Don't try this at home. We don't know how they do it, but it's really cool. We were at Kittichai on Thompson Street on Tuesday night with the folks from Yelp!, and couldn't resist snapping pics of these mesmerized orchids...
They are fully immersed in some kind of liquid (which has to be a chemical), and they are beautifully underlit, which gives them a radiant quality.
It's a lovely idea (minus the chemicals), and we could see doing it at home in water for short periods of time. There have got to be over 100 of these bottles in the bar. Can you imagine having to change them if they go funky?
Kittichai is a beautiful place, very much a see-and-be-seen scene. Not surprisingly, it was designed by David Rockwell. They call it "a modern interpretation of poised, Thai-inspired design."