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Forcing flowers to stand up and do tricks is the old way of flower bouquets. That called for flying in blossoms from around the world. The new way is so much more DIY and all about what's happening in the garden right now--no matter the season. "Petal & Twig" is full of photographs and descriptions of wonderfully fresh combinations from garden-expert Valerie Easton's own garden. With an inviting and personal tone, Easton shows how to assemble floral combinations for color, for fragrance, to express the essence of the season, for the dinner table, for the kitchen, for the bookshelf. Inspiration, experimentation, and simple pleasure are the keys to the new bouquets.
Wreaths explores the art of creating wonderful floral pieces, to gift or keep, through a collection of 20 beautiful and natural designs. Learn how to play around with colour, foliage, texture and architectural forms with a craft that is no longer just for Christmas.
Packed with ideas, skills and techniques, Katie and Terri will inspire you to bring a touch of nature indoors as they offer a fresh and modern approach to wreath design. Going beyond the traditional shapes, this book will equip you with the know-how to create impressive statement pieces, tropical and dried wreaths, as well as beautiful garlands and a late summer chandelier.
Presented through exquisite photography and step-by-step instructions, Wreaths shows how best to maintain and display these botanical creations in your home. Discover the joy of foraging and master the art of making natural wreath frames with this irresistible book - a must-have for lovers of floral arrangements and interiors alike.
In Full Flower is a compilation of a new wave in contemporary floral design, featuring artists who combine traditional techniques with an organic, free-form, back-to-nature style. The opposite of buttoned-up and manicured arrangements, this survey includes over twenty of the most celebrated and influential artists across the United States who are rewriting the rules of floral design. Gorgeous photographs depict the artists process as well as final designs, captured both as still life s and environments. In addition, the wanderlust-inducing gardens and inspired interiors exhibit both rustic and urban eco-chic simple luxury living embodied by these artists that all homeowners will appreciate. With over 300 original colour images and short writing on each artists inspirations and philosophies, this spectacularly inspiring floral survey will be treasured by lovers of beautiful flowers and interiors alike.
For 35 years floral design company Oogenlust has been creating stunning floral compositions and interior designs inspired by the natural world. The entire spectrum of emotions is visited in beautiful creations that excite the senses and make those special moments in life simply unforgettable. Oogenlust is driven by a passion for nature and the changing seasons. Its strength lies in the meticulous use of all the materials that nature offers. But it is the sheer love for the craft of flower arranging so evident in every Oogenlust design that makes them so distinctive, original and captivating.
Church Flowers by Judith Blacklock is the essential guide to arranging flowers in Church. Printed in full color throughout, the book contains step-by-step instructions on creating perfect large-scale mechanics. The book also demonstrates how to design beautiful floral arrangements for Weddings.
The slow food movement (with its hundreds of thousands of members and supporters) has changed our relationship with the foods in our lives. Now the slow flower movement is changing the way we think about cut flowers: Yes, we'd all prefer fresh, fragrant flowers in our bouquets, not the chemical-laden lifeless blooms flown in from afar - but what to do in those seasons when not much is growing locally? Acclaimed garden writer Debra Prinzing challenged herself to create a beautiful, locally-grown bouquet for each of 52 weeks of one year (going beyond flowers to include ornamental twigs, foliage, greenhouse plants, dried pods, and more), to demonstrate that all four seasons have their own botanical character to be celebrated. She provides extensive design tips, bouquet "recipes" and region-by-region floral ingredient lists that can be found in all climate zones through the year. Slow Flowers is written from a DIY floral designer's point of view, to inspire anyone to go green and make a beautiful bouquet with what's at hand, no matter the season. The Garden Writers Association has recognized Slow Flowers with a 2014 Silver Award of Achievement
Russian Sergey Karpunin is a man of many talents. His floral art collected in this first monograph ranges from traditional designs, to refined symmetric arrangements and floral Pop Art. Schooled and proficient in both Ikebana, the minimalist Eastern and classic Western style of arranging, his signature style is technical but never dull or sterile. Karpunin is a prominent figure on the forefront of Russian floristry. As an advisor and referee for many Russian and European floral competitions he influences a whole new generation of budding florists. Sergey Karpunin's outstanding designs in Stichting Kunstboek's International Floral Art 2010/2011, deservedly won him the first prize in the book. Reason enough to put this colourful person and his eclectic body of works in the limelight.
Moving far beyond the standard dried-flower display, this book presents a veritable harvest of innovative ideas. From the simplest lavender- and rosebud-filled terracotta pot to breathtaking structures of lichen, leaves and twigs, there are projects here to suit both every taste - and every level of ability. Illustrated with over 500 photographs, this book is highly practical, with 140 projects explained through step-by-step instructions and visual examples. Details of basic techniques, materials and tools are included, as well as advice on preserving the finished work. Within these pages are all you need to create original displays for every occasion.
Moniek Vanden Berghe's colourful bouquets have grown into a standard of excellence and innovation in the field of wedding flowers. After three successful editions of 'Flowers in Love', Moniek Vanden Berghe surprises us yet again with a playful twist on the theme of love. 'Flowers in the Heart' is a rich and diverse collection of creative heart shaped floral arrangements; bouquets, centrepieces and garlands to celebrate a special event or just to bring a touch of love and sweetness to the home. Fun and romantic, the heart shaped wedding bouquet is perfect for a bride to carry down the aisle, reinforcing the love and the beauty of the day, it's the ideal arrangement for Valentine's day, excellent for anniversaries or just as a gift for that one special sweetheart who has stolen yours...
Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, authors of The Flower Recipe Book and founders of Studio Choo, provide more than 100 step-by-step projects to make with flowering and leafy branches. In the spring, readers can create a cherry blossom bough or a centrepiece of lilacs and olive branches. In the summer, a garland features sage with pomegranates and citrus-coloured strawflowers. In autumn, wreaths are made out of magnolias and rosemary. Winter highlights cedar, pine, and juniper, yielding unexpected table settings and new wreath shapes. Also included are hundreds of step-by-step photos, as well as tutorials covering basic techniques, sourcing, and care information.
In an invitation to expand and liberate your creative voice in floral design, Jenny Thomasson (AIFD, PFCI, EMC) generously unfolds her artistic process that has made her a rising star in the industry through 40+ beautifully shot compositions. The delicacy, intensity, and cyclical temporality of flowers mirror our deepest emotions-making them a potent source of inspiration and innovation. In over 200 lustrous color photos, Thomasson shares how she uses emotion to push the boundaries of contemporary floral design. Infused with hand-drawn conceptual sketches and notes, and incorporating a wide breadth of techniques, forms, and materials, this warmly personal guide offers an intimate insight into the evolution of a professional floral arrangement. Perishable Poetics is a beautifully photographed artwork as well as a radiant, invaluable creative resource for those who work in, are inspired by, or are finding their voice in floral design.
Outdoor is in! The line between inside and out has become blurred: more and more, the garden is considered an extension piece of the living room, a true multifunctional outside room with its own style and atmosphere, where one can lounge, relax, eat and enjoy oneself the whole year through. The word 'garden' implies greenery. Whether we talk about intimate, hidden corners, snug terraces or skilfully decorated conservatories, colourful flower accents and fanciful details of natural materials will determine the atmosphere and character of the green living room. For every opportunity or personality, florist Katrien Vandierendonck has designed long lasting and stylish flower arrangements: dreamy romantic, colourful contemporary or minimalist zen. They let us enjoy to the full the possibilities of the outdoors.
Get ready to journey into the huge world of growing small
The next garden trend combines the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures. Gardening in Miniatureis a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It has everything you need to pick up this new hobby, including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plants, and where to find life-like accessories. Inspiring step-by-step projects feature basic skills that can be recreated in any number of designs, like a tiny patio, a trellis, a pond, and a secret garden.
Whether you want to build a miniature empire in your garden bed or design a private garden with a pebble patio for an indoor centerpiece, Gardening in Miniatureis the primer for creating your own tiny, living world"
Even now, when modern technology has made information so easy to exchange, some words are still hard to say. In this book, Shane Connolly examines the language of flowers in the context of love - that most tricky and subtle of emotions. Using a selection of over fifty gorgeous plants, Shane demonstrates how flowers, whether as single stems or as part of an arrangement, can reveal what our lovestruck, lovelorn or love-renewed selves are too wary or tongue-tied to express. Over eight practical projects, including simple wild strawberry wedding buttonholes and a biodegradable funeral arrangement, communicate their own exclusive and personal message.
The Lunda are dignified people, powerful and faithful to their traditions. Their civilisation was one of the largest in Africa in the 18th and mid-19th century, and it remains vibrant in the 21st. In Musumba, their imperial capital located in the South of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lunda rites continue to be practiced with fervour by the population, and the dynasty of kings still holds renowned traditional authority. The Italian photographer Angelo Turconi, who is well acquainted with the region, wanted to show the vitality of these Bantu people, who maintain a strong attachment to their culture and social structure despite the border divisions which occurred during the colonisation period. Together with John Anthony, also a photographer, and anthropologist Manuela Palmeirim, who has authored a documented study on the Lunda culture, Turconi takes us on a journey to a part of Africa which preserves many ancient traditions and yet is firmly rooted in the present.
Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.
Start from the very beginning and learn to make your own unique, exciting paper flowers Paper flowers are ideal for any crafter: The results are stunning but the steps to get there are achievable at any skill level. Build a Flower will teach the basic techniques needed for crafting paper flowers, building upon skills as it moves through a select number of flowers and focusing on key tips: what type of paper works best, petal shapes that work for multiple flowers, how to assemble, and more. With photographs and step-by-step instructions as their guide, readers will learn to build five flowers, variation ideas for their coloring, and final arrangements. And the designs and ideas will inspire crafters to think beyond the vase-paper flowers as gifts, as decorations, and more. This beginner book will open the door to a wide variety of possibilities and will help establish a new audience well versed in the craft, returning time and again to this book's pages for inspiration and encouragement.
For nearly fifty years, this classic book has led the way in floral design. Flowers: Creative Design contains hundreds of suggestions on new, simpler, and quicker methods of constructing floral pieces. Detailed instructions, profusely illustrated with more than 380 photographs and 150 sketches in progressive steps, will enable the experienced and not so experienced to produce work of professional quality. This volume contains a wealth of information everyone, regardless of skill level, can use to add the elegance of flowers to their life. Florists, amateurs, hobbyists, instructors, wedding and party planners, and those who simply appreciate beauty will be taken with the wealth of information in Flowers: Creative Design. Includes: A graphic explanation of line, form, space, texture and pattern, color, size, proportion, and harmony, to name just a few, to enable the creation of beautiful arrangements. In-depth ways to create vegetative, geometric, ikebana, interpretive, and abstract designs. Information on the care and handling of freshly cut flowers and foliage, methods of tinting and dyeing flowers, and preserving and drying flowers and foliage. A definitive discussion of traditional and contemporary wedding design and the florist's role from the first moment of consultation until the last guest has departed. Spectacular designs are suggested for the entire bridal ceremony, with a discussion of wedding etiquette and procedures. Personal flower designs for corsages, boutonnieres, hairpieces, and wedding bouquets. How to create beautiful wreaths, container, and spray designs. Fresh ways of decorating and designing with potted plants and bonsai arrangements.
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