Stills in Bloom
Collecting, displaying and designing with passion
by A labor of love by Gerard Toh, AIFD
About the Book
A passion for collecting that began with containers to hold and display flowers blossomed into full-fledged hoarding of all kinds of other objects. This book is the culmination of years of growing Gerard's collection coupled with years of training to be a master florist. What better way to show both passions in surprising settings. This is the ultimate way to show off those twin passions in an artistic useful and inspiring manner. Enjoy!
Gerard is passionate about flowers. As a floral designer, he won the California State Designer of the Year and became active in the California State Floral Association, Los Angeles Coastal Counties Unit and the American Institute of Floral Designers. Gerry’s jobs have been as diverse as Art Director of a national magazine, and creative director for a silk flower manufacturer in China. From designing the official cars of the rose parade and being a consultant for Aria and city center in Las Vegas, his unique jobs have contributed to the development of the insighful and creative twists in his designs. His twin strengths are passion and inspiration. His love of collecting and hunting out vintage treasures at thrift stores and antique malls along with his training in visual merchandising has enabled him to create this book. His life motto reads - “Always take life in small steps and enjoy every little miracle along the w