October 22, 2010

Frank Bruggeman at FlowerSALON/

Frank Bruggeman Flower SALON/ contributor and master of all things blue at Flower SALON/ Museum van Loon
Nature envelopes our surrounds, yet remains a much neglected entity. Frank Bruggeman uses living space and nature in ways that questions society's understanding of both ideas. Describing his work as "analysing and re-conceptualising human surroundings" Frank's use of blue to determine a lack of hierarchy makes his work both distinctive and room consuming....

Jos Bregman at Flower/SALON

Flower SALON contributor Jos Bregman on exhibit at Droog
(photocredit: Mimi Berlin)
Be part of Tree Mob the global community of tree lovers and join Jos Bregman in his quest for a better understanding of why trees are so important in this world. At Flower SALON/ Droog, you can purchase part of a tree (like Manon has done here) and in a few months time, you will be invited to a picnic with tea and cake, under one of the most prominent trees in Holland. Tree Mob is the first tree-centred online community in the world, and you can be a part of it by visiting Flower Salon/ at Droog, Amsterdam - see you for tea and cake very soon.

Join the Pipe at FlowerSALON/

Join the Pipe at FlowerSALON/ contributors making the world a better place to live...
Join the Pipe is a community of tap water drinkers from around the world. Encouraging people to use water from the tap, instead of the bottled variety, Join the Pipe is set to make the longest water pipe in history, by simply purchasing a ceramic pipe like those you see here. Join the 1778 members from around the world by visiting the JTP site right now... and be sure to visit their exhibit in Urban Green as part of FlowerSALON/

Willem de Rooij at FlowerSALON/

Willem de Rooij, FlowerSALON/ The Temporary Stedelijk Amsterdam

Bouquet V by Willem de Rooij in collaboration with Gerda's Bloemen is another refreshing exhibit for Flower SALON/.
Using 95 different flowers in a cylindrical vase with each flower being used only the once in the bouquet. de Rooij has used this idea to express the elimination of hierarchy instead focussing on diversity and "the tension between the individual and the collective".
To think so much thought can transpire from a bouquet of flowers is extraordinary - thank you for encouraging us to think beyond the usual Mr de Rooij.... from all of us at FlowerSALON/

Andreas Verheijen at FlowerSALON/

Step inside one of Amsterdam's most exclusive hotels, with your Flower SALON Passepartout
Jordan leads the way...
work by Flower Engineer Andreas Verhagen

Hotel De L'Europe doesn't normally open it's doors to strangers. One of the most distinctive hotels in Amsterdam, it is home to many prominent politicians, businessmen and people who make things happen. So when you enter the hotel, it is best to have a hotel key or Flower SALON Passepartout in hand so that Jordan or another hotel concierge can take you on a tour of the building currently being used to house the works of Andreas Verheijen, Wendelien Daan, Freudenthal/Verhagen and flowers from Ivy and Pom Pon. Thanks to Iman Ahimsa for these sublime photos of Andreas and Wendelien's work.