Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

Good news : result of Floral Art Contest April 7, 2010

I’ve just been informed that I’ve got the third prize in the Floral Art Contest organised by my school Natura-Dis.

The jury found my arrangement a little high for a table center piece (that I agree) but really creative and harmonious.

I’m quite happy about the result. Anyway, this is the first contest I am in. I think I can do better next time.

To see my creation’s pictures, click here.

 

Here is the Winners’ creations in my group: classic vegetative style.

 

 

My vases (3) April 3, 2010

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I have acquired a new vase of Alessi, the famous Italian design brand.

The metal structure contains 2 plastic tubes (and I have added one more) where one can put only few flower stems.

I like this simple and modern design.

 

 

Miss Dior Chérie with garden roses March 14, 2010

   

         

 Courtesy Miss Dior

 

I liked the last campaign of Miss Dior Chérie perfume (above) with a rose. This time, the new campaign (below) is more generous with flowers and we find Miss Dior in a garden of roses. Without a preference for the product, I quite like theses images and they make me want to try the fragrance. The power of Advertising!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy Miss Dior

 

Flower painters (2): Vincent Vin Gogh March 9, 2010

 Apart from his famous Sunflowers, Vincent Vin Gogh (Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter, 1853-1890) has left us numerous other still life paintings, especially vases of flowers. Here are some of his flower paintings, less famous than the Sunflowers, but as wonderful as them. This is the kind of paintings that I would decorate my home with.

A real genius, Vincent.

Vincent Van Gogh        

     

     

    

Courtesy Vincent Van Gogh and owners of the paintings

 

Aquarelle extend its services January 11, 2010

The French online florist Aquarelle.com has extended its services to tourism and cultural activities by offering “Coffrets” including Beauty, Relooking, Fitness, Art Workshops, Gastronomy, Decoration, Cooking, Travel, Hotels, etc.

The service is accessible only on the web : www.aquarelle-coffrets.com

Product extension is a marketing strategy used by many florists, but Aquarelle is the first one to extend its brand to a domain so different from flowers. From the product point of view, the only link of flowers and these Coffrets is their well-being effect, but from the technic point of view, selling flowers or other services don’t have a great difference — Aquarelle is now an expert in online retailing, not only a florist any more.

 

My conclusion? We’ll need time to see how the floral industry will develop, a big change is ongoing…

 

Courtesy: Front page of Aquarelle-coffrets.com

 

My flower book (3) : gift basket June 21, 2009

flower basket panier fleurs 花篮

flower basket panier fleurs 花篮

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flower basket panier fleurs 花篮

             I  arranged this basket of flowers for the dinner of a friend. He was invited by his Chinese professor. That is why I’ve chosen Peony as the principal flower in this bouquet. Peony is the symbole of wealth and power in China, and is also China’s national flower.

 

           I’ve put floral foam blocs in the basket and have plunged flowers in the moss. Normally if we water the blocs everyday, the flowers and last at least one week, like in a vase.

 

In this bouquet :

 

Paeonia : Peony / Pivoine / 牡丹

Ranunculus : Ranunculus / Renoncule / 毛莨

Viburnum : Snowball / Boule de neige, Viorne / 木绣球, 绣球荚迷

– Foliage / Feuillage / 绿叶

 

For those who are interested in making floral arrangements at home, I think it would be useful to compute the price of this creation (I’m in Paris and I bought the flowers in early May at a florist’s in the 16th arrondissement, which is rather expensive)

– Flowers: 70 €

– Basket: 15 €

– Floral foam: 5 €

 

My Flower Book (2) : Evolution of a bouquet

bouquet arrangement floral 插花

bouquet arrangement floral 插花

bouquet arrangement floral 插花

 

 

 

A bouquet is never still, it is always in movement and evoluates just like the nature. At each moment it changes the color, volume and form.

 

The 3 pictures of this bouquet were taken the first, the third and the fifth day after its creation.

It is composed of :

 

Lilium : Lily / Lys /百合

Freesia : Freesia / Frésia /小苍兰

Alstroemeria hybrida : Peruvian Lily /Alstromère, lis des Incas, lis du Pérou / 六出花,秘鲁百合