Tropical Colors: The Art of Living with Tropical Flowers

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In this stunning book, renowned Thai floral artist Sakul Intakul combines colorful tropical flowers, exotic foliage and other unusual design materials in refreshingly original floral displays suitable for any occasion and any setting. Photographed in the spectacular, contemporary homes of Thailand's leading artists, designers and professionals, the simple but imaginative floral displays evoke the essence of a modern Asian style.

This refreshingly original book goes beyond the ...

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Overview

In this stunning book, renowned Thai floral artist Sakul Intakul combines colorful tropical flowers, exotic foliage and other unusual design materials in refreshingly original floral displays suitable for any occasion and any setting. Photographed in the spectacular, contemporary homes of Thailand's leading artists, designers and professionals, the simple but imaginative floral displays evoke the essence of a modern Asian style.

This refreshingly original book goes beyond the everyday—elevating tropical flowers from mere floral arrangements to meditative floral "art installations" that serve as dramatic design centerpieces in contemporary tropical homes. Created from a combination of exotic and colorful tropical flowers, plant materials—fibers and leaves from the banana and coconut, twigs from the bamboo—and other less orthodox materials like wire netting, the arrangements harmoniously blend a strong, usually three-dimensional structure with the sweet and subtle elements of flowers. Allow Tropical Colors to inspire you, adding a gorgeous Asian flair to your home!

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From highly dramatic, large-scale installations to serene pairings where a single stem and complementary vase indicate a complete idea, the book provides a wealth of fresh images ripe for contemplation. — Booklist
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"From highly dramatic, large-scale installations to serene pairings where a single stem and complementary vase indicate a complete idea, the book provides a wealth of fresh images ripe for contemplation."—Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780794607210
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Edition description: Paperback with Flaps
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

An engineer turned floral artist, Sakul Intakul is the owner of Sakul Intakul Studio, a design studio, and Sakul Flowers, a flower shop in Bangkok. He is a regular contributor of magazine articles, and he arranges flowers for the Queen of Thailand and many leading hotels and restaurants in Bangkok.

Wongvipa Devahastin na Ayudhya was educated at the Rajinee Lyceum, a school sponsored by the royal family in Bangkok, where she learned the Thai arts of flower display and decoration. She is a self-taught interior designer, a skilled gardener, and the co-author of Contemporary Thai.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Underwater Allure 10
Iank Art 13
In Unison 16
Sunken Treasures 23
Still Waters 26
Massed Magic 28
Tranquil Notes 32
Passing Parades 34
Floral Crossings 38
Foliage in Focus 40
Tropical Coils 42
Detining Lines 46
Lyrical Leatwork 50
Living Sculptures 53
Stem Support 54
Natural Scattolds 56
Supporting Stems 60
Fluted Frames 69
In Suspense 73
Craft Creations 76
Traditional Tones 79
Inspired Orbits 81
Woven Blooms 86
Floral Lanterns 88
Metallic Accents 92
Metal Support 94
Tubular Extensions 103
Wired Webs 111
Divided Attention 116
Stunning Singles 118
Eclectic Elegance 127
Mass Appeal 132
Colorful Clusters 134
Natural Wraps 146
Divine Inspirations 156
Symbolic Gestures 158
Plant Directory 174
Credits 176
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