UK-based designers Mike Pollard and Rika Yamasaki of MR Studio London use flowers and foliage to create old-fashioned pressed flower artworks that look entirely modern.
“All the pressed flowers and foliage that feature in our work are from our little garden and a big forest nearby where we live,” say the designers. “We carefully select and pick each flower and leaf, taking only the amount that we will use and make sure not to cause any harm to the environment.”
The designers’ range includes both printed cards and one-off pressed flower cards and pressed flower artworks suitable for framing:
Above: A selection of Handmade Pressed Flower Artworks is available at the designers’ Etsy shop.
Above: Each handmade Pressed Flower Artwork is one of a kind; mounted on sheets of 6-by-8-inch cotton rag paper and floated on mount-board, the artworks range in price from £35 to £42.
Above: “We hope that through our work we can begin to share some of the beauty and enjoyment that we find in London’s nature and pass on a love and respect for simple processes and materials that can be found close to home,” the designers say.
Above: The designers recommend a frame with UV-resistant glass to protect the colors from fading in sunlight.
Above: One-of-a-kind handmade Pressed Flower Greeting Cards are £5.95 via the designers’ Etsy shop.