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 energise, 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 Everyday is a colourful arrangement to bring a fresh perspective, featuring autumn foliage, hydrangea, dahlia, crab apple and rosehip.
The Shape of Self-Expression is a circular wreath design to express individuality, with holly, lamb’s ear, yellow holly berries, twigs and dried seedheads, and ivy berries.
Each project lists the equipment, flowers and foliage needed to start the project along with step-by-step instructions. You’ll also find a guide to basic flower arranging; notes on colour palettes and how to use colour; and a flower glossary listing the colour, seasonal availability and vase life of each flower.
Be led by the flowers, foliage, stems, follow their shapes and form, feel their weight and heft to create versions of these gorgeous arrangements that are uniquely your own.
Everlastings Book By Bex Partridge
Everlastings is a celebration of the life of flowers, showcasing the ethereal beauty of dried flowers.
Bex Partridge takes you on a journey, starting with practical advice on how to pick flowers both at your home and outdoors, with in-depth descriptions of the many methods of drying blooms, seed heads and foliage, before sharing her favourite ways to style with dried flowers in the home as well as wearable items such as floral crowns and hair clips. The main section of the book features over 20 projects to try at home, all accompanied with beautiful photography.
Suitable for both those that have never worked with dried flowers before and the seasoned professionals, the projects span many levels of experience.
Bex shares ideas on how to capture the memories and moments of special days, through the gathering and preserving of flowers, to be treasured for years to come. She also shares her knowledge of the ecological benefits of dried flowers, as well as chapters on foraging and thoughts on the meditative benefits of working with dried flowers.
Filled with stunning imagery that Bex has become known for online, Everlastings presents a modern take on an age-old craft.
By Bex Partridge
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 160 pages, Full colour photography throughout
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (UK)
Wreaths explores the art of creating wonderful floral pieces, to gift or keep. Learn a craft that is no longer just for Christmas. You will be inspired to bring a touch of nature indoors for a modern approach to wreath design. Going beyond the traditional shapes you will learn how to create impressive statement pieces, tropical and dried wreaths, as well as beautiful garlands and table centrepieces. 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. This irresistible book is a must-have for lovers of floral arrangements and interiors alike.
Author: Chandler, Terri & Smyth, Katie
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Illustrated: Colour photos
Seeking Slow Book
Are you being consumed by never-ending to-do lists? Are you working harder and enjoying less? Seeking Slow provides simple ways for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, your family, and your surroundings—while finding joy in doing so.
Author : Melanie Barnes
Dimensions 200 x 140mm Hardback
The New Bohemians Handbook
The New Bohemians handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Full of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways.
Learn how to rearrange, paint, prop and plant your way to a home that’s fresh and inspiring. Uncover your “spirit environment” and learn how to use colour and scent to enhance mood, productivity and relaxation.
In this beautiful Welcome to the Museum series enjoy stunningly illustrated and informative books for all ages. The 2016 offering from Big Picture Press's Welcome to the Museum series, Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book.
From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.
Dimensions: 27.6 x 1.6 x 37.5 cm
Author : Professor Katherine (Kathy) J. Willis
Illustrator : Katie Scott
Artist and stylist Hilton Carter takes you through his own plant journey (he has over 300), before presenting ideas for different spaces and budgets. He profiles plants suited to each room in the house: those that thrive in the tropical humidity of bathrooms, the erratic heat changes of kitchens, and the indirect light of an entryway or bedroom. Packed full of interior design advice such as using ‘statement plants’ to create a focal point, layering your greenery with hanging baskets, and assembling the perfect plant shelf.
Author: Carter, Hilton
Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
Illustrated: 200 colour photos
91 Magazine - Volume 10
In Volume 10 our loose theme is Nurture. 2020 has been a challenging year in so many ways, but we believe we can all get through it by nurturing ourselves, the planet and all areas of our lives.
The theme is interpreted through homes, creative spaces, recipes and ideas that all nurture our well-being in a variety of ways, mentally, physically and environmentally.
We share planet-friendly and self care shopping tips, our columnist considers how a global pandemic can change our outlook and we meet many small business owners whose ethos is to improve your well-being while working consciously alongside our fragile environment.
The issue is 116 pages, perfect bound with a matt laminate cover.
The Scented Candle Workshop
Not only is candle making and scent development a wonderfully relaxing craft, it is also a unique way to create personalised gifts or to create a signature scent for your own home or special event. Earl of East London
Paul and Niko of Earl of East London share the secrets behind the gorgeously scented candles they create at their studio. As well as the basic steps required to prepare and pour candles at home, the pair include a fascinating exploration of the art of building scent, so you too can create your own signature fragrances.
Paul and Niko are devoted to capturing memories and feelings in scent, and explain how to combine different essential oils to trigger different emotions, whether that may be a recollection childhood holidays conjured up by a hint of mandarin and seaweed, or an imagined walk in your grandparents' garden, scented with basil and parsley.
Author Niko Dafkos & Paul Firmin
Botanicum postcard set
These Beautifull illustrations are one of our bestsellers. Following on from the best selling, beautiful book Botanicum, this collection of 50 postcards features Katie Scott's incredible illustrations of all things botanical. From the rarest orchid to the common pineapple, each image is perfect for sending to friends or pinning on your wall.
Box contains 50 Postcards A6 size
Plantfulness: How to change your life with plants.
In an increasingly hectic world, Plantfulness is a guide to help you reconnect with nature while reaching for a peaceful and mindful life.
Finding the perfect houseplant for you can be daunting, particularly for those who feel like they have a black touch rather than a green thumb, but Plantfulness guides you through 50 houseplants which can give back to you in a symbiotic relationship which allows you both to thrive.
Featuring the practical benefits, from cleaner air and beautiful scents, to the emotional ones, like creative inspiration and a daily sense of accomplishment for caring for them, Plantfulness is the perfect choice for anyone wishing to improve their wellbeing and enjoy nature from the comfort of their home.
by Julia Rose Bower (Author), Jonathan Kaplan(Author), Grace Helmer(Illustrator)