Manabu Hashiguchi’s designs are so naturally and flawlessly elegant that it seems as if no artist is involved at all, but the wreaths were created by nature by chance. In Hashiguchi’s charming designs, the humble materials are given every opportunity to shine and tell their story. Discover this formidable and intriguing collection of seasonal wreaths that balance on the thin line between classic floral art and land art.
For Japanese floral artist Manabu Hashiguchi, the wreath is not only the favourite form of expression, but also the most expressive. Its symbolism is universal. Without beginning or end, the wreath stands for eternity and the endless process of renewal in nature.
Bouquets is the new book in Laura Dowling’s inspiring ‘how-to’ series and builds on the premise of her successful first book Floral Diplomacy in the White House (2016), namely the idea that flowers have the power to change the way people think and feel and to create powerful emotional connections – with nature and with others, with our past and with our desires for the future.
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.
The combination of Ikebana and haiku results in a more than successful marriage. The similarity between the two arts goes far beyond their common Japanese origins. The seductive simplicity of the haiku, its sparse use of words and subtlety, its silences and deep grounds, its rhythms and seasons… These are only some of the characteristics that Haiku shares with Ikebana.