21 Aug2012

Armani Fiori

by Marketman

Snapshots of the floral arrangements on offer at Armani Fiori in Hong Kong the last time I was there… Above, a couple of large lady’s slippers orchids, if I am not mistaken, in a very bright hue of light green…

The store is mostly glass, white walls and abundant light sources. Arrangements are tight and usually single or just a few types of flowers in use with greens to add a sculptural, almost architectural feel. Many of these easily replicable at home with just a little bit of practice… :)

Lots of newly arrived blooms on the counters. Besides a retail business, I suspect the shop does a lot of large arrangements for nearby top-end boutiques and shops, the several Armani clothing boutiques included.

The hardy leaves are in some ways, almost unnaturally contorted, some looked almost “stapled” to keep their shape, though I suspect they just tie the leaves down with some raffia or twine.

How much simpler can this get… get two blooming phaelaenopsis orchids and stick them in a square vase and add some moss…

These almost look like modern bridal bouquets, but I think they are meant for vases in rather modern surroundings, or possibly some posh executive office.

Another take on the same theme…not sure I like this one much at all.

And one last arrangement from the windows of Armani Fiori.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. linda says:

    Belated Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 21, 2012 | 5:32 am

     
  2. ECC says:

    This reminds me of my favorite flower shop in Tokyo – U. Goto Florist. Their window displays were always amazing. I used to pass by just to look at their arrangements.

    Aug 21, 2012 | 6:18 am

     
  3. Sleepless in Seattle says:

    Thanks for the photo’s..very classy & structural,love orchids ,i could try these arrangements.

    Aug 21, 2012 | 10:20 am

     
  4. Andrea says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Happy birthday, MM!

    Aug 21, 2012 | 11:00 am

     
  5. Dragon says:

    Happy birthday MM!

    Aug 21, 2012 | 1:30 pm

     
  6. g says:

    Posting this comment while walking past Armani Fiori in HK. Happy Birthday, MM!

    Aug 21, 2012 | 5:38 pm

     
  7. rosedmd says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    Thank you for posting these flowers, it has brighten my day. i am so sad with the country’s loss.

    Aug 21, 2012 | 7:04 pm

     
  8. Melit Villanueva says:

    hi MM, on another topic, Zubuchon was featured by a popular blogger!http://heart-2-heart-online.com/……………..congrats! and happy bday!

    Aug 21, 2012 | 7:47 pm

     
  9. MariaD says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 21, 2012 | 8:48 pm

     
  10. izang says:

    happy birthday…

    Aug 21, 2012 | 9:29 pm

     
  11. LizCuy says:

    Happy Birthday, MM!

    Beautiful arrangements!
    I will have to try and do a quick detour to Central before I meet my friend for coffee on Thursday. He is bringing a special treat for me all the way from Cebu- my favorite Zubuchon!!! ;-)

    Aug 21, 2012 | 10:31 pm

     
  12. Jade186 says:

    Happy Birthday MM and best wishes to your family!
    By the way, Zubuchon was featured in Heart-to-hearts blog just now:
    http://heart-2-heart-online.com/2012/08/21/zabuchon/

    Aug 21, 2012 | 10:52 pm

     
  13. Shalimar says:

    Happy Birthday.. I’m back. Was away for trips and first time I worked on a boat that does not require flowers….

    We sail a lot.. as in sailing, no motor.

    Aug 21, 2012 | 11:36 pm

     
  14. di says:

    Happy birthday MM!

    Aug 22, 2012 | 12:10 am

     
  15. atbnorway says:

    Happy birthday MM! May your own butterfly orchids be having bumper-to-bumper flowers ;)))

    Aug 22, 2012 | 6:11 am

     
  16. Evelyn, Canada says:

    Off topic. Zubuchon is talked about in this blog http://heart-2-heart-online.com.

    Aug 22, 2012 | 8:22 am

     
  17. marissewalangkaparis says:

    Belated happy birthday!!!

    Aug 22, 2012 | 6:30 pm

     
  18. Jaimie says:

    Happy Birthday! The next time you’re in HKG you might want to check out the flowers at Four Seasons. They’re arranged by the same florists and are a bit larger in scale compared to the ones on display in the shop. Oh and it’s Armani Fiori :)

    Aug 22, 2012 | 7:20 pm

     
  19. Marketman says:

    Jaimie, hahaha, sorry, I just got that now. Thanks. Bad speller. It’s not like the store’s name wasn’t plastered on their door in the second photo. :)

    Aug 22, 2012 | 8:56 pm

     
  20. Marie says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Aug 23, 2012 | 4:13 pm

     
  21. Marketman says:

    Thanks for all the greetings folks… :)

    Aug 24, 2012 | 11:33 am

     
  22. Madel says:

    Happy Birthday ! I had been following you for years. You had introduced me to many places and foods. It was from you and Anton’s Awesome planet that I first learn about Salcedo Market. Thanks for all the information.

    Aug 25, 2012 | 2:26 pm

     
  23. Madel says:

    Oh, I remember, it was in Salcedo market that I 1st saw you.

    Aug 25, 2012 | 2:28 pm

     
 

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