A shelter-in-place hobby blooms into a thriving floral pop-up, Pinker Times

The Buckhead Village shop offers bouquets and custom arrangements

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Photograph by Cori Carter

Like many of us, SCAD graduate and art director Skye Lin needed a creative outlet while quarantined at home in the spring of 2020. Sidelined from work and isolated from friends and family, Lin began purchasing flowers and creating her now signature, minimalist arrangements for her home solely as a hobby. But after posting her creations to Instagram, orders started pouring in from friends and neighbors, leading to a small pop-up shop and exhibition space in Buckhead Village last summer. She soon outgrew that space and moved to her current 1,200-square-foot shop in the retail district a few months later.

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Bouquets start at $15, custom arrangements at $85.

Photograph by Cori Carter

Decorated with soothing pastel pink walls and two of Lin’s permanent floral art installations, Pinker Times sells bespoke bouquets and sculptural floral arrangements featuring seasonal blooms sourced from Georgia growers like 3 Porch Farm and Chattahoochee Queen. The shop also offers a build-your-own bar stocked with dried flowers and floral design for special events. Seasonal workshops provide opportunities for experimenting with wildflowers, dried ingredients, and pressed florals (currently limited attendance due to Covid). Attendees get to take home a vessel and three photos of their creations ($180). The pop-up runs through March.

This article appears in our February 2020 issue.

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