Monday, 21 July 2014

hermetica flowers and jai

the shop: hermetica flowers

location: 237 victoria st. darlinghurst
contact: 02 9380 4725

the florist: jai

number of years in floristry: 10

best thing about being a florist: the rush of producing art under pressure; and the feeling of elation when it looks exactly like what you envisioned!

favourite flower combination: yellow poppies and 'first love' sweet peas (for now).

most memorable event/occasion you have done flowers for: hanging 10,000 flowers from the royal opera house in london for hermes.

you are inspired by: the amazing florists in sydney; they really are the best in the world, in my opinion. it's intimidating at times but drives me to give every job i do a 100%.

you are passionate about: being different. i don't like to copy the same work over and over. i love to experiment.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

mikarla and her studio

the studio: mikarla bauer floral designer

location: bundanoon, by appointment

the florist: mikarla

number of years in floristry: 11

best thing about being a florist: working with flowers while listening to music in my studio. i still can't believe how much joy and pride i have in my work! every new client makes me rethink my approach and push myself to explore many creative ideas.

favourite flower combination: autumnal hydrangea with julia roses or rex begonia leaves with queen of the night tulips.

most memorable event/occasion you have done flowers for: a huge wedding on cockatoo island. it was all bold yellow and exotic foliages hung from the ceiling of the turbine hall. amazing!!!

you are inspired by: my handsome fiancĂ©, my creative and nutty friends and family, fashion and art. the floral work of my late grandmother bobby. and my fantastic fellow florists.

you are passionate about: working in my garden to grow amazing blooms for my clients. preserving and protecting australia's amazing flora and fauna. cultivating relationships and exploring my creativity.


Saturday, 22 March 2014

samambaia and maria claudia

the shop: samambaia

location: 145b mcpherson st. bronte
contact: 02 9389 9125

the florist: maria claudia

number of years in floristry: 16

best thing about being a florist: being able to create; inspired by the forms and tones that nature brings. and the fact that they will be different every single time.

favourite flower combination: so many! i love flowering camellias with cymbidium orchids…but i also love hydrangeas and liguria leaves.

most memorable event/occasion you have done flowers for: a private dinner at the art gallery of nsw. being able to add flowers next to amazing paintings and artworks was a treat.

you are inspired by: nature.

you are passionate about: loving, giving, making people happy.