What’s your creative media? How do you paint your palette? Some would say traditionally and others described here might say with flowers.
Fabulous Florals and Garden Mania are just a couple of headliners used recently by Traditional Home and the New York Times Magazine / Design Issue to describe the current fascination with floral design fancy.
Party planner David Stark’s book Party Favor, shows multiple ways to use flowers for table decoration and for entertaining, and is featured in Traditional Home’s New + Next column.
You have to go to David’s website! It’s one of the most fun and interactive sites you’ll ever encounter. You’ll enjoy the wind chime tags where you can see examples of his many extraordinary creations, including this handmade screen of flowers for a Bat Mitzvah he designed at the Rainbow Room in NYC.
You’ll also enjoy popping bubbles with a pushpin and using the large hand as your cursor and even hole punching his books. But go to his blog, where you’ll discover all the incredible things he’s done with his highly creative team, including an entire pop-up paper flower shop for the opening event of his David Stark Design book in 2010. Yes, I’d say he likes flowers as well as paper. He’s inspired by artists like Daniel Murphy and Claes Oldenburg, whom I also enjoy. He states about his flower popup shoppe, ” I was inspired by the concept of the now iconic show presented by Claes Oldenburg in his studio in the 60’s called THE STORE. In our flower shoppe, we created a stylized stage set where the purchase of accessible hand-made art objects became part of the theater piece.” He might like this incredible display cut from styrofoam “paper” cups by Katie Martin. It blows me away.
The New York Times Magazine recently touted the use of flowers through historical references, including: Gustav Klimt, Christian Dior, Chanel, Isabelle de Borchgrave’s beautiful sculptural paper dresses, and murals in their spring Design Issue.
These curvy floral mural panels in a sumptuous room designed by Peregalli and Sartori Rimini remind me of Kristin Nicholas’ Garden panels below.
Here’s a way to make wallcoverings work as artwork in this Mixed Bouquet in a Floral Salon Olioboard. If you like it, give it your vote!