Flower arranging has never been simpler or more enticing. The women behind Studio Choo, the hottest floral design studio in the country, have created a flower-arranging bible for today's aesthetic. Filled with an array of stunning, easy-to-find flowers, it features 400 photos, more than 40 step-by-step instructions, and useful tips throughout. The arrangements run the gamut of styles and techniques: some are wild and some are structured; some are time-intensive and some are astonishingly simple. Each one is paired with a "flower recipe"; ingredients lists specify the type and quantity of blooms needed; clear instructions detail each step; and hundreds of photos show how to place every stem. Readers will learn how to work with a single variety of flower to great effect, and to create vases overflowing with layered blooms. To top it off, the book is packed with ideas for unexpected vessels, seasonal buying guides, a source directory, a flower care primer, and all the design techniques readers need to know. Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo are the founders of Studio Choo, a San Francisco-based floral design studio that serves up fresh, wild, and sophisticated flower arrangements for any occasion. Their work has been featured in publications such as Sunset, Food & Wine, and Veranda and in the blog Design*Sponge.
The Flower Book explores 60 flowers, bloom-by-bloom in stunning portraiture. Lush macrophotography allows readers to see the details of each featured flower up close, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and more. Intimate portraits of each flower include quick-reference profiles with tips for choosing the best blooms, care for cut stems, arranging recommendations, colors, shapes, and even growing tips to transform the home, from yard to tabletop. Gorgeous photographs throughout spotlight 30 sample floral arrangements that show how to design and build custom floral arrangements using featured blooms. Plus, a step-by-step techniques section walks beginners through the basics of foliage and fillers, bouquets, and arrangements to make this book as practical as it is beautiful. The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers-their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration-bloom by exquisite bloom.
Presents instructions for creating seasonal weaths, garlands, wall hangings, and table centerpieces using flowers, flowering tree branches, leaves, and grasses, with a discussion on tools, supplies, and cutting and attachment techniques.
Presents instructions for creating one hundred artful plant arrangements, with descriptions of specific plants, step-by-step illustrations, and additional information on the varieties of containers that can be used.
Learn the secrets to designing showstopping monochromatic arrangements in this spectacular guide from floral artist Kiana Underwood. Underwood shares her techniques for creating dazzling single-color displays using inspired ingredients, dramatic textures, and vibrant colors. Organized by season, the book includes how-tos for 40 arrangements— including a lush green display for spring, an astonishing black bouquet for summer, a striking magenta design for fall, and an unexpected, oh-so-pretty pink arrangement for winter. Featuring hundreds of eye-catching images and easy-to-follow tips throughout—such as suggestions for substituting flowers and options for both the beginner and advanced designer—this book is as useful as it is gorgeous. The ultimate resource, Color Me Floral has an extraordinary arrangement to enhance every occasion.
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.
Author: Jane Packer
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Jane Packer is one of London's most sought-after florists and also runs celebrated flower schools in London, New York, and Tokyo. In this irresistible book, Jane covers the same ground as in her four-week career course, here divided into three sections. Flowers to Give teaches all the techniques needed to make a variety of floral gifts. Flowers for the Home covers vase arrangements of all shapes and sizes. Flowers for Celebrations offers all the necessary know-how for party flowers, festive wreaths, table arrangements, and beautiful wedding flowers. Lovely photographs of the finished creations are accompanied by step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions. This book distils all Jane Packer's expertise and style into one volume, and imparts the secrets of successful flower arranging to every reader, novice and expert alike. Jane Packer is one of Britain's best-known floral artists. She established Jane Packer Flowers in 1982 and now has outlets in London, New York, Seoul, Tokyo and Kuwait City.
Florence Kennedy offers a unique, modern approach to flower arranging: Breaking away from the stiff structure and formality of traditional floral displays, her floristry style is practical, accessible and achievable. In Flowers for Everyday Living, Florence shows how to create stylish flower arrangements at home. Divided into four main chapters – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter – the projects are inspired by the comely joys of home, friendship and family gatherings, and are all constructed using seasonal flowers and foliage. Explained step-by-step, the easy-to-follow projects range from simple hand-tied bouquets and vase arrangements, to floral chandeliers, wedding decorations and festive garlands and wreaths. All the core skills are covered, from sourcing your blooms, choosing your hues, working with wire and floral foam and conditioning both flowers and foliage. Florence's stylish collection of seasonally inspired projects and hard-earned know-how will help complete beginners, flower enthusiasts and florists looking for new ideas. Flowers for Everyday Living is the must-have book for anyone who loves having flowers in their home and revels in sharing them with others.
The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging Ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging, is more than simply putting flowers in a container. Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing, where nature and humanity are brought together. Written by renowned Ikebana expert Shozo Sato, Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers is a classic Ikebana text updated for modern readers. Ikebana history and styles Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers presents a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana to present day, and introduces classic Ikebana styles such as Rikka, Seika and Moribana to Freestyle. Japanese flower arranging instructions The tools of Ikebana and basic Ikebana flower-arranging techniques are clearly explained. Simple but detailed instructions guide Ikebana enthusiasts through the process of making dozens of stunning floral arrangements.
Author: Mandy Kirkby
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings-- love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom. Kirkby shares the historical literary, and cultural significance of flowers.
Author: Douglas W. Tallamy
Publisher: Timber Press
Release Date: 2009-09-01
“If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds. This simple revelation about the food web—and it is an intricate web, not a chain—is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home.” —The New York Times As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction. Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition—with an expanded resource section and updated photos—will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.
Beautiful and achievable floral arrangements to brighten your home. Arranged by season, Flourish shows you how to transform even just a handful of fresh cuttings into seriously stylish arrangements that will elevate your home from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Practical, inspiring, and easy to use, Flourish presents thirty-eight projects arranged by season. Along with beautiful vase arrangements, the book also features a "disco" ball, candle bobeches, an ornamental blossom hanging, and more. The writing is personable; instructions on how to care for the flowers are exacting, and easy to follow. A spread devoted to containers, from the traditional (milk bottles, jam jars) to the unique (wooden crates, teapots) to the unexpected (science beakers, birdcages, shells) inspires originality. Willow runs the gamut from simple kitchen table arrangement to holiday party décor to stunning wedding reception table runners. The book's diversity provides a muse for the novice and professional alike. With a background in design, Willow Crossley trained at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers and is a floral stylist based in West Oxfordshire. She creates floral arrangements for events and weddings and has recently supplied flowers for Anthropologie, Jo Malone, and Mulberry. She is the author of two books: The Art of Handmade Living and Inspire: The Art of Living with Nature.
Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than forty-five stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design. For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Lewis Miller
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Release Date: 2016
Genre: CRAFTS & HOBBIES
Renowned New York-based floral designer Lewis Miller presents a fresh take on the arrangement and display of flowers--discussing the approach to and the inspiration behind his lavish creations. Lewis Miller's first book features lush, naturally lit still lifes of his beautiful arrangements and compositions. The designer, who has a background in horticulture and landscape design, describes his work as "sumptuous nature." Organized by key factors that are considered for each piece--color, composition, movement, shape, and texture--the book is elegantly illustrated with Don Freeman's painterly photographs and explains, arrangement by arrangement, the thoughts and motivations that guided the process. Vivid images of brightly hued poppies, roses, hydrangeas, and tulips explode on each page. Miller also discusses his sources of inspiration, notably seventeenth-century Dutch still lifes. The images and words will give the reader a profound insight into the artistry of flower arranging--providing the impetus to create floral works of one's own. Additional information will cover ways to handle and arrange flowers, prolong the life of an arrangement, and incorporate flowers into special occasions or simply into our everyday lives. The luxurious display of flowers will inspire and delight decorators, gardeners, brides-to-be, and connoisseurs of beauty.