Flower House Detroit was a floral art installation conceived by floral designer + contemporary artist Lisa Waud of Pot&Box. Held in a formerly abandoned property Waud purchased for $500, she was inspired by the works of Christo + Jean Claude – long term planning, short exhibition. With this model + her collaborative spirit, she initiated plans to create a project with her day-to-day medium – flowers + plants – in the vacant properties. Over 3 days in October 2015, florists + designers from across the U.S + Canada filled the entire 18-room house with American-grown flowers. 3500 visitors + press from around the country then gathered to walk through the exhibition in awe + amazement. The book will reflect through imagery on the year-long preparation for the project, including photographs from the exclusive preview house + then finally Lisa’s FLOWER HOUSE installation come to life. Also featured: words from the collaborating designers, thoughts on the decision to use only American-grown plants + flowers, a walk through the surrounding neighborhood, comments on the experience from visitors + a powerful section of acknowledgements to all those who made this incredible project possible.