10 Non-Floral Centerpieces

Weddings are expensive, there’s no denying that. By the time you’ve paid for all the high-priced items, you still have to pay the photographer and other miscellaneous items and you’ve already flipped the couch cushions for spare change. Have we mentioned you still don’t have any table decor? No worries! We found a quick fix to nix an expensive item on your to-do list & your guests will love it.

Interactive Flowers Bloom Bright In Jerusalem

Built in 2014, the four interactive and motion-activated flowers go by the name of ‘Warde’ and are over 30-feet-high and 30-feet-wide. Perfect for all passengers exiting the nearby tram, Warde’s colorful installation gives the city residents a touch of spring year-round. HQ Architects chose Vallero Square as the site of the installation because of the area’s poor condition.

These photos will change the way you look at flowers

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!

Photos of Exploded Flowers by Fong Qi Wei

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.

You’ll never guess what these giant floats are made from

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.

Flower petals transformed into birds

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.