Tuesday, 25 July 2017

He Fills NYC Trash Cans with Flowers

How inspiring are these magical flower displays? It would be so fun (if you lived in New York) if you spotted one on your walk to work. Even if you started out in the worst of moods, it would put a huge smile on your face...

Lewis Miller never broadcasts where his next 'Flower Flash' will appear; it will just pop up randomly around New York City, with the hashtag LMD x NYC sprayed next to each installation.

He had the idea for 'guerilla floristry' for a while, and as florist known for his fantastical wedding and party arrangements, he knew exactly the kind of impact these displays would have on people and the way they feel. "Gifting flowers to the people of New York was my goal, my vision – to create an emotional response through flowers," he told me.

No sooner is a project spotted, it's instantly rewarded on Instagram and Lewis has since racked up a huge following of over 30K.

Lewis and his team take to the streets under the cover of darkness, setting out in the early hours with a van filled with thousands and thousands of flowers, working quickly to create these psychedelic displays of colour before sunrise.

Trash cans aren't his only target, 'flower flashes' can pop anywhere, such as on the Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park...

The John Lennon Imagine memorial, also in Central Park...

Even on bus stop canopies!

Where next, I wonder? Keep up with Lewis Miller's guerrilla floristry antics on Instagram here

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Family with the Secret Recipe for Making Blue Plaques

I've never seen so many blue plaques as in the past three months spent researching my upcoming Secret Brighton book (watch this space readers), which got me thinking –

Friday, 7 July 2017

Anthropologie Summer Sale!

Good news! Anthropologie is usually so expensive, but it's offering Ellie & Co readers an extra 20% off its sale items – there are literally a gazillion things to choose from

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

A Whimsical London House with an Epic Shower!

I love a good house tour and have just fallen in love with this whimsical London house I discovered  last night on a trip down the ol' Google rabbit hole...  I mean,

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

My Magic Summer Bag

Basket bags are my favourite for summer (see here and here) and although I have to admit to owning a few already, I just added to my collection. Introducing my new magic summer bag – a

Monday, 3 July 2017

Teeny Tiny Envelope Paintings

When we were little, my friends and I used to write notes and letters to each other and cover the envelopes with a gazillion pictures and tons more writing – so my jaw