#3 Flowersthe Contributors

If I were
   a vase...

Esther de Waard, Brand manager Flower Council of Holland

“I’m in the Netherlands but my surroundings seem Danish, just like my roots. Beside me stands a Hay sofa from the Danish designer Sebastian Wrong. I have been designed by the Danish company Ferm Living and am illuminated by a Note table lamp from the Danish design label House Doctor. My shape is a hexagon. The six-sided shape is viewed as two triangles combined in a symbolic bond, masculine and feminine. My material is masculine: alloy. My contents are feminine: the snake’s head fritillary.”

Nancy Berendsen, Founding editor / Editor-in-chief

“A vintage vase that’s feminine in shape with a slight curve that you want to run your fingers over. Rusty red with a hint of cherry, which is beautiful for presenting a single lilac or a small trio of pale blue globe-shaped gilia leptantha, the exciting gloriosa and oh so beautiful snake’s head fritillary. My father thinks the vase is a carafe, incidentally, but that doesn’t matter. As a vase I like to lead many lives.”

Rosanne Loffeld, Creative director

“A wonderfully robust plunge vase made by Jeroen Wand, in grey blue with an idiosyncratic blob of brown rust. Down to earth with a complex layering made of robust natural material, simple in shape and contemporary in its authenticity. Ideally one with a chip to symbolise the lasting beauty of human imperfection.”

Tessa Triesscheijn, conversation manager Flower Council of Holland

“I’m designed by Lex Pott. Up to my middle I’m copper-coloured and from there, I am intensely green. My colours go perfectly with the Pastoe cabinet that I recently bought from an elderly lady. I don’t stand out - I blend in. My base is my grandfather Aart’s cake box. He was a pastry cook, a man with class. It’s no surprise that his favourite flower was the orchid and that’s why I wear one. I enjoy the sunshine, the languid sound of vinyl and the fragrance of my chocolate Mexican asters… ‘Let the good vibes get a lot stronger.’”

Cleo Scheulderman, stylist

“I would be my favourite Tunisian earthenware carafe vase from abc ceramics. It’s beautiful earthenware that’s very basic but a little different; somewhere between a jug and a vase. Rugged and refined, handmade, a little asymmetrical and unusually shaped. In a beautiful shade of white that’s not shiny but not matt either. Soft and cuddly, with a satin finish to the glaze and a powdery appearance. There’s something feminine about its beautiful curves - maybe I have that too. It’s a basic classic with a twist. Made with love and care, I am distinctive and unique, subtle and timeless.

Peter van Santen, Grower

“Large and made of transparent glass, containing a fantastic large bunch of dark red, deep blue and white anemones. Their beautiful slender but sturdy stems look so good in that and through the glass you can see the level of the water, which is handy because anemones like to drink - they’ll drain the whole vase in no time! I certainly wouldn’t be standing in full sunlight, because anemones have a delicate and vulnerable skin. They prefer a light, cool spot. If that transparent glass could also be flexible, I’d be utterly in my element as I’m very mercurial and like to move with the weather and the market.”

Isabel Martínez, social influencer

“If I was a vase, I would like to be the one that modelled for Van Gogh’s masterpiece with the big sunflowers. A green glazed vase against a turquoise background; beautiful, eternal, full of magic. A marvellous object which contained the yellow flowers that once managed to inspire the most incredible artist."

Photography
Tjitske van Leeuwen

Styling
Tilly Hazenberg

Illustrations
Simona Bertolotti

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.

Credits
Issue #3
April 2016

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

Founding editor
Nancy Berendsen

Creative director
Rosanne Loffeld

Design
Nancy Berendsen, Rosa Mathijssen

Webdesign & 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 contributed to this issue:
Aesme
Trunk Archive
Janina B
Myriam Balaÿ
Simona Bertolotti
Adi Dekel
Tanya Drouginska
Michelle Elisabeth
Parker Fitzgerald
Victoria Gladchenko
Murat Isik
Ron Jeronimus
Monique Kemperman
Beth Kirby
Andrea Kirchhoff
Sjardé Kirioma
Milo Kol
BC Koo
Moniek Kuipers
Marijn van der Leeuw
Tjitske van Leeuwen
Isabel Martínez
Ajda Mehmet
Manous Nelemans
Carole Poirot
Sanne van Rozendaal
Lourdes Sanchez
Peter van Santen tuinbouw
Lisa van Scherpenzeel
Cleo Scheulderman
Lidewij Smeur
Robbert Jeroen van der Spek
Mia Tarney
Frank Teuber
Angel Trinidad
Judith de Vries
Liza Wassenaar
Mark Westerop
Katie Searle-Williams
Lara Zankoul
Zucker. Kommunikation

Rights
Most images on thegreengallery.com have been specially commissioned by us or have been received directly from the source. Only a small number of photos come from sources such as Pinterest, Tumbler or unknown providers. We are very concerned about copyright. Photo credits have been listed with the greatest possible care, but please let us know if we have accidentally failed to identify your work correctly or if you would like to have your work removed.
editorial@thegreengallery.com

Esther de Waard, Brand manager Flower Council of Holland

“I’m in the Netherlands but my surroundings seem Danish, just like my roots. Beside me stands a Hay sofa from the Danish designer Sebastian Wrong. I have been designed by the Danish company Ferm Living and am illuminated by a Note table lamp from the Danish design label House Doctor. My shape is a hexagon. The six-sided shape is viewed as two triangles combined in a symbolic bond, masculine and feminine. My material is masculine: alloy. My contents are feminine: the snake’s head fritillary.”

Rosanne Loffeld, Creative director

“A wonderfully robust plunge vase made by Jeroen Wand, in grey blue with an idiosyncratic blob of brown rust. Down to earth with a complex layering made of robust natural material, simple in shape and contemporary in its authenticity. Ideally one with a chip to symbolise the lasting beauty of human imperfection.”

Cleo Scheulderman, stylist

“I would be my favourite Tunisian earthenware carafe vase from abc ceramics. It’s beautiful earthenware that’s very basic but a little different; somewhere between a jug and a vase. Rugged and refined, handmade, a little asymmetrical and unusually shaped. In a beautiful shade of white that’s not shiny but not matt either. Soft and cuddly, with a satin finish to the glaze and a powdery appearance. There’s something feminine about its beautiful curves - maybe I have that too. It’s a basic classic with a twist. Made with love and care, I am distinctive and unique, subtle and timeless.

Isabel Martínez, social influencer

“If I was a vase, I would like to be the one that modelled for Van Gogh’s masterpiece with the big sunflowers. A green glazed vase against a turquoise background; beautiful, eternal, full of magic. A marvellous object which contained the yellow flowers that once managed to inspire the most incredible artist."

Shifting blooms in spring

Spring. Watch closely and you will see silky bulbs and little green buds grow into beautiful spring blossoms. Smell their lovely scents and watch how they age. Look closely, observe her leaves: they might be damaged and her stem may be scarred but she’s still beautiful. That’s Mother Nature in all it’s beauty. To experience new beginnings we have to shake things up. In this issue, we feature a flower girl of a certain age. She teaches us that just like flowers we come in different ages, forms and sizes - we are all beautiful. If and when you decide to stay beautiful, you will never lose your youthful ‘pezzaz’. Do you remember your grandmother’s favourite flowers and plants? Some of these have almost been forgotten and not because of their age but due to a certain zeitgeist. Trendy or not, they deserve to be seen again so we’ve put them in the spotlight (keep an eye out for Cornelis van Spaendonck’s Flower Bunch!) We show you three contemporary art pieces based on this historic flower painting created by inspiring artists. Two other amazing women, inspiring Beth Kirby of Local Milk and Katie Searle-Williams, founder of Kinfolk Magazine, give you an insight into their way of life and work and explain the immense love and respect they feel for nature. Warning: you might reconsider your day job after reading this... Discover all this and so much more in our latest issue. Let’s rediscover nature. And maybe – just maybe – (y)our beautiful self.

Let’s celebrate the beauty of nature.

Marc Eijsackers,
Esther de Waard

Photography
Tjitske van Leeuwen

Styling
Tilly Hazenberg

Illustrations
Simona Bertolotti

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.

Shifting blooms in spring

Spring. Watch closely and you will see silky bulbs and little green buds grow into beautiful spring blossoms. Smell their lovely scents and watch how they age. Look closely, observe her leaves: they might be damaged and her stem may be scarred but she’s still beautiful. That’s Mother Nature in all it’s beauty. To experience new beginnings we have to shake things up. In this issue, we feature a flower girl of a certain age. She teaches us that just like flowers we come in different ages, forms and sizes - we are all beautiful. If and when you decide to stay beautiful, you will never lose your youthful ‘pezzaz’. Do you remember your grandmother’s favourite flowers and plants? Some of these have almost been forgotten and not because of their age but due to a certain zeitgeist. Trendy or not, they deserve to be seen again so we’ve put them in the spotlight (keep an eye out for Cornelis van Spaendonck’s Flower Bunch!) We show you three contemporary art pieces based on this historic flower painting created by inspiring artists. Two other amazing women, inspiring Beth Kirby of Local Milk and Katie Searle-Williams, founder of Kinfolk Magazine, give you an insight into their way of life and work and explain the immense love and respect they feel for nature. Warning: you might reconsider your day job after reading this... Discover all this and so much more in our latest issue. Let’s rediscover nature. And maybe – just maybe – (y)our beautiful self.

Let’s celebrate the beauty of nature.

Marc Eijsackers,
Esther de Waard

Credits
Issue #3
April 2016

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

Founding editor
Nancy Berendsen

Creative director
Rosanne Loffeld

Design
Nancy Berendsen, Rosa Mathijssen

Webdesign & 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 contributed to this issue:
Aesme
Trunk Archive
Janina B
Myriam Balaÿ
Simona Bertolotti
Adi Dekel
Tanya Drouginska
Michelle Elisabeth
Parker Fitzgerald
Victoria Gladchenko
Murat Isik
Ron Jeronimus
Monique Kemperman
Beth Kirby
Andrea Kirchhoff
Sjardé Kirioma
Milo Kol
BC Koo
Moniek Kuipers
Marijn van der Leeuw
Tjitske van Leeuwen
Isabel Martínez
Ajda Mehmet
Manous Nelemans
Carole Poirot
Sanne van Rozendaal
Lourdes Sanchez
Peter van Santen tuinbouw
Lisa van Scherpenzeel
Cleo Scheulderman
Lidewij Smeur
Robbert Jeroen van der Spek
Mia Tarney
Frank Teuber
Angel Trinidad
Judith de Vries
Liza Wassenaar
Mark Westerop
Katie Searle-Williams
Lara Zankoul
Zucker. Kommunikation

Rights
Most images on thegreengallery.com have been specially commissioned by us or have been received directly from the source. Only a small number of photos come from sources such as Pinterest, Tumbler or unknown providers. We are very concerned about copyright. Photo credits have been listed with the greatest possible care, but please let us know if we have accidentally failed to identify your work correctly or if you would like to have your work removed.
editorial@thegreengallery.com

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