Tag: Flowers

Art

Floral beards and crowns liven up statues in Brussels

Flower crowns make everything come alive - even otherwise lifeless busts and statues. Florist Geoffroy Mottart has created a variety of elaborate arrangements of flowers in forms of crowns and beards. The pieces can be found installed on public monuments throughout Brussels. The artist interventions, called "Fleurissements," are eventually removed after a couple of days with photos surfacing on Instagram. Some busts keep bringing Mottart back for new designs, such as the one depicting Leopold II of Belgium. Check out some of the floral beards below! ...
Art

Camouflauged lotus murals take over streets of Goa, India

There's always room for flowers wherever you are and the city of Goa, India got its fair share of them this past year. South African street artist Faith47 is a firm believer in the strength represented by the Lotus flower. Its birth is marred by harsh climates, and layers of mud that it must fight through to survive. This inspired the artist's latest series murals titled "Le Petit Mort" in Goa, India, where she went around creating unique Lotus wall murals that incredibly blend into the surface they're painted on. Check out some of her murals below and find more on her website and Facebook. ...
Art

Vintage lightbulbs use flowers with phosphorous coating as filament

These vintage light bulbs are just as awesome creatively as the smart bulbs of today. Aerolux Light Corporation produced these fantastic novelty bulbs from the 1930s to the 1970s where they used flowers in place of traditional filaments. Contained inside a traditional glass light bulb were mixtures of neon or argon, some components have phosphors coatings to achieve the different colors. An interesting fact on Wikipedia states, "These phosphors fluoresced when excited by glow discharge. Because glow discharge occurs readily at 110-120 volts AC, one could use these bulbs in standard household lamps in the United States." Sold for a mere 20 cents back then, these bulbs are now on the market for hundreds. Check on Ebay or Etsy and watch the video below to learn more! ...
Creativity

Smart garden lets you grow your own ecosystem at home

VERTICALGREEN is an international workshop based in México that has set for a very ambitious goal in fulfilling the World Health organization's recommendation of a minimum of 9m2 of green area per inhabitant for the year 2030. They've already been working on it for over 10 years now, covering cities in green, and they want to help you to do your part as well. With this new Plug&Plant, anyone without green thumbs can grow their very own vertical garden and enjoy all the benefits it entails. Perhaps best of all, these benefits come with a minimum effort. Plug&Plant is still in development, however, you can learn more about it by visiting VERTICALGREEN's website or following them on Facebook or YouTube.  ...
Art

Evocative artwork combines flowers, human anatomy, and embroidery

Just when you thought embroidered artwork couldn't get any more beautiful. Adelaide, Australia-based creative, InherentlyRandom, merges embroidery with anatomy, along with a layer of floral art in their fantastic circular frames. From skulls and bones to rib cages and eye sockets, the fabric illustrations are given visually-pleasing with pops of color in the form of vibrant flowers and leaves. The Etsy shop touts, "Stitches your nanna would tell you off for," and that's about right! Check out some of the illustrations below and find more on Etsy. ...
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Cross-stich embroidery used to create whimsical pixelated street art in Madrid

Cross-stitch embroidery does not get the exposure and attention that it deserves. That was until Raquel Rodrigo started bringing it into the public eye with some amazing works. The set designer and artist roams the streets of Madrid in search of building facades that might work as a canvas for her imaginative site-specific installations. Then, her neatly-prepared illustrations are given new life in the form of cross-stitched embroidery using thick string wrapped on wire mesh that is unrolled onto a surface. The pieces are  a fun take on graffiti and provide a pixelated appearance at first glance. Check out some of her works below and find more here. ...
Art

Porcelain dishes surgically sliced to reveal hidden floral decor

Hours of work go into ceramic pottery, so these new sculptures by Beccy Ridsdel are extra special, as they reveal their inner workings. The UK artist refers to the plates as “dissections in progress,” and peels back areas of each piece in a manner not unlike a surgeon peeling back layers of flesh. Actual surgical instruments were used to enhance the anatomical nature of each piece in the ongoing “Under the Surface”, series. The plates are decorated with a second, hidden layer of colorful floral patterns,  revealed by the first layer's slick removal. Check out some of Ridsdel’s work below and find more on her online shop. ...
Art

Gracious flowers in bloom captured in stunning time lapse videos

Flowers blooming in slow motion never get old and this video clearly illustrates the reason why this is true. Japanese artist Yoshiyuki Katayama’s new short film, "Unwelt," depicts a series of gracious flowers blooming in slow motion. What sets this time-lapse video apart from the rest is that each flower is accompanied by an insect or spider making its way across each flower. Each insect and/or spider was handpicked based on its characteristics. To fill the audience in on the selection process, Katayama created a small website. Recently, Unwelt’s vertically oriented version won the third prize at the 2nd Vertical Film Festival in Australia. Check it out below! ...
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These strange animal clusters by Marco Mazzoni will freak you out!

Marco Mazzoni delivers perfectly bizarre illustrations to his audience. Making them at first believe they're looking at concentrated nests of flora and fauna. Upon closer inspection, the viewer discovers fish and amphibian creatures protruding from within. The Italian artist uses cool pastels of purple, blue and pink throughout his drawings. His most recent collection, titled "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mental Diseases," recently became part of a group exhibition at at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. Check out some of drawings below and find more of his weird animal clusters on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr. ...
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Annual Corso Zundert parade in Netherlands celebrate nation’s iconic flowers

The annual Corso Zundert was founded in 1936 and is a celebration of the Netherlands’ most iconic flowers. The annual event takes place in the small town of Zundert in which 20 teams of volunteers from compete for the best-designed float. The float designs incorporate moving elements and some are covered completely in vivid dahlia flowers. The parade is accompanied by marching bands and performers with hundreds of onlookers joining in on the fun. “Dangerous Transportation” took home this year's award. It featured a giant dragon and was designed by the Tiggelaar group of volunteers. Head on over to John DG Photography for more high-quality photos from the event. ...
Fashion

Recreating traditional Ukrainian headdresses

Maysternya Treti Pivni (Ukr. Майстерня Треті Півні) is a collective of photographers, stylists, makeup artists, and promoters. In celebration of traditional Ukrainian culture, the group has staged photo shoots that recreate authentic, traditional attire of the country. The images show outstanding floral headdresses and crowns, exquisite embroidered textiles, collections of beaded jewelry, and the smiling faces of women who are celebrating their culture. The photos, while steeped in tradition, also feel fresh and contemporary. There is no artifice of old-fashioned; instead the photos show the traditional dress with vibrancy. ...
Photography

Square flowers and plants will make you see the world differently

Baku Maeda has made quite the name for himself in the last couple of years with his humorous observations and projects like Leaf Beasts and Ribbonesia. Recently, he shared a few photos on social media via Tumblr and Instagram depicting flowers clipped to square shapes. Maeda refers to the flowers as “Bit Leaves”. It’s amazing how different something as simple as a flower can look when its stripped of its roundness. Check them out! ...
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Lithuanian artist recognized for embroidered war-time helmets

Yes, stitching on metal objects is possible artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė makes great use of this not-so-common craft. The Lithuanian artist uses cross-stitch embroidery as part of her latest exhibition, “Kill for Peace”, to soften olive green helmets worn during wartime with cross-stitching. The helmets originate from various countries that have been involved in wars through the ages. Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė exhibited the embroidered helmets at the Art Vilnius 2016 contemporary art fair where she was recognized for the best installation. Check out the helmets below, and head on over to her website for more! ...
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Fantastic multiple exposure tattoos by Wroclaw-based artist

Multiple exposure photographer is taking the web by storm and now it’s time for these wonderful tattoos by Andrey Lukovnikov to do the same. The Wroclaw-based artist creates tattoos reminiscent of multiple exposure photographer and are comprised of several images superimposed into a single one. The tattoos take the shape of butterflies, flowers, and other elements of the natural world that further accentuate its beautiful aesthetics. Check out some of the tattoos below, and follows Lukovnikov on Facebook for more photos and some videos! ...
Photography

Gorgeous cherry blossoms in Tokyo captured in impressive photos

Tokyo, Japan is bursting with color thanks to its famous cherry blossom trees at Inokashira Park. Photographer Danilo Dungo spends time at the park every year during spring to capture the beautiful sight birthed by blooming cherry trees. Over the years, Dungo has become a master at taking impressive shots of the event that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The photographs below are just a few from the myriad taken by Dungo over the last two years. Check them out, and find more on his NatGeo Your Shot page. ...
Design

Beautiful suspended garden of 30,000 flowers in Bikini Berlin

London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law designed this suspended garden to celebrate spring and is made up of about 30,000 live flowers in the atrium of German Bikini Berlin. Using copper wire for the suspension, the arrangement was a donation by Dutch Toll was blumen machen. Law says, “The installation is designed to be an inviting, enchanting celebration of the outdoors and of spring color. We decided to name the sculpture simply, ‘Garten’ the German word for garden, in keeping with the simple, understated post-war design statement made by the Bikini Berlin building itself.” Check out the garden below, and visit Rebecca’s website for more! ...
Creativity

Art with gelatin cakes

Meet the latest craze in cakes: gelatin art. Using special gelatin tools, cake designers are taking cake decorating to new levels. Instead of creating delicate features with frosting, gelatin art cakes utilize scoops and tiny shovel-like extensions atop syringes to inject colored filling into clear gelatin. Using various angles and syringe extensions, flowers and various other designs can be created. To achieve such designs, the cakes are injected while upside down. To find out more, click here. ...
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20th century radiologist’s X-ray scans of flowers shown off in LA

X-rays have been around for nearly 200 years, surely someone must have used it for artistic purposes. Turns out that Dr. Dain L. Tasker was that person. The 20th century radiologist was fascinated by the varying anatomic features of blooms. So much that he used an X-ray machine to capture the insides of the soft layerings of petals and leaves. The result is a series of visually impeccable photographs that speak for the natural beauty and intricacy of flowers. Taskers described flowers as “the expression of the love life of plants”, and it's clear to see why. Check out the images below, and more will be on display in the exhibition “Floral Studies” at Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, California La Jolla, California. ...
Fashion

Badass embroidered gowns from Valentino

In two new collections by Valentino, embroidery is getting a fair amount of play. A surface decoration that is often considered old-fashioned or granny-like gets a boost into modernity with bold colors and new arrangements. The embroidered surface treatment also lends to the contextual reference being made with each design — a garden, a forest, a jungle, the ocean, birds in the sky, and even a volcano. Below are selections from the Resort 2016 and Pre-Fall 2016 collections. These beautiful dresses make us swoon. Which one is your favorite, and what event would you like to wear it to? ...
Photography

Astronaut tweets amazing photo of first flower grown in space!

Tweeted out by social media savvy astronaut Scott Kelly, these two photographs show the first ever successfully grown flower in space. Part of an experiment conducted aboard the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on plantlife, the flower, a firey zinnia bloom, signals imminent success in ongoing space-garden research. Also ongoing is the VEG-01 program which is aimed at exploring the cultivation of complex vegetables like tomatoes in space. Check out the photos below, and be amazed! ...
Art

Magnificently detailed floral sculptures

Angela Schwer works out of her living room, creating spectacular dahlias, poppies, fungi, and even creatures from polymer clay. The handmade pieces are meant to be used for decoration and feature incredible detail. Each piece is an assemblage of several smaller, equally detailed parts, coming together to form a pure white sculpture ready to hang in a living room or art studio. Check out some of Schwer’s clay work below, and visit her online shop Dilly Pad for more! ...
Creativity

Take a drone flight over the colorful flower fields of the Netherlands

Thanks to this aerial photography drone you can take a flight over the stunning flower fields of the Netherlands. The video taken near Keukenhof Gardens shows an unforgettable view of the tulips, hyacinths, and more flowers on a perfect sunny spring day. The video was shot in April 2015 with a DJI Inspire drone in full 60 fps HD for optimal viewing pleasure. If you like the views of these fields check out our previous post showing wildflowers blooming in the deserts of the American West. ...
Art

Flowers replace guns in powerful collages for peace

Using classic war photographs and beautiful images of flowers, an artist has created a uniquely new type of image. Master Blick creates a collage by taking photos of soldiers at war and replacing their guns with flowers. The photos are originally black and white, but the added colored flowers bring viewer's attention to the absence of firearms in the photo. All the images make a political statement and look like they would be fitting on a poster campaigning for world peace. For more of Master Blick's work, visit their website. ...
Art

Get lost in an interactive floating flower garden in Tokyo

For a limited time, the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo is being turned into a floating flower garden. The installation by the always innovative teamLab houses more than 2,300 suspended flowers in bloom in a large white space. "In this interactive floating flower garden viewers are immersed in flowers, and become completely one with the garden itself," says teamLab about this unique experience on their website. Museum-goers are encouraged to get immersed in the lush green space, a powerful tribute to nature's beauty. See the exhibition entitled 'Floating Flower Garden – Flowers and I are of the same root, the Garden and I are one' in the short video below. ...
Design

Watch flowers bloom in stunning 5K timelapse short film

French director Thomas Blanchard set out to capture the full beauty of flowers blooming with his timelapse short film 'Flowers.' The stunning video took four months to complete, with 9,624 5K RAW shots in total. Set against colorful vintage wallpapers, over 20 species of flowers like lilies, daffodils, tulips and irises were shot every eight-to-ten minutes, then put together in post-production to create timelapse montages in staggeringly pristine 5K quality. Blanchard devoted his time and effort to create this video simply because he loves nature. The aesthetics are inspired by the '60s and '70s style. See the absolutely gorgeous short film below, and click here to see a full list of the flowers featured in the video. ...
Fashion

Bits of nature immortalized in jewelry to wear for eternity

Jewelry made from real flowers, leaves, and other organic materials generally fades in a matter of days. It also evokes images of hippies and flower children (they were called that for a reason) in the '60s and '70s creating flower chains out of daisies. ModernFlowerChild creates handmade jewelry with real flowers, grasses, foliage, and organic materials but preserved in crystal clear resin. Sarah, the owner of ModernFlowerChild was raised by hippies, so it's not surprising she's created modern jewelry that incorporates natural and organic elements. Each piece is designed and made as a tribute to the beauty of nature. ...
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Otherworldly fantasy scenes produced with surprisingly simple means

Daniela Majic is proof that you can create amazing DIY things with the materials and space you already have. This ambitious photographer creates intricate scenes in her small attic which, when photographed, take the viewer to a different world. She paints the walls with saturated colors and combines hundreds of fake and real flowers with stunning models and special effects to create the perfect photograph. The results of her careful process are surreal and look like fantasy princesses and villains. Scroll all the way down to see some of the sets in her attic space. They are surprisingly small!   ...
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