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For many people trying to keep a manicured lawn, dandelions are a spring and summer annoyance. But although they may not be delightful when they pop up all over your property, I think I can make a case for bringing them indoors based on this jaw-dropping installation by German artist Regine Ramseier for ArToll Summer Lab 2011.

dandelion room

Ramseier picked and transported nearly 2,000 dandelions from a field for the project. And just how did she get “the wishies” — my childhood name for the seed heads, as we used to make wishes on them and blow, like candles on a birthday cake — to stay intact, you wonder? A little spray adhesive and some special palettes with holes in them. (These pictures of the process are almost as cool as the finished product itself.) It’s so dreamy, I wish someone would manufacture a giant dandelion-like canopy so I could mimic the installation at home. But don’t worry, I won’t wish on one of those wishies.

[Via: The Jealous Curator]

22 Responses

  1. Liz_HGTV says:

    This is amazing! I love dandelions despite their lawn-invading qualities. I feel like if this was in my home, I would constantly be gazing up at it from the floor.

  2. willgarden4food says:

    I love this! Nice art. They are great greens that detox your liver. I grow them in a growing box for the greens and replant the seeds. I also know someone who made dandelion wine.

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  5. Amy says:

    Wow – this is absolutely amazing to look at. Who can't help but be brought back to their childhood when they see dandelions???

  6. amyks says:

    That is amazing!

  7. fivekitten says:

    I could so see myself getting obsessed and doing this. I love dandelions :) Are there any kids that DON'T like dandelions? Just grownups I think.

  8. chris says:

    Godness it's look like a meadow house. Nice creation<3 <a href="http://room-ideas.co.uk&quot; rel="nofollow"&gt <a href="http://;http://room-ideas.co.uk” target=”_blank”>;http://room-ideas.co.uk

  9. Missy says:

    @willgarden4food, my Grandfather used to make dandelion wine, too!!
    don't turn on a fan in that hallway…

  10. Sherri S says:

    How would you ever keep this clean?

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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