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Five florists leading a wave of avant-garde floral designMonday, October 01, 2018
Wilson. Here, five florists leading the industry’s new look. Gunnar Floral Duncan Foy/Gunnar Floral Jaime McCuaig sees her arrangements as an extension of herself: “quixotic, unconventional and playful.” The Toronto floral designer errs on the side of weird, with surreal, oft spray-painted arrangements that have been featured everywhere from the Gardiner Museum to album artwork for Cold Specks. “I am infinitely inspired by the bizarre and am constantly working to emulate a fine balance between an aesthetic that is beautiful and pleasing, but equally strange and unexpected,” she says. Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement Marc Sardi Marc Sardi Marc Sardi A few years ago, Montreal’s Marc Sardi was in the midst of a career crisis. While questioning the 20 years he’d spent in environmental work, he began picking wildflowers, something he’d done as a child growing up in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que. He was instantly transported, and after a few months of posting Dutch still life-inspired arrangements on Instagram, he launched his own naturalistic floral design company. “I love to recreate a mini-landscape with flowers and foliage that typically grow together in a garden,” he says. Respecting natural growth patterns are essential for Sardi, “complete with tall, hidden, and cascading elements that reflect the natural movement and positions of stems, leaves and blooms.” Timberlost Toronto florist Lauren Wilson. Timberlost... https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-design/article-five-florists-leading-a-wave-of-avant-garde-floral-design/
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
I call it a lion’s mane,” says Phil Perry, one of the Rebel Rebel florists who made it.Rebel Rebel, who count Dior, Stella McCartney, and Swarovski among their clients, was founded in 2000 by Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin. Their avant-garde and bold designs made them the poster children for London’s ongoing floral revolution, which saw an explosion in radical creativity and surrealism. While other florists fiddled away at crowns, Rebel Rebel perfected their floral diadems and mohawks. “I was quite bored with what was coming out,” Perry says of their experimental visions. “Flower crowns are so beautiful and so wrapped up in culture. It’s a shame for it to be mass-made. It’s more interesting to try to re-invent them to keep it fresh.”Re-invent they did for Jenner’s Vogue shoot, which Perry described as one of their most elaborate projects to date. After much deliberation with Vogue’s creative team, they decided on a design which took over three hours to create. They constructed a metal mesh frame, fastening on the flowers with a glue gun. Under the frame, they applied a small velvet ribbon so it would be easier to fasten to Jenner’s head. After carefully—very, very carefully—bringing it over to the shoot, the continued to tweak: adding longer pieces to give it more texture, taking pieces away, and adding loops to the headpiece so the hairstylist could better position in on the model. “You can’t have something wobbling around on a head!” Perry says.The result? Well, you can see for yourself in Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott's photographs. But be forewarned: you’ll never want to wear a simple daisy chain again.Watch Kendall Jenner Ask Herself Some Existential Questions:...
Cook Florist celebrates 75 years - The CountyWednesday, March 14, 2018
Edna Cook attended the Gorney School of Floral Art in Boston. She and her husband opened Cook Florist not long afterward.Today the Cooks’ granddaughter Karen Duncan is the third-generation owner of the flower shop.Karen Duncan (left), owner of Cook Florist in Presque Isle, cuts flowers for a floral arrangement with employee Kathy Swanson on Friday, March 9. Duncan became the third-generation owner of her family’s business in 1994. Her grandparents, Sidney and Edna Cook, opened the flower shop on Oct. 1, 1943, and this year marks the shop’s 75 anniversary.(Staff Photo/Melissa Lizotte)“My grandparents were smart business people. When my grandfather noticed an increase in people who wanted cut flowers, he sent his wife, Edna, to school in Boston and that’s where she learned to design and learned more about business,” Duncan said.During their lifetime, the Cooks were involved in many community service efforts and organizations. Though her grandfather died when she was 2 months old, Duncan has heard stories of how how he helped start the Presque Isle Country Club, was a firefighter and served as a sports broadcaster for the Aroostook Broadcasting System.Edna Cook taught piano lessons at her home and was a hostess for the United Service Organizations during World War II. Duncan remembers that her grandmother used to bring handmade pillows to children who were patients at the A.R. Gould Hospital.“Every few days she would go to the hospital and drop off a pillow,” Duncan said. “I walked into a friend’s house one day and one of her pillows was on his shelf. He had his appendix out when he was 9 or 10 years old and he still had the pillow to this day.”Duncan’s mother, Margaret Cook Duncan, owned and operated Cook Florist for 45 years along with her husband Donald Duncan. While Duncan was growing up she enjoyed being around the family business but always said that she would never want to run the flower shop. She didn’t change her mind until a particular...
Florists and farmers call on patriotic shoppers to buy British blooms - The GuardianTuesday, May 30, 2017
The GuardianFlorists and farmers call on patriotic shoppers to buy British bloomsThe GuardianAnother fan of British blooms is Mairead Curtin, who, with her business partner Athena Duncan, is co-founder of the innovative florist Rebel Rebel in Hackney, north-east London. At 6am last Thursday, the pair were at the New Covent Garden Flower Market ...
Cemetery Clean up scheduled for Valentine's Day - Duncan BannerTuesday, February 07, 2017
The City of Duncan will begin its quarterly cleanup of the Duncan Municipal Cemetery and the Henderson-Harris Cemetery on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.Residents with surface flowers, wreaths, grave blankets or any other ground surface decorations at either of the Duncan Cemeteries should remove them by Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 if they wish to keep them.We understand this cleanup falls on Valentine’s Day and we will be taking this into consideration as we do this cleanup.The cemetery personnel will not pick up any flowers in vases or on the monuments. The Cemetery does not have a facility to store unclaimed decorations, so if you wish to keep your items, please pick them up by this date. Please allow at least one week before replacing ANY items due to the excessive amount so of items on various graves.All decorations, flowers, statues, and benches must be placed in monument row as stated in the cemetery rules and regulations; no items are allowed to be placed in the middle, foot, bordering or e... http://www.duncanbanner.com/news/cemetery-clean-up-scheduled-for-valentine-s-day/article_443dded6-ea82-11e6-b665-b728f1cd57b3.html
58-year-old Beaufort flower shop to reopen in August - Hilton Head Island PacketTuesday, March 19, 2019
After working on a luxury skincare line and getting it on the shelves at Harrods, Stone took her two sons on a summer trip to South Carolina in 2013. Vacationing on Fripp Island with friends and family brought back happy memories of growing up in the South. Returning to London was a little sad for Stone and her sons -- ultimately, the city's "cold, gray" weather and commuter culture weren't working for the trio anymore. Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to The Island Packet #ReadLocal Stone and her sons moved to Lady's Island last June, and spent the summer renovating an old house Stone had found on a trip the previous Thanksgiving. ... https://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/article33698721.html
Tennessee's 2019 Offseason Outlook: Safety - 247SportsTuesday, March 05, 2019
The Vols got a glimpse of life with them not in the picture last season, when Abernathy missed four games due to injury and Kelly didn't play much defensively outside of the starts he made against South Carolina and Charlotte.Abernathy, slowed by injury in two of his three seasons as a starter, had just 38 tackles and three tackles for loss in 2018 after he was third on the team with 81 tackles the previous season, while Kelly was hindered the past two seasons by knee problems that were bad enough he won't be continuing his football career.WHO'S HERE> Nigel Warrior (Sr.), Theo Jackson (Jr.), Shawn Shamburger (Jr.), Cheyenne Labruzza (R-So.), Trevon Flowers (So.), Brandon Davis (R-Fr.), Jaylen McCollough (Fr.)Warrior returns for his senior season and presumably will remain in his starting role. The former top-100 prospect has yet to make the kind of impact the Vols have hoped he would, though he's been Tennessee's second-leading tackler the past two seasons. Despite his production, Warrior occasionally struggled with his pursuit angles and tackling in run support and in coverage, but he likes the Pruitt, knows new defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley from recruiting and has one final season to put it all together.The competition for the other starting safety spot alongside Warrior quietly could be one of the better ones on the team this offseason.Flowers has be to considered the favorite even though he had some freshman moments last September before a collarbone injury during the open date essentially made him a non-factor for the rest of the season. He's a favorite of Tennessee's coaching staff and should benefit from a full offseason of reps as he continues to transition from baseball to football, which he didn't play in high school until his senior year. He was starting to turn the corner last year when he got hurt.Jackson and Shamburger drew starts and saw increased playing time when Abernathy and Flowers were injured in the middle of last season, and each had their moments, both good and bad. They figure to remain in the mix for playing time at safety and the Star/Money positions, which both played last season. Shamburger was in and out of Pruitt's doghouse last season (he didn't even make the travel roster for the Georgia game and started at Auburn two weeks later), but the Vols still think he can be a quality player.Labruzza has played in 11 games, primarily on special teams, the past two seasons, but Davis should be able to get in the mix in the secondary after redshirting last season... https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-Vols-safety-2019-Offseason-Outlook-Nigel-Warrior-Trevon-Flowers-129598306/
How Florists Delivered 25,000 "Freedom" Roses to Nancy Pelosi - WashingtonianTuesday, January 22, 2019
Assistant EditorHayley is an Associate Editor at Washingtonian Weddings. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste. https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/01/10/nancy-pelosi-freedom-roses/
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Launches New & Improved Website For Better Customer ExperienceMonday, October 01, 2018
Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “SWF is continually seeking ways to fulfill our client’s needs with the highest-quality fresh-cut flowers, special event supplies, and more, and the new website does just that. With the new website, we not only expanded our customer reach with a clean, modern look, but deliver easy to access direct buying options that improve customer selection and offer expanding buying power with outstanding costs savings. In addition, we are excited about the new informational video tutorials on the new site.”- Sherry Schaefer, Buyer/Owner, Schaefer Wholesale Florist. The new website allows Schaefer Wholesale Florist to better serve their clients and continue the tradition of delivering the highest quality products with competitive prices. At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, the new site promises a fresh, up-to-date look that is easily navigated, to make selecting and purchasing the finest, freshest florals and accessories with value packed pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service. Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (https://www.SWFlorist.com) today, experience the ease of the new client-centric website and find your favorite fresh florals and supplies! Bio: In 1958, Schaefer Wholesale Florist began providing stunning fresh cut flowers to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today their longstanding tradition of quality, service, and value continues with the South American Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, and Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction. As always, Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their longstanding goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere along with foliage, plants, supplies, and accessories. Source: Schaefer Wholesale Florist ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0070771