Thursday, September 8, 2011

Botanical Beauties

Botanical collections- proudly displayed...

A different kind of botanical display is of chintzed cotton from Pierre Frey and the company's collaboration with Deyrolle, the taxidermy house on Rue du Bac in Paris, which has an unparalled collection of ancient school blocks composed of flowers, fruits and trees in their archives.

Arboretum fabric

Prairie fabric

Verger fabric

Arboretum fabric used to create a garden party dress by designer Michelle Smith for her Milly collection.

The pièce de résistance of botanical beauties is the work of Christopher Marley. His creations are amazing.  Christopher's  insects themselves, and the designs they comprise, evoke feelings of structure, mechanics and form rather than slithering and clicking. Christopher says: "I consider myself more of a designer than an artist, more of a storyteller than an author."  

There are also numerous images that have been licensed from his botanical works of art. Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley is his first book, with a second book soon to be released.

Do you have any displayed botanicals in your home?


  1. I adore botanical and zoological drawings and can envisage these beautiful fabrics and designs in my house in Australia and France. Thank you for brining the work of Pierre Frey and Christopher Marley to my attention.
    Bon week-end.

  2. So beautiful,stunning, gorgeous! Totally amazing inspiring images!/Anja

  3. I love botanical's! Unfortunately sold all I dad over the years.

    Love the setting in the first image, obviously all kind of herbs, just perfect, on the way to kitchen. Very harmonious.

    Have a lovely weekend with Ahha-Ahha - and like it!



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