Love is the Answer

LMD’s latest limited edition print is one of our most beloved Heart Flower Flashes. Since it is officially December and the heart is a symbol of love, we thought this Flash would make a wonderful gift. Six feet tall and filled with over 2,000 freshly cut blooms, this ombré beauty went up at dawn this September 11th, a somber day for all New Yorkers. But somehow this Heart Flash became a beacon of pure joy for people who needed their spirits lifted and a gentle reminder that there is beauty in this world and that they are deserving of it. LMD’s Flower Flashes are at once totally effortless and carefully conceptualized, resulting in a moment that is fresh, original and visually arresting. Even the most ephemeral street art is not usually this fleeting. Unlike graffiti, which is meant to leave its mark for as long as possible, the Flower Flashes try not to defy but celebrate Nature’s glory and impermanence. Click the link here for more details and to purchase our new print! http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

A Special Holiday Flower Flash Box

Our new Holiday Flower Flash Box is here for the whole month of December. Stress-free, stylish and uncomplicated is what we are aiming for this holiday season and LMD is here to help. There is no easier and better way to bring lightness and joy into your home than with freshly cut flowers. In partnership with American Express, Lewis has curated a floral offering filled with his most favorite blooms: black and white anemones, velvety ranunculus, specialty tulips and so much more. This box also marks the first time we are offering a fully-realized tablescape design in LMD’s signature style. For the traditionalist, there are ivory tapers, glass rippled candlesticks and a mercury compote and companion vessels and votives. For the modernist, a similar offering in a rich copper and bronze color palette. These very special additions would make a great gift for a good friend who is also the ultimate hostess. These boxes are limited and can only be purchased with an American Express card with 10% of the proceeds going to the Crossroads Homeless Shelter at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City.  Click the link here to learn more and purchase one for yourself. http://lmdxamex.com

A Very Special Flower Flash Box

Our Flower Flash Boxes are back! I am excited about this new Flower Flash Box. It’s in partnership with The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville.  I was a guest speaker at the show in 2018 and I fell in love with the beautiful community of Nashville. With the show being canceled this year, I wanted to show my support with a special floral offering in a gorgeous, autumnal color palette to get us in the mood for Thanksgiving. 10% of the proceeds of this box will be donated to The Cheekwood Estate and ECON charities, a public charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in the greater Nashville area, in the hopes that The Antiques and Garden Show will return in 2022, stronger than ever.

Inspired by the golden and jewel tones of fall, this box is filled with deep pink roses, delicate butterfly and plum ranunculus, speckled rainbow eucalyptus and much more. As always, delivery is included with your purchase as well as a link to a series of fun and instructional videos taught by yours truly. Click here to purchase your LMD x Antiques and Garden Show Flower Flash Box. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon

Oscar Wilde wrote: With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? Our new Flower Flash print is almost sold out! It is the perfect New York gift for the flower lover, uptown girl and street art enthusiast in your life. Click here to view the full print and to purchase, before they are all gone. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

She’s an Uptown Girl

Our second limited edition Flower Flash print is now for sale! This is how we are doing things. We will be dropping a different Flower Flash print on the first of every month for the next five months! Each print is a limited edition of 150 and when the sale ends–POOF!–they are gone, just like a true Flower Flash. So don’t hesitate, if you love one, grab it…and collect them all!

This month’s print captures one of our first trash can Flower Flashes on 90th Street and Madison Avenue. It was created in May, one of the prettiest months for flowers, in under 20 minutes and disappeared in less than 2 hours. LMD’s Flower Flashes are at once totally effortless and carefully conceptualized, resulting in a moment that is fresh, original and visually arresting. Even the most ephemeral street art is not usually this fleeting. Unlike graffiti, which is meant to leave its mark for as long as possible, the Flower Flashes try not to defy but celebrate Nature’s glory and impermanence and this is part of their great appeal. These photographs are a limited edition of 150 and Giclee printed on archival paper. This month’s print measures 17 x 24 inches. They are $350 each and arrive signed and numbered by the Flower Bandit, himself. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Crossroads Homeless Shelter at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. To purchase this month’s limited edition Flower Flash print, click here: http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Beautiful Flowers. Beautiful Cause.

With every purchase of our limited edition Flower Flash Box in partnership with Ralph Lauren Fragrances, LMD will donate 50% of the proceeds to the Pink Pony Fund. We have all been effected, either directly or indirectly by this terrible disease, help fight it by gifting a box to a survivor and friend. In doing so, you will be raising money for a great foundation that is dedicated to fighting cancer by reducing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that treatment is available at an earlier, more curable stage. Click the link here to give the gift of hope and beauty. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Fighting the good fight…

Four years ago, this month, LMD created its first Flower Flash. It was a halo of bright flowers circling the IMAGINE mosaic in Central Park. Fast forward to 2020, and I don’t think anyone could have imagined the year we have had so far. However, we have found that doing good and partnering with like-minded brands to raise money and awareness for great causes and spreading joy through flowers and Flower Flashes is the way forward and the best way to stay positive. LMD is very happy to bring you this limited-edition Ralph Lauren Romance Pink Pony Edition Flower Flash Box in partnership with Ralph Lauren Fragrances and the brand’s first ever Pink Pony fragrance: Ralph Lauren Romance Pink Pony Edition. The Pink Pony Fund, which was founded in 2000, reduces disparities in cancer care and ensures that treatment is available at an earlier, more curable stage.  50% of the sales of this Flower Flash box will be donated to the Pink Pony Fund of the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation, so when you purchase a Flower Flash box for yourself, or a survivor, know that you are contributing to a great cause and to the fight against cancer.  Click the link here to purchase your limited edition Flower Flash box. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Flower Flash Prints Are Finally Here.

We are pleased to announce a new limited edition print of one of our most popular Flower Flashes. This is how we are doing things! We will be dropping a different Flower Flash print on the first of every month for the next six months! Each print is a limited edition of 150 and when the sale ends–POOF!–they are gone, just like a true Flower Flash. So don’t hesitate, if you love one, grab it…and collect them all!  Kicking off this series is by far, one of the most beloved Flower Flashes we have done to date, it was created in one of New York City’s last operating phone booths on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.

LMD’s Flower Flashes are at once totally effortless and carefully conceptualized, resulting in a moment that is fresh, original and visually arresting. Even the most ephemeral street art is not usually this fleeting. Unlike graffiti, which is meant to leave its mark for as long as possible, the Flower Flashes try not to defy but celebrate Nature’s glory and impermanence, this is part of their great appeal. These photographs are Giclee printed on archival paper, they measure 20 x 24 inches and are a limited edition of 150. They are $350 each and arrive signed, numbered and dated by the Flower Bandit, himself. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Crossroads Homeless Shelter at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. To purchase your limited edition Flower Flash print, click here: http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

The Daydream Flower Flash Box

It’s a Flower Flash Box, and a time machine. Introducing the Flower Flash Box, Daydream Edition. Fantasizing about last minute getaways and escaping New York in August, Lewis has curated a summertime box that will transport you to an English garden. Stately and soaring delphinium, multi-petaled roses and fluffy lisianthus make this offering one of the most special boxes of the summer.  Click the link to shop: http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

September & October Flower Classes

Autumn in New York City is a majestic sight and something to look forward to….We are pleased to announce a series of intimate flower classes taught on the ground floor of our studio located in New York City’s Flower Market. A few changes to the way we are doing things! Classes will be capped at 10 people. The ground floor space where we hold our new classes is nearly 1,000 square feet and every student will be stationed 6 feet apart to adhere to all socially distancing guidelines. Every student is required to wear a face mask. For our September class, using rich cognac and golden caramel hues, Lewis will demonstrate how to make a stunning,  textural and seasonal arrangement in his signature style. The October class will showcase the dahlia! Students will take home their own arrangement. See you in September!

Wednesday, September 9th from 2PM – 4:30 PM
Thursday, September 10th from 2PM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday, October 7th from 2PM – 4:30 PM
Thursday, October 8th from 2PM – 4:30 PM

Location: 803 6thAvenue, ground floor $325 per student, 10 students per class
For more information and to reserve your seat, go to http://store.lewismillerdesign.com
Seats are non-refundable.

Favorite Time of Day

It’s a well known fact that dawn is the Flower Bandit’s favorite time of day. This week’s Pink Dawn Flower Flash Box is inspired by sunrises and the pink and purple hues they bring to the summer sky. Much like a new day, flowers and flower arranging can be restorative, healing and bring an overall sense of calm and optimism. Proceeds from this box will be donated to Crossroads Community Services, affiliated with St. Bartholomew’s Church in fighting homelessness and hunger in New York City. Click the link here to purchase. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

 

Choices, choices….

This is a tale of two roses. Summer garden roses are sublime but I never can choose my favorite variety. Not one to shy away from color, I often gravitate towards bold cherry hues, deep coral and vibrant mango shades. But as soon as I dive in…I find myself wanting to live with powdery pink and lilac blooms which are so romantic and moody. Good thing living with flowers is a short term relationship and one can bounce from one bloom to the next without any hurt feelings! As always, this is a purchase you can feel great about. 10% of the proceeds of these Flower Flash Boxes will go to The Echo Project. Our rose boxes have a limited run so grab them while you can! Click the link here to shop http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

New Class Alert!

Excited to announce that with our August 6th class selling out so quickly, we decided to add one more for those who my not have had the chance to purchase a seat. Summer blooms are so gorgeous and uniquely vibrant and fluffy. Lewis will be using the season’s best flowers for this August 7th class. With a focus on texture, shape, color, movement and composition, each student will have an opportunity to learn from the Flower Bandit, himself. Classes are held on the ground floor of our 1,000 square foot studio, and we will be implementing all social distancing guidelines. We will have face masks on hand but encourage you to bring your own. Classes are $325 per person and a lot of  fun when you bring a friend along! For more information and to reserve your spot, click the link here. Seats to our flower classes are non-refundable. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Summer Blues

Midsummer heat calls for fresh flowers in cool watercolor shades of blue, purples and a touch of pink. Like the ocean tide, our summer time offerings are meant to relax and soothe… and of course, bring some beauty into your home or the home of a loved one! Click the link to shop Lewis’s newest selection of gorgeous blooms.     http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

All The Roses…

Growing up in California farm country, summer always meant rose bushes that grew 7 feet tall. I grow them in my yard upstate but I am reluctant to cut flowers from my own garden. That is why I am so excited to introduce this new Rose Flower Flash Box. I chose two color stories. One is fiery and bold, comprised of multi-petaled stunners in shades of sunset. The other, romantic and soft in pearlescent pinks and ivory. As always, these roses come direct from the farm to your doorstep and a link to a series of short instructional videos, taught by yours truly, is included. There is something so fresh about a heap of summer garden roses in the home this time of year. Gift them to a loved one or send them to yourself.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Click the link to shop both rose boxes here: http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

July Flower Classes

Happy Fourth, everyone! In many ways, the art of gathering is still being defined (and redefined) this summer.  It is important for us all to be safe and diligent and to find the right balance. I know sharing company and laughter with small groups of friends and making sure all feel at ease as we navigate our way through “pandemic etiquette”, has brought me a lot of joy. It’s with this spirit, that we launched these small flower classes at our studios in New York City. We will be taking over the ground floor of our studio space (nearly 1,000 square feet) and students will be stationed 6 feet apart from one another. Each station will be outfitted with everything a student needs to create a stunning floral arrangement including their own bucket filled with the most beautiful, juicy summer garden flowers and individual  bottles of crisp rosé. I will share with you my techniques and talk you through each and every bloom and why I chose them. We will discuss the importance of shape, texture, movement, color and composition but mostly, we will gather, create and have some fun. Classes are 2.5 hours long and capped at 12 students per class. Price of class is $325 per student. Dates are as follows:

Wednesday, July 8th Lewis Miller Design Flower Class 2PM -4:30PM
Thursday, July 9th Lewis Miller Design Flower Class 2PM -4:30PM

Click the link to learn more about these classes and to reserve your spot: http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

The Lewis Miller Design Flower Classes are back!

Thank you so much for being patient with us these last 4 months and for supporting our new Flower Flash Boxes. As New York City slowly begins to reopen, we are so happy to announce a series of smaller classes taught on the ground floor of our studios this July. A few changes to how we are doing things! Classes will be capped to 12 students. The ground floor space where we will hold our new classes is nearly 1,000 square feet and every student will be stationed 6 feet apart. Everyone will have their own bucket of flowers at their station. Floor markers will be clearly defined, we encourage you to bring your own face masks but we will also provide them; as well as gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and your own mini bottles of water and rosé!  We have missed you more than you know! Let’s have some fun, safely and at a distance.
Classes will be 2.5 hours long. Price of class is $325 per student.
Dates are as follows: 
Wednesday, July 8th Lewis Miller Design Flower Class 2PM – 4:30PM 
Wednesday, July 8th Lewis Miller Design Flower Class 6PM – 8:30PM
Thursday, July 9th Lewis Miller Design Flower Class 2PM – 4:30PM
Thursday, July 9th Lewis Miller Design Flower Class 6PM – 8:30PM
Click the link to reserve a spot at one of our classes, please take note purchases are non-refundable. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Summer Sparklers

Introducing a Flower Flash Box worthy of the summer solstice. For this week’s offering, I chose textural thistle–reminiscent of sparklers on the Fourth of July, glossy calla lilies and the beloved peony, in luscious shades of black cherry, pinks and indigo.  The art of gathering in summer and at home, feels especially intimate right now. I am looking forward to uncomplicated and gorgeous flowers, good conversation with a small circle of friends and a starry sky overhead. A portion of the proceeds of this box will be donated to the NAACP. Click the link to shop. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

The Simple Joys of Life

Pink Lemonade, pink sunsets, pink peonies, the simple joys of summer and of life. This new Flower Flash Box is simply meant to lift spirits. Over the last few days, LMD has been trying to find balance and do the next right thing. I am proud to write that since we launched this Flower Flash Box on April 4th, in the midst of Covid, LMD has raised over $50K for charity.

We have donated to the United Way, to the Greater New York Hospital Association and to Your Mom Cares. We are now directing our attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. Words are important, actions are imperative. We will keep doing our part, we will keep Flower Flashing for good and for change! And we will keep offering up the most beautiful blossoms of the season in the hopes they bring joy and life into your homes. Click the link to shop: http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Dutch Blue

One of our prettiest boxes to date, this week’s blue and white Flower Flash Box is inspired by Delft pottery and the gorgeous Dutch hue. It is also one of our most sweetly fragrant boxes with freesia and peonies included.

Now more than ever, LMD is focused on being a source of inspiration to our customers. The Flower Flash Boxes are meant to be a source of beauty, an activity to connect you with nature, and a way to promote a sense of positive well being.

Flowers are our greatest cheerleaders, put on this earth to make us happy and to remind us that beauty exists and that we are deserving of it. Click the link to shop this week’s special offering. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Introducing the Wedding Edition, Flower Flash Box

Two weekends ago, I had the honor of creating a Flower Flash Wedding for New York Times best-selling author and former Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth and her singer-songwriter husband Jonathan Singletary. In many ways the past three years of creating public floral art installations on the streets of New York, prepared me for their stylish, buoyant and spirited wedding on the front steps of their Brooklyn brownstone apartment. The design process was fast and bountiful, just the way I like it!

The color story and the blooms in this week’s Wedding Flower Flash Box are inspired by Elaine and Jonathan’s blessed day. There are white and coral peonies, sweet peas, delphinium (for something blue) and delicate hellebores. I know this summer will be bittersweet for those who had plans to wed and for their loved ones who were looking forward to witnessing these celebrations. This new wedding box is really a celebration box, intended for family and friends to gift to couples who had to delay and also for couples who have chosen to stay true to their date and finding creative ways to still wed!

With this in mind, in addition to the instructional flower arranging videos, I have added a bonus video on how to make a stunning hand-tied wedding bouquet. Personally, the act of gifting makes me feel hopeful and connected to my community and gifting serves as a gentle reminder that we can still look forward to big plans by sending small gestures of love. http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Good Vibrations

My comfort zone is comfortably under the radar. I started “Flower Flashing” over three years ago, and I am always the first one from my team to quietly leave the scene of the Flash, most often on a bicycle. I don’t wait to watch what happens or stick around to see surprised New Yorkers ask if they can take the flowers. The answer is always: Yes, you can! But there are a few things that will coax me out….A good cause being one. This week’s Flower Flash Box is in partnership with American Express. A company that champions communities and small businesses. LMD will donate 100% of the proceeds of this beautiful Flower Flash Box to the Greater New York Hospital Association, an organization that supports front-line workers and hospital staff during this very difficult time. Our very first Flower Flash box was launched on April 4th and we have always linked a charity to our sales. If we sell out of this week’s current offering of luscious pink and amethyst blooms, LMD will have raised over sixty thousand dollars for charity. That is something I feel really good about. Click this link to shop! http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Homeward Bound

Memorial Day weekend is on the horizon and there will be no big outdoor parties to produce kicking off the summer season but what confinement does offer is intimacy and time. Time to plan a small outdoor picnic for you and your family. Time to create a beautiful tablescape. This week’s Flower Flash box was inspired by the “magic hour”.  That perfect time of day when all things glow and vibrate with beauty. Click the link to shop: http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Peonies for days…

Some would say that jewelry is one of the most uplifting things a woman can own. Maybe that is why I gravitated to these gemstone hues for this week’s Flower Flash Box. Rubies, sapphires, and pink diamonds come in the form of peonies, delphinium, tulips, and hyacinths. Like precious stones, flowers are unique, speak to the individual and always represent something beautiful and personal. With Mother’s Day on the horizon and all of us in need of an emotional boost, I would add that flowers are one of the most uplifting gifts a woman can give herself or a loved one.  Click here to shop: https://store.lewismillerdesign.com

The Mother’s Day Flower Flash Box is here!!

Our mothers–and the motherly figures in our lives–do so much for us day in and day out, and it is such a treat to be able to celebrate them with a gift of flowers. This special edition Mother’s Day Flower Flash Box is extremely special and has all the treasures you could ever want: Peonies, double tulips, ranunculus and hyacinths, in a kaleidoscope of powdery pastels. Click here to shop: http://store.lewismillerdesign.com

Introducing The Flower Flash Candle

Big news in a little box! Introducing the Flower Flash Candle. We started flashing New Yorkers with flowers three years ago. Unlike a Flower Flash, which pops up in about 15 minutes, the creation of this candle has been slow and thoughtful.

Scent is so very personal and I am a self-professed candle junkie. From Cire Trudon to Nest, I have an affinity for lit candles in the home. A great scent can calm you down, slow your heart rate and turn your house into a sanctuary. I worked with the best perfumers in Paris and created a candle that is floral (tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley) but also has a bit of an edge (vetiver, leather, grapefruit and pink pepper). I love everything about this candle. If you have been chasing our Flower Flashes or just a fan, I am so happy to share this launch with you! Now everyone can embrace a bit of the joy and spirited energy that embody our street art installations. Click here to shop! https://store.lewismillerdesign.com/

In a Flash, they’ll be gone!

Our pink and raspberry tinted Flower Flash Box disappears tomorrow, so shake off that quarantine fatigue and get some serotonin-inducing blooms delivered to your door. Our homes should be our sanctuary but it can feel difficult to channel that feeling at the moment. Treat yourself (or a friend who is alone right now and in need of a sweet surprise) to some gorgeous, happy blossoms! You will receive over one hundred stems and a series of instructional videos taught by yours truly. And I promise I will make it fun, fast and informative! 

Click here to shop! https://store.lewismillerdesign.com

The Lewis Miller Flower Flash Box

Here comes a jolt of energy and a pop of color! I chose crimson and hot pink for this week’s Flower Flash Box.  I have huge affection for this youthful and cheeky color combination and there is no better way in my opinion to kick these cabin fever blues than with a clutch of foxy blossoms.

Included in this Flower Flash box are two kinds of specialty tulips, the fringed Parrot Prince and Double Libretto, raspberry colored ranunculus, anemones in red and deep pink, hyacinths and if you purchase our deluxe box, you will also receive a bunch of hot pink peonies. It’s time to shake off Easter’s powdery pastels,  rattle the color wheel and heat things up! Click here to shop! https://store.lewismillerdesign.com

American Gothic: March 19th Flower Class

There is something so rich and decadent about dark, velvet-like flowers. When I started my company, I had a running joke with my design team: if I came in feeling blue or stressed out, I would say, “I need something cheerful–make me a black arrangement!” In the world of flowers, nothing is truly black. There are only shades of purple, red and chocolate brown. When used together; the nuances of these dark colors and tones becomes apparent.

Our first class of the spring season will focus on dark flowers and foliage and how they can act as a “shadow” for softer, brighter and more colorful flowers. After all, with the sweetness of Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s time to explore crisp edges and strong silhouettes.

March 19th’s class will focus on shape! I dislike the association of the word Gothic with horror; Gothic to me is one of the most elegant styles, especially American Gothic. It has everything to do with the silhouette, the object. Whether it be an iron finial, a buttress or in our case a gorgeous flower arrangement. To secure your seat in our March Class, please call 212 614 2734 or email irini@lewismillerdesign.com and have your credit card details handy. We also have April 2nd and May 7th classes available, for more information on these classes or to reserve your seat, please call our studios at 212 614 2734.

Lewis Miller Floral Design Classes are held at the LMD Studios at 803 6th Avenue. Class begins at 6PM with a champagne reception and ends at 8PM. Seats are non-refundable.

 

November News (& More Flower Classes).

Last month I welcomed students to the LMD HQ for our first in house flower class! I was so impressed by the arrangements everyone made and the night was more fun than I could have imagined. I am excited to teach and meet more of you! Since our November 20th class sold out so quickly, I am happy to announce an additional class on November 12th in conjunction with Pratt and my good friend Eileen Johnson, formerly of The Flower School of New York. The class is called Floral Art for Interiors and more information can be found in the link below.

https://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing-education-and-professional/pro-certificate-programs/floral-art-for-interiors-certificate/

I am also heading to Charlottesville, Virginia next week to give a Ted Talk on the Power of Flowers. Flowers have been cheering me on my whole life and though the thought of public speaking doesn’t thrill me, I must confess, rehearsing for this special event has allowed me to celebrate flowers in my own way. I have been telling stories with flowers my whole life and this is a chance for me to tell another one and honor their beauty and significance in my life. Ted x Charlottesville is on Friday, November 8th and is being held at the Paramount Theater. Tickets are on sale now at http://tedxcharlottesville.com

On Saturday, November 9th I will be teaching a flower class in the breathtaking and historic surroundings at Montalto, with views overlooking Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Last day to reserve a spot for this class is Friday, November 1st and you can find all the details here:

https://www.monticello.org/exhibits-events/calendar-of-events/details/flower-workshop-with-lewis-miller/2019-11-09/

Lastly, we have added additional dates to our LMD Flower Classes held at out studios. Information is as follows:

Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 6-8PM
Thursday January 23rd 2020 6-8PM
Students will learn how to make a stunning seasonal flower arrangement using foam free techniques in a unique compote in the Flemish Style.

Wednesday, February 5th 2020 6-8PM
Thursday, February 6th 2020 6-8PM

Learn how to make a romantic and lush arrangement using fragrant blooms.

Each class will hold 16 students. Classes are two hours long and $325 per student. Non-refundable payment with credit card due prior to class date. To reserve your seats, please call our office at 212 614 2734 or email irini@lewismillerdesign.com  We can’t wait to welcome you!