In Bloom

Filename: in-bloom.pdf
ISBN: 9780847848508
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

Download and read online In Bloom in PDF and EPUB Inspiring new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in everyday life. Like the author s exquisite first book, Bringing Nature Home, this much-awaited follow-up title presents stunning arrangements and ideas for interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers. Ngoc Minh Ngo has recorded the work of artists, designers, and tastemakers who demonstrate the many ways that flowers can enhance our homes and work spaces. Each chapter focuses on a unique way to incorporate floral designs into interiors, from flower arrangements made from foraged greenery to wall painting evoking Monet s water lilies to paper flowers that never lose their vibrancy. Renowned photographer Oberto Gili fills his house in Italy with treasures from his bountiful garden that inspire his work, and landscape designer Miranda Brooks puts to use her passion for all things botanical in the decoration of her beautiful Brooklyn home. With exceptional photography that captures the beauty of these flower-inspired homes and text that shares how these imaginative artists and designers achieved their botanical creations, this is an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners."


In Bloom

Filename: in-bloom.pdf
ISBN: 9780847848508
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

Download and read online In Bloom in PDF and EPUB Inspiring new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in everyday life. Like the author s exquisite first book, Bringing Nature Home, this much-awaited follow-up title presents stunning arrangements and ideas for interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers. Ngoc Minh Ngo has recorded the work of artists, designers, and tastemakers who demonstrate the many ways that flowers can enhance our homes and work spaces. Each chapter focuses on a unique way to incorporate floral designs into interiors, from flower arrangements made from foraged greenery to wall painting evoking Monet s water lilies to paper flowers that never lose their vibrancy. Renowned photographer Oberto Gili fills his house in Italy with treasures from his bountiful garden that inspire his work, and landscape designer Miranda Brooks puts to use her passion for all things botanical in the decoration of her beautiful Brooklyn home. With exceptional photography that captures the beauty of these flower-inspired homes and text that shares how these imaginative artists and designers achieved their botanical creations, this is an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners."


Paris in Bloom

Filename: paris-in-bloom.pdf
ISBN: 9781683350187
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Number of pages: 160
Author: Georgianna Lane
Publisher: Abrams

Download and read online Paris in Bloom in PDF and EPUB Paris—City of Love, City of Light, City of Flowers. From elegant floral boutiques to lively flower markets to glorious blooming trees and expansive public gardens, flowers are the essential ingredient to the lush sensory bouquet that is Parisian life. With beautiful photography, Paris in Bloom transports readers on a stunning floral tour of the city, and provides recommendations to the best flower markets and a detailed guide to spring blooms. Timeless in content, Paris in Bloom is a book for Paris lovers to savor again and again, one to keep on the nightstand to conjure fond memories of their first visit and inspire dreams of the next.


Being with Flowers

Filename: being-with-flowers.pdf
ISBN: 9781631591358
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Anthony Ward
Publisher:

Download and read online Being with Flowers in PDF and EPUB Learn to become one with nature and create beautiful flower arrangements with Being with Flowers. Floral arrangements are so much more than a decoration. They provide a way to connect to nature and the world around us. Master floral sculptor, Anthony Ward, shows you how to work with flowers to bring more peace into your life. Including creative exercises, guided meditations, and step-by-step flower arrangements, Being with Flowers will show you how to appreciate the natural art of each flower to create the perfect arrangement.


Simply Elegant Flowers With Michael George

Filename: simply-elegant-flowers-with-michael-george.pdf
ISBN: 9781558708068
Release Date: 2008-03-24
Number of pages: 208
Author: Michael George
Publisher: North Light Books

Download and read online Simply Elegant Flowers With Michael George in PDF and EPUB Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and photographs show you how to master George's techniques for building clean, contemporary floral compositions with his trademark architectural precision. Along the way, George shares helpful insights from a lifetime of working with flowers, and his recommendations of choice blooms for every season give you the confidence you need to begin creating your own unique arrangements, regardless of your budget. Beautiful photography brings the flowers to life on every page as he shows you how simple it is to apply these basic techniques to virtually any bloom.


Bringing Nature Home

Filename: bringing-nature-home.pdf
ISBN: 1604691468
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Number of pages: 360
Author: Douglas W. Tallamy
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online Bringing Nature Home in PDF and EPUB “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.


Foraged Flora

Filename: foraged-flora.pdf
ISBN: 9781607748618
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Number of pages: 256
Author: Louesa Roebuck
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Download and read online Foraged Flora in PDF and EPUB A gorgeously photographed new take on flower arranging using local and foraged plants and flowers to create beautiful arrangements, with ideas and inspiration for the whole year. Roadside fennel, flowering fruit trees, garden roses, tiny violets; ingredients both common and unusual, humble and showy, Foraged Flora is a new vision for flowers and arranging. It encourages you to train your eye to the beauty that surrounds you, attune your senses to the seasonality and locality of flowers and plants, and to embrace the beauty in each stage of life, from first bud to withering seedpod. Organized by month, each chapter in this visually arresting and inspiring book focuses on large and small arrangements created from the flowers and plants available during that time period and in that place, all foraged or gleaned nearby. The authors reflect on surprising and beautiful pairings, the importance of scale, the scarcity or abundance of raw materials, and the environmental factors that contribute to that availability. Whether picking a small tendril of fragrant jasmine, collecting oversized branches of flowering quince, or making a garland of bay laurel, Foraged Flora is an invitation to seek out the beauty of the natural world.


Bringing Nature Home

Filename: bringing-nature-home.pdf
ISBN: 0847838005
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 202
Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

Download and read online Bringing Nature Home in PDF and EPUB Presents an alternative to traditional flower arrangements that is in line with the "back to nature" movement, showcases how to be inspired by nature's seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home.


The Language of Flowers

Filename: the-language-of-flowers.pdf
ISBN: 9780345525567
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Number of pages: 336
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Download and read online The Language of Flowers in PDF and EPUB NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.


In Bloom

Filename: in-bloom.pdf
ISBN: 1472105524
Release Date: 2014-03-20
Number of pages: 235
Author: Matthew Crow
Publisher: Much-in-Little

Download and read online In Bloom in PDF and EPUB Francis Wootton's first memory is of Kurt Cobain's death and there have since been other hardships much closer to home. At fifteen, he knows all about loss and rejection, and if he's honest, Francis - would-be poet, possible intellectual - feels he is wasted in Tyne and Wear. Lower Fifth is supposed to be his time: but when he is diagnosed with leukaemia, a whole new world of worry presents itself. There's the horror of being held back a year at school, the threat of imminent baldness. But he hadn't reckoned on meeting Amber and finding a reason to tackle it all - the good the bad and everything in-between - head on.


Living Life in Full Bloom

Filename: living-life-in-full-bloom.pdf
ISBN: 9781623361211
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Number of pages: 240
Author: Elizabeth Murray
Publisher: Rodale

Download and read online Living Life in Full Bloom in PDF and EPUB Living life in full bloom means living with hope and purpose, with imagination and vision--in a way that honors the Earth, the spirit, and one another. Elizabeth Murray encourages and nurtures each person to explore four personality attributes (Gardener, Artist, Lover, and Spirit Weaver), or pathways, that create a framework for practicing mindfulness, unleashing potential, and reviving communities. As Gardeners, readers will learn to observe and grow; as Artists, they'll discover creativity and new possibilities; as Lovers, they'll lead with the heart and commit to things they're passionate about; and as Spirit Weavers, they'll create rituals and express gratitude. Accented with Murray's exquisite nouveau vintage photography in a beautiful format, 30 guided activities for each pathway help readers take small but powerful action steps to define the purposes of busy lives and help them remember who they really are. Murray also includes profiles of "bloomers," inspiring individuals who exemplify this life and are in partnership with their local communities and international organizations focused on people and causes. A step-by-step exercise on life mapping helps to identify passions, skills, and community needs and offers specific actions to serve the greater good.


Like a Flower in Bloom

Filename: like-a-flower-in-bloom.pdf
ISBN: 9781441265227
Release Date: 2014-12-31
Number of pages: 368
Author: Siri Mitchell
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online Like a Flower in Bloom in PDF and EPUB He Stole the Work She Loved. Will She Let Him Steal Her Heart as Well? It's all her uncle's fault. For years Charlotte Withersby has been free to pursue her love of plants and flowers by assisting her botanist father. But now that she's reached the old age of twenty-two, an intrusive uncle has convinced her father that Charlotte's future--the only proper future for a woman--is to be a wife and mother, not a scholar. Her father is so dependent on her assistance that Charlotte believes he'll soon change his mind...and then Edward Trimble shows up. A long-time botany correspondent in the South Pacific, Trimble arrives ready to step in as assistant so that Charlotte can step out into proper society--a world that baffles her with its unwritten rules, inexplicable expectations, and confounding fashion. Things aren't perfectly smooth between Trimble and her father, so Charlotte hatches a last gasp plan. She'll pretend such an interest in marriage that the thought of losing her will make her father welcome her back. Only things go quickly awry, and she realizes that the one man who recognizes her intelligence is also the person she's most angry with: Edward Trimble, her supposed rival. Suddenly juggling more suitors than she knows what to do with, Charlotte is caught in a trap of her own making. Will she have no choice but to leave her beloved flowers behind?


In Full Flower

Filename: in-full-flower.pdf
ISBN: 9780847858699
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Number of pages: 224
Author: Gemma Ingalls
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

Download and read online In Full Flower in PDF and EPUB This gorgeously photographed volume celebrates the most influential floral designers today. 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. In Full Flower is the first overview of artists working in this aesthetic. Gorgeous photographs depict the artists' process as well as final designs, captured both as still lifes 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 color 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.


Painted Blossoms

Filename: painted-blossoms.pdf
ISBN: 9781440336904
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Number of pages: 128
Author: Carrie Schmitt
Publisher: North Light Books

Download and read online Painted Blossoms in PDF and EPUB Do you long to cultivate more creative joy in your painting? Flowers are organic, wonderfully forgiving subjects. Each one is unique; you can't paint one wrong! Painted Blossoms will encourage you to welcome creativity with ease as you discover ways to tend the garden within. In addition to watching yourself grow through seven different stepped-out flower projects, you'll learn basic design elements, how to get unstuck from the mud, how to carve your own stamps, cut your own stencils and more. A sampling of what you'll add to your creative toolshed: Techniques for creating a wide variety of flower shapes The know-how to incorporate key design elements into your floral paintings How to absorb inspiration beyond the garden to include your favorite symbols, intentions and stories Tips and advice from over a dozen established artists--each with a unique floral style Nurture today what's waiting to bloom within you with Painted Blossoms!


Encyclopedia of Flowers

Filename: encyclopedia-of-flowers.pdf
ISBN: 3037783133
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 511
Author: Makoto Azuma
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Flowers in PDF and EPUB Flowers have been a universal cultural object for millennia. They are an important aesthetic element in everyday life worldwide, and have played a highly symbolic role in art throughout the ages. Over the past few years, Makoto Azuma has created a furor in the art world with his floral installations, in which he creates unusual new shapes from plants and flowers and their component parts. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of ikebana--the art of flower arranging--Azuma creates novel and previously unseen aesthetics by bringing together unusual plants that wouldn't usually meet in nature--some of them exotic --in extraordinary arrangements. Shunsuke Shiinoki, who opened the "haute-couture" florists Jardin des Fleurs in Tokyo in 2002 in association with Makoto Azuma, captured these exceptional floral installations in extraordinary photographs.