STUDIO MONDINE STARTER KIT
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These are our absolute favorite clippers. We have one in our glove compartment, two in our tool kits, and another dozen floating around the studio at all times. Sharp, comfortable for smaller hands, cheap. Never look back!
For the uninitiated, a flower frog or kenzan is a helpful tool in making open, airy ikebana-inspired arrangements. The ends of your flower stems are plugged into the frog, so they can stand upright without other support.
A TRAINING VASE
Invest in one beautiful vase. Here’s our recommendation for a fantastic “training” vase — it’s sculptural and organic, the finish is beautiful (not too shiny, not too matte), and it’s footed, which means you can very easily create naturalistic movement with trailing vines, or dangling strawberries, or dripping heirloom roses…
UPDATE: YOU WILLED THESE OUT OF STOCK!
Not to fret, though, I pulled a few more options for you with a bit more flair:
”Silver” Footed Compote (use a liner?)
”Bronze” Footed Compote (definitely use a liner)
”Cat Feeder” Footed Compote (seriously though, this shape is amazing)
A JUMPING OFF POINT
May we humbly suggest “In Full Flower” by Gemma + Andrew Ingalls as a jumping off point for your arrangements? Okay, we’re working through our bias (that’s our arrangement on the cover!) BUT there are pages upon pages of arrangements that should provide plenty of fodder for your flower experiments. Consider thumbing through this volume for palette, shape, and ingredient inspiration.
BROWN ZIP TIES
To be honest, I don’t even remember life before brown zip ties. Sincerely, I just have no recollection of how we did anything, let alone deliver entire weddings, without brown zip ties. They all but disappear around chuppah and arch structures, holding even the heaviest branches in place throughout the wedding day. They can be linked to “patch” a water-logged flower box for safer transit of your accent arrangements. You can lend them to the band or lighting guys to great effect (usually we trade them for snacks). If we’re ever low on these, I get anxious and reorder another 10lb box immediately.