Koji Arai is one of those people who discover their vocation and great passion in life by chance. When he took a job in a flower shop in Sao Paolo, he did it mainly out of practical necessity and to improve his level of Portuguese. The man could barely tell a tulip from a rose, let alone tie a bouquet. There was not much time to teach him the special tricks and finer points of flower arranging, so Koji Arai learned the trade mainly by stealing with his eyes. He turned out to be an exceptional talent. His love for plants, flowers and floral design grew into an obsession. Back in Japan, he became floral designer and product developer at Dai-ichi Engei. The designs in this book, however, are not related to his professional work. The Eternal Flower is his declaration of love to flowers. With this book, he wants to give a voice to the beauty of their colours, their wonderful eccentricity, their shapes, their life and death, their fragility and elegance and cherish and preserve them for eternity. Koji Arai puts his talent at the service of his beloved flowers, hoping to move as many people as possible with their unique individuality. Something he does with great mastery and bravura.
The Eternal Flower
A timeless passion for flowers€59.90
With nature as its starting point, team Oogenlust has been striving for 35 years to create exciting floral combinations and surprising interior designs. The entire spectrum of emotions is skilfully translated into atmospheric designs that stimulate the senses and make special moments and events unforgettable.
Flower Style – 40 inspirerende boeketten en hoe ze te maken€24.95
U houdt van bloemen en wordt helemaal gelukkig van een mooie bos in huis? Wie niet! Met behulp van dit handige boek en de vakkundige uitleg van floriste Gudrun Cottenier maakt u uw boeket voortaan helemaal zelf. Bovendien bewijst dit boek dat dit helemaal geen fortuin hoeft te kosten.
International Floral Art 2018/2019€59.90
Floral design lives and moves. It surprises, delights, overwhelms and touches. Looking at possibilities makes you discover new ones and motivates you to transcend boundaries again and again.
Techniques for floral beauty€45.00
Trendsetter, globetrotter, entrepreneur, influencer, aesthete… Tomas De Bruyne is without a doubt one of the most talented floral artists. This is the book that colleagues, students and fans have been eagerly awaiting.
Creativity with Flowers. A Collection of Floral Recipes€65.00
Acclaimed florists Per Benjamin (SE) and Max van de Sluis (NL) share their extensive knowledge in the field of floral art in this voluminous recipe book. Step by step they create bouquets, table decorations, arrangements with cut flowers and plants, wedding flowers, sympathy pieces, festive Christmas decorations and other impressive designs for the home. This book compiles all eight volumes of the popular (and sold out) series Creativity with Flowers. It covers a nice mix of commercial and artistic designs and caters both to the hobbyist and the professional. In addition to the hundreds of arrangements, both florists graciously grant us a peek behind the scenes, they explain their way of working, sources of inspiration, thought process and creativity to encourage the reader to do more than merely copy their arrangements. The ultimate goal of this book is not only to provide the necessary tools and techniques, but also to give florists the confidence to develop into artists with a personal style and a unique artistic personality.