Being a fan of the traditional Japanese art, I have always looked with interest at the different traditions of flower arrangement they use in their interiors. Commonly known as ikebana
, it has many styles, schools, and rules that need to be followed to properly express the beauty of nature and bring that into the space we live in. Free Style is a contemporary and recently developed art and suits me best: do how you feel and use what you got. I have always liked the popular car accessory of the past - the bud vase or blumenvase
, as it is called in the VW world (which is how i got familiar with it). So here is my attempt to apply both of the traditions to my own car:
The passenger side area above the glove box has a removable tray that I decided to use to hold the "vase." I made the mold and copied it to the piece of plastic:
One of the intake velocity stacks I had laying around looked suitable to hold the flowers in place so it has been bolted to the base:
This removable set-up drops into the tray that can even hold water to support life for some time:
The end result:
Now all I had to do was add water and some flowers to brighten the dash up.