Last weekend, Lisa Waud, Detroit floral designer of Pot & Box opened up the FLOWER HOUSE to the public for three days to see a magnificent living art show. Lisa purchased an abandoned house in Detroit with the vision to invite floral designers from all over the US to help her artistically fill the house from floor to ceiling with American grown flowers. Her vision literally came to life and although I didn't get to see it in person, I am excited to share with you the photos (from Heather Saunders Photography) and video (from Hello Future Films) from the Flower House. This venture of Lisa's is truly inspiring in the way of art, sustainability and for the rebirth of Detroit. Doing something this grand is an artist's/designer's dream and I am itching to now go find myself a project like this. There is nothing more beautiful to me than decaying wood and peeling wallpaper and paint contrasted by vibrant fresh flowers.
Lisa's plan is to now responsibly deconstruct the home and use the property for a flower farm for Pot & Box. If you would like a more detailed description of the design of each room, visit Debra Prinzing's blog or podcast here.