screen-shot-2017-01-29-at-12-33-53-pmThe third weekend of October 2015, cutting edge florists from Michigan and across the country will fill the walls and ceiling of an abandoned detroit house with American-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend installation. The project will be featured in local, national, and worldwide media for innovation in floral design and repurposing forgotten structure in the city of Detroit.

Pistols To Pistils
A House of Warmth

I’m supporting this Indiegogo campaign that will turn a dilapidated house into a place beauty.  My worry though is their lack of exposure (re: main stream marketing campaign (yes, they’re fine now).

So per usual my style I’ve decided to bootstrap their marketing campaign with a little help from the NBA. (Whether they or their athletes participate I’m going for it anyways.)

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So how does it work? May Day.

On the first day of May I’ll dedicate my donation to a family member and a few friends that once made a house- their house- a home.

Following my donation I’ll then begin the campaign. Tweeting something of the following:

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#pistoltopistils I dedicate my donation for #peaceful nonviolent affairs

And that’s it.

I might tweet at NBA Cares, Chicago Bulls or Detroit Pistons; I might hashtag a few athletes but at the end of the day I did it for me. I did it for project I support, a city I respect and three people that were seeds.

What to participate? Join me here:

If the project pulls through, I’ll see you there.

Yup. That’s right. I’ll be flying there.



Pistol to Pistil?

A pistil is the female reproductive part of a flower. Centrally located it consists of a swollen base/ the ovary which contains the potential seeds.

A pistol – is a small firearm designed to be held in one hand- is different story; a story many athletes and cities

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all to well understand.

Pistil “Pistil | Plant Anatomy.” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.


May Day (re: Haymarket affair) 

My Seeds: Max Murdock, a 14 year old boy from my hometown Raymond WA who committed suicide by shooting himself; Trey Ravenel, my cousin from Tampa FL who overdosed and whose Tampa Lighting hockey jersey I still wear around the house; and Sher Kung, who was a new mother and an attorney at Perkins Coie was hit by car while riding her bike in Seattle. She advocated equal rights and was one of the few people/ customers at PCC – that would stand beside the bag girl and help me bag her groceries.

Image for house drawing: The Big Tiny – A Built-It Myself Memoir by Dee Williams


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