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As anyone who has ever received flowers as a gift can tell, there is nothing quite like a bouquet of colorful blooms to brighten your day. Now imagine how wonderful it would be to surprise hundreds of people with flowers. I read an article by Vogue about the “Florist Bandit” who is creating floral installations all over New York City. Best known for his elaborate and fantastical party and wedding creations, florist Lewis Miller started creating these “floral flashes” for the single purpose of creating a joyful moment for commuters and city dwellers. The flashes are never advertised and are usually created quickly by a team between 5:45am and when the sun rises, giving the artist time to clear out before the deluge of people heading into the office. This is without a double my favorite piece. The Alice in Wonderland statue is already incredible and then to add flowers? I don’t think it could get any better 🙂 Miller says that he and his team have no plans on stopping any time soon, and although these pieces literally pop up in a mater of hours, you can keep up with what is being created where by checking out the artist’s Instagram page or by searching the hashtag #LMDWasHere.
Images from here.
I love flowers and tea and teacups, so I’m sure it surprises no one when I talk about how much I like Floral Story series by artist Marina Malinovaya. Each image is created with a table, a tea set, and a lot of flowers. I’d also imagine a lot of patience. In addition, I suspect that the artist is some sort of wizard because I’ve seen her Instagram account and she appears to have a cat. I would never EVER be able to lay something like this on the table with out there being fluffy paws all up in everything.
I need that teeny spoon. It’s really cute, plus it might be the source of her cat control magic.
Images from My Modern Met.
I wear flower crowns pretty much year round, and I’ve (for my own amusement) made my poor husband don a flower beard, but I have nothing on Brussles florist Geoffroy Mottart. Mottart gives new life to the “cold” monuments of the city in his project entitled “Fleurissements”. Since each piece lasts roughly a day, the artist can revisit his subjects and create multiple looks for his favorites.
I would look like this every day if I could. So much purple! Plus I’ve always wanted gorgeous long hair.
This is my favorite; it seems improbable to create a masculine flower beard, but the gentleman above looks floral, but undeniably manly. Best family photo EVER.
All images from Bored Panda.
I am always down for a good craft, and I like to think that I am pretty good when it comes to tutorials and DIYing, but every now and again I run up against something that keeps me humble and reminds me there will always some one out there who can make your skills look like finger painting at the kiddie table. I am completely in awe of the two huge floral chandeliers created by Zoe Bradley for the Burlington Arcade.
Made from more than 1,860 paper flowers, these gorgeous installations were created in honor of the shop’s reopening last summer.
I’ll admit to being a bit slack-jawed when I first saw these images. I’ve made paper flowers before, and the hours and hours of work that had to go into these pieces is staggering.
And now I want to make a smaller one to hang in my dinning room. I think it would be awesome for a party or, you know, a Wednesday. Without a doubt, it would be an excellent conversation piece.
All images from Zoe Bradley Design.
One of the things that I think is important to know about me is that while I may be pushing 30, I am still very much in touch with my inner child. She is loud, opinionated, and, boy, does she like pretty things. Right now she is doing her best to convince me that it is absolutely imperative that we own one of the beautiful scarves from the Etsy shop Shovava. It’s becoming a problem because I know she isn’t going to be happy with just one.
Flowers, feathers, birds, so intricate and ethereal. I follow their Instagram, and I love, love, LOVE seeing their photo stories. If I don’t have one by December, it’ll probably be somewhere at the tippy top of my Christmas list.
All images are from the Shovava Instagram page.