online, i've been noticing a trend of drying foliage this fall. this spread by parker fitzgerald and amy merrick in the most recent kinfolk was one of my favorite pieces- it took me back to holidays at home, where we used to cut lavender, rosehips, sage and rosemary from the garden and dry them in bunches for wreath decorating. last week, i found this pin (original source here) to be particularly beautiful, and later spotted the same image on this remodelista post about decorating with dried foliage. there is something lovely about the sentiment of holding onto the garden through the fall, bringing the last remnants of the season into the home to enjoy just a bit longer. anyways, all of this reminded me of these vases which debuted at Milan Design Week in the spring. designed by japanese student nobu miake as part of the design soil initiative. using simple materials (brass, leather, and rubber bands), the fadeless vases are designed to display flowers as they are drying. i think the organic shapes of the flowers shown against the clean silhouettes of the vases is quite striking, and could see these being even more beautiful as the colors of the flowers fade and the overall palette becomes more monotone.