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October Wallpaper Calendar – Download now

October Wallpaper Calender

Our little garden is in full bloom, I counted over 21 different types of plants that are showing off pretty flowers at the moment. This is fairly nifty as our garden is teeny tiny (only around 3×4 meters).

At this time of the year my favourite place to work is outside on our balcony overlooking this mini floral paradise – it smells so intoxicating and magical.

So, continuing in the theme of spring I have made a downloadable October Wallpaper Calendar that is fresh and bright – sure to brighten up your desktop. Enjoy!

Select and download the option that works best for you:
Laptop – 1440 x 900px
HD Desktop – 1980 x 1080px
iPad/tablet – 1024 x 768px


October wallpaper download

Floating Meadows

London based Rebecca Louise Law work is undeniably breathtaking. Her recent installation, commissioned by London’s Garden Museum to feature in their Flowers & Fashion exhibition “The Flower Garden Display’d 2014″ is quite literally a floating meadow of 4,600 blooms – so magical!

In Rebecca’s words: “Most of my installations are reflecting what’s happening in nature, by looking at plant patterns or observing the way something grows. Then I imagine these themes in real life and times that by a thousand so that it becomes fantasy,”

Visit Rebecca’s personal website for more of her floral loveliness.

Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law

Rebecca Louise Law

All photos thanks to Rebecca Louise Law.
Found via Yellowtrace

When I grow up I want to be a Flower Engineer

Andreas Verheijen is a “flower engineer.” He takes beautiful blooms and turns them into magical hybrids and gorgeous arrangements. This amazing floral artist was born in the Dutch epicenter for Dahlia culture, Zundert. He then spent 16 working as a floral sales executive for Harrods (a store close to my own heart, having worked there myself) in London. Andreas now lives back in the Netherlands and works across Europe on exciting floral exhibitions and commissions. I love his whimsical style and completely out the box approach to floristry, makes me want to give it all up and learn to become a florist. So inspiring indeed!

Read more about Andreas Verheijen and see more of his gorgeous work here

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen

Andreas Verheijen
All photos from Andreas Verheijen’s website

My Year Of Flowers (part 6)

Living on the foot of Table Mountain is such a blessing (except for when the South Easter blows through our little house and drives me insane). As you may know, Table Mountain is covered in its own floral kingdom, a unique and very special natural wonder that we are all very proud of. So naturally when the opportunity to bring home a bunch of fynbos came up I couldn’t resist. Of course, I didn’t pick this bunch myself (you can get a whopping fine if you try) but thanks to Woolies we can all have a stunning bunch of our natural heritage at home. Proteas and fynbos make very resiliant cut flowers and last quite a long time.

It wasn’t until I popped the Ollo Clip on my iPhone that I realised just how hairy these stunning plants are. Guess it must be to trap all the moisture they can in the early morning. Isn’t nature so clever?

Well here is the sixth installment in My Year Of Flowers – Cape Fynbos
(All photos taken with my trusty iPhone and Ollo Clip – not bad hey?)

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My year of flowers (Part 5)

My Year of Flowers
This past weekend was extra double special, not only was it our 5th wedding anniversary, but it was also my birthday. What better way to celebrate than with flowers. Here is my fifth installment in my year of flowers – gorgeous soft purple roses. Aren’t they just so romantic and special? Perfect!

My year of flowers (part 4)

My Year Of Flowers is going along well. I am onto my fourth installment – white lisianthus. Yes, it is my second bunch of these graceful blooms in as many weeks – what can I say, I love them!
Sadly the stunning red gladies Alexis got me wilted very quickly (sob!). I am not sure if it was due to the heat, or if gladiolus just don’t have long vase lives? Anyhow, the lounge is looking really gorgeous again and I am happy.

My year of flowers

My year of flowers

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to always have fresh flowers in our house. I started it off with a bunch of scented stargazer lilies, they where followed by a dreamy vase of purple lisianthus (who had just started looking really sad). Then yesterday evening, dear sweet Alexis surprised me with a gorgeous bunch of brilliant red gladiolus. Aren’t I so lucky? (Top tip – did you know that you can force very tightly closed gladys to bloom by putting loads of ice into thier vase along with the water. Works like a charm!)

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Fresh flowers

This year I made a resolution to always have fresh flowers in the house. So far it’s going well, but I fear that I am going to get very bored with my small collection of vases. I found these beautiful ceramic ones on the Anthropologie website – one of my favourite “lust” stores. Wish they would come to our shores!

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See more lovely things on the Anthropology website

Blooming lovely

Looking for some serious spring inspiration, I recently revisited Dutch designer Anne Ten Donkelaar. (Read my previous post about her here)
Needless to say, Anne is still at it, making the most exquisitely detailed masterpieces. Her work combines paper cutouts, photographs and actual pressed flowers along with what looks like real little root systems and all. Each piece is so delicate and intricate, positively inspirational. Thanks Anne for brightening up spring!

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See more of Anne’s amazing work here

Gorgeous Bugs

Last night I had a insect nightmare (again). I often dream about bugs and most of the time it is NOT pleasant. The same cannot be said for photographer Kari Herer’s gorgeous creepy crawlies. Her photos are all so pretty and delicate, she has created some really amazing floral still life photo portraits (which you can purchase on Etsy).

Kari is a very talented photographer based in Portland, Maine. Her portfolio includes some very glamorous weddings, adorable kids photos and terribly cute (but not kitch) pet photos. Check out her portfolio here.

Gorgeous Bugs

Read more about Kari Herer

X-Ray flowers

I found these beautiful photos a while back and keep meaning to post about them They are a series of floral studies using X-rays. To quote the photographer who created these whimsical pieces: “I love both it’s stillness and it’s dynamism.” Please take a look at more of Brendan Fitzpatrick’s Photography he is a clever chap.

Floral X-Rays

Floral X-Rays
Floral X-Rays