Last fall, we brought you the story of the Flower House, an abandoned Hamtramck house that was purchased by floral designer Lisa Waud, then covered with thousands of flowers and plants. Waud now has a Flower Truck, an extension of her business Pot & Box, where she sells flowers around the city.
Waud converted the old ice cream truck with the fabrication skills of metal worker Ben Wolf. Waud says, "Retail can be tricky, especially with a perishable product like flowers, so I decided we'd go right into the neighborhoods to push our petals."
The Flower Truck will be parked outside of:
- City Bird on West Canfield in Midtown on Wednesdays 3-6,
- Astro Coffee on Michigan Ave. in Corktown Thursdays 3-6, and
- Red Hook on Agnes Street in West Village Fridays 3-6.
On their website, the Flower Truck has a survey for future locations, if there's enough interest.
This October, Waud plans to launch "Detroit Flower Week" during the one year anniversary of Flower House, with workshops, lectures, and other programming around floral design and the like.
Here are a few more pics from their launch last week in West Village.
- See Flower House: Curbed Photo Essay [Curbed Detroit]
- Florists Covered This Abandoned Detroit House in 4,000 Blooms [Curbed National]
- Pot & Box's Downtown Home for the Summer Looks Great [Curbed Detroit]
- Pot & Box
- Detroit Flower Week