Lewis Miller Floral Pop-Ups We’re Obsessed with…
After finishing a big event, florist Lewis Miller (@lewismillerdesign) often found himself wondering: "How else could can I reuse all these flowers?" With clients that range from the likes of Tory Burch (Miller recently did her New York Fashion Week runway carnations) to Mayor Bloomberg, Jamie Dimon, Carolina Herrera and the Bulgari family, after the last guest has left, he's often left with a truckload of blooms. “I was walking down the street one day and I saw a typical New York City trash can, overflowing with garbage and spilling onto the sidewalk,” says Lewis, who’s run his floral business for 15 years but started the flash flowers in 2016. “And I thought, wouldn’t it be fun if that were all flowers?” What initially began as an experiment to reinvigorate and reconnect us to nature, turned into a beautiful shared experience in a city of millions. In celebration of his beautiful displays, we curated our top ten.
The Gravel Pit
This unexpected flash of sunflowers, scattered all over the orange construction cartons in the Meatpacking District, was in Lewis's own words: "if Tuscany and New York City had a love child..."
90th St & Madison Ave
This trash can was a total 'only-in-New-York’ moment.
From the runway to roadside...
Stripes, love hearts, carnations and graffiti? This reuse of Tory Burch's runway flowers was the perfect Valentines treat.
Lewis mentions "I felt the need to give the people of New York the gift of flowers" and it certainly worked with this side-walk installation.
A Cherub Urn
Soft pinks and large feathered flowers sat outside New York's Mercury Lounge for the Sam Smith concert.
Tropics meet trashcan
While this Harlem Flower Flash bought more exotica to the sidewalk than ever before.
29th street & madison ave
The leftovers from the Hulu holiday party couldn't have been used better.
The Central Park Bench
This Upper Westside Central Park bench was just the little bit of happy we needed to counterbalance long January days.