographed with a micro lens camera and then illustrated. The prints are absolutely stunning and I’m so excited to see what else this super talented, young artist will do next. You can check out more of her work here.
I don’t really like eating cakes, I just like looking at them. And wishing I liked them.
These beauties I could look at forever. I’m surprised I don’t dream about them, I literally check out their Instagram 20 times a day. They are seriously the most beautiful things I have EVER seen.
East London based Cake of Dreams creates these insanely dreamy and whimsical spongey towers of glitter, icing, fruits and flowers. They are incredible.
Check them out here – prices start from £45.
As morbid and almost intruding as the below images are, I find them so beautiful.
Dutch photographer Danielle van Ark‘s Transience (2011) series, involved taking these stunning photos of stranger’s gravesides just days after burial. I do feel kind of guilty for admiring someone’s mourning mechanisms.
How stunning are these crates, pickle jars and bowls of flowers from one of my favourite London florists, Grace and Thorn Flowers?
After 10 years of country living, Grace and Thorn was founded by Londoner Nik Southerns love for flower design and a desire to bring back influences of the rustic English countryside to the big smoke. She’s worked with huge brands in such a short space of time, including ELLE, ASOS, Adidas, i-d Magazine and Diesel to name a few!
I love how no two arrangements are the same and they have such a laid-back yet carefully considered feel to them. They’re absolutely gorgeous and the pickle jar arrangement is on my next birthday list. I hope the boy is reading this!
White Noise, £45
Walk on the Wild Side, £45
In a Pickle, £65
Wild Romance, £45
In Bloom, £45
Old School, £45
I’m absolutely obsessed with Rebecca Vincent’s tattoos. Her black and white, super detailed dot-works are just incredible. Based at The Circle London in Soho, her work mainly incorporates flowers, plants and fossils – but there’s some skulls, dinosaurs and animals thrown into the mix too. She’s said in interviews that The National History Museum is one of her main inspirations and you can definitely see that influence across her work. I love how pretty everything is and the flowers are all amazing. Everytime I see a new post on Instagram, I get insanely jealous as myself and my best friend Alexia are dying to get tattooed by her. We just need to save a few bob first! In the meantime, I have my gorgeous print that Alexia bought for me from Rebecca, framed and hanging on my living room wall. Check out her work here.
On the subject of glass cloches, I thought I’d find some of the prettiest out there at the mo. Otherwise known as Bell Jars, these beautiful displays can be used to showcase pretty much anything – I might be biased, but I think flowers work the best!
Glass Dome Bell Jar Cloche, £35, notonthehighstreet.com
Glass Bell Cloche, £15, nordichouse.co.uk
Bobo Mini Glass Cloche, £24, notonthehighstreet.com
Bell Jar, Small £54.95, Large £62.95, paleandinteresting.com
Glass Bell Jar, £6.95, nordichouse.co.uk
I love these gorgeous glass cloche and paper sculptures by the American artist, Amanda Hamilton. Inspired by historical paradise gardens, she created plants, herbs and flowers out of wire, glue and paper. Each piece from the On Floriography series has a historic meaning, from greed and lust to charity and mystery and were often found in the gardens as well as beautiful vanitas painting. So beautiful!