New York City-based floral designer Lewis Miller has proven his plant-y prowess by transforming the city’sÂ grimy garbage cans into larger-than-lifeÂ flower vases. Called Flower Flashes, the elegant arrangements beautify the busy streetsÂ with their bright colors and delightful designs.
As the owner of Lewis Miller Design, a company that specializes in floral design and decoration, the ambitious artist has ampleÂ blooms at his disposal. Armed withÂ flowers leftover from events, Miller and his team take to the streets toÂ adorn trashcans with exquisitely-arranged bouquets. Each colorful creation boldly contrasts theÂ gritty grey tones of the sidewalk, and quite literally turns the trash into a treasure that all can enjoy.Â â€śGifting flowers to New Yorkers is a simple idea that I have been thinking about for years,â€ť Lewis explains on the Lewis Miller Design website. â€śI am in the business of fantasy and flowers, and itâ€™s my job to transform key moments in my clientsâ€™ lives into joyful, everlasting memories. I wanted to recreate a similar feeling for the everyday city-dwellers and tourists of New York City.â€ť
In addition to his remarkable receptacle makeovers, Miller also improves the local scenery by placing cut flowers on statues, sculptures, and other public works of art. With the same goal in mindâ€””to try to create an emotional response through flowersâ€ťâ€”these Flower FlashesÂ reimagine well-known (and, consequently, often overlooked) sites into stunning sitesÂ blooming with color.
Each trash can vase created byÂ Lewis Miller of Lewis Miller DesignÂ adds a bit of beauty to the streets of New York.
In addition to these trash can flowers, Lewis Miller’s other Flower Flashes embellishÂ public art throughout the city.
All images via Lewis Miller Design.
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