18 Aug 2011

Q&A thursday: lewis miller of LMD

i'm even more excited about doing this now that some of the replies are coming back in, it's just so fascinating to hear a little of the personality behind the people i admire from afar. the general plan is to include florists of all different size and scale here; from the smaller one-man-band studios to the larger event companies, i think we can all learn something and learning is always good, right?

for the inaugural Q&A thursday i bring to you the utterly charming lewis miller from new york's lmd design. his work is amazing and i am so delighted he agreed to take part.
how/why you got into the flowers
i am a farm boy and garden designer at heart. i was born in the country and love all that it represents. my education is in landscape and garden design, but i love the quick pace of party and floral design. it's all over at midnight - and off to the next one!

on your current playlist
the killers, goldfrapp, beyonce, madonna, lady gaga, glee. i really only listen to music when i run or drive so it's always upbeat pop

savoury or sweet?
i have such a sweet tooth

best ever flower (for this week at least)
a toss up between ranunculus or english roses cut directly from the garden

tipple?
oh i love all of my children equally but currently i am loving hendricks and tonic made with fresh cucumber and lime juice that i make with my new juicer. ha ha! one way to get fresh juice in your diet

your most unappealing habit
oh, this list is long, but i get accused of mumbling - which i think is horrid! but i argue that i am just talking to myself

couldn't live without
i would rather not live without sharpies, santa maria novella, my two wire fox terriers teddy and brian, linen sheets and steak tartar

favourite website(s)
first thing i check the weather and check my bank accounts. then for inspiration anoushka hempel, isaia (i love the opening sequence) and le sirenuse (the most beautiful hotel in the world - was there in july and have to check back often for a quick fix)

what makes your heart sing
beautiful european interiors and gardens

tell me a secret
pink is one of my very favourite colours. maybe my favourite. soft blush, pale rose, shell - nothing bright or garish

9 comments:

  1. brava on the new feature! and totes agree re: le sirenuse. it's breathtaking. x

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  2. I have such a crush on LMD and Lewis Miller...he has a rep as the nicest designer in NYC. Nice score, Lotte. Loved it. (look, no exclamation marks).

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  3. "i love all my children equally" hilarious.

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  4. I second the "loving all the children" and it's going to be so fantastic to get everyone's inspirational websites.

    hip hip to the new column!

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  5. Another LMD fangirl piping in. And yes, loving your children equally might turn into one of those timeless alcohol quotes.

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  6. G and T will cucumber/lime juice? Could love this post for that alone, but now I have a new floral wizard to admire across the pond. Thursdays just looked up! X

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  7. Too up to my neck in flowers to comment till now.

    This is quite a start.

    And worryingly witty:)

    xo Jane

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