Debra Prinzing

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Episode 604: Sustainable Design for Event Florals with Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Today’s guest is one such individual and I’m delighted to introduce you to Ingrid Carozzi of New York-based Tin Can Studios. Ingrid is the author of two books, Handpicked, a guide to custom flower arrangements; and just published last year, Flowers by Design – creating arrangements for your space.

Ingrid Carozzi (c) Dana Gallagher
Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios Ingrid Carozzi (c) Dana Gallagher

One of New York’s most sought-after florists, Ingrid’s work has been covered in Vogue, the New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, and more.

Ingrid Carozzi book jackets
Books by Ingrid Carozzi

We are delighted that she is a Slow Flowers member, supporting this movement through her focus on sustainability in high-end wedding and event design.

Floral arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi for Slow Flowers Society (c) Ingrid Carozzi
Floral arrangement by Ingrid Carozzi for Slow Flowers Society (c) Ingrid Carozzi
Details of the design installation at Tin Can Studios
Details of Ingrid’s spring installation at Tin Can Studios featuring watermelon mechanic (c) Ingrid Carozzi

We have a bonus today: In the second part of our interview, recorded on March 18th when I visited Ingrid’s new studio in Long Island City/Queens, New York, – Ingrid demonstrated one of her favorite sustainable design techniques! Watch that video clip above.

Thanks so much for joining us today. Be sure to follow the links to Tin Can Studios’ website to find more resources, including how to purchase Ingrid’s new book, “Flowers by Design.” You can also find the link to Tin Can Studios on Instagram where announcements regarding future workshops and classes appear.

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I’m Debra Prinzing, host and producer of the Slow Flowers Show & Podcast. The Slow Flowers Podcast is engineered and edited by Andrew Brenlan.
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Drone Pine; Upper Registers; Gaena
by Blue Dot Sessions

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