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I saw a few pictures of arrangements fitted into boxes not long ago and got inspired By a semi-transparent box I had stored in my bathroom. Here’s my version of a box arrangement; a table arrangement combining fresh and dry materials such as oats, carnations and rosé pepper.

Teacher: Ranka

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A freestyle arrangement in a new twisted purple plastic container. By the way, this context is a good moment to apprectiate Santiago Calatrava’s architecture. I named this post in the honor of ‘Turning Torso’, a skyscraper in Malmö, Sweden.

Teacher: Shunran

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Sogetsu Ranka Ikebana group had the honor of receiving Sensei Koka Fukushima from Japan in Finland this weekend. She guided us with two demonstrations after which we created individual and group arrangements. The picture below features some of the arrangements that were designed with metal wire net and fresh materials. Mine is the second one from the left.

20150912_15421920150912_144757Above is my individual arrangement seen from above. The material is limonium and horsetail.

Below: a detail of this arrangement brought to sunlight where the wire material is elevated to a new level of visuality.

Teacher: Koka Fukushima


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Amaranth Garden


A freestyle kitchen arrangement with amaranth.

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A slim, tall home arrangement stands in an old shell casing. First the only flower was the allium in full bloom, but which started fading away, until then my mother-in-law brought me a bright wine purple peony, which matched the composition nicely and added the colour it absolutely needed. The baby’s breath was originally a part of a white bouquet I received from my extended family, and the white-dotted leaves are supposedly bethlehem sage, but I am not 100% sure what the leaf is called, since it was also given to me by my husband.



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