Tuesday, 27 August 2013

poho and barnaby

the shop: poho

location: shop 2, 117 macleay st. potts point
contact: 02 9331 4333
website: pohoflowers.com.au

the florist: barnaby

number of years in floristry: 2

best thing about being a florist: it's a very immediate creative process with so many different projects at once. everyday is different.

favourite flower combination: i love working with hydrangeas. they're so big and tactile. i have also overdosed on wattle this year.

most memorable event/occasion you have done flowers for: we're so lucky to do some visual merchandising for a large australian retailer. they allow us to come up with concepts and they're always fun to do. just yesterday we hung 1000 poppies to create a multi-coloured ceiling.

you are inspired by: the people around me and who i work with. we all have different experiences and knowledge and sharing these creates new possibilities.

you are passionate about: photography. i used to work as a  photographer for 12 years and still like to work on different projects. so instagram is also a bit of an obsession at the moment.

the new phase/face of poho

winter wonders

'go local'- poho supports australian growers and agriculture

carnations/blushing brides

wondrous whites

classic beauties

the colours of the australian desert

floral dance

understated elegance

striking lines

'go local'- poho prefers locally grown flowers and foliage

crateful of greens

blooming lightly

stunning cyclamen


Thursday, 8 August 2013

the perks of the blooming blog :)

i am so grateful for the joy this blog has brought me. capturing nature's most amazing creations has given me countless, beaming smiles. peeking into the busy and beautiful days of sydney's florists has been wonderfully exhilarating. without a doubt though, the highlight so far for me is getting to know the talented and inspiring people behind the industry. back in february this year, i featured paula and tammy from b&b roses. i was graciously received and given the tour of the rose farm. i also got to see tammy's amazing home that day. an artful space that needs to be photographed! several months later the perfect opportunity came up and i was lucky enough to photograph tammy again, this time for the flower issue of 'the quintessential magazine'. also on the same issue are masterful florals from aleksandra, matt from the floral craftsman and myra from my violet- three of the loveliest and gifted florists i had the privilege of meeting through the blog. check it all out on- thequintessentialmagazine.com.au

tammy and her display cabinet as seen on 'the quintessential magazine'