There’s nothing quite as sentimental and emotionally sincere as a fluffy pink, Hallmark-stamped, vomit inducing, high-pressured capitalist celebration of love… is there? Yeah, even if you’re loved up, Valentine’s Day is still pretty embarrassing for all concerned. If you’re struggling to get something less cringey than fluffy handcuffs or more original than chocolates then you’ll probably be interested in one of Think Ink’s macabre black rose bouquets. Alongside the Kraken Rum, Think Ink will be hammering their Kraken Versus Cupid campaign on February 14 at their pop-up in unit 1.16, Kingley Court, which will be spearheaded by the infamous Miss Cakehead.
The black roses have been created by placing dark red roses into vases filled with Kraken’s ink instead of water, which travels up the stem (via the xylem, if you must know) turning the petals black. For extra drama, the flowers are then dyed with special floristry dyes to complete the perfect anti-Cupid look.
Head over from 8am on the dreaded day to the Think Ink Florist for your fresh black bouquet arranged in a grave vase. And forget the champagne, you’ll be given a mini bottle of Kraken rum instead. Ally Swadling