Thursday, April 19, 2012

dfm names












Over the last several weeks I've featured seven blogs on Design for Mankind. This week I want to talk about the names associated with them (in order of appearance). 

Blog Oeuvre (pronounced You-ver, Uh-vruh, Ew-vra, or simply Erve. such debate on this!) certainly has a beautiful meaning and sound, if you can get beyond it's role in Hors D'oeuvre.  It's pure genius as a blog title. 

Leslie Williamson's new blog for The New York Times, People Watching, focused first on Charles Bello. I'm fond of both his names right up front for little boys.  And yes, I have a post in the works to talk about all the delightful names throughout Leslie's beautiful book, Handcrafted Modern

 Krickelin is a lifestyle blog, which as we learn on Dos Family, documents lots of beautiful moments for one very well-named bunch: Kristin, Jonas, Simon, and Otto.

Tigers to Lilies (found via Jaime) is run by Lili (a florist named Lili!) and is another genius blog title. Of course, it brings names Tiger, Lili and Tigerlily, but reminds me of even more smooshes and double names. You all know how I feel about a Lily smoosh, but here are some yet to be featured here (along with a few that have): Panther-Lily, Daylily, Snowlily, Riverlily, Meadow-Lily, Woodlily, Fire-lily, Starlily, Low-LilyMorninglily, and Easter-Lily.  (smooshing or hyphenation is up to user, right?)

Floret, run by Erin (found via Amy) is of course so apt for Erin's organic family flower farm and design studio, but might be nice on the human variety, too. It calls Flora to mind, as well.

After Tokyo DIY Gardening fills me with dreams of growing a garden on my roof and walls, it renders my mind completely captive to Japanese plant names. Some of my favorites for today: Niwa (garden), Misaki (beautiful bloom), Yuri (lily), Reika (lovely petal), Ruka (blue flower), and of course, the very straight forward and English Garden.

Fox Fodder Farm. Oh Brooklyn, you're at it again with awesomeness. Fox is an increasingly popular name for people, and this is just such a fantastic name for a floral design business! (photo by Rory Gunderson)

Oeuvre

Charles

Bello

Kristin

Jonas 

Simon

Otto


Tiger


Lili 


Tigerlily


Panther-Lily


 Daylily


Snowlily


Riverlily


Meadow-Lily


Woodlily


Fire-lily


Starlily


Low-Lily


Morninglily 


 Easter-Lily


Floret


Flora


Niwa


Misaki


Yuri


Reika


Ruka


Garden


Fox


(images: one by Oeuvre, two by Leslie Williamson, three by Krickelin, four courtesy Lili, five courtesy Erin of Floret, six courtesy Tokyo DIY Gardening, seven by Rory Gunderson - courtesy Fox Fodder Farm and Wilder Quarterly Journal. Each image is property and © of each cited owner. all linked to above.)

4 comments:

  1. love Floret and Fox -- though floret does bring to mind certain vegetables!

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  2. Fox could be the new Wolf. Love it! xo.

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  3. I just adore the lily-smooshes and Ruka is so sweet.

    Fox on a boy is rather cool.

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  4. so much loveliness here, i am going to stay for a while....

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