Arranged in a variety of modern
manners, these ultrarealistic permanent botanicals afford consumers an
Designs by Talmage McLaurin, AIFD
Designed with elongated stems complete with a bud and bloom,
these fabric Ranunculi are ideal for artful expressions such as
this, which blends contemporary styling with
ancient-Chinese-inspired vessels made of modern nickel. The
looping, dynamic lines beautifully exaggerate the free-form
growth pattern of these favored garden blossoms and yield an
elegantly abstract portrait for home or office placement.
MATERIALS: long-stemmed Ranunculi and nickel vases from
Jim Marvin Enterprises Ltd. To contact Jim Marvin Enterprises
Reminiscent of a traditional Hindu figure whose many arms are in
constant fluid motion, this gathering of dried and permanent
lotus blooms and pods has an undeniable Eastern influence. The
materials are placed into a shapely vessel whose curves
replicate the feminine form. While the lotus is an important
symbol in many Eastern cultures, the quiet hues and gentle
motion in this design give it broad appeal with a multitude of
MATERIALS: dried lotus pods from Knud Nielsen Company;
permanent lotus pods, buds, flowers, leaf and vase from Aldik.
test-tube vessels are dropped into a clear glass vase of
contemporary proportions to create this dramatic tulip design,
which capitalizes on the unpredictable growth qualities of the
fresh versions to achieve a gorgeous, lifelike presentation.
Whether used at full length inside the glass tubes or snipped
short for placement in the larger vessel, which supports the
tubes so they stand upright, each stem must be shaped to
accomplish the natural curve.
MATERIALS: parrot tulips, peony-flowering tulips and
glass tubes from Allstate Floral & Craft; Trapez vase from
Jamali Garden Supplies.
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