Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (May 4, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #904,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #230 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Flower Arranging & Crafts > Flower Arranging #894 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers
This is the first time I have ever taken the time to review something on .com. This book was THAT good. My hat goes off to you Carlos Mota, your book was absolutely a treat...and it will take a place of honor on my coffee table.Okay I'll cut to the chase, these are the reason's that this book hit's it out of the park:1. BEAUTY: This book is visually stunning, absolutely a feast for the eyes. Even if you have no intention of ever buying a single flower, buy this book simply because it's beautiful.2. ADVICE: The ideas presented in this book as solid, practical idesa's - which can be executed by the most novice of flower arrangers. Furthermore, he lists out all of the materials to recreate each arrangement like a recipe. It couldn't be any simpler.3. STYLE: The format of the book is clean, and beautiful. Most of the pages which explain how to create the arrangements are a solid color which coordinates beautifully with the arrangement - with a clean white font.4. PERSONALITY: Carlos is clearly not afraid to be himself which is wonderful. The book feels very conversational, and open. I love that he uses the words "OMG" and "Heeedious". So great.All right, that's it for me....I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!Cheers,Victoria
The photography is beautiful, but the flower selection is dull. Practically every other page features peonies in some kind of cute vase, jar, or re-purposed container sitting on stacked books in a million dollar apartment. Peonies are gorgeous and quite photogenic, but it becomes quite repetitive. Some projects are more inspired than others, but most are on the basic side. Please ignore the out-dated advice about adding Sprite, pennies or bleach to your vase. Go to a nearby florist and ask to purchase flower food packets. They contain everything you need to feed flowers and prevent bacterial growth. Despite these things, the author's energy and love of flowers does come through on every page. Also...did the publisher really not notice the phallus on the author's nightstand on page 137?
Great tips and tricks. My interior designer and I both fell in love with this book. I haven't bought flowers in months because I found so many new ways to use flowers from my garden. Stylish, simple, fun, and really interesting designs.
My sister loves flower's like me. It runs in the family. She loved this book. It was recommended in one of my House magazines.
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