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Tulip Installation

THIS is beyond words. My friend Maybelle sent over these photos of her calligraphy workshop in Australia. She is based here in San Francisco but travels the world giving really amazing workshops.  When I was in Australia last October I got to meet the talented people behind this creation. (Seriously, what is up with all the Australian talent? I am blown away every time.) This class was hosted by Megan Morton, the stylist to the stylists who runs The School. They host all kinds of cool classes there. The florals for this event were done by the talented Phyllip Van Huynh at Katie Marx Flowers. He is a genius! (Interesting story, he was a Doctor here in the US before he quit and became a florist in Australia!) I love that the bulbs and roots were left on, it makes it feel so much more organic. I’m now going to beg these guys to come to some classes here in the US!


Photography by Brooke Holm (photos used with permission)

  1. Catherine

    May 23, 2014

    Beautiful! It’s amazing what people come up with. I’d assume they left the roots and soil in so that the tulips would continue to live. They can probably mist with a water bottle and keep them alive for weeks.

  2. 2moiselles

    May 23, 2014

    Amazing installation!!

  3. Joan

    May 23, 2014

    Holy cow, that’s both beautiful and genius! Why didn’t someone think to leave the bulbs on before?

  4. Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

    May 23, 2014

    Wooooow! That looks so magical! This is so amazing I’ve never see anything like it. This will be awesome for weddings too!

  5. Alexis Andra

    May 23, 2014

    GORGEOUS installation. loving the drapery and organic nature of the tulips!

  6. Stéphanie

    May 23, 2014

    It’s hard to find words to describe this installation. It’s so magical, it’s as if it came directly out of a fairy tale. LOVE it.

  7. maggie

    May 23, 2014

    I have never been a HUGE tulip fan, but this installation has definitely changed my mind. This is gorgeous.

  8. Nan // Simply Elegant

    May 23, 2014

    Wow, how amazing! Such a creative way to display flowers. I love it!!!

  9. Jess.

    May 23, 2014

    Wow, wow, wow. Just, wow.

  10. emily (a nutritionist eats)

    May 23, 2014

    I am speechless. Most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen?!

  11. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    May 23, 2014

    that. is. AMAZING! it looks so artful and beautiful! since the bulbs and roots are still intact you could technically plant them after too… LOVE!!!

  12. Martinna

    May 23, 2014

    I’ve never see anything like it. WOW its amazing!!!!

  13. Jilly

    May 23, 2014

    That is so beautiful. It’s also a huge coincidence that i stumbled across The School only recently and 2 days ago was lucky enough to participate in a vignette class with Megan Morton and Kara Rosenlund

  14. christina @ flowers + love

    May 23, 2014

    jaw dropping! agreed, i love that they left the bulbs on. thanks for sharing!!

  15. Lisa

    May 23, 2014

    Wow, what an amazing idea! It looks outlandish.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Viv

    May 23, 2014

    This is awesome!

  17. Cybele @ BlahBlah

    May 24, 2014

    Gorgeous! I wonder if everyone got to take home a tulip bulb?

  18. Giada

    May 25, 2014

    This looks amazing, so clever!

  19. Madeline Audrey

    May 26, 2014


  20. Adrienne

    May 26, 2014

    This is really amazing!

  21. Satu

    May 27, 2014

    Oih, so beautiful, I love it!

  22. Paro

    May 27, 2014

    That is so beautiful!

  23. DontBlameTheKids

    May 27, 2014

    Wow, stunning. I would have sprained my neck from staring up.

  24. JC

    May 27, 2014

    How crazy that this is happening in Australia. I live in Memphis, and saw this exact type of installation at a wedding just last weekend. I had never seen anything like it, and the effect was amazing!

  25. Shena

    May 27, 2014

    This photo just gives me the urge to rescue the beautiful flowers and hurriedly put them all back in the ground!!

  26. Moriah

    May 28, 2014

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