#15 Serenade in BlueEditorial

Serenade in blue

This issue is all about the enchanting poetry of blue flowers. They represent clear blue summer skies. Looking up to the sky, blue is the only colour we can see, but this heavenly cerulean contains a huge treasure. It has all colours of the rainbow in it, hidden for the human eye. And the ingenuity, if you could call it that, goes even further. Sky blue is known as a symbol of unlimited possibilities and freedom. It creates space and stands for protection and inner surrender. Sounds like the safety and freedom we are all so desperately longing for.

We see blue bouquets claiming more and more space these days #buyblueflowers. We even paint our green leaves blueto accentuate the colour play and make all flowers in the bouquet shine even more. There’s a strong focus on round shapes and we love to see all things in one colour. We treasure Hydrangea’s, Delphinium, poppies, blue orchids and cerulean bouquets, preferably elongated horizontal bouquets, spreading a sense of movement.

Feel their message of hope and see the stunning beauty of all that’s blue and blooming_______.


Esther de Waard

Flower Council Holland

Thank you to our muses: Flowerwitch (Bouquet), Tableau (Vase with bouquet), Hermetica Flowers (Blue Orchid), Richard Quinn (catwalk).

Collage
Nancy Berendsen
Rosanne Loffeld
Rosa Mathijssen

Background
Floral Designer: Texture Florals, Photographer: Juan Chami, Stylist: Pia Panaligan, for David’s Bridal.

Animations
Kirsten Meeuwis

COLOFON
Issue #15
July 2019

On behalf of
the Flower Council of Holland

Founding editor
Nancy Berendsen

Creative director
Rosanne Loffeld

Art direction & design
Nancy Berendsen, Rosa Mathijssen

Webdesign & front-end engineering
Kirsten Meeuwis (Call for Action)

The following people contributed to this issue:
Almakarina, Myriam Balaÿ, Eduoard Beauget, Juan Chami, Unité D’habitation le Corbusier, Demure, Anatomie Fleur, Hermetica Flowers, Fipé Gouge-Merrall, FLWR PSTL, Flowerwitch, Mahjid Karrouch, Pia Panaligan for David’s Bridal, Diana dal Pra, Helène Rebelo, @rlynnpowell, Martijn Senders, Shedesignsla, Texture Florals, Manu Torres @unnaamm, Dylan Tripp, Dennis Valencia, Cleas Yversen, Jasmijn van der Zwaan.

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The following people contributed to this issue:
Almakarina, Myriam Balaÿ, Eduoard Beauget, Juan Chami, Unité D’habitation le Corbusier, Demure, Anatomie Fleur, Hermetica Flowers, Fipé Gouge-Merrall, FLWR PSTL, Flowerwitch, Mahjid Karrouch, Pia Panaligan for David’s Bridal, Diana dal Pra, Helène Rebelo, @rlynnpowell, Martijn Senders, Shedesignsla, Texture Florals, Manu Torres @unnaamm, Dylan Tripp, Dennis Valencia, Cleas Yversen, Jasmijn van der Zwaan.

The Flower Council of Holland is responsible for promoting flowers and plants to consumers in various European countries. In the Netherlands we do that through the brands Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk and Funnyhowplantsdothat.co.uk amongst others_______.