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Artist Turns One of the Last NYC Phone Booths into Bursting Display of Flowers

 

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Floral designer Lewis Miller arranges beautiful blooms in the most unexpected places in New York City. For nearly three years, he and his company, Lewis Miller Design, have transformed trash cans into larger-than-life flower vases and used blooms to embellish the subway system as public art. They do so using heaps of vibrant and artful arrangements that are an awe-inspiring sight.

Calling the practice “flower flashes,” Miller unveiled his latest project on the Upper West Side. He and his team turned one of the city’s last phone booths into an overflowing array of natural beauty. Set against the backdrop of brick buildings and street lights, the colorful display surely brightened the day of anyone who passed by the impermanent installation.

The idea for “flower flashes” was built on Miller’s desire to “create an emotional response through flowers” and to “gift the people of New York the same experience he gives his paying clients.” All of the blooms used in the installations are repurposed from the company’s events, at which point they are turned over to city dwellers. Once a “flower flash” is assembled, Miller and his team leave it to others to either admire it or take a flower. Usually, the arrangements are gone within a few hours (or sometimes sooner)—a fact that also makes them so special.

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Floral artist Lewis Miller and his talented team arrange beautiful blooms in the most unexpected places in New York City.

 

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In addition to a phone booth, they have previously placed their “flower flashes” in trashcans and in the subway.

 

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