• NYC: Wreath making with Original Rose

    Jack Lewis

    Olivia Rose is the artist and designer who runs the modern creative studio, Original Rose.

    Born and raised in New York City, her creative works are influenced by landscape architecture and natural plant life. She introduces horticulture to art, fashion, and performance.
    Creating wreaths with a collection of different kinds of succulents and tools on the table.
    A pile of different kinds of pieces of succulents.
    A succulent wreath next to a lightened candle.
    Two ‘Love Thy Plants’ caps with different kinds of materials for making wreaths on the table.
    A completed succulent wreath was presented next to one of the Sowvital house plant products on the table.
    A pair of hands with baby blue nails and rings in the process of making a succulent wreath.
    Progress of making succulent wreath on the table.
    A succulent wreath with the Sowvital logo tote bag and the ‘Love Thy Plants’ green cap while there are Sowvital house plant products with packaging behind it.
    A hand held bottle of Sowcita’s house plant product - Spritz above the succulent wreath.
    A photograph of people making themselves succulent wreaths while the table was covered with loads of materials and there were potted plants behind.
    Rose drew inspiration from the daily life of her hometown, including her visits to corner stores, basketball courts, and parks. Four years ago, while working on landscaping for high fashion brands and modelling agencies, as well as another job focused on urban design and planning, she began experimenting with any materials she could find. "In New York, even the most ordinary things can become extraordinary, so I started playing around and creating planters using discarded basketballs I found on the streets," Rose reflects on the origins of her brand.

    For our residency in The Old Yew Plant Shop in New York, we invited Rose to host a workshop. Joining us for an intimate evening with drinks, she taught and guided attendees in the process of creating beautiful succulent wreaths.