This Humid House: Appropriating Nature for Pleasure 2: Home Edition



Event details

Date and Time

26 May - 28 Jun 2021


Online Video

Event Fee


In this two-part video series, This Humid House turns locally sourced materials—cuttings from houseplants, fallen branches and market fruit and flowers into arrangements for the home. Follow along as their senior designers demonstrate techniques that will allow any receptacle that holds water—bowls and cups included, to serve as vessels for their masterpieces.

Part 1 

  • Styling with Foliage with John Lim, Creative Director at This Humid House
  • Arranging Cut Material with Carol Melbye, Senior Designer at This Humid House

Part 2

  • Arranging Dry Material with Carina Smawfield, Senior Designer at This Humid House
  • Arranging with Plants with Francoise Ozawa, Head of Design at This Humid House

Feeling inspired? Show us your very own creations and stand a chance to win a Brass Family Set and Kenzans (floral frog pins) from This Humid House that's worth more than $718 total!

Simply snap a photo of your arrangement and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #nationaldesigncentre #natureforpleasure, and tag both This Humid House and DesignSingapore Council.

Contest closes Mon, 28 June 2021. Winners will be notified via Instagram.
Contest is only open to individuals residing in Singapore.

About This Humid House
This Humid House comprises a team of designers with experience across the fields of fine art, architecture, floristry, horticulture and landscape design. Our intention is to develop a language expressed through plants and flowers that is reflective of our climate, geography and collective culture.

This event accompanies the ongoing exhibition Garden Dreaming.
Watch the recording of the first session here to learn more about This Humid House's design approach, sustainable sourcing methods, and relationship with Singapore's floral ecosystem. 

Presented by the DesignSingapore Council in partnership with This Humid House, and supported by Gardens by the Bay and the National Design Centre.

This event is part of the National Design Centre's "Casting Hope" programme line-up for April - May 2021.

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