Spotlight: Photographer, Adrian Samson

Photographers are amongst some of our most popular clients at our store in Bethnal Green and we spend a huge amount of time sourcing flowers and foliage for shoots in and around London. Local photographer Adrian Samson is a regular customer at McQueens. With a rare eye for the subtlest detail, Samson’s still lives and portraits […]

Spotlight: Strazzanti and The Sicilian Collection, Bakery & SupperClubs

McQueens HQ is based in the heart of London’s bustling Bethnal Green. One of our favourite things about the district is the eclectic range of inspiring businesses around us. When we met our neighbour and gastronome, Emilia Strazzanti, we were immediately captivated by both her effusive passion for Sicilian cuisine and the exquisite patisserie brand she’s […]

Spotlight: Illustrator, Jesse Brown

Time flies when you’re having fun and it’s hard to believe that we have been based in Bethnal Green for four years after relocating from our previous home in Old Street. We are delighted to have kept in touch with many dear friends from our Clerkenwell days including our former neighbour, Jesse Brown. As the […]

Spotlight: Photographer, Liam Duke

We’ve been a fan of photographer Liam Duke’s work for quite some time. His impressive portfolio of portraits include high-end fashion shoots and A-List names. However, it’s his recent project we’ve been especially captivated by, in particular, Dead Beautiful. The imagery depicts flowers taking on a different kind of beauty in their decaying and dried […]

Spotlight: DutZ Collection Vases

Every week, our team of fabulous florists is tasked with creating spectacular floral installations throughout some of London’s finest hotels, eateries and establishments. Naturally, this requires not only heaps of talent, but the perfect props to fulfil the designs, and most importantly, the right vases. Behind the scenes in the busy hub of McQueens HQ […]

What’s in Season – Autumn

With the autumn equinox taking place at the weekend (23 September), we’re fully embracing the joys of a new season. The fruits of harvest are rolling, and flora and fauna take on mind-boggling colours –  russet, ochre and crimson – and we welcome the return of gorgeous varieties. Whether you’re planning a spectacular fall-inspired wedding […]

Spotlight : Makepeace United founder, Kai Zimmermann

One of the joys of working in a creative industry is discovering talent from across the artistic spectrum. New York-based Kai Zimmermann was introduced to the blog through a member of the McQueens clan, and we were immediately captivated by his minimalist ceramics. Kai’s pottery (Makepeace is influenced by machine parts and clean form – some are […]

Vocational Course Installation: Apple Tree

The final chapter in our three-part miniseries ends on a spiritual note. Throughout the previous instalments, we’ve been shining a spotlight on the incredible large-scale projects our Vocational Course students get the chance to create in the final week of class (check out the Courtroom Garden and Hydrangea Wall installations!). Throughout the four-week programme, students […]

Vocational Course Installation: The Hydrangea Flower Wall

The second instalment of our three-part miniseries (check out the first here) highlights another stunning installation created by our recent Vocational Course students. Having studied the industry and built up a set of valuable practical skills during the first three weeks of the programme, the course comes together in the final phase to create a […]

Vocational Course Installations: A Courtroom Garden

Welcome to the first instalment of a three-part miniseries, revealing some of the most dynamic installations created by our clever and dedicated students during the final stage of their McQueens Vocational Course. Led by our expert tutors, the four-week programme builds a solid foundation in the basics of floristry, evolving into a comprehensive understanding of the […]