Paige and I teamed up to concept and design an entertaining column for design*sponge. as part of a monthly post we'll be going global and designing our events around a different region, country or culture. fun right? we'll be travelling the world through each area's unique experiences and tastes.
our first stop? Seattle, Washington
inspired by my recent trip, we focused on Seattle's characteristic coffee culture, and specifically the boutique roasters around the city that offer "coffee cupping" to caffeinated aficionados. like wine tasting for coffee lovers, cupping is a collective way to understand and appreciate the nuances of the various beans. Honestly, what's more Seattle than coffee and donuts and getting snuggly with friends?
For the florals, i wanted to capture the lush, damp feel of the region. I fashioned a natural table runner out of dense moss sprouting with white Scabiosa, Helleborus, Maidenhair Fern, and Lily of the Valley. We used coffee tins as containers and topped them again with the "sprouting moss". As a final touch we scattered glass jars with single sprigs of lilly of the valley on books and newspapers.
we incorporated so many fun (and easy) DIY ideas into this shoot. find all of the details at Design*Sponge - including the perfect coffee-house mix Paige put together.
We're just now coming down from the coffee high and itching to land on our next stop...can't wait to see where we end up!