30 September 2010

More is More

 

  

  
"Less is more" was a motto that was adopted by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It has been used a lot within minimalist architecture, design, art and music. It is also very much part of the Scandinavian aesthetics and I sometimes adhere to it!. 
In this case with the ornamental cabbages and purple scarves it is more of a "More is more". 
It was very hard to resist these colourful beauties in the shop. BUT it is after all only a cabbage or to be more precise a kale. What is so special about them? They have been used extensively in French portager for centuries. The famous garden at Villandry is one example. They are also very sculptural and are a welcome splash of colour in the autumn. They have a wonderful texture and are quite hard to the touch. My daughter and I agreed that they look a lot like coral and they hold reflecting water droplets beautifully.
Indoors you can use them as table decoration with some greenery around. Or like I have done here wrap some fabric around to hide the pots.
They can later be planted out in the garden and they also look wonderful in a pots. 

19 comments:

Sophia Callmer said...

More is more, fast väldigt smakfullt, distinkt! Du har en fantastisk känsla för att kombinera saker och växter. Kålens krispighet mot silke/sidentyget, snyggt.

Madame C said...

Vilket vackert stilleben av prydnadskål. En växt jag aldrig fallit för, men dina bilder är fantastiska!
Ha det gott,
Charlotta

NinaH said...

Put it that way I´m also very much into "more is more"!;-) A real lovely still life!!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ingrid, Whilst I have often admired the minimalist styles of others I have always veered towards themaximalist. More is definitely more for me and even more is better still!

I love your images of the ornamental cabbages on the crushed grape coloured fabric.Delicious textures and plummy tints for autumn.

Marilyn said...

they a lovely...as always! :)

lisa said...

These show up here quite a bit at this time of year too. They really are lovely!

Frances said...

Aren't the colorways in those curling kale/cabbages beautiful?

Just yesterday, some were planted in very large containers at the entrance to my apartment building. I hope that our first night time frost will hold off for several weeks, so we can all enjoy these decorative touches.

Best wishes.

Jess said...

Love the cabbage pics! They make me think of fall.

a house mouse said...

I just planted some kale, myself. I love those vibrant colors!

Ingmarie We said...

More is more, yes sometimes, when somebody exposes the ornamental cabbage so beautifully as you have done here.....

Camillas Foto said...

Läckert, tror att jag gillar "more is more"!
Ha en skön helg
Kram

Nanna said...

Åh så fint!!!

jacqueline said...

WOW these photos are gorgeous...such beautiful color inspiration! Sometimes more is really more. :) Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Diva said...

I love purple! How beautiful!

Life with Kaishon said...

Ingrid! These are just beautiful! I am so excited that we are a part of the same tribe at SITS! How much fun will that be! I love it!

This post was fascinating!

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Oh! this is the first time I saw an ornamental cabbage. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

-yumi-

A rootdigger said...

Your ordinary things look fantastic!

Melissa said...

I firmly believe in the More is More philosophy.

It's a great way to look at things, I think.

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