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Archive for September, 2012

Coming Soon!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Exciting News!  bbrooks new website will be launched in the coming weeks!

Keep any eye out for our new look!

Comfortable Silence

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Jory Brigham has worked with chisels and planes for as long as he can remember.

The name of his latest creation was insprired by a conversation Brigham had with his wife during a road trip.   “I’m usually talking a mile a minute in the car,” says Brigham.  “But I was so engrossed thinking about the design of the bench that I didn’t make a peep.  When my wife became concerned, I told her that I was creating the comfortable silence she always desires.”


The New Year

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year.  The ten days starting with Rosh Hashana and ending with Yom Kippur are commonly known as the Days  of Awe (Yamim Noraim) or the Days of Repentance.  This is a time for serious  introspection, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent  before Yom Kippur.

The presence of flowers is tradition on all Jewish holidays. These are used in table decorations, around homes and in Synagogues. Flowers displayed throughout the holiday are always extremely fine and beautiful. Whilst there are no specific flowers traditionally sent at Jewish New year, some members of the religion favour blooms mentioned in the Torah.  Apple Blossoms are also a popular choice; however these flowers are not as readily available as roses and other striking flora.
Judaism is symbolised by the colours blue, white and silver and these colours will often be interpreted into arrangements and bouquets during this festival. Ribbons of the traditional colours of the religion can be added to bouquets and arrangements and further complimented by candles.

Florals shown as designed by bbrooks member Greenwich Orchids in Connecticut.