The Flower Recipe Book

The Flower Recipe Book

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by Alethea Harampolis, Jill Rizzo
     
 

Flower arranging has never been simpler or more enticing. The women behind Studio Choo, the hottest floral design studio in the country, have created a flower-arranging bible for today's aesthetic. Filled with an array of stunning, easy-to-find flowers, it features 400 photos, more than 40 step-by-step instructions, and useful tips throughout.

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Overview

Flower arranging has never been simpler or more enticing. The women behind Studio Choo, the hottest floral design studio in the country, have created a flower-arranging bible for today's aesthetic. Filled with an array of stunning, easy-to-find flowers, it features 400 photos, more than 40 step-by-step instructions, and useful tips throughout.

The arrangements run the gamut of styles and techniques: some are wild and some are structured; some are time-intensive and some are astonishingly simple. Each one is paired with a "flower recipe"; ingredients lists specify the type and quantity of blooms needed; clear instructions detail each step; and hundreds of photos show how to place every stem. Readers will learn how to work with a single variety of flower to great effect, and to create vases overflowing with layered blooms. To top it off, the book is packed with ideas for unexpected vessels, seasonal buying guides, a source directory, a flower care primer, and all the design techniques readers need to know.

Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo are the founders of Studio Choo, a San Francisco-based floral design studio that serves up fresh, wild, and sophisticated flower arrangements for any occasion. Their work has been featured in publications such as Sunset, Food & Wine, and Veranda and in the blog Design*Sponge.

Editorial Reviews

This new release demonstrates that imaginative floral design can enhance any room or occasion. Co-authored by the founders of South San Francisco's prestigious Studio Choo, The Flower Recipe Book showcases 125 arrangements that range from the simple to the ingeniously complex. Each is described in clear step-by-step instructions and photographs. (In fact, this beautiful hardcover contains 400 photos that are as helpful as they are attractive.)

From the Publisher

“A pitch-perfect combination of beautiful and functional. . . . Showcasing over 100 floral creations, The Flower Recipe Book breaks down flower arrangements as if they were recipes: including ingredients, how-to steps and ideas for altering arrangements to suit your style.” —Design*Sponge


“A beautifully illustrated and practical guide to the . . . art of fresh-flower arranging.” —The New York Times

“Simple ways to arrange what’s in season” —Redbook

“Full of easy how-tos for naturalistic, seasonal arrangements. It’s like one of the studio’s (always sold out) workshops in book form.” —Sunset Magazine

“Required reading…A perfect spring gift.” —Gardenista

“A jaw-dropping coffee-table tome . . . perfect for everyone from the DIY bride to the avid farmers market flower forager, this new book makes artful arrangements look doable — even for amateurs.” —PopSugar

Design*Sponge

“A pitch-perfect combination of beautiful and functional. . . . Showcasing over 100 floral creations, The Flower Recipe Book breaks down flower arrangements as if they were recipes: including ingredients, how-to steps and ideas for altering arrangements to suit your style.” —Design*Sponge

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“A pitch-perfect combination of beautiful and functional. . . . Showcasing over 100 floral creations, The Flower Recipe Book breaks down flower arrangements as if they were recipes: including ingredients, how-to steps and ideas for altering arrangements to suit your style.” —Design*Sponge


“A beautifully illustrated and practical guide to the . . . art of fresh-flower arranging.” —The New York Times

“Simple ways to arrange what’s in season” —Redbook

“Full of easy how-tos for naturalistic, seasonal arrangements. It’s like one of the studio’s (always sold out) workshops in book form.” —Sunset Magazine

“Required reading…A perfect spring gift.” —Gardenista

“A jaw-dropping coffee-table tome . . . perfect for everyone from the DIY bride to the avid farmers market flower forager, this new book makes artful arrangements look doable — even for amateurs.” —PopSugar

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579655303
Publisher:
Artisan
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
97,944
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo are the authors of The Flower Recipe Book and founders of Studio Choo, a San Francisco–based floral design studio that serves up fresh, wild, and sophisticated flower arrangements for any occasion. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Real Simple, Redbook, Country Living,and Brides; in their guest column on Design*Sponge; and on lifestyle sites like Apartment Therapy, Kinfolk, and Remodelista.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooo inspiring. A magical, creative view of floral arrangements. Simple guidance. Allows for complete freedom in choice of plant materials used. Makes one happy to look at the wonderful photos.