I love looking at florists in different places. Maison Roumagnac is a beautiful shop in Biarritz that does expert design and carries a variety of unusual cuttings in addition to the usual roses, hydrangeas, and freesias.
The storefront on Avenue Victor Hugo
Moby Dick Asclepias (Gomphocarpus fruticosus), and hanging amaranth
detail of Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Beautiful (fully evolved) pincushion protea
The white King Proteas keep appearing in my dreams. Perhaps spiky purity is in my future?
I was browsing FFFFOUND! and this image caught my eye:
Those ranunculus, those lamb’s ears, those mona lisa anemones! Is that a branch of eucalyptus beads I see in the background? WHO could have made this GORGEOUS arrangement? WHO could have combined such unexpected elements yet made such an elegant statement?
It comes from the Saipua blog. Where had I heard that name before?
Then I realized it’s those soothing soap-makers from Brooklyn who sell at Atomic Garden right here in Rockridge! But they do floral design?
After visiting the website, I have to admit I still don’t quite understand how all the pieces fit together. All I know is that Saipua makes some of the most gorgeous, naturalistic, refined floral arrangements I’VE EVER SEEN. Here are some more of my favorites:
They’ve mastered everything from the tall statement arrangment,
to the perfect posy;
from the modern, (succulents and sea holly)
to the classic (camelia, protea, lisianthus, veronica, queen anne’s lace, geranium leaves, dogwood, cock’s comb celosia).
I haven’t been this excited about a florist since I discovered Birch in San Francisco. New Yorkers take note! Let your loved ones know who to call the next time they’re in the dog house!