Daryl Lindsey
May 22, 2017 9:21 am

What do you do with leftover flowers when you’re a successful floral designer with a booming business? Well, you create gorgeous flower art across New York City, of course.

NYC-based florist Lewis Miller calls his works of colorful art “Flower Flashes.”  To pull them off, he and his team arrive at a location before the sun is up and build an oversized flower arrangement using blooms recycled from other events.

“Gifting flowers to New Yorkers is a simple idea that I have been thinking about for years,” Lewis told Vogue.com. “I am in the business of fantasy and flowers, and it’s my job to transform key moments in my clients’ lives into joyful, everlasting memories. I wanted to recreate a similar feeling for the everyday city-dwellers and tourists of New York City.”

Miller says he and his team can set up the gorgeous installations in as little as 10 minutes – and there’s no telling where they’ll be next.

“We never broadcast where our next flash will be. They just pop up randomly,” Miller told Vogue.com. “I would love to get some funding to do these flashes on a much larger scale and reach a lot more New Yorkers. I’d also like to Flower Flash other cities — Chicago, Mexico City, Miami, Los Angeles ... they are all on my list.”


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