I was super lucky to be given a chance to compete against my AIFD peers this year in an Iron Chef- style surprise package design-off! The 6 competitors had 30 minutes to create something gorgeous, and halfway through we were given a surprise must-use element to add to our designs already in progress.
I had SO much fun, and hope to compete in the Bobbi Cup, and many others, in the future!
So in the thick of Christmas craziness last month, Garrett and I met up at Mayesh Wholesale Detroit Metro, to hang out, visit with the amazing product in their coolers and chat about the state of our industry a ce moment.
from the interview
Laura Daluga AIFD, Owner of the Department of Floristry, Ann Arbor’s up and coming design studio specializing in one-off special events and corporate designs, floral sculpture, fleur couture and conceptual editorial design is taking over the floral world one design at a time! Laura also provides support, mentoring and advice to retail florists in the area who’d like a leg up, and one-on-one atelier style private lessons to area floral designers.