a crazy 24-hour stretch of deliveries, photo shoot, a gig at the mohawk, and my brother's birthday left me with a 102 degree fever that won't quit. please feel free to bring me soup/cough suppressants/cookies/dvd's.
soon enough, i'll have rad pics to share. for now, just my new fave song:
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
congress austin participated today in the chili cook-off at jo's on south congress. for their booth, they requested some flower arrangements that incorporated the different ingredients in their chili.
people go to the grave in texas with chili recipes so i don't want to reveal too much, but here's what we came up with:
Posted by Loretta Flower at 9:35 PM
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
photographer david maisel's library of dust quite literally took my breath away.
these gorgeous images are of the remains of patients from a state hospital in oregon, each stored in copper canisters between the years 1883 and the 1970's.
due to the conditions of the underground room in which they were stored, referred to as the "library of dust" by patients, the canisters have warped and the ashes inside have oxidized into beautiful colors and patterns.
maisel published them all in a beautiful collection of the same title, available here.
Posted by Loretta Flower at 10:21 AM
Friday, January 14, 2011
more flowers i did for congress austin. the color palette was inspired by the blooming acacia, which has some really killer subtle golds and purples in it.
flowers for the hotel saint cecilia. aalto, i love you so.
and lastly, a bouquet for my lovely cousin's 21st birthday. a birthday which found me on sixth street at 2 am in some really sketchy club with a bunch of kids i used to babysit.
sadly enough, i was the one that got accused of being underage. and then of having a fake id. JOY.
Posted by Loretta Flower at 3:43 PM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
things have been slammin' round these parts lately as Loretta has acquired both congress austin and the hotel st. cecilia as regular clients. SHWING! (if you haven't been to either, you really should.)
a lovely lady in houston ordered flowers for her sick friend in austin... SHWING!
in other news, it's quince season... SHWING!
(yeah, i may been watching some wayne's world 2)
Posted by Loretta Flower at 7:04 PM