Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year 2013, Please Recycle!

A very important fact about recycling: "Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year! Ever heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It's twice the size of Texas and is floating somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii. It's also 80 percent plastic, and weighs in at 3.5 million tons."

My Favorite Christmas Piece, a prototype created by STEM Events.

2011 Christmas Tree made with Recycled Plastic Bottles, photographed last year in the island of Vieques (Puerto Rico) at Isabel II's  Plaza Muñoz Rivera. "Viequenses", they do know the "Joy of Recycling". 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Last Minute Requests!!! They are the best

Christmas season is here! Need a wreath, an exquisite Christmas arrangement for your dinner table or a set up for your Christmas party? Don't worry we are here to help you? Contact STEM Events for a great décor.  We provide services in the Islands of Puerto Rico.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Flowers by Anabelle & STEM Events

Flowers by Anabelle and STEM Events is all you need to create events of unforgettable appeal with a unique approach to blooming beauty. We engage in the design of corporate, social and special events as well as weddings. 

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Welcome to la Calle Loíza

Evolution is a word that applies to some extent to what  has been happening in "la Calle Loíza" and let me tell you, I have been walking this street since I remember. Now is the time, the beginning of a golden age, where two cultures and folklore collide to provoke the senses: the young unafraid Puerto Ricans exposing their ideas in a totally new artistic way and the Dominicans with their unique sense of humor and way of living. New restaurants that mix the old ways of doing business in the area, like the Dominican Markets where you can find a variety of goods, including a nice, very nice cold Medalla beer. I was surprised yesterday when I noticed there was a sort of Market located at the vacant lot named Cinema Paradiso de Puerto Rico where young Puerto Ricans artists and writers were selling there works of art. It was extremely fabulous, I closed my eyes, yes; I closed them to hear the voices of all the people in the background and smell in the air the incense all over the place and I fell confused; where I'am, a market in New York, or a Hippie Market in Ibiza... 

Feria del Libro Independiente y Alternativo, Cinema Paradiso en la Calle Loíza (a vacant lot between Banco Popular and 1808 Loiza St., Santurce)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Yes, We Innovate at STEM Events and Flowers by Anabelle!!!

From time to time we visit Ibiza looking for new trends and ideas, tendencies that we incorporate in our event décor projects and in the creation of unique pieces, flower arrangements or focal points. We like to innovate, be unique. Our motive, our drive is the creation of projects of unforgettable appeal with a unique approach to blooming beauty. We travel around the Island this year and we visit two of the most important markets, the Hippie Market of Las Dalias and Punta Arabí.  We talked to a few locals in and out the markets, in particular artisans that sell around the beautiful beaches urban type jewelry using as the main piece flowers made out of paper, leather and other materials. Following you will find some pictures of fabulous people we met at the Island, pieces and places that inspired us. We think of us as innovators, our style evolves every day, that’s why every project, flower arrangement or event is unique. 

Following are two special photos that capture the impact of our experience, the finding of new trends and ideas. 

Photo Shoot of Bodine Koehler, Miss Puerto Rico Universe, in Miami wearing a Magnificent and Unique neck piece made of Red Roses, foliage and Peacock Plumes prepared by our flower designer Anabelle Barranco:

Bodine Koehler and Monic Pérez wearing two fabulous neck pieces on the Cover of CARAS Magazine, December 2012, both created by Anabelle:

Here, wearing a head piece prepared with Cymbidium Orchids by Anabelle Barranco:

Photos we took at Ibiza that triggered our flower designer, Anabelle to create fabulous jewelery made out of natural flowers.  

Friday, November 30, 2012

Humor Note: It's Friday!!!

High Cost Luxury Engineering by an European Manufacturer vs. Cost Efficient Low Maintenance Puerto Rican Engineering

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Photo Shoot by Cristóbal

A photo shoot by Cristóbal at his studio for a press article. Cristóbal Berrios, renowned Hair Stylist and owner of Cristóbal Salon located in the area of Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photography seems to be his avid distraction.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Our Experience in Event Design

Our experience in Event Design comes not only from our day to day hard work and the creative background of our team, it comes from the experiences gathered by working hand to hand with Premier Event Designers as Mr. Remco Van Vliet owner of Van Vliet & Trap in New York City.

Following you will see various photos of our Premier Flower Designer Anabelle Barranco working at Van Vliet & Trap for various Galas, including one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, during November 2011.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Perfect Holiday Event Ambiance

Article written by our Premier Florist Anabelle Barranco, Creative Director at Flowers by Anabelle: "El ambiente perfecto", El Nuevo Día Newspaper Supplement "Fiestas y Buena Mesa", November 15, 2012. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Local Portraits

Have you seen this man walking through the streets of Santurce? His name is Saul Dávila. He walks around all day selling and singing Azucena…Azucena…with a bright smile asking for nothing. But if buy some Azucenas, he will smile harder and wish you luck. Don’t run to buy Loto, just smile back, enjoy the moment and ask him if he needs a glass of water. That’s all he needs to continue his journey. He will walk and continue walking around la Loíza St., Miramar, la Plaza del Mercado in Santurce, Old San Juan and Condado. If you missed him one day, don’t worry, you will see him again.

Just a note: The tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa), or Azucena, as known in Puerto Rico and other parts of Latin America, is a night-blooming plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a middle note in perfumes. In Chinese, it is called “night fragrant jade”, meaning "flower as precious as jade and becoming fragrant at night”.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Graffito: Urban Myth, Part 1

Graffiti are drawings scribbled, scratched or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, modern folklore, storytellers..

Cinema Paradiso en la Calle Loiza (a vacant lot between Banco Popular and 1808 Loiza St., Santurce):

Abandoned Building in front of Abracadabra Counter Cafe:

Abracadabra Counter Cafe, 1661 Ponce de Leon Ave., San Juan:

Friday, November 2, 2012