July 12, 2009

austin designer: monique capanelli of articulture

I'm really intrigued by Monique's beautiful work - I recently saw some of her pieces around town and decided I had to know more!

"Articulture Designs provides sustainable landscape design and interior botanical arrangements" as well as innovative wedding and event decor. Originally from Sonoma County, but calling Austin home for 20 years, Monique's environmentally sensitive work has a very fresh and Austiny feel. Check out the Articulture website for more inspiration.

Top photo of succulent bouquet by Jennifer Lindberg. Quote from Articulture Designs website.

July 10, 2009

inspiring ladies

Thanks to Denise at Little Pheasant, pictured below, for introducing me to the great podcast series Hey Brooklyn. I have to admit I was behind the times and didn't really know much about podcasts, but I hugely enjoyed listening to Denise and Lotta talk about their businesses. Check out Denise's interview here. There are plenty more great people profiled (new ones every Friday) at Hey Brooklyn's site.

I've followed Lotta Jansdotter for years, always intrigued with her pattern designs and simple, natural approach to products. I wear one of her linen aprons in my floral studio. So I was so happy to finally get to know her personality and hear about her upcoming projects. Check out her interview here.

In other news, it seems like I've fallen off the blogging wagon. I could blame it on the insane heat wave we've having in Austin, or on the fact that my husband finally arrived from New Zealand a couple weeks ago, but really I'm just having a very meditative summer. Sometimes you just have to sit and be quiet for a while to figure out which way to go.