Lifestyle: Reform Merchant Flatware

I styled and photographed these beautiful flatware sets from Australian-based Reform Merchant and I think it was one of my favourite shoots. It was minimalist, clean and simple which is exactly what I love to photograph. 

Each set includes with 4 pieces (spoon, mini spoon, fork and knife) and they come in gold, black and rose gold. They're sturdy and weighted so they won't bend when you're using them.

Solid 18/10 stainless steel with a beautiful brushed finish

How to make the most of a flower arrangement

After a week with this beautiful floral arrangement, it was time to remove some of the not-so-fresh stems. Instead of throwing out the entire bunch, you can still make the most of what's left.

Here are a few tips:

1. Collect all the flowers of the same colour.

Even if the flowers are all different types. If greens are available, add them too. This gives the smaller bunch a fuller look.  

2. Use a smaller vase. Or not a vase at all.

I love using teapots to hold flowers. They're just the right size and the handle and spout add an interesting detail. I've also used jam/mason jars, mini yogurt jars and even mugs.

3. If you don't have many flowers of the same colour palette, use greens to create shape and dimension.