Monthly Archives: July 2012

'Saying Goodbye With Grace and Beauty' with Lewis Miller

Last Thursday, Lewis Miller of LMD hosted six FSNY students at his downtown studio for a workshop on sympathy flowers. Lewis explained how sympathy flowers are often either overlooked or under-appreciated by many florists due to the morbid subject matter of this work as well as the idea that flowers for funerals are often common… Read more »

The Flower Shop Series with Sullivan Owen

Sullivan Owen at her shop in Philadelphia. Yesterday we finished our first Flower Shop Series with Sullivan Owen with great success. We spent the first full day discussing the student’s vision and mission for each of their individual shops, and the costs associated with their specific vision. Each student presented extremely different ideas for their ideal… Read more »

Inspirations: Floral Mandalas

Arizona artist Kathy Klein creates these vibrant and beautiful natural mandalas by meticulously placing every leaf, flower pedal, and pine cone. After each is formed and photographed, Klein leaves them where they were created as a gift to whoever discovers them. I would love to come across one of these!

Romance in the Desert with Lewis Miller

This past spring Lewis Miller designed the most incredible wedding in Palm Springs using local Californian flowers.   When Lewis builds an event he not only makes beautiful designs, but creates a total environment and mise en scéne that incorporates all the senses and completely draws you in. For this event Lewis used mature trees, shrubs… Read more »

Christian Tortu's Black Bouquet

Following the asymmetrical, lush look of the Green Bouquet design, in his next class Christian completely changed the aesthetic for a more sleek and graphic style. In this class he used dark burgundy dahlias, carnations, scabiosa, alliums, calla lilies, elm leaves for foliage, and artichokes for texture. A more structural look, Christian created beautiful floral layers so… Read more »

The Art of Christian Tortu: The Green Bouquet

Last month we were honored to have one of the most acclaimed designers in the world, Christian Tortu, come to New York to give four remarkable classes at FlowerSchool New York. His classes were filled to the brim with flower enthusiasts, professional designers, and our own FSNY master designers who came to learn from Christian’s… Read more »