A day in the life of Oaktown Blooms
After spending an amazing Holiday weekend with friends, I was eager to get back to work this morning. The morning, it appeared, was not so eager to greet me. My trepidations about the day began when my bike was vandalized at the flower market, leaving it unrideable. I schlepped about twenty pounds of flowers home by foot, getting seven arrangements into water, and then returned to pick up the bike-thankfully, unmolested. I never would have predicted that later in the morning- after several fresh arrangements were made and were being carried into my elevator, that my keys would slip from my hand and fall down the elevator shaft. Well, it actually happened. The F word was forcefully muttered-and it was not "flower."
Despite a dramatic morning, these arrangements came out looking fresh as a daisy!
Modern arrangement at Kuhl Frames today incorporating flowers and air plants for textural contrast.
Now is the time to kick back and laugh at the day that was, and plan for tomorrow...
Air plants are cool
Oaktown Blooms is...blooming!
I'm excited to share that a line of my air plant "airaeriums" will be available through Piper and John General Goods. This amazing shop is a part of Pop Up Hood Oakland, an urban business incubator that is revitalizing Old Town in some beautiful ways. Check out all of the locally made goodness at 465 9th Street @ Broadway. Below is a shot of one of the airaeriums. They are comprised of living plants, lichens, and moss.
Oaktown Blooms gets mobile
I just picked up this amazing Canadian "Supercycle". It's from the late 1960's and rides like a dream! It was tuned up and rigged with a basket and removable side bag at East Bay Bikes on 2424 Webster Street in Uptown Oakland.
Out of the bike bag comes an arrangement for Spice Monkey 1628 Webster Street in downtown Oakland.
Lilies, Amaranth, and Birch bark vase brightening up an office in downtown Oakland.
Made this up for a client today. It features air plants, alstromeria, wax flower, and amaranth. Below is a larger version.
Some more charming air plants.
Rolling down Broadway Avenue for a delivery in downtown Oakland.
Lux Premier Events and Concierge- bottom of the Cathedral Building (The Wedding Cake Building) in Downtown.
Oaktown Blooms air plant in glass cube with vintage Michael Kors shoes Oakollectiv 1427 Broadway Avenue in downtown Oakland. This shop has great men's and women's vintage clothes and homewares, and many items made by very talented local designers. Some images from the store below and featuring my little "airaeriums", glass cubes with air plants, lichens, moss, and bits of Oak branches-of course!
No rules Botanicals made in Oakland, California.