St. Paul floral design studio Munster Rose just launched a limited series of florals that won't need watering. A collaboration with local illustrator Cait Courneya is just the first non-flower product Munster Rose will introduce this month.
Inspiration struck when Munster Rose owner and creative director Jackie Reisenauer was looking for art for the wall of her new St. Paul office. It seems a florist can never have too many florals: she fell hard for Courneya's delicate, yet bold illustrations, which she spotted in a Parc boutique lookbook. After months of flirting on Instagram, Reisenauer commissioned a couple of original "modern, fresh botanical pieces" by Courneya, using one of Munster Rose's signature flowers, the cabbage rose, as inspiration. Courneya decided to make the paintings black and white. "It gives them a graphic look that appeals to both the modern design lover and the traditionalist." The two were so pleased with the results, they decided to share with the rest of us. The limited edition Cait Courneya x Munster Rose prints are now available at munsterrose.com and caitcourneya.com. They come in two sizes, priced at $20 and $85.
Photo by Eliesa Johnson
Another Munster Rose product collaboration is on the way this month: vases by local floral farmer Doug Trott, who also happens to be a skilled potter.
"Munster Rose is always looking for the perfect vase for each of our events," Reisenauer says. Reluctant to go the mass-produced route, she is constantly collecting vintage Red Wing pottery and individual American-made pieces. "We have a good collection, but each piece is different, so getting enough together for the kinds of events we want to do has been a challenge."
Enter Doug Trott. He and Reisenauer worked through a series of test glazes until settling on the perfect white. They use a triple glaze for a lustrous, but opaque finish, with natural stippling in areas. The vases come in two sizes, priced at $20 and $40 each. They will be available from munsterrose.com starting on Nov. 27.