Name: Emily Thompson Location: Brooklyn, NY Company: Emily Thompson Flowers What do you do? Floral and event design. What is your aesthetic? Wild, extravagant. How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? It displays my sculptural work as well as all kinds of flowers and plants. It is chock full of my grandmother’s peculiar collections as well as my own. It was originally a raw, industrial space, but now reflects all my conflicting yet harmonious interests. Favorite part of your studio? The work tables, usually a big mess. Where do you go for inspiration? My library, which includes a huge image file that I hauled to the studio by the armload, when the Brooklyn Library gave theirs away. They wouldn’t let any one person take more than she could carry, so I nearly collapsed getting down those steps with a stack taller than me . What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? I have a new flower-clipper holster that I love. Is there anything you’d upgrade to? I’d love a real glass storefront, or at least a glass door. We have a big red metal door that we keep open until we start to freeze or swelter, depending on the season.
Happy new year and welcome back! Hope you’re 2011 is off to a smashing start! I thought we’d start the week off with this adorable save the date video by Eve Weinberg for her friends Margo + Jason. I sure do love a good animation, dont you?
I’ve received some pretty kick-ass card swap cards the past few weeks, from simple to elaborate, and I’ve loved them all! For those of you who participated, I hope you enjoyed making and receiving them! This year I opted to design my card on the computer since I had no time to hand make over 200 cards, and thanks to Bryn of Paperfinger (thanks Bryn!), I had some awesome calligraphy to go with it!
I’ll be taking a little Xmas break from blogging but will return refreshed Jan 3. Enjoy every single moment this holiday, and thanks so much for all your support the past year! See you in 2011!
PS. For those of you in the card swap, if you noticed the little bar code at the back of the postcard, scan it with your computers camera or download a QR reader to your phone and you’ll see the recipe for the recipe swap!