My dear friend Isa is travelling around the world making videos as she goes. Here is a little one she very kindly made about me:
Dior, already famous for its creative use of flowers in its shows (see here) has gone next level to create the most magnificent delphinium mountain in the middle of the Cour Carrée of the Lourve.
The show took place inside the structure where the models walked in front of a smaller but no less impressive hill of flowers. In total 400,000 stalks of blue Delphinium were installed by mega production company Bureau Betak.
French-born, Belgium-based florist Thierry Boutemy has worked with the likes of Sofia Coppola, Opening Ceremony and Vogue amongst others. Not a bad little line up. He creates intuitively and revels in the imperfections of nature. Check his website here.
Last month I launched my website www.sophia-kaplan.com I’m still making some adjustments, but it’s an exciting step for my little business. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
Oudolf is a garden design maestro. His incredibly distinct planting style is so beautifully balanced along with being so aware and in harmony with all the seasons.
Some of his more well known gardens include New York’s High Line and the 2011 Serpentine Galley courtyard in the UK.
All images via Piet Oudolf.
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.
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.
I wrote about The Garden Edit store back in February but they have since launched The Garden Edit Journal which is definitely worth a look. Here are two gardens they have posted about which are truly inspiring.