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Bows and Arrows
Arts, Crafts and King Protea:
By Christina Geyer
February 15, 2010
Recent Brooklyn transports Adam and Alicia Rico are far from ordinary. Charming? Yes. Enviably crafty? Indeed. The husband-and-wife team’s new shop, Bows and Arrows? Just as lovely. The former photo-shoot producer (Adam) and floral designer extraordinaire (Alicia) recently opened their store on lower Greenville Avenue, just across from Lula B’s and Isabella Collection Design Studio. The concept is one part flower shop and another part art space, with a stash of delightful gifts scattered throughout — think vintage milk-glass pieces, lambskin baby shoes, even dainty handmade wooden brooches with hand-embroidered embellishments. The flower component functions much like a candy store: Select your fleur of choice from vases perched atop vintage tables and Alicia will style a creation. But don’t expect to find your everyday bouquet of roses here: Alicia utilizes unique flowers to create beautiful and distinctive arrangements. Her fave blooms? Brunia, dusty miller, Craspedia billy balls and ranunculus. She’s even been known to remove the petals from tiny sunflowers to achieve a more unexpected shape. Rounding out the triad of creative endeavors is the Ricos’ acute eye for art, via monthly art shows featuring emerging artists and even an enormous Andy Warhol photograph on glass, watching over things from behind the back counter.
1925 Greenville Ave.

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