Floral Designer Lewis Miller Is Adding Color To NYC With Lavish Flower Arrangements

In the city that never sleeps, life can be hectic and sometimes a little gloomy. But two years ago, it began to show some color when bouquets of flowers mysteriously appeared all over NYC. And not just any flowers, but exquisite types at that. These beautiful flower arrangements can be seen in random trash cans, on bustling sidewalks and even on statues. But who was behind all of this? And why would someone buy expensive flowers, and arrange them in random places all over the city?

It turned out that the beautiful floral arrangements are a part of a guerilla campaign led by NYC-based floral designer Lewis Miller. The renowned designer was set on a mission to bring more color to the despondent city. The campaign was called Flower Flash and each installation features a different vibe – from romantic to whimsical themes. Heart-shaped bouquets adorning the sidewalks of public plazas and trash cans filled with flowers to make them appear like giant vases. As a result the vibrant colors boost and refresh city life.

 

Designer Lewis Miller adorns NYC with blooming flower arrangements

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63rd Street & Madison Ave.

 

“Gifting flowers to New Yorkers is a simple idea that I have been thinking about for years,” Lewis writes on his website. “I hoped for smiles, the ones that happen when you witness a random act of kindness. That was my goal, my vision. Create an emotional response through flowers.”

The flowers in each installation are not cheap. Roses, orchids, dahlias, tulips, lilies and other lavish blossoms are bundled in giant bouquets and lengthy garlands. The largest bouquets are can cost over $10,000. But why would Miller go to such lengths in spending thousands of dollars for this cause?

 

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St. James Church

Miller revealed that the floral arrangements were previously used in events, since he is a well-known event designer. Instead of throwing them into the trash to rot, Miller thought of giving these flowers a second life. So, he placed the floral arrangements in public spaces because then the flowers don’t go to waste and they can cheer people up to.

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116th St. & Frederick Douglas Blvd

 

Flower Flash Is Now In Other Cities To

Up till now, Miller continues his Flower Flash campaign, much to the delight of all New Yorkers. And now he’s extending his blooming campaign to other cities as well including Charlottesville, Nashville and Los Angeles. So, take a look at his enchanting floral arrangements.

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28th Street & Broadway

 

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West 4th Street & 6th Ave

 

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Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial

 

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

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Uptown F Station

 

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53rd Street & 2nd Ave

 

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53 Christopher Street

 

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Horatio St. & 8th Ave

 

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73rd St. & West End Ave

 

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Fearless Girl 8 Broadway

 

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76th Street & Madison Ave

 

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Subway Station 44th Street & 8th Ave

 

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37th Street & Madison Ave

 

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Miss Manhattan Straus Park

 

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Hudson Yards

 

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Central Park

 

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100th Street & West End Ave

 

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Atlas Statue Rockefeller Center

 

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190 Bowery

 

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Crosby Street Hotel

 

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Elizabeth Street

 

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Bowery & Kenmare

 

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Jackson Square Park

 

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42nd Street & 2nd Ave

 

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30 Rockefeller Center

 

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14th Street & 9th Ave

 

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Nashville, Draper James Mural

 

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Los Angeles, Troubadour

 

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Charlottesville, Abandoned Building

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