A Little Experiment

Last year, I did a floral laboratory shoot, and it turned out to be quite a hit. So, when the designlovefest crew asked me to do the florals for their BLOGSHOP SF in April, I created these examples for them. I must admit, I do love how they turned out: unique and colorful! Have a lovely Friday, and a lovely weekend!

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood

When Life Gives You Blueberries...

The blueberry bush in my yard has been looking pretty good lately and finally this year the branches are long enough for me to cut a few to use in a flower arrangement. I also had some blooming peonies with the most exquisite texture, color and aroma. So, of course that had to be a part of my repertoire as well - after all, what kind of flower-obsessed girl would I be if I didn't jump at the opportunity to use some of the loveliest flowers in my garden?! Iris has been in season and I found some absolutely amazing clematis at Torchio Nursery (which I paid an arm and a leg for), so I decided to put together an arrangement that if van Gogh saw, he would want to paint. I don't know...what do you think?

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers: clematis, iris, blueberry, dahlia, euphorbia, sweet pea, orchid, grape leaf, daffodil, peony Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

No need for words. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood

Humans with Bouquets: Will

As some of you know, I was recently in London. I would be lying if I told you I wasn't super excited about this particular feature today! Everything about this shoot was an amazing experience - from the moment I asked Will Taylor to be one of my humans, to the day I visited the New Covent Garden Market to buy flowers, through to the day that I photographed him on the bank of the Thames in beautiful London. Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

For those of you who aren't familiar with Will, you soon will be, as his book Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style is about to be released (April 29 in the US) and it is going to explode your mind. He is also a freelance designer, and the founder and editor of the wonderful interior design and color blog Bright.Bazaar. If you haven't guessed it yet, and couldn't tell from these photos, Will is all about color.

If you'd like to meet Will, he is going to be in Los Angeles and New York for book signings in May. Please check his blog for details!

In my opinion (and clearly many others), Will's taste and style are immaculate, but what has endeared him to me most is the kind, humble, and wonderful person that he is. It is a pleasure to have you on my blog Will - thank you for participiating in my series and for a great day in London. You certainly have brought color and happiness to Humans with Bouquets!

The beauty of buying flowers in Europe in spring is that these amazing ranunculi were abundant and coming straight over from Holland. Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

To me, this is the essence of who Will is - bright, happy and positive! Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

A stylish young Brit + beautiful flowers + Big Ben - could there be a better combo? Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Can you tell Will is a natural at this? I didn't have to tell him how to pose at all - all I did was snap away - and, of course, wound up with lots of favorite photos to share! Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood