"Demystifies these popular low-water beauties." --Country Gardens MagazineWhether you're a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a just few pots, or live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents Debra Lee Baldwin, the Queen of Succulents, profiles the 100 top plant picks and includes basic information on how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style.
Austin native and Transplants creator Antonio Bond is the preferred florist for the renowned Hotel St. Cecelia. His floral arrangements and designs have graced the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards and Austin's famed SXSW music festival along with many other high-profile events and venues. His first book, Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design features:
- Over 200 full-color photos highlighting a broad range of Antonio's work
- Notes on design elements and process
- Inspiration for lovers of the art of arranging flowers to stretch their imaginations
Antonio routinely roams the landscapes of West Texas and the American Southwest to collect trinkets, bones, foliage, and other items to incorporate into his extraordinary and often startling floral designs. Antonio's work ranges from daintily minimalist sculptures to large outdoor installations nestled into the Texas landscape. Whether housed in dive bars or boutique hotels, Antonio's arrangements feel deliberate despite incorporating unexpected elements.
Transplants is worthy of any coffee table, while also guiding the beginning florist to:
- Expand their understanding of what floral arrangements can be
- Build confidence to try bold creations
- Glean inspiration for how to incorporate unexpected items
- Create their own unique style
Part guide for the aspiring home florist, part ode to rural interiors and buildings, A Tree in the House celebrates the art of arranging flowers for celebrations big, small and in-between held throughout the year. Annabelle Hickson provides ideas and instructions for celebratory botanical installations and arrangements, each staged and photographed in different rural homes, gardens and sheds using the beauty of what's growing wild. Interspersed throughout are snapshots--in words and pictures--of rural life and that aspirational rustic country aesthetic.
"Victoria and Lucinda's practical yet innovative approach is bound to be a winner, whether you are new to cooking or you entertain every week of the year. We know we won't be entertaining without it."--Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, authors of What Not To Wear
Divided into monthly segments with menus for lunch and dinner, seasonal table settings, and flower arranging ideas, and featuring Mark Cator's professional photography, this book opens a new world for people who want to entertain beautifully without becoming stressed and worn out. This is Martha Stewart but with a decidedly modern take; in essence, it is entertaining made easy. The recipes are interlaced with snippets about the authors' lives, family, and friends; the origins of many of the recipes from their wide international circle; and with beautiful table settings inspired by the pastels of Edward Lear and others. Also included are tips on how to time and how to organize yourself in the run up to an important celebration in your home.
Victoria Cator studied at Christie's, and Lucinda Bruce was educated in Paris and returned to London to work in the contemporary art world. Both are skilled cooks and interior designers. For many years, both have wanted to write a cookbook that includes the recipes and design knowledge collected by their family and friends.
"A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it."Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. 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, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.
- Showcases the works of top designers, such as Robert Koene, Timo Bolte, Nancy Liu Chin, Eddie Zaratsian and Zita Elze and is accompanied by the description from designers, presenting the designing process from concept to reality- Features step-by-step guidance on floral arrangements and explains the principles behind matching different flowers according to their shapes, colours, meaning and so onToday floral design is considered its own art form and has seen a revolution from the more traditional floral arrangements and centrepieces at banquets, to the integration of design and aesthetics at weddings, in corporate spaces, and in our homes. This fully illustrated book brings together a collection of floral designs for weddings and events from all over the world and includes interviews with the designers who share their experiences, ideas and current attitudes in the floral industry.With step-by-step guidance, this easy-to-read book is a comprehensive introduction to floristry, and a great source of inspiration for novices and professional alike.
- One of the country's leading wedding designers- Karen Tran Florals and Events is all about the creation of exquisite floral arrangements to enhance every kind of occasion. With her company based in Southern California, she enjoys the year-round sunshine and being able to immerse herself in the natural outdoors that she loves. She has a true passion for her art form and her clientele are fortunate to have her fantastic floral sculptures decorating their events. From weddings to dinner parties, to corporate affairs, Karen Tran's stylish designs add just the right touch of extravagant elegance and dazzling opulence wherever there is a desire for the beauty of extraordinary flowers. Known as one of the country's leading wedding designers, Karen has set a high standard and is considered a trendsetter in her field. This book is a cross section of 20 years of excellence.
-A beautiful collection of seasonal wreathes by master florist Manabu Hashigushi The wreath is Japanese floral artist Manabu Hashiguchi's preferred floral shape. Its symbolism is universal. With no beginning or end, the wreath represents eternity and the endless processes in nature. Hashiguchi's designs are so graceful that they look as if there has been no artist's hand involved, and nature created the shapes by accident. Even the humblest of materials get the chance to shine and tell their story. Discover this intriguing collection of seasonal wreaths, which balance on the thin line between classical floristry and land art. Text in English and Japanese.
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 color, 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.