[Photo by Jeffery Cross courtesy Heath Ceramics]
In Bringing Nature Home, the flower arrangements vary from incredibly lush gatherings that hint -- just hint -- at an Old Master still life (the book's contemporary arrangements are much looser and uncontrived) to very spare, Asian-inspired approaches. And a California influence can be felt too. It seems fitting then, while you wait for me to post my interview with author Ngoc Minh Ngo, to offer a peek at the handmade Hybrid Vase Set from California-based Heath Ceramics.
In addition to their iconic dinnerware, Heath continues to craft wonderful vases in Sausalito, California. Rich color informed the summer 2012 collection, available in limited quantities beginning April 1. With everything blooming so far ahead of schedule this year, I might not have been shocked to see a few magnolia blossoms during today's visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden; none yet, but I'm already picturing some glossy green leaves in the taller vase above.
More new wares, in California poppy shades, below.
[Image courtesy Heath]
Bud vases are $25 each or $70 per set of three (one of each color).