The Paris Flower School

The Paris Flower School

You wouldn't think spending a week in a small workroom tucked down into a basement would be an ideal Parisian experience, but this particular basement housed the wonderful Catherine Muller's Flower School. Each morning I would be greeted with a cup of coffee and buckets of the best flowers available in Paris, waiting for Catherine's next lesson. The lesson always began with a demonstration. I was captivated with Catherine's process which looked like a sort of ballet. Her gestures would imitate the placement to her flowers. Read More
March 11, 2022 — Holli Friley
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Fall Residency at Saipua: The Farm at World's End

Fall Residency at Saipua: The Farm at World's End

One of our designers recently spent a week living and practicing floral design at Sarah Ryhanen's beautiful farm.  Here are some of her thoughts and takeaways. Read More
October 19, 2021 — Priscilla DeFini
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Learning From Hitomi Gilliam

Learning From Hitomi Gilliam

We started our construction of the arrangement on the wall by using large tropical Monstera leaves and other foliage to cover much of the wire. Then came armfuls of beautiful tropical flowers.  We had large cascades of Phalaenopsis orchids, clusters of long stem Cymbidium orchids, Anthuriums, Sexy Pink heliconias, and Imperial protea
April 17, 2019 — Robin Michler
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Michlers' Team Travels North to Mazeppa

Michlers' Team Travels North to Mazeppa

Smelling of paint thinner and Swisher Sweets, Mike Meyer’s studio was covered from ceiling to floor with hand painted signs that he had made and collected.  As the week went on, the collection was increasingly inspirational as we learned to paint in block and casual scripts and practiced the finer points of beveling and shadowing.
April 17, 2019 — Anna Campomanes
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