Famed Japenese florist Makoto Azuma has collaborated with Swarovski Elements to create these unique organic arrangements. Azuma produced these impressive botanical sculptures to be featured in the Numero Tokyo Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
The sparkling crystal elements add an artistic and elegant touch to the special calendar project. Makoto Azuma has previously worked with brand names like Adidas, Colette and Cartier, and owns the boutique flower shop 'Jardins des Fleurs' in Tokyo.
Implications - As the economic situation in many countries worsens, luxurious lifestyles are becoming more of a novelty and point of interest. Audiences are intrigued and fascinated by the over-indulgent lifestyles of many people as they now seem more fantastical and less feasible for the average adult.