Dive into a world of breathtaking flowers from Australia's most-loved florist
Immerse yourself in florist Saskia Havekes' mind-numbingly beautiful world of flowers. Grandiflora, the highly acclaimed business she started 20 years ago, is known as much for its large-scale events with cascading flowers and extravagant arrangements as for its exquisite, intimate bouquets of petal-perfect blooms. Here, Saskia shares some of her favorite floral moments, captured in glorious detail by photographer Nick Wat
Published December 2015
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 homeownershe vase…
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Published September 2016
Flowersmith: How to Handcraft and Arrange Enchanting Paper Flowers
Let Flowersmithbe your crafting companion through the wonderful world of paper flowers.
This is the definitive guide to handcrafting and arranging true-to-life paper flowers. Through craftsmanship, expert styling and beautiful photography, this book elevates paper flowers to an art form.
Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know about the art of flower making, from the basic skills you’ll need, through to crafting realistic flower arrangements for every season. With more than 30 flower and foliage projects included, you’ll also find practical step-by-step instructions and photos, and templates you can cut out and use again and again.
'With just some paper and mundane tools, Jennifer is able to create intensely beautiful works of art.' Richard Aloisio, Art Director,the The New York Times
Paperback. Published May 2017
Dreamscapes is a stunning collection of over fifty of the world’s most beautiful gardens from across the globe, photographed by internationally renowned and awarded photographer Claire Takacs. Dreamscapes includes many gardens designed by famous designers such as Piet Oudolf, Paul Bangay, and Spanish designer Fernando Martos among others, with photographed locations including Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This book will astound and delight you with the diversity and creativity of the gardens featured, all portrayed at that rare moment when they are at their most stunning. Iconic gardens included are the stunning Welsh garden Dyffyryn Fernant, Australia’s Cloudehill, Martha Stewart’s private garden, the beautiful Edwardian idyll of Bryan’s Ground in Herefordshire, the former home of Vita Sackville-West, Long Barn in Kent, the naturalistic French garden of Le Jardin Plume in Normandy, Hermannshof in Germany at the forefront of planting design, and Kenfokuen one of Japan’s most beautiful public gardens
Published October 2017
Garden centres and flower shops are two of my favourite places in the world I feel calm the moment I walk in. The scent of the flowers, the greenery, the wholesome wooden tools, the exotic orchids… Throw an antique shop into the mix and Im in decorating heaven. -Willow Crossley. Learn how to make beautiful, nature-inspired, decorations and arrangements with The Art of Living with Nature. Divided into five separate chapters: Woodland, Flora, Fauna, Edibles and Beach, The Art of Living with Nature contains 50 innovative ideas to decorate your home, ranging from hellebores displayed in test tubes to wreaths made from hydrangeas. Filled with tips and useful techniques to make the most out of your blooms, there will be a project to suit every occasion whether you need napkin rings made of sea urchins, a stunning display of spring narcissi planted in wooden wine boxes, or a stylish wall display of antlers and feathers. By combining her passions for the great outdoors and natural beauty, Willow provides instructions about how to make the most of your flower-shop purchases, beachcombing bounty, homegrown harvests and hedgerow finds
Published April 2017
Wreaths: Fresh, Foraged & Dried Floral Arrangements
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 colour, 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 table centrepieces.
Presented through exquisite photography and step-by-step instructions Wreaths captures the true beauty of these botanical creations, while also showcasing how best to display them in your home and freshen up interiors.
Discover the joy of foraging, the secret to drying flowers with speed and master the art of making natural wreath frames. This irresistible book is a must-have for lovers of floral arrangements and interiors alike.
About the Authors
Katie Smith and Terri Chandler make up WORM London. They quit their jobs after feeling stuck in a rut and started up a flower business. They design flowers for weddings, supper clubs, parties and also work as flower stylists for magazines, books and TV shoots. They are inspired by seasonal wild foraged materials and the meaning of flowers.
Katie Smith and Terri Chandler
Published May 2018
An indispenable 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.
Here, she shares her astute flower philosophy, including:
Over 30 of her favourite flowers and how to use them
Why some combinations work and others don’t
How to select a base and blend colours for a flower arrangement
Published April 2018