Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Diana Scherer / Nurture Studies

top four from Nurture Studies / next two from Flowerfield / last image from Bunch 

Very excited to share Diana Scherer's work with you. She's an artist / photographer / collector and her work and process is one that I appreciate and admire greatly. The above photos are of wildflowers and weeds grown from seed and taken from her garden (love this) in the Netherlands and patiently manipulated, sometimes for up to six months, in vases so that the soil and roots are coerced to take the shape of the vessel. When the moment is right, she breaks the vases and 'captures' her pieces. Thus, collecting the fleeting moment of a bloom in it's prime before it fades and dies. After shooting it she puts it back in her garden (again, I so appreciate this entire process). 'That Scherer has tended and reworked the root system before releasing the plant back to let nature run its own course, once again echoes the cyclical aspects of nature, of life and death, and of regeneration and degeneration.'

“The ambiguous nature of collecting intrigues me,” she says. “It involves loving attention as well as a fanatical desire to control. The collector documents and stores the object of his desire in a systematic and detached way. I also treat and present my work in an objective manner, even though working with nature has an emotional charge for me.”  - D. Scherer

read more about her process and work here
see (please do) more of her work here

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Debbi Carlos' ORCHIDS

and look at Debbi Carlos' orchids!
such a great little flower-photo-zine of an orchid show.
so neat

Recent floral work for a shoot.
I have been really into orchids lately . . . do you like them too?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gardenista / Less is More

all photos by yours truly

Friends! I'm so very excited and hugely flattered to share with you the TIGERS to LILIES feature on Gardenista! You know how much I love Gardenista so it's an extra bonus and major honor to be there again (remember my floral crown tutorial last summer?)! I was interviewed for it by Leigh Patterson, of Synonym Journal. She detailed such a wonderful piece and what I appreciate most about it is that she stayed true to my word. No exaggerations or tales. Am I gushing too much? Oh gosh. I am just really, really happy. It is a piece that I believe in too, about how significant nature is for all of us and how we very much need it indoors as much as outdoors. How it doesn't have to be extravagant either. Meaning you can do it too! Less is More. Keep it wild, keep it natural.

Have a read here
See more of my work here

thank you so kindly LP + Gardenista! it is always such an honor x

Monday, April 7, 2014

“We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating – lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems.
“We have forgotten what rocks, plants and animals still know. We have forgotten how to be – to be still, to be ourselves, to be where life is: here and now.”
~E. Tolle
 A beautiful image + gentle reminder from this site that I like to frequent often when I need some encouragement, some guidance, some lifting, some grounding, some input, some astral insights, some positivity or simply put some stellar advice. I think that you will like it too.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Standard Plant-scription

The Standard Hotel, Hollywood has had a plant-scription with me for almost a year now, and to this day it is one of my very favorite places to bring plants to! Their plant-scription consists of me bringing in plants that A) will last B) enhance the environment and C) are design appropriate for the Standard's keen aesthetic. Once all the plants are installed, I come in and water, administer vitamins (if needed) and make sure that everyone is thriving and happy. It's very satisfying to see my green friends not only live but thrive in this environment! I even brought a baby pineapple to maturity indoors

This week we included plants for their iconic pool. I worked closely with their design director to make sure that the plants out by the pool would look different than the usual suspects. We chose ones that resembled underwater sea-life, like corals and anemones. Immediately they were all very well received. Thus, the clients are happy, The Standard is happy, my green friends are happy, and I am (extremely) happy!

If you are curious about a plant-scription for your home, your office, your hotel, or to gift to someone else simply email me :  Let's start this conversation and bring in some nature indoors! Woohoo ; )

 xx thank you so much Jenni B. + The Standard Hotel! xx

Tuesday, April 1, 2014