Why do people buy flowers? I love this illustration from the Obsessive Consumption designer, who draws on a daily basis the major and minor purchases of her life. Today, she bought flowers, stressing that she bought them for no reason… Does one need a reason to buy flowers?

Why must people have a birthday, baby or funeral to receive flowers? Why do so few people buy flowers for themselves? The economic crisis has definitely put a dent in flower sales as people save money for permanent, not ephemeral goods. Yet flowers add life and light to an interior, making it resonate in a way that inanimate objects cannot. And remember: flowers often last longer than food, bringing visual vitamins to the darkest of times and ¬†places…


~ by lisacwhite on July 13, 2009.

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