#2 Plantsthe Contributors

Celebrating
   the beauty

 of nature

Celebrating
   the beauty

 of nature

Flower Council of Holland

From left to right: Marc Eijsackers, André de Waard, Tessa Triesscheijn, Monique Kemperman, Lisa van Holstein, Moniek Kuipers_______.

“Plants don’t just reflect your personality and taste; they also help you to feel good and comfortable every day. Thanks to the special qualities that plants have, but also thanks to their fabulous luxuriant looks. Plants inspire us time and time again throughout the seasons.”

Liliroze

The French photographer Liliroze plays a magical, almost poetic game with light, colours and feminine sensuality. Her beautiful photographs are much in demand for publications and appearances include BLOOM, Lidewij Edelkoort’s horticulture magazine. At the end of this year she will be publishing her book Givaudan through De la Martinière publishers__________.

“I experience a power in flowers and plants, a form of hope and inspiration that is determined by their colour. That natural beauty without any concession fascinates me.”

Editorial team

From right to left: Founding Editor Nancy Berendsen, creative director Rosanne Loffeld, designer Rosa Mathijssen_______.

“Why are we so mad about plants? Because there is quiet simply no finer source of inspiration than the beauty of green leaves; the elegance, the structure, the veins, the shape, the scent and the uninhibited variety of colours has an inexhaustible appeal.”

Call for Action

Steven Heijtel (software architect), Kirsten Meeuwis (front-end engineer), Mariken Spiekerman (project manager), Andrea Vos (interaction designer)_______.

“We have been delighted to be working for the Flower Council of Holland since 2011 on websites and campaigns, and now also on The Green Gallery. Our passion is to depict emotion of flowers and plants online.”

Lidewij Smeur

Stylist and junior editor with The Green Gallery_______.

“Plants evoke a sense of nostalgia in me. As a girl I liked to wander through the greenery in my parents’ garden. But I specifically came to love Hedera Helix - a wilful and indestructible plant that has something magical and mystical about it. I admire its power to just constantly keep climbing upwards and how its inspiring variations of green can turn old ruined walls into fairy tale scenes.”

Esther de Waard

Brand manager Flower Council of Holland_______.

“As a girl I loved plants, but not having been born with green fingers, caring for them was a challenge. Until I got the best advice ever: just start small, find out how to care for them, build up your confidence and expand. A life without plants is now unthinkable for me. They lighten my heart and bring me peace and energy at the same time.”

Flower Council of Holland

From left to right: Marc Eijsackers, André de Waard, Tessa Triesscheijn, Monique Kemperman, Lisa van Holstein, Moniek Kuipers_______.

“Plants don’t just reflect your personality and taste; they also help you to feel good and comfortable every day. Thanks to the special qualities that plants have, but also thanks to their fabulous luxuriant looks. Plants inspire us time and time again throughout the seasons.”

Editorial team

From right to left: Founding Editor Nancy Berendsen, creative director Rosanne Loffeld, designer Rosa Mathijssen_______.

“Why are we so mad about plants? Because there is quiet simply no finer source of inspiration than the beauty of green leaves; the elegance, the structure, the veins, the shape, the scent and the uninhibited variety of colours has an inexhaustible appeal.”

Lidewij Smeur

Stylist and junior editor with The Green Gallery_______.

“Plants evoke a sense of nostalgia in me. As a girl I liked to wander through the greenery in my parents’ garden. But I specifically came to love Hedera Helix - a wilful and indestructible plant that has something magical and mystical about it. I admire its power to just constantly keep climbing upwards and how its inspiring variations of green can turn old ruined walls into fairy tale scenes.”

Illustrations
Ilona Gerretsen Barata

The Flower Council of Holland promotes flowers and plants to consumers in a number of European countries. In the United Kingdom this is carried out through the platforms Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk and Thejoyofplants.co.uk.

No life without plants.

We are simply inextricably bound together. Time to sing the praises of plants. Not just their impressive and sometimes fantastical looks; that would be doing them an injustice. Plants are so much more than just beautiful. They provide us with oxygen, purify the air and remove stress from your body. The endless variations of colour and leaves in all shapes and sizes create a calming and relaxed atmosphere: the perfect basis for a happy heart and plenty of creativity. It comes as no surprise at all to us that this inexhaustible parade of wonders has been a source of inspiration for the worlds of food, fashion, art, design and interiors for centuries.

Come on in and roam through issue two of The Green Gallery and observe, wonder and immerse yourself in green joy. Enjoy the gloriously informal and natural Gathering which is all about the simple things in life. Discover how all the variations of green inspired an enchanting botanical beauty shoot, read the views of the international trend watchers from Trendland about evergreen Hedera, lose yourself in the contemporary and breath taking interpretations of the fabulous historical ‘Day Dream’ by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and examine the moving self-portrait of The Borrowed Nursery.

Let’s all celebrate the beauty of nature.

Marc Eijsackers,
Esther de Waard

COLOPHON
Issue #2
November 2015

On behalf of
the Flower Council of Holland
Marc Eijsackers, Tessa Triesscheijn, Andre de Waard, Esther de Waard

Founding editor
Nancy Berendsen

Creative director
Rosanne Loffeld

Design
Nancy Berendsen, Rosa Mathijssen

Web design & front-end engineering
Call for Action: Steven Heijtel (software architect), Kirsten Meeuwis (front-end engineer), Mariken Spiekerman (project manager), Andrea Vos (interaction designer)

The following people contributed to this issue:
Ilona Gerretsen Barata
Serena Biagini
Jannie van de Goor
Marta Greber
Rutger Hesseling
Dineke van den Heuvel
Vivian Hoebe
Ron Jeronimus
Andrea Kirchhoff
Chanel de Kock
Maarten Kolk
Eva Kosmas Flores
Guus Kusters
Lauren Lance
Elise Langenhuisen
Tjitske van Leeuwen
Bureau van der Linden
Jennifer Meißner
Lauren Modi
Patricia Mokosi
Yokaw Pat
Georgina Reid
Sanne van Rozendaal
Lidewij Smeur
Eden Sommaire
Frank Teuber
Angel Trinidad
Jantine Vaartjes
Petra de Valk
Edel Verzijl
Mark Westerop
Wendy van Woudenberg

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No life without plants.

We are simply inextricably bound together. Time to sing the praises of plants. Not just their impressive and sometimes fantastical looks; that would be doing them an injustice. Plants are so much more than just beautiful. They provide us with oxygen, purify the air and remove stress from your body. The endless variations of colour and leaves in all shapes and sizes create a calming and relaxed atmosphere: the perfect basis for a happy heart and plenty of creativity. It comes as no surprise at all to us that this inexhaustible parade of wonders has been a source of inspiration for the worlds of food, fashion, art, design and interiors for centuries.

Come on in and roam through issue two of The Green Gallery and observe, wonder and immerse yourself in green joy. Enjoy the gloriously informal and natural Gathering which is all about the simple things in life. Discover how all the variations of green inspired an enchanting botanical beauty shoot, read the views of the international trend watchers from Trendland about evergreen Hedera, lose yourself in the contemporary and breath taking interpretations of the fabulous historical ‘Day Dream’ by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and examine the moving self-portrait of The Borrowed Nursery.

Let’s all celebrate the beauty of nature.

Marc Eijsackers,
Esther de Waard