Design Inspiration

I had the opportunity to attend an "Art and Design Demonstration"  in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago.   The presenter's name was Joseph Massie.  He is 26 year old, from the UK, and has won gold medals in the Chelsea Flower Show for the last 5 years in a row.   These type of design shows are such an inspiration!   I left at the end of a lovely afternoon full of ideas and new knowledge about great techniques to try.    Of course I took plenty of pictures so I can share the beauty (and remember the ideas and techniques I so admired)!

 My personal favorite.  This is made out of preserved roses!  A super lightweight, absolutely stunning bouquet that will last forever.  I hope I get the chance to make one soon.

My personal favorite.  This is made out of preserved roses!  A super lightweight, absolutely stunning bouquet that will last forever.  I hope I get the chance to make one soon.

 Woven grass balls with water tubes and poppies.

Woven grass balls with water tubes and poppies.

 Loved this permanent container type piece created out of lichen covered sticks.

Loved this permanent container type piece created out of lichen covered sticks.

 Classic style table scape with beautiful silver containers, ivory, white and green flowers.  Similar to my classic style I think, but a bit messier. 

Classic style table scape with beautiful silver containers, ivory, white and green flowers.  Similar to my classic style I think, but a bit messier. 

 More of an art piece design.  I love the texture and lines.  I can't imagine spending that amount of time, unless it was made with permanent botanicals though.

More of an art piece design.  I love the texture and lines.  I can't imagine spending that amount of time, unless it was made with permanent botanicals though.

 Definitely more of an art installation type piece, which I can't imagine having the time for...  very showy though. 

Definitely more of an art installation type piece, which I can't imagine having the time for...  very showy though. 

 Handbag styles that could work as something different for bridesmaids.

Handbag styles that could work as something different for bridesmaids.

 I liked his technique for wiring sticks to lay over top of bouquet.

I liked his technique for wiring sticks to lay over top of bouquet.

 I love simple, contemporary designs that complement the container(s) they are in.

I love simple, contemporary designs that complement the container(s) they are in.

 Detail shot.  Love the massed brunia giving a bubble like texture.

Detail shot.  Love the massed brunia giving a bubble like texture.