thoughts for a friday.
slowly but surely it’s beginning to feel like spring around here. i know the rest of the country has got some thawing out and catching up to do, and i think if you happen to be in australia, it’s already summer, right? but my thoughts for a friday are turning to all things springtime. lazy days, pretty blooms, all those things that make you feel like coming out of hibernation and starting fresh. it’s my favorite time of year for getting out the camera and capturing all the newness as it comes alive — here’s a few things inspiring me this week.
• japanese floral artist takaya-hanayuishi first started out in the world of cooking. Then in 2004, takaya began working as an artist in Kyoto Using only fresh flowers, inventing his unique technique of ‘hairdressing’ and now designs floral creations for weddings, fashion shows and special events. talk about your fresh looks. wouldn’t it be fun to head to the flower market and grab some blooms to try creating your own?
• portland-based photographer Lisa Warninger and stylist Chelsea Fuss have some bragging to do. they’ve teamed up for a beautiful collaboration of their talents and the powerhouse photographs are the proof. i mean, have you ever seen popcorn look this pretty? check out their whole lovely powerhouse portfolio of work. it’s a delight.
• attention nature loves: Wilder Quarterly is a fairly new print publication for people inspired by the natural world. The magazine is brought to you by new york-based Celestine Maddy, who took up gardening four years ago when she moved into a ground-floor apartment in Brooklyn that came with an overgrown backyard. within the pages of Wilder you’ll find green thumbs, rooftop gardeners, foodies and chefs, hobby farmers, innovators, amateurs, and experts — in other words an everyday mix of growing enthusiasts. Each issue is ‘life through the lens of the growing world’— indoors and out, culture, travel, food and design. you can subscribe here.
• i’ve long been a fan of ingrid jansen’s wood & wool stool. her designs just make me endlessly happy and are filled with joyful creativity, but it’s her handmade harlequin pillows that especially make me a little giddy with spring fever. ingrid’s got a knack for styling and photography too, right?
• nothing says fun like a photo background. i’ve been dying to make a vintage-inspired fabric photobooth background (i’m thinking a retro, faded print sheet) like this for a party and let people just go to town with their camera phones and instagram, snapping pics of all the party fun. these two diy ideas are from green wedding shoes and lena corwin. just lovely.