Found a new oasis; Seesaw - (433 Yuyuan Lu)
Go in between the cars, you think itโ€™s wrong but itโ€™s not.
On your right side you see the building open up. A calm and friendly cafe. ๐Ÿ‘โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

seesaw cafe shanghai

It’s amazing when you for a brief moment find yourself totally alone in the subway.
Shanghai’s population in 2013 is estimated at 23.9 million - nearly twice the population of New York City.

crowded subway shanghai china

One main rule in Chinese Flower Arrangement are that it always has to be true to nature, never forced. Treat the flowers as if they are still in their natural environment reaching for the sun. Every composition should have the basic geometric forms. (my mom would be so proud!) ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ”บโ—พ๏ธ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ

One main rule in Chinese Flower Arrangement are that it always has to be true to nature, never forced. Treat the flowers as if they are still in their natural environment reaching for the sun. Every composition should have the basic geometric forms. (my mom would be so proud!) ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ”บโ—พ๏ธ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟโ˜€๏ธ

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With a very gently puff blown down in the roses they slowly open up.
We where five people on the workshop, all with a love for flowers.
When we all where finished everyone was taking pictures, they said mine was “Very good”.
Thank you!
I will SO be back!

flowes flowerarrangement flowerworkshop shanghai china

Yesterday at the Chinese Flower Workshop: Itโ€™s all very strict and you place everything in special areas, nothing is left to coincidence.
One (1) flower have the lead role in the arrangement, the other flowers are hiding, supporting around it. A flower can be shy, cocky, arrogant, in love…
All the green in the arrangement have one purpose: support and make the main flower look amazing.ย You should never have more than three (3) different plants / structures / colors / shapes. Never.
In China they have a saying regarding western flower arrangement:ย ”Flowers made by a blind person.”ย 

flowers workshop shanghai china