With three outposts tucked away in the Must Société concept boutiques in Quebec City, Laval and Montreal’s Griffintown neighbourhood, business is blooming for high-end florist Prune Les Fleurs. Sober and elegant, organic and unstructured, each bouquet brings its own style, appealing to a wide variety of tastes and personalities. Monochrome arrangements with subtly varying hues are Prune’s signature, and their charming creations fill the air and provide beauty at gatherings big and small. The pandemic hasn’t deterred founder Nadine Jazouli either. “We’ve done several virtual workshops over the last year, and as soon as the situation stabilizes, we’ll be going ‘in person’ once again,” she says. Meanwhile, the flowers haven’t stopped growing.
Art Immitates Outdoor Life
Halifax native Cal Lane turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Take, for instance, this steel wheelbarrow, on display at Montreal gallery Art Mûr until April 24 as part of the exhibition Terra Nova. It boasts an intricate lace pattern inspired by her mother’s collection of tablecloths. After working as a hairdresser at the family salon at the other end of the country, on Vancouver Island, and later training as a welder, Lane now inhabits a kind of artistic crossroads, questioning both art, genre and gender with sculptures that mix the utilitarian with the sublime. “I like to work as a ‘visual devil’s advocate,’ using contradiction as a vehicle for finding my way to an image of opposition that creates a balance—as well as a clash—by comparing and contrasting ideas and materials,” she says. Check out the contradictions for yourself.
Light and unobtrusive, the Caya chair provides a perfect place in the sun. Well, actually two!
Price: $360, sold in pairs
Round the Bend
Things are looking up with the Mondo table lamp, whose marble base is paired with gold brushed metal for an angular form and unique flair.
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