#9 Night flowersEditorial

Night flowers

We’re turning to the moon, the night, Mars and the stars for innovating floral ideas. This issue we present the elusive Queen of the Night, like a fleeting, majestic present for whom passes by. It blooms breathtakingly beautiful, only once a year, in the darkest midst of the night. Perfuming everything with her heavenly scent. In the morning she disappears as sudden as she came, gently kissed by the golden moon and waved goodbye by the first pale beams of sunshine. A night affair you’ll never forget...

Our floral planet lights up the lunar night fifty times brighter than a full moon, so be inspired by our curated bright floral rockets, our midnight gathering caressed by green stems meandering amidst burning candles, gaze at the floral boots by Gianvito Rossi reaching for the stars or let David Axelbank bring darkness into the light with his extraordinary nighttime flower photography. Wandering through the London nights with his flashlight the artist captures flowers that decorate the indigo sky, striking us with awe, reflecting the pale colours of the moon. A perfect match with the work of Craig Cramer. He arranges flowers on the platen of a flatbed scanner, with resulting prints looking like old-timey pressed-flower arrangements, only with vibrant colors and 3-D effects. Like shattered kaleidoscopes, shining mosaics and intriguing mandala’s stunning are these almost alien bouquets. With just little imagination we can now think of Mars, the red planet in our sky, as an orange red flower in bloom.

The colours, the symmetry, the patterns, we can learn a lot from looking at nature. Feel nature as it’s touching our lives. Celebrate the beauty. Like a wise Japanese author (Kozuko Okakura, 1862- 1913) said: ‘In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.’ Our flowers by night could balance the challenging times in society, let them be a true symbol of hope_______.

Marc Eijsackers, Esther de Waard
Bloemenbureau Holland

Thank you to our muses: Peter Gentenaar and Patricia Torley (floral art), Gianvito Rossi (boots), ‘A still life of tulips’ by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (vase), Annelies Morris and Albert Roosenburg (eye), Dries van Noten (catwalk images), Mariano Peccinetti (hands) and David Axelbank (Flowers by night)

Collage
Nancy Berendsen
Rosanne Loffeld
Rosa Mathijssen

Background
Lanterns by night (source unknown)

Animations
Kirsten Meeuwis

COLOFON
Issue #9
December 2017

On behalf of
the Flower Council of Holland

Founding editor
Nancy Berendsen

Creative director
Rosanne Loffeld

Art direction & design
Nancy Berendsen, Rosa Mathijssen

Webdesign & front-end engineering
Call for Action

The following people contributed to this issue:
Meike Bollen
Lilla Csefalvay
Philippa Driest
Michelle Duijn
Johannes Hagedoorn
Angela Kuperus
Cecilia Fox
Dasha Martynova
Lucia Millan
Annelies Morris
Arjen Poortman
Albert Roosenburg
Joelle Romita
Arantja Rosalina
Vin Servillon
Lideweij Smeur
Graig Waddell
Daphne Westland
Bianca Van Zwieten

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The following people contributed to this issue:
Meike Bollen
Lilla Csefalvay
Philippa Driest
Michelle Duijn
Johannes Hagedoorn
Angela Kuperus
Cecilia Fox
Dasha Martynova
Lucia Millan
Annelies Morris
Arjen Poortman
Albert Roosenburg
Joelle Romita
Arantja Rosalina
Vin Servillon
Lideweij Smeur
Graig Waddell
Daphne Westland
Bianca Van Zwieten

The Flower Council of Holland is responsible for promoting flowers and plants to consumers in various European countries. In the Netherlands we do that through the brands Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk and Thejoyofplants.co.uk amognst others_______.