Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers

Ikebana: The Art of Arranging

The Japanese Art of Flower ArrangingIkebana, or Japanese flower arranging, is more than just 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 stylesIkebana: 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 instructionsThe 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.

  • Brand: Shozo Sato
  • ASIN: 4805312661

Arranging Flowers in a Vase

Arranging Flowers in a

A beautiful vase of flowers will transform a room, but it can be hard to create an arrangement that looks effortlessly stylish and is to your satisfactionIn Arranging Flowers in a Vase, Judith Blacklock reveals how, with tips and advice to ensure success every time. With more than 60 colored illustrations and 200 magnificent photographs.

  • ASIN: 0993571514

Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional

Keiko's unique approach to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her influences—which range from sculpture to today's Western floral design—come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful, and possible for anyone to achieve.This book presents step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles. Each of the flower arrangements can be completed in just three simple steps and uses easy-to-find floral materials and containers. The book also includes an introduction to the history of ikebana as it relates to Japan and Japanese culture, as well as a guide to the basic rules of ikebana design and floral techniques. Suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies make it easy to learn how to arrange flowers and gain a hands-on appreciation of the art of Japanese flower arranging.

  • Brand: Keiko Kubo
  • ASIN: 4805312327
  • UPC: 884346623433

Japanese Ikebana for Every Season

Japanese Ikebana for Every

Ikebana, or "making flowers alive" in Japanese, is the ancient art of formal flower arrangement. Practiced since the seventh century, the true goal of Ikebana is to take a few beautiful flowers and plants and tastefully present them in very simple containers to enhance home decor. The 53 elegant designs featured in Japanese Ikebana for Every Season are perfect for special occasions—Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary—or any event that calls for a flower bouquet. The key to proper Ikebana arrangements is to understand a few straightforward principles—like the idea of mitate, seeing old things with new eyes—and to learn a few easy techniques to stabilize and support plants inside a vase or container. Using common flowers and plants from the garden, a nearby field or forest, or the local florist, anyone can easily create lovely Ikebana in just a few minutes.Authors Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno explain how to select flowers and containers from things that are already around—and then turn them into something special. The basic instructions in the book cover a wide range of styles that encourage readers to use their own creativity rather than copying traditional and highly technical Ikebana design concepts.No matter what time of year it is and regardless of your ta...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 4805312122

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms (Gardening Book for Beginners, Floral Design and Flower Arranging Book)

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and

The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley.A stunning flower book: This beautiful gardening book and guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms and cut flowers to create show-stopping arrangements. It makes a beautiful gift for any occasion, for friends, loved ones and gardening lovers alike!Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a flower gardening book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this lush flower book:Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite bloomsTips for growing in a variety of spaces and climatesStep-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic florist design and décor for every seasonIf you liked Paris in Bloom, you'll love Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden.

  • Brand: Chronicle Books
  • ASIN: 1452145768

The Flower Chef: A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangements

The Flower Chef: A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself

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.

  • Brand: Grand Central Publishing
  • ASIN: 1455555495

Unique White Ceramic Bird Flower Vase, Small Bud Vase for Short Flowers like Mini Roses, Decorative Floral Vase for Home Décor and Flower Arranging, Perfect Table Vase for a Single Flower

Unique White Ceramic Bird Flower Vase, Small Bud

This vase is a Chive Favourite; Sweet but modern, works with any flower bud;

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Chive
  • ASIN: B007T3Y0EI
  • UPC: 882942033014

Modern Reader on the Chinese Classics of Flower Arrangement: 'On Vase Flower Arrangement' & 'History of Vases'

Modern Reader on the Chinese Classics of Flower

In China, flower arrangement is a venerable art with records dating back to the early Zhou Dynasty, the Spring and Autumn Period, and the Warring States Period—roughly between 11th century BC and 3rd century BC. This volume brings together two celebrated Ming Dynasty texts, On Vase Flower Arrangement by Zhang Qiande (1577-1643) and History of Vases by Yuan Hongdao (1568-1610). The latter of which was translated into Japanese and deeply impacted that country's tradition of flower arrangement. Uniting the two famous books, horticulture scholar Li Xia provides contemporary readers with a theoretical framework for evaluating flowers, selecting vases, and appreciating the time-honed techniques of Chinese flower arranging. Modern Reader on the Chinese Classics of Flower Arrangement features images of Chinese art, including several hundred paintings, documenting the rise of flower arrangement in China. By the Song Dynasty, flower arrangement was widely regarded as one of the four arts of literati leisure—along with tea brewing, incense burning, and scroll-painting. Li Xia also highlights the aspects of Chinese culture hidden behind flower arrangement, offering insights into its historic, aesthetic, and philosophical underpinnings. Flower arrangers at all stages of practice will gain...

  • ASIN: 1602200351

The Flower Fix: Modern arrangements for a daily dose of nature

The Flower Fix: Modern arrangements for a daily

The Flower Fix presents wild inspiration and modern arrangements by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter, with beautiful photography by India Hobson. Blousy blooms, speckled branches, rich foliage, and delicate petals; nature has the power to inspire and energize, calm and soothe, focus and still. Anna has harnessed this magic with 26 tailor-made combinations of flowers to bring a floral boost to your home, no matter what your mood. With easy-to-find seasonal blooms, found items such as twigs and dried fruit, and any assortment of containers, discover how simple it is to bring a little bit of nature’s mystery into the everyday. Spanning all seasons and including both larger installations and smaller, simpler projects, there is something for anyone looking to play, experiment, and create atmosphere with flowers. Get your daily flower fix with these and more inspiring arrangements:Inspire Playfulness is a spring arrangement to bring joy, featuring lilac, roses, ranunculus, poppy, narcissi, and forget-me-nots.Flowers for Gratitude is a mix of summer’s bounty to inspire thankfulness, including garden rose, daucus, echinacea, and chocolate sunflower.Find Beauty in the Everday is a colorful arrangement to bring a fresh perspective, featuring autumn foliage, hydrangea, dahlia, c...

  • ASIN: 1781317887

Fresh Flower Arranging: Step-by-Step Designs for Home, Weddings, and Gifts

Fresh Flower Arranging: Step-by-Step Designs for Home, Weddings,

If you've ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you've brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you. With expert techniques for achieving stunning results and tips and tricks for keeping your flowers fresh and beautiful for as long as possible, Fresh Flower Arranging gives vivid step-by-step seasonal projects for an array of stunning and achievable arrangements. Popular arrangements are shown step-by-step, with each step photographed and annotated clearly so that you can achieve your goal, be it a simple arrangement for the kitchen table or a stunning wedding bouquet for your daughter.

  • ASIN: 0756658594
  • UPC: 690472058595

Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design

Transplants: Eclectic Floral

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

  • ASIN: 1944515534

The Flower Recipe Book

The Flower Recipe

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 an...

  • Brand: Artisan
  • ASIN: 1579655300

Madderlake's Trade Secrets: Finding & Arranging Flowers Naturally

Madderlake's Trade Secrets: Finding & Arranging Flowers

From the creative minds behind one of the world's most innovative flower shops comes the book that will revolutionize the way we buy and use flowers. Lays out plans for reawakening the flower industry while offering practical advice for amateurs and professionals alike, with countless examples of how to create natural flower arrangements. Full-color photographs.

  • ASIN: 0517593327

Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season

Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every

Learn the secrets to designing show stopping monochromatic arrangements in this spectacular guide from floral artist Kiana Underwood of Tulipina.In this stunning book, 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 - An unexpected, oh-so-pretty pink arrangement for winterFeaturing 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.

  • ASIN: 1452161178

Caterpillar, Large Clear Glass Bud Vase 13" Long 4" Wide 3.5" Tall for Short Flowers, Unique Low Sitting Flower Vase, Cute Floral Vase for Home Decor, Weddings, Floral Arrangements, Arranging

Caterpillar, Large Clear Glass Bud Vase 13" Long

The Hudson 4 Caterpillar bud vase continues to be one of the top-selling vases in Chive history, so it makes sense that the Hudson 5 Big Caterpillar bud vase is the next big thing! The grand size makes for a dramatic flower glass vase centerpiece. Mix it up with votives and tealights and watch the light dance and the flowers glow. Mix it with the Hudson 4 Caterpillar bud vase and get beautiful height variation in your centerpiece. This Big Caterpillar bud vase is a quintessential centerpiece vase that can be used with any flower imaginable. We love a dramatic flower glass vase. Use it for all occasions. A quiet cozy dinner at home or for a grand event like a wedding - the Hudson 5 Big Caterpillar bud vase will contribute beauty to any of life's moments -- great or small. Hudson 5 Big Caterpillar bud vase is 13" long, 4" wide, 3.5" tall. Flowers We Love in this Vase: Agapanthus, Dianthus, Peony, Gerber Daisy, Delphinium, Ornithogalum, Sunflower, Parrot Tulips, Blue Hydrangea, White Hydrangea

  • Color: Clear Glass
  • Brand: Chive
  • ASIN: B00Q50M8N6
  • UPC: 882942087215

Handpicked: Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements

Handpicked: Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower

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.

  • Brand: ABRAMS
  • ASIN: 1419723898

The Judith Blacklock's Encyclopedia of Flower Design

The Judith Blacklock's Encyclopedia of Flower

The essential 'how to' manual for everyone interested in floral art. This book will inspire you throughout the year with design ideas and provides a useful reference of many of the flowers and foliage that are available. Packed with tips, information and step by step advice, this book is an indispensable guide whatever the season, occasion or budget.

  • Brand: Blacklock, Judith
  • ASIN: 0955239109

Flowers of Fantasy: A Coloring Book of Fantastical Flower Designs, Flowers in Vases, Flowers and Poetry and More!

Flowers of Fantasy: A Coloring Book of Fantastical

A full walk-through video of the pages of this book can be seen on the Authors Page, just click on the name in blue under the Title. Flowers of Fantasy is the 5th installment in The Art of C. L. Aldridge, "Flowers and/or ... " series of quality Adult Coloring Books. Taking it's place beside the popular Flowers and Dreams; Adult Coloring Book of Flower Inspirations; Flowers and Flyers, and Flowers and Whimsy it features relaxing and fun to color ornamental floral designs, beautiful flowers in ornate and decorative vases, lovely floral framed Classic poetry and so much more! Each page is beautifully designed and 100% original work hand drawn by the artist. There is no clip art or stock photos, no computer pattern makers, etc. used in the creation of this book. Purchase this book with confidence knowing that it was created with love and care for quality workmanship. Features include: 24 Beautifully designed full size pages 24 convenient greeting card/crafter size adaptations (2 on a page) 6 original art bonus pages, a colorable Title Page and a lovely Name Plate page. 54 designs in total to color! Each design is printed single sided and the paper quality is perfect for all brands of colored pencils. For those who prefer to color with markers or gel pens, a blank blotter and...

  • ASIN: 1547035730

Southern Living Simple Flower Arranging

Southern Living Simple Flower

A beautifully, illustrated book that shows you how to cut and prepare flowers properly, care for blooms so they'll last as long as possible, work with floral foam and other equipment, select creative containers, and choose floral cominations that delight the eye.

  • ASIN: 084872559X

Chive - Pooley 2, 7.25" Long 3" Wide 4.5" Tall Unique Rectangle Ceramic Flower Vase, Small Bud Decorative Floral Vase Home Decor Centerpieces, Arranging Bouquets, Connected Tubes (Red, Blue, Orange)

Chive - Pooley 2, 7.25" Long 3" Wide

This fully glazed ceramic flower vase from the company Chive is the best selling bud vase in Chive history. Originally launched in one color variation and one all-white vase in 2010, they continue to be Chive's most loved flower arrangement containers. The Pooley vase is a fully glazed ceramic bud vase and it takes all the work and thought out of flower arranging. Simply pop a stem in all or a few of the tubes and voila! Each tube is attached to the base and is individually separated so you can fill just one or fill them all. During those dark and dreary winter months that you may be without cuttings from your garden, the colors and shape of the Pooley Vase give it visual interest so it looks super cool sitting on your shelf with no flowers at all. Not only is the Pooley Vase one of the easiest flower arrangement containers that has ever existed, it has also been used as a unique vessel for arranging your pens and pencils and make up brushes. With so many different color combinations to choose from, you can find one that fits well in any room and makes for a great gift for any occasion. The Pooley vases are: 7.25" long, 3" wide and 4.5" tall. Flowers I Love in this Vase: Craspidia, Kermit Mums, Ranunculus, Calla Lily, Freesia, Sweet Pea, Gerber Daisy

  • Color: Red Blue Grey Orange
  • Brand: Chive
  • ASIN: B00ECC7YQ0
  • UPC: 882942032239
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