We would like this book in our collection.
“This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations. Very little is known about The Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker and originates from the library at Gottorp Castle in Schleswig, on the border of Germany and Denmark. The album now resides at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. Recently the book was painstakingly restored, allowing the delicate illustrations to come to new life in their original colors. This beautiful volume reproduces the original work of 178 botanical illustrations in its entirety.” (via Rizzoli)
Photographed by David Sims.
Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (February 16, 1834 – August 9, 1919) was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, stem cell, and the kingdom Protista. (source)
‘A flower is not a flower alone; A thousand thoughts invest it’
All over the world, flowers are an integral part of human culture whether it is the perfect table centre for a wedding, a beautiful bouquet for a birthday, a message of thanks, or to pay one’s respect at a funeral. But, while everyone knows that red roses signify love, few may realise that an entire language of flowers exists with every bloom, folliage and plant having a particular emotion attached, be it hazel for reconcilliation, wisteria for welcome or ivy for fidelity. This unique language was created by the romantic early Victorians who carefully planned every bouquet and posy so as to deliver a desired message. Bringing the language to a new generation, this beautifully illustrated miscellany contains fifty profiled flowers, a dictionary searchable by emotion, and ideas for creating bouquets and arrangements for specific occasions.
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Bouquet composed by British installation artist and designer Faye Toogood for COS magazine. Incidentally her mother was a florist. We like it.
We just want to swim in all of Antwerp-based florist Mark Colle‘s flower arrangements. At Raf Simon’s last FW/2012 show designing for Jil Sander, he decided to deck out the runway in these wonderful creations. W.O.W! See more here.
Phoebe Philo photographed by David Sims for Gentlewoman & palm tree brooch by Stella McCartney
Beautiful & etheral images of Kirsten Dunst by Yelena Yemchuk for Vogue Italia.
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How cool are these “Hawaii” caps from Norse Projects! Get yours here.
Now that is beautiful.
Photography by Ben Roberts via jesuisperdu