i’m delighted to take you inside the brand new san francisco-based home of floral design studio, tulipina. regarded as one of the most sought-after floral designers in the u.s. and beyond, owner kiana underwood recently moved her workspace from her home in nearby burlingame to this light-filled loft in sf’s potrero hill. her signature garden-style combines plenty of color, texture and a medley of floral varieties, including fun pops of fruit and foliage. you can see why her arrangements are coveted for every wedding and event! she further extends her passion through teaching, hosting both local and destination workshops for fellow floral enthusiasts and professionals. in fact, she’s teaching a course in indonesia as we speak.
i’ve seen kiana’s work up close at a number of events and workshops and i’ve admired and loved every installation—from lush tablescapes to hanging chandeliers. the moment she shared a photo of her new studio, i knew I had to pay her a visit.
love at first sight the moment i walked in. i mean, those stairs!
her white medicine cabinet of candy colored vessels waiting to be filled.
the main floor is her workspace.
and the loft above, for meetings and gatherings.
• all photography by leslie santarina.
i’ll come right out and admit it — i’m a bit of a bag junkie. no matter how many bags, totes and clutches i seem to acquire, they keep making cuter ones that make me want them — badly. so for this week’s new and noteworthy i thought rather than buy more bags, i’d simply blog about them and leave the shopping to you guys — should you see something that catches your eye. apologies to your pocketbook in advance.
5. Vintage canvas zip pouch is made with canvas from the 1960s from individual medley.
9. claire vivier’s Every Mother Counts tote. 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of this bag will go directly to supporting EMC — Founded by Christy Turlington Burns, Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.