flowers, design, inspirations

Ode to the Exquisite

If you are in need of escape, L. Becker Flowers on East 83rd St is just the place. The dappled ‘Swedish Light’ as Mr. Becker appropriately calls it, filters into the narrow space and lights on collected treasures of the exquisite. Glassware and vessels, rare objects and furniture, every direction gives nod to delight. The flowers are pretty exquisite, too. He brought out some of his press images and every one was as stunning as I imagined it would be. And he was kind and open as he shared stories of his early days working in London at the famed Pulbrook & Gould and back in the states where he found work at Renny when it was on East 62nd St. Now if he would only compose a book to share his gifted talent for culling the exquisite in whatever realm he chooses. A note: Peruse his beautiful website and view the monthly flower newsletters for your dose of his exquisite beauty. I certainly will!IMG_1516IMG_1514IMG_1511IMG_1479IMG_1463IMG_1476IMG_1466IMG_1465IMG_1464IMG_1462IMG_1472IMG_1470IMG_1498IMG_1508IMG_1484IMG_1491IMG_1490IMG_1489IMG_1480IMG_1501IMG_1499IMG_1497Above images Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.Scan 1Fritillaria hermonis ssp. amana arranged in an antique Wedgwood creamware ewer with a snake handle and enamel-painted leaf decoration. Fritillaria arrangement photograph courtesy of L. Becker Flowers can be found here.

This entry was published on March 10, 2013 at 8:22 am. It’s filed under Ode to the Exquisite and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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