Unique Vessels: Edie Vase

Even though New York-based potter and designer Jonathan Adler has been a star in the ceramics world for many years, I just recently became aware of his work. This Edie Vase is one of my favorites, and I thought it would be the perfect unique vessel to make something big, bold, and earthy in. I love how delicate and feminine this piece is, while still being a bold statement piece to put on the table or mantle. 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

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

Flowers: peony, parrot tulip, ranunculus, fritillaria, broom, tree tulip, bottlebrush buckeye 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

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

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood Jonathan Adler Edie Vase available here

Humans with Bouquets: Bill

Today's human is one of my husband's best friends - Bill. I've known Bill for many many years now, and he is always a delight to spend some time with, even if we don't get to do it very often. He happened to be coming to San Francisco for a couple of days of work, and I pestered him into shooting with us on busy Market Street. It was a lot of fun to shoot during the morning commuter rush hour with the hustle and bustle of the city all around us. Bill has a great and unique look - and I wanted to make something a little wild to match up with his eclectic style. We all had fun, and he was a gracious and patient participant. Thanks Bill!

Flowers: peony, ranunculus, fritillaria, maple (leaf), quince (branch), pieris

A taxi for my bouquet? Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

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

At the market 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: William

If you are a San Francisco Bay Area resident and are not yet familiar with Craftsman and Wolves in the Mission district, you have been missing out. Under the direction of Chef William Werner, CAW offers an amazing and ever-changing menu of breakfast pastries, cakes, confections, confitures, desserts, lunch, and other savory fare seven days a week. When William happily agreed to be one of my humans, I was delighted, and it provided me an opportunity to get to know him a bit better, and snap some great shots in and outside of CAW.

It's always amazing to meet other people involved in small businesses and learn more about what led them to launch something (CAW opened in 2012). For William, Craftsman and Wolves is the pursuit of twelve years’ experience in restaurants and hotels on both coasts. During these formative years he refined techniques for pastry and chocolate work, honed in on his presentation style, and expanded his palette of flavors. And by "expanded", I'm pretty sure that he completely rewrote the book!

I had some friends visiting from Italy last week and I suggested that they go to CAW before leaving San Francisco - I received this a day later: "thank you for the advice, CAW was the best food and place ever in San Francisco!". Oh, and they went back the next day as well.

Flowers: fritillaria, peony, rose, tulip, pieris, veronica, geranium Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Such amazing light pouring in during the day! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

William with some of his delicious creations. 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

Craftsman and Wolves, a notion of Outfit Generic, is a contemporary pâtisserie located in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission district. It is located at 746 Valencia Street / San Francisco CA 94110.

Credits:

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