The amazingly creative, plant-obsessed Angie of Ode Ceramics and I did a story last month for The Planthunter about the different ways plant and flower people source, care for and arrange plants vs flowers. It was so much fun visiting The Succulent Garden and the flower market together and then shooting it all back at her home studio. Be sure to check it out the article in full here.

Independent publishing house (and creative agency) Zioxla has just published Strange Plants II, the second in a series of books celebrating plants in contemporary art. To pre-order your copy click here.

Images from Strange Plants & Strange Plants II.

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Step into the world of Japanese photographer Daisuke Hamada

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All images by Daisuke Hamada.

I did flowers for a shoot late last year with Damien and Anastasia (same team as the Daughters of Simone shoot) which was recently published in White Magazine. Check out some of the pics below, or the article here.

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Photographer Damien Milan
Stylist Anastasia Gladushchenko
Flowers by Sophia Kaplan (me!)
Make up & Hair Renee Sayed
Model Indigo Scarlet Sparke @indigolunascarlet
Dresses Well Suited Bride
Bangles + earrings  Dinosaur Designs
Granule cuff + rings Marina Antoniou
Stacking rings Cinnamon Lee
Hinoki rings Dat Van
Necklaces Anna Varendorff at Milk & Thistle

A little flashback to Paris last August.

     All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

My sister Olive has just returned to Paris. Sad to say goodbye to her after such a fun summer but I’m sure despite the cold it’s lovely to be back in the city she now calls home.

While she was here we did a fun little shoot with photography by Kurt Davies with flowers by me.

  

All photographs by Kurt Davies.

Carolyn Young is an Australian artist whose work Grassy Woodlands is currently being featured on a Collingwood billboard as part of an art initiative by the Yarra Council. Young is interested in the seasonality of these disappearing ecosystems and encourages her viewers to observe and respect the nature that exists all over. I’d like to have a wall of this in my home.

 All images by Carolyn Young.

Via Grounded Gardens Instagram.

We have just returned from a magical few days down at Sambo’s farm.

The New Years Eve dinner tables were painstakingly built (between glasses of spritz) by the boys and decorated with quince branches by Angele, Olive, Jane and me. Dinner at sunset was followed by performances in the theatre and lots of dancing.

The rest of our days were filled with trips to the waterfall and the gorge to cool ourselves in the summer heat with 30 of us comically spread across two utes to travel, watching movies under the stars with everyone piled on mattresses in front of the projector, and eating an unimaginable amount of food prepared with so little fuss by Que and her team of mates.

To old friends and new, and most importantly Sam, Kali and Rupert, thank you for such a great escape.

   Photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

Last Friday, with Olive and Anne, we made a little tour around our neighbourhood collecting foliage and flowers before putting together some rustic wreaths. Here are a couple I made – one filled with bay leaf, lavender, pomegranate, and fennel flower, the other long lasting natives. Baby Leo helped too.

Check out the article I wrote last year for The Planthunter on how to make your own wreath. It’s super easy and fun.

    All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

Loving Vogue Australia’s March cover shoot with Mia Wasikowska. With shades of Egon Schiele and covered in protea and gum nuts, you can’t go wrong. Photography by Emma Summerton, styled by Jillian Davidson, creative direction by Del Kathryn Barton.

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