pot & box founder lisa created and produced flower house, a collaborative floral art installation in october 2015:
during the third weekend of october 2015, cutting edge florists from michigan and across the country filled the walls and ceilings of an abandoned detroit house with american-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend installation friday, october 16th through sunday october 18th, with an estimated 3,000+ visitors.
after the october installation weekend passed, the house that held the exhibition was responsibly deconstructed and its materials repurposed. in spring 2017, the land will be converted into a flower farm and design center for project creator lisa waud's business pot & box on their formerly neglected properties.
the first weekend of may 2015, the flower house team hosted a preview event in a neighboring vacant house to whet the whistles of interested florists, curious visitors, and potential sponsors. the project has been featured in local, national, and worldwide media for innovation in floral design and repurposing forgotten structures in the city of detroit.
the spirit of flower house lives on in the pages of project photographer heather saunders' book, flower house detroit.