In Full Flower

Inspired Designs by Floral's New Creatives

Author: Gemma Ingalls,Andrew Ingalls

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847858693

Category: Floral decorations

Page: 224

View: 9130

In Full Flower catalogues the works and styles of over twenty of the biggest names across the U.S. working in the new wave of floral design. This volume uses beautiful photography to capture these arrangments, and also the inspired homes and gardens of the artists who create them. Celebrating anti-opulence of contemporary urban chic, In Full Flower is a beautifully photographed volume. Working with seasonal flowers, these artists' aesthetic, characterized by wild and 'back-to-nature' simplicity, are beautifully photographed both in-process and in-situ, making In Full Flower as much as a decorating tome as spectacularly inspiring floral-arrangement guide.
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Bringing Nature Home

How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded

Author: Douglas W. Tallamy

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691467

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 5477

“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.
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Handpicked

Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements

Author: Ingrid Carozzi

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350065

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1709

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.
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Color Me Floral

Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season

Author: Kiana Underwood

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452161658

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 8575

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.
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Flowers and Design

Gary Kwok

Author: Gary Kwok

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789058565853

Category:

Page: 96

View: 1333

Gary Kwok is the founder of Gary K Limited. Within the competitive floral arena of Hong Kong her brand is synonymous with excellence, superior craftsmanship, attention to detail and exquisite tailor-made design. With her exceptional success in floral art Gary Kwok has made a quick ascent towards leadership and has become the most applauded company in event decoration and weddings of prestige and elegance in Hong Kong. Whatever the client's wishes or the occasion Gary Kwok and her team deliver bespoke floral creations from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Sublime beauty expressed in the language of flowers. Gary's floral design demonstrates a new use of form, color and texture, which complement and integrate both the flowers and the vase, creating a clean and modern look. A style that also caught the attention of Mr Giorgio Armani who invited Gary Kwok to form a partnership, which resulted in the Armani Fiori HK brand in 2002. This book is an anthology of Gary Kwok's most impressive accomplishments in floral design.
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Flowers for the Home

Inspirations from the World Over by Prudence Designs

Author: Grayson Handy,Tracey Zabar,Ellen Silverman

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847833344

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 189

View: 7550

A beautifully photographed floral arranging book, Flowers for the Home presents ideas culled from around the world. Showcased are over 100 simple and stylish floral arrangements, inspired by nine exotic and romantic locales, for both everyday and special occasions. Tips and some step-by-step instructions for assemblage are provided.
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Flowers

Author: Gail Saunders-Smith

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781560657699

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7925

Simple text and photographs depict the parts of flowers and their pollination.
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Flowers Every Day

Inspired florals for home, gifts and gatherings

Author: Florence Kennedy

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911595326

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 7903

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.
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Foraged Flora

Found and Foraged Arrangements for Every Season

Author: Louesa Roebuck,Sarah Lonsdale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607748606

Category: Cut flowers

Page: 256

View: 1188

"Flower books have come a long way since the static and overly formal books of an earlier era. People are now most interested in loose, organic arrangements and in seeing beauty in imperfection. Foraged Flora reflects this new sensibility, and shows us, through abundant and lush photography, how beauty is all around us in the world. With 12 chapters, each dedicated to a month in the year, the book guides readers in how to use local flowers, branches, and plants found in nature--or just our backyards--to create spectacular and unusual arrangements, both big and small. In addition to hundreds of process photos, finished arrangements, details, and landscapes, there are tips on arranging, information about the plants, and thoughts on our connection to the natural world."
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Vintage Flowers

Choosing, Arranging, Displaying

Author: Vic Brotherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856269711

Category: Flower arrangement

Page: 176

View: 4969

From simple posies to glorious garlands and stunning centrepieces for a Christmas banquet, Vintage Flowers demonstrates just how easy it is to transform a handful of fresh cuttings into arrangements that instantly feel at home and complement the look of a room.
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The Flower Workshop

Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials

Author: Ariella Chezar,Julie Michaels

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747669

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 7789

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.
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Foraged Flower Arranging

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Stunning Arrangements from Local, Wild Plants

Author: Rebekah Clark Moody

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1624143644

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 3225

Use local plants and flowers to make breathtaking vase arrangements, platters and garlands that show the wild and rustic beauty of nature, a modern point of difference from manicured arranging.You don't need to buy expensive cut flowers from a wholesaler to create stunning arrangements at home. With Foraged Flower Arranging, you can bring the organic beauty of nature into your home in ways you've never seen before. Go beyond a vase of plain tulip stems or a haphazard bunch of wildflowers in a jar with arrangements like Large-Scale Autumnal Arrangement featuring colorful leafy branches, and Lush Green Platter Arrangement with a beautiful flow of greens and white flowering vines. Floral designer Rebekah Clark Moody teaches readers techniques to forage for local plants then arrange them in unique ways to preserve their wild shape. The result is easy, yet high-impact design with the modern and incredibly popular rustic, natural look. Display your arrangements in a vintage vase on a dining table, antique chest or foyer table to wow your family and friends for special occasions or stunning everyday d�cor. The arrangements cover a wide variety of trees, flowers and plants, plus tips for adapting based on what you have available, making the book accessible to readers in all climates, all year round. This book has 50 projects and 50 final photos plus detailed step-by-step photos.
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East-Meets-West Quilts

Explore Improv with Japanese-Inspired Designs

Author: Patricia Belyea

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351142

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 9591

Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organically as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, “Break any rule you like,â€? opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary.
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Floral Contemporary

The Renaissance of Flower Design

Author: Olivier Dupon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500022337

Category:

Page: 288

View: 6216

Flowers are associated with all the important events in our lives, whether celebratory or commemorative, but they can also cheer our everyday existence and enliven the spaces around us. This book shows just how. Through the work of thirty-eight floral designers, we see ideas for flowers for every occasion, whether public - decorations for weddings, arrangements for banquets, installations for shops and hotels, accessories for fashion shows, exhibits for art shows - or private, in the form of simple but special displays for the home. Organized in alphabetical order, each florist is introduced with a short biography, then in their own words they explain the stories behind their floral arrangements. Illustrations include portraits of the florists, shots of works in progress and full-colour images of glorious finished displays. As a visual refreshment for stylists, florists and design professionals, and an indulgent treat for anyone who loves flowers or decorating their own space, this book is an inspirational confection.
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The Flower Chef

A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangements

Author: Carly Cylinder

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 1455555509

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 6834

THE FLOWER CHEF is a modern, comprehensive guide to floral design that caters to all readers--from beginners who have never worked with flowers before and are looking for a new creative outlet, to decorators, party planners and photographers looking to liven up their spaces. Even professionals will find ways to update their techniques! This book teaches you everything you need to know about flower arranging including tips on how to buy and care for flowers, how to cut and prepare them, and how to use floral foam, vases, and various other decorative elements in your arrangements. Filled with beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions on how to create over 80 different arrangements, this is the go-to guide to floral design that every flower lover will want to add to their collection.
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Bring the Outdoors In

Garden Projects for Decorating and Styling Your Home

Author: Shane Powers,Jennifer Cegielski,Gentl & Hyers

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452107548

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 2464

Provides twenty-two ideas for incorporating elements of the garden into home decor, featuring step-by-step instructions for projects--including planters, sculptures, and wreaths--that use both live and dried plant materials.
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The Big Book of Maker Skills

Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects

Author: Chris Hackett,Editors of Popular Science Magazine

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681881616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 327

Makers, get ready: This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3D printing and laser-cutting wizardry, plus the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product. In The Big Book of Maker Skills: 334 Tools and Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects, readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop class of yore—how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw—and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow and easy-on-the-eyes guide to getting your project done. With an emphasis on making DIY projects that can change the world, The Big Book of Maker Skills includes sections and tutorials on: Setting Up a Hackerspace Picking the Right Tools Welding Smarts Circuitry Basics Programming & Arduinos Working with Wood 3-D Printing Laser-cutting CNC Routing Testing & Prototyping Drones and Space Exploration Tools Robotics Biotechnology Sourcing and Crowdsourcing
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Fleur: the Flower Expert

Author: McHarg Fleur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500501245

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5930

An indispensable insight into how breathtaking floral displays are created, by Fleur McHarg; the Flower Expert, and one of the most in-demand florists and floral arrangers for Australia's great and good. She brings over 25 years of experience in creating unique floral arrangements for every kind of event imaginable, and colours it with her unique take on colour, the personalities of flowers, and why there are some things you should never do.
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In Bloom

Creating and Living with Flowers

Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847848507

Category: Decoration and ornament

Page: 224

View: 1045

Like the author's successful book Bringing Nature Home, which was as much a decorating tome as it was a floral-arrangement guide, this much-awaited follow-up title will present stunning interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers--an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners. In Bloom celebrates many different ways artists and designers enamored with flowers incorporate them into their lives, homes, and work, inspiring readers to try new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in their daily life.
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Art Flowers

Contemporary Floral Designs and Installations

Author: Olivier Dupon

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 9780804186452

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 6973

"A lavish, oversized volume of floral arrangements, installations, and other designs from the world's most exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge floral artists"--
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