Makoto Azuma, a Japanese “botanical artist” is changing the way we look at flowers. This installation, known as “Iced Flowers”, was exhibited in Tokyo in January last year. As you can see, Makoto has created a series of shimmering blocks of ice containing exotic flower bouquets, frozen in time. Although the artwork was temporary in nature, at least the images were preserved!
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Exploded Flowers is a photo series by artist Fong Qi Wei that was awarded second place at the International Photography Awards way back in 2012. These beautiful photos show several varieties of flowers dissected into individual components, much like exploding fireworks. Such a simple concept, yet so beautiful and inspiring.
Every year in the sleepy agricultural town of Zundert, the Netherlands, huge crowds assemble. They come from far and wide to watch a colourful parade known as Bloemencorso Zundert (“Corso Zundert” for short). Held on the first Sunday in September, the festival has been running since 1936. Talented artists decorate the bright and colourful floats in thousands of Dahlia flowers grown in the region.
Peonies have been cultivated in China for more than a millennium, where they are called “sho yu”. The English translation is “most beautiful” – no wonder so many people have fallen head over heels for this beautiful flower.
These wedding flowers ideas have come from far and wide, because we know while it’s easy to spend hours on Pinterest collecting inspiration, it’s much harder to develop a truly unique and impactful concept. We hope these ideas will inspire you to leave a lasting impression on your guests. And we hope you’ll be moved to dream bigger and imagine more remarkable ways to make your wedding the most memorable day of your life. Enjoy!
Hong Yi, also known by her nickname, ‘Red’, is an artist known for creating pieces using everyday, unconventional materials. Red has been featured in publications including Wall Street Journal, TIME, Fast Company and Huffington Post. See how she transforms ordinary flower petals into incredible works of art.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you’re stuck for ideas. Last year you gave her mother’s day flowers, chocolates or perfume. And the year before that, same story. Last year you made a promise to yourself. “I can do better than the same old Mother’s Day flowers!” you said. “Next year, I’m doing doing something waaaaay better!”
You may not have known but there are secrets to long lasting flowers. how long your flowers last, depends on how kind you are to them. Long lasting flowers are more art than science. Here is 6 of secret tips from our expert floral designers at Fig & Bloom: