flower salon at droog, amsterdam…
Posted in amsterdam, handmade, nature, pia's photos October 23rd, 2010 by pia

Yesterday I took some time out with Yvette (and marie, of course) to explore the flower salon/1 exhibition at droog. It was quite spectacular, in the subtlest of ways. I particularly loved photographer maurice scheltens cut outs, the individual flower displays complete with labels on canvas tables from vlinder en vogel (which Yvette translated for me as ‘butterfly & bird’ – beautiful name)…

and the string gardens

I also loved that you could purchase part of the trunk of a dove tree ( a fabulous idea from flower salon/ contributor jos bregman). So I did, of course. Read more about Jos’ idea here.

After our peruse throughout the gallery, Yvette, marie and I headed to Puccini’s for a hot chocolate. miam.


PS Flower salon/ is located at various locations around Amsterdam, but today and tomorrow are the last days. I will try to see some of the other exhibitions today if I can – if I do, I’ll be sure to share the inspiration with you here in the (blog)house.

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  1. Joslyn says

    Just love Droog! Bought a few lamps and hanging items, and this looks like I now need to visit the store in person!

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  2. Mandy says

    How lovely …. and such divine photos !!!

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  3. Henrietta says

    Wau , it looks amazing. I would love to visit there, I’m just in the wrong country,blimy:)

    October 23rd, 2010 | #

  4. LatteLisa says

    absolutely wonderful!

    October 23rd, 2010 | #

  5. joan mckniff says

    wonderful report, exhibits and photos; thanks so much. any more info on how one might do a string garden, i.e.,were they air plants? was there soil inside balls of string? all clues welcome. thank you and greetings from florida, usa

    October 23rd, 2010 | #

  6. emerson merrick says

    Tulips always look the best droopy! Love the the little photos of arrangements.

    October 23rd, 2010 | #

  7. Ludmila {creamylife.com} says

    Blissful! happy weekend! xoxo

    October 23rd, 2010 | #

  8. ClaraAnne says

    Tha hanging garden is magical! I’d love to recreate a vesion of this with hanging fairy lights and a bench to sit on at night.

    October 23rd, 2010 | #

  9. Julie-Inspired says

    So beautiful…inspirational.


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  10. Lauren says

    That looks just amazing!

    October 24th, 2010 | #

  11. Marleen says

    What a great inspiration!
    Do you know if there’s more stuff going on in November in Amsterdam worth visiting? I’m going for a shopping trip half November, would be nice to see other great stuff in Amsterdam

    October 24th, 2010 | #

  12. Becka says

    these photographs are so beautiful! I wish I was in Amsterdam!

    October 24th, 2010 | #

  13. Pinar says

    Such beautiful pictures 🙂 Your blog is so inspiring. Thank you.

    October 24th, 2010 | #

  14. Ariane says

    Hi, Pia,
    drog is game and your pics are mouth-watering…love your books “Paris made by hand” and “Amsterdam made by hand”.
    Ariane from Hamburg/Germany

    October 24th, 2010 | #

  15. flowing moments says

    so unusual and with a poetic touch, lovely !

    October 25th, 2010 | #

  16. MissHeliotrope says

    Imagine flying through a hanging garden…

    October 25th, 2010 | #

  17. bexrad says

    The installation at Magazijn was the highlight for me, they had taken all the furniture out of the house and filled it with the most magnificent floral installations. How lucky we are to live in a city like this!

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  18. Sweet Freak says


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  19. lena says

    such pretty little things. . .especially when presented like this!

    October 25th, 2010 | #

  20. hybrid handmade says

    This post and the last one with the jewellery have a kind of similar suspended feel about them!

    October 25th, 2010 | #

  21. Jessel says



    – Jessel

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  22. sammy & glenn says

    we discovered string gardens a while ago and fell in love with them, they are so beautiful. we love the images on their website too. looks like it was a lovely exhibition.

    October 29th, 2010 | #

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  24. EdenClare says

    i love this post…
    and i love these string
    plants…suspended as they

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