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If you’re new to Kim Starr Wise World, then you should know we’ve moved into a new studio space. We’ve got 1,000 square feet of space to work with!  That said, we’re scavenging the interior design section of the internet  for decoration ideas.  We’ve got a lot of {wall} space to fill!  We have a few ideas, if you’d like to see…

Blackboard paint!  I personally cannot wait to have our own blackboard (inspired by Australian shop Serin Cini) up on our walls to record our daily musings.  We are a funny bunch, especially when punchy.

A really BIG piece of floral art from Debbie Carlos.  How awesome is this?!  And its so big it doesn’t really need a frame, maybe just some washi tape.  First found on Design*Sponge, I am obsessed with everything Debbie Carlos creates.  But these roses were meant to be in our studio.  (Bonus they are very affordable!)

Flower constructions by Anne Ten Donkelaar.  These creations are made of paper, flower, roots, butterflies and I don’t know what else.  This definitely made me stop and look, and I would love to see ’em closer up.  If its the right size I would like to put this in the bathroom.  The rest of her artwork was pretty awesome too.

Have a great weekend!

–Team KSW

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We’re going to do a new weekly series inspired by fashion week.  Do you remember that scene of The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda Priestly chides Andie for scoffing at fashion, and she talks about the trickle down effect that fashion’s color choices have on the clothing that even the most unaffected shopper is influenced to purchase?

Well- same goes with flowers.  Our color palate is influenced by what we see and what is en vogue. Instead of waiting for the trickle down we’re going to steamline things with our Fashion to Flowers series.

Our first fashionista captured in Milan isn’t exactly a girly girl, but she likes pretty things.  This ranunculus is sitting  with two or three of his buddies on her nightstand, first thing she sees when she reaches for her iPhone in the morning.

First image via The Cut // Second image via Little Flower School

–Team KSW

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We turned our flowers from Joste into a bridesmaid’s bouquet for our magazine shoot today!  Sorry for the lower quality photos today but as soon as we get the ones that will be used for the magazine we’ll be sure to share with you!

What do you think??? And which color ribbon do you think is the best choice?

— Team KSW

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Hi friends!  Today we are full steam ahead (as usual) with flowers and we’d like to spotlight one of our favorite vendors, Joste of The Dutch Connection.

Kim is about to design a bouquet for a photoshoot (pictures soon!) and we had a flower delivery from Jooste of The Dutch Connection.  Originally from Holland, Jooste is the only wholesaler in the area who has Dutch flowers.  This is a big deal.  We love supporting local vendors and his service is really unparalleled, so we had to let you know about him!

He doesn’t have a website and only supplies to florists (sorry), but if you need us to hook you up with a fancy order, let us know!

Some more of Jooste’s wares:

–Team KSW

P.S. Don’t forget to vote for me as the Mayesh Design Starr 2013!

Good morning friends!  Waking up today was like Christmas morning.  After fluttering my eyes open and stretching my arms out wide, I reached for the laptop and went to my email.  The Mayesh Design Starr Top Five Finalists have been announced…and I’m in!!

YIPEE!!!!!!!

This is such a huge deal, its scary to put yourself out there like this, but I knew the risk is worth the reward.  I’m so excited to be in the top five and have a real shot at becoming the Mayesh Design Starr 2013!  The interview with Cindie went great last week, and ever since the brainstorming hasn’t stopped.  There is so much to talk about with you and I’m excited to start the conversation!

But first….

I need your vote!  The Design Starr is selected by voters, so please oh please support me! Here’s the link http://goo.gl/Q1DM9, select my name and submit your vote!

I’m Kim Starr Wise and I approve this message.

We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on our string garden photoshoot from the sneak peeks we showed you, and the more people we talk to about it, the more we want to give a huge thank you and credit to our inspiration for the idea.

Jill and Tom of Urban Roots are friends who opened up their garden and plant supply shop this year.  We love that they are focused on being an earth-friendly and a local business, aside from their awesome selection of plants and materials!

We can’t wait to show you how we used our own vision for the string gardens, for now here is a snippt of the selection at Urban Roots.

A flower crown made of air plants, yadig?!

Oncidium

Phale

Ladyslipper

Phale again

As an added bonus, here’s their new kitty, Roots (what a great name!)

Make sure you check out Urban Roots for all of your local gardening needs, check ’em out on Facebook and Twitter too!

–Team KSW