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August 18, 2020

Skye Lin is an art school grad who has turned her attention to making the most avant-garde floral arrangements around. Get this Atlanta creative's style secrets.

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Floral Designer Skye Lin

Just 26 years old, Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta grad Skye Lin was born in China, grew up in Vietnam and is "full-time nostalgic" she muses, of her uprooted circumstance living in America. Her new pop-up floral shop, Pinker Times (open through Sept. 12) next door to Hermès at the hoity-toity Buckhead Village District exemplifies the expat's lyrical, whimsical approach to flowers, beauty and art.

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International Sensation Sweeping the Nation

Pinker Times flowers are available for delivery or for purchase on the spot. Or visitors can just spend a little time at Pinker Times admiring the stunning floral display hung from the ceiling, and grooving to an atmospheric soundscape created especially for the shop.

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Flowers as Art

Trained as an artist, Skye is a self-taught designer who never took a floral design class. But the quarantine was all the inspiration she needed to change direction. "In times of separation, people need a way to connect and reconnect. I feel like I am creating this bridge to do so with flowers."

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An Accidental Florist

Skye Lin graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in 2016, but it was the quarantine that pushed her from art and photography into a new phase as a floral designer. "It was a huge rupture. Floral artistry was my attempt to quiet the frustration of being vulnerable to the uncertainty, the doubt and the longing I carried. Pinker Times sprouted out of nothing, or perhaps, crisis."

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