eco flowers by lauren karnitz

I’m always trying to come up with interesting new ways of using recycled materials, but honestly, sometimes I have a hard time seeing an old milk jug or bread tag as anything beyond a chunk of plastic. It’s great to encounter an artist who has a vision for these mundane materials, especially one who executes her ideas so successfully. These eco-flower corsages and brooches by artist Lauren Karnitz manage to pull off looking very pretty and very weird at the same time, which I love. It’s fun to peer closer and try to determine which everyday objects she’s manipulated to create each detail — pencil shavings, plastic bottle bases, buttons and more. You can see more of Lauren’s artwork by visiting her site. — Kate


Lauren is an Amazing artist!!! I feel so inspired. Thank you for sharing!


A very talented woman and a genuinely beautiful individual. Congrats on your achievements Lauren!

cathy henry

her designs are not only beautiful in photos, but spectacular in “real life”!