Archives for the month of: May, 2014

I am a total sucker for botanical illustrations or presses. Nick Knight’s photographs remind me of old fairy books I had as a kid.

 

All images by Nick Knight.

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From Another Magazine:

Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky is often cited as the greatest cinematic artist of all time… One of his heroes, Ingmar Bergman, stated, “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.”

I think he had a very special eye for light. Here are some recently discovered polaroids of his taken in Russia and Italy. More images here.

           All photographs by Andrei Tarkovsky.

“Like a vintage shop for plants”, Pre Loved Roots is a green oasis in the middle of Alexandria. They rescue unwanted plants, give them some love and then sell them out of a little greenhouse set over the canal. While I was there the girl was also propagating some succulents and caring for little vegetable seedlings. I’m about to move into a new place and I’m itching to splurge on new plants to add to my collection.

75-85 O’Riordan St, Alexandria Sydney. More details on their Facebook page.

All photographs by Sophia Kaplan & thanks Livy for the hot tip.

I am very excited to properly introduce our latest contributor. Géraldine Mahé is the founder and editor of a great french garden, landscape and architecture blog BUD UP. It’s awesome to have a contributor all the way from Paris.

Hermès Rooftop Garden by Géraldine Mahé

The perfumer of the house of Hermès, Jean-Claude Ellena, has a long relationship with gardens. He has chosen four special gardens to inspire the creation of four special perfumes. The first a secret Mediterranean garden hints of orange and fig trees. The second, inspired by a garden on the nile of Egypt smells of roses and mangoes. The third comes from the idea of a garden in India after the monsoon – fresh, lemon-scented and spicy.

The final perfume is inspired by the Hermès garden itself. The garden is located sur le toit – on the roof – of the Hermes head office on rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris. The perfume reflects the three main trees of this garden, magnolia, pear and apple. In the video below the head gardener Yasmine and Jean-Claude give a little tour of this special space (in French!).

 All photographs by Quetin Bertoux, translation by Sophia Kaplan. Be sure to check out BUD UP!

Tiff and I had a fun afternoon shooting some pics in the park with friend and photographer Kurt Davies. Forgive some of our more serious faces.

IMG_3927newAll photographs by Kurt Davies.

I’m not going to lie – I’ve been missing Paris like crazy. I was due to return around now but life happened and it looks like I’ll be here in Sydney for a bit longer. I can’t complain, autumn has been beautiful and Sydney has been good to me. I’m working for a florist and a landscape designer both of whom I admire greatly and whose generosity in sharing their craft continually blows me away. I have a lot to learn and I am loving the process as well as the opportunity to do some projects of my own.  These lovely photographs of springtime in Paris from Carin Olsson’s blog Paris in Four Months will have to keep me sated for now.

   All photographs by Carin Olsson for Paris in Four Months

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