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A Salamander is the Star of the Party, the Belle of the Ball!

In 2007, the Yale University Development Office hired me to design the flowers for the rededication of their largest College. Touring the beautifully renovated and refreshed college interiors, I was particularly struck by the whimsical inclusion of the would-be college mascot, the salamander, a humorous reference to the student inhabitants nicknamed “the Sillimanders”. The inclusion of the residents of the College in this impressive carved dedication wall seemed ripe for anthropomorphic decoration. So, I [...]


Jock Reynolds Retirement Florals

Luminary in the Art Museum world, Jock Reynolds catapulted the Yale University Art Gallery onto the global art museum stage when he worked with James Polshek to renovate and expand the Art Gallery. At the rededication he invited both the Yale community and the New Haven community to consider the new Art Gallery their living room to relax, enjoy and be inspired by [...]


Intentional Design: Listening to and asking questions of your customer

Considering sight & smell and a flower’s growth habit for a Get Well order. One summer day a favorite client called requesting a Get Well arrangement for her niece whom would be returning home from surgery in two days. She was planning to visit her in New Jersey during her convalescence and wanted to bring her something special. I asked what procedure she would be recovering from and was told corrective eyesight surgery on [...]

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