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Yale Center for Engineering, Innovation Event Florals Design

Assignment: Sterling Fellows event hosted at The Yale Center for Engineering Innovation & Design (CEID). Design a centerpiece for a 40’ x 4’ table that is evocative of the activity that takes place in this lab. Palette, blue, and coral. Solution: Sound waves move through space. Extruded 24” aluminum channels reference engineered metals. Slender stems of Volkenfried Delphiniums allude to wiring and their precisely aligned waves of blue florets trace the path of a sound [...]


Yale Athletics Event Florals

Assignment: A Sterling Fellows event at the Ingalls Hockey Rink celebrating Athletics at Yale University. The palette is Blue and White, the table is huge. Design Solution: An Abstraction of Athletics at Yale! A runner centerpiece using black vinyl clad chicken wire evoking the nets of Tennis, Volleyball, basketball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey and Soccor is the “playing field” for those sports, with a bit of Golf thrown in! Sprays of blue Delphinium evoke trajectories and [...]


When flowers say more than words

Sending flowers as an expression of condolences for the loss of a loved one is an intimate, thoughtful, heartfelt gesture between between dear friends and family.  For me, these assignments are never taken lightly. Inspiration for designing expressions of sympathy in bereavement are most successful when elements of the design connect the two parties. In this example the order was placed by a client who was born and raised in South Africa and strongly affected by [...]


How an event planner pushes Tucker out of his comfort zone.

The annual Yale University Art Gallery’s Board of Trustees dinner honored Robert & Anna Shapiro, collectors and donors of modern and contemporary art, for their significant gifts to the Gallery. I was shown this photograph by Tim Davis to draw inspiration for the table centerpieces for the dinner tables.Initially I had a hard time wrapping my head around this image. The event planner assignment: “I am looking for centerpieces that are minimal in design. Would like [...]


Flower Power: The Power to Heal

A story of a dahlia tuber that saved a parent’s sanity and possibly a child’s life. Tucker has had a love affair with Dahlias since he was a child . Their extraordinary jewel color palette and many forms have enchanted him his entire life. Last Fall, he met Maria Kayne at his hands-on demonstration for the joint Woodbridge and Orange, Connecticut Garden Clubs. Maria Kayne had brought an eye-popping selection of dahlias to the demonstration. [...]


The Daisy is an icon of a Generation

The Daisy form, reduced to 5 petals and a contrasting circular center, is as ubiquitous as the Smiley face is for people who grew up in or lived during the 1960s and 1970s. It is associated with the hippie movement and the Peace movement of that era. This month I designed my high school’s 50th reunion and selected this Daisy image as the starting point for the design of the event. It is both curious [...]


Intentional Floral Design

A look into Tucker’s Design Process This is the shield of Yale’s new Jackson School of Global Affairs established by the generous gift of John and Susan Jackson. It is the launch pad for intentional design of floral arrangements to welcome the Jackson family to New Haven for the dedication of the new School that they made possible. My design process began with the palette of the School Shield; yellow, white and blue. For [...]


Boutonnières are Wearable Floral Art

“The Corsage Finds A Fresh Way To Make A Statement”— The New York Times 9/13/22 It seems that Tucker is at the forefront of floral jewelry for men! In November of 2019 I was commissioned by a young architect to design “memorable” boutonnières for his partner and himself to wear at the firm's upcoming holiday party. They showed me their dinner jackets and turned me loose. After rummaging through the holiday decorations department of my [...]



The past three months have been intense, to say the least!  Nearly two years to the day, my business came back to life with a ROAR!  It felt like zero to 90 mph in 60 seconds!  Head spinning!!  Events, major in importance and scale, put off for two years, piling up, bursting with the need to be held, suddenly and voraciously commandeered my business.   With the light of normalcy growing ever brighter and my operations [...]

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