we simply love to do pieces that seem to just sprout out from their containers by themselves. that way, they would not appear contrived like a bad hairdo but rather blend in nicely wherever we put them. for this particular arrangement, we knew that our client just love love love things shabby but chic. so, we grabbed a few dilapidated twigs, which were actually pieces from a decorative handicraft mind you, some spritely colored blooms, different foliages with interesting textures and arranged them over an unassuming black box. ta-da!