Saturday, 8 May 2021

|| AIR PLANTS | TILLANDSIA

 TILLANDSIA is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the Bromeliaceae family. They are more commonly known as AIR PLANTS because of their natural propensity to cling wherever conditions permit: tree branches, bare rocks etc. Most Tillandsia are EPIPHYTES translating to 'upon a plant' and do not grow in soil. They can be simply glued in position, tucked into a frame or just placed in a pot and therefore make for decorative and easy-to-care-for houseplants. Here are a few of my favourite inspirational pictures.

Above images clockwise from top left: IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia attached to driftwood, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia attached to wooden stand with hairpin legs, BMBH BUILT WITH MY BARE HANDS Etsy: concrete modern planters, PIGMENT:Spanish moss, or Tillandsia Usneoides in ceramic hanging planters
Above images clockwise from top left: IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia Xerographica in simple glass bowl and geometric stand, PIGMENTTillandsia Harrisii, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia attached to seed head, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia in a geometric glass terrarium  

Above images clockwise from top left: STUDIO CAROLIJN SLOTTJE mixed Tillandsia air plants in hanging brass form, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia Xerographica placed on a pale wooden stand, STUDIO PATRICK NADEAU installation for Boffi using hanging domes covered in Spanish moss/Tillandsia Usneoides, IKEBANART Paris: Tillandsia Xerographica 
Above images clockwise from top left: AFLORAL: D.I.Y. "Jellyfish" air plant tutorial using sea urchins, STUDIO CAROLIJN SLOTTJE mixed Tillandsia air plants in hanging brass form, PAULINE STANLEY STUDIO brass hexagon from wall hung air plant, JOINFOLIA Tillandsia 'table garden'
Above images clockwise from top left: HEMLEVA: 'Himmeli' (originating from the Swedish word for sky or heaven) geometric wall decoration perfect for placing an air plant, AIR PLANT DESIGN STUDIO metallic gold air plant pod, OWEN THE GREAT DANE and his gorgeous instagram feed, LIGHT + LADDER (archive) hanging planters from 2014

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes

















 


Tuesday, 24 November 2020

|| CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION | 2020

INSPIRATION: Winter forest and field, snowy woodland, foraging, hedgerows, frost and ice

KEY ELEMENTS: natural greenery, berries, moss, pine cones, twigs, matt velvet textures, ice and natural sparkle
Above images from top left: woodland photography by ilya batrakov; 'winter cabin' giant evergreen wreath on the side of a rustic barn - Pinterest pin by Ria; Moss green velvet hanging baubles from Terrain; Frost pale evergreen wreath from B & Q
 
Above image: Foraged inspired green wreath with velvet ribbon by florist Anna Potter 
Above images from top left: Oksakuro tree decoration from Aarikka, DIY foliage glass bauble decorations and photography by Marij Hessel of blog My Attic; Glitter star tree decoration from The White Company; Frosted beaches tree picks from Balsam Hill
Above image: Fresh winter foliage, rustic concrete and antique glass table setting feature on Style Me Pretty
Above images: beautiful Green Vibration misty watercolour wrapping paper by Jaye Bird
Above images from top left: snowy fir branch from a collection of beautiful images on VK/Witch of the wildsSnow Train, Wernigerode, Germany discovered on Pinterest photographer unknown; Bringing home the Christmas tree by Photographer Ditte Isager; 'Evergreen' Photograph by ohrfeus on 
flickr
 
Above image: 'How to decorate a Christmas tree' by blogger Remodelaholic - I would leave the tree at this stage as I adore the natural look of lights and foliage
Above image: the beautiful Japanese art of wrapping presents in cloth - Furoshiki a 'how to guide'and Youtube tutorial by blogger Pointful things
Above images from top left: muslin wrapped gift buy Beth Kirby of Local Milk blog and beautiful instagram visualiser; simple and beautiful bento bag from sur mon x; evergreen foliage from the article 'How to make a wreath' by Martha Stewart; Furoshiki gift wrapping guide by Melissa Chao using linen fabric on Studio Carta a divine haberdashery web shop.
Above image: stonewashed linen table cloth and napkins in Spa Green by LinenMe
Above image: Simple Scandi' Christmas wreath with Eucalyptus by blogger Style + Sugar
Above images from top left: fresh seeded Eucalyptus and woolybush wreath from Terrain; DIY Eucalyptus garland by Homeyohmy blog; fresh juniper and noble fir garland from Terrain; textured white vase and fresh evergreen branches from StoneGable blog
Above image: beautifully wrapped gifts using sprigs of fresh foliage by Jenni Kayne
Above image: gorgeous fresh, bright greenery wreath by Bremen Flower Japan




As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes