Thursday, March 29

Bouquets To Art 2012: deYoung Museum

"Celebrate spring at the de Young, with the return of Bouquets to Art, the glorious annual floral exhibition and fundraiser. This five-day event, now in its 28th year, is produced by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, and features designs by 150 innovative floral designers who create displays that pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the de Young’s permanent art collection throughout the museum.Bouquets to Art is the largest fundraiser held to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Proceeds from this fundraiser support education and special exhibition programming at the Museums."

We hope you all got a chance to tour the de Young Museum during Bouquet's to Art this year or have gotten the chance to in past years, it really is something you don't want to miss.

Michael Daigian Design has been a part of this fabulous ode to art since it started 28 years ago.We had the honor of participating in Bouquets to Art once again this year with 2 special pieces of art as our inspirations, Cornelia Parkers "Anti-Mass" and Mark Rothko's "Untitled".

Michael's design inspiration was Mark Rothkos "Untitled 1949" and was featured in an article on the 2012 Bouquets to Art by the SFGate.

Image provided by SFGate. Read the full article here.

Jennifer Lato, our Lead Designer, was responsible for creating a beautiful floral sculpture inspired by Cornelia Parkers " Anti-Mass 1956".

For more information on Bouquets to Art at the de Young Click Here

The week leading up to Bouquets to Art we also had the amazing opportunity to create a special display for Gump's again this year, the inspiration was "taking flight". Gump's has been wonderful in supporting Michael and his talent for creating one of a kind floral displays.

The Egret was first made with fresh flowers for the " Taking Flight" event at Gumps.

The Egret was then made out of non-floral elements to have it looking good while it was on display for over a week.

Monday, March 26

Macy's Flower Show 2012

If you have not seen the Macy's Flower Show or have not heard of it, we suggest you stop on by Macy's Union Square and check it out. Macy's painted a great picture with this description "Step into paradise at Macy's Union Square! Stroll through beautiful gardens & landscapes inspired by Carnaval, lush tropical rainforests, timeless Colonial Brasilia and Brasilian landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx." We could not have said it better ourselves.
Michael had the honor of opening this show with his "Bouquet of the day" which actually is on display for 4 days. We installed it late last Thursday night and it has been on display for customers since Friday March 23rd but today is the last day to see it in person. We had a great time at Macy's VIP breakfast on Friday morning that kicked off the Flower Show. Michael got up and spoke about his inspiration, answered questions and took photographs in front of his creation with everyone that admired his piece.
Michael's inspiration was his own trip to Rio de Janeiro many years ago where he saw the magnificent rainforests, the captivating waterfalls and beautiful ancient Brazilian architecture.
Thank you Macy's for having us be 1 of the 4 talented designers a part of the Flower Show 2012!

Thursday, March 1

2012 Trend Watch: Tangerine Tango

If you haven't heard, which is impossible unless you have been living under a rock, the Pantone Color of 2012 is Tangerine Tango. Some designers may say that they do not follow the color trend that is forecasted for the year but even if we did not want to follow this trend it seems to be what all our brides are asking for this year. We are pairing Tangerine with peach, butter yellow and blush pink to bring more depth to the color palette, you could call it Tequila Sunrise. We might even throw in a touch of French blue or Fuchsia if we are feeling whimsical. Whatever your color palette is adding a touch of Tangerine will give it that extra pop of youth and vibrancy. 

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.” 

Color therapy through the years:

2012 Tangerine Tango. Vivacious reddish orange "energy boost to recharge and move forward"
2011 Honeysuckle. A vibrant reddish-pink "perfect to ward off the blues."
2010 Turquoise. An "escape from the everyday troubles of the world while at the same time restoring our sense of well-being."
2009 Mimosa. A warm yellow that "expresses hope and reassurance."
2008 Blue Iris. "Anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic."
2007 Chili Pepper. A deep red that "connotes an outgoing, confident, design-savvy attitude."
Read more here at SFGate

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