Author: Bridget Beth Collins
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Category: Floral decorations
Flower fans and nature enthusiasts will fall in love with this charming art book from Instagram sensation Flora Forager featuring the best of her unique floral compositions created with botanical materials. Flora Forager creates images out of flower petals, leaves, stones, twigs, and other natural materials that she finds in her garden and in urban wild areas in her neighborhood. This intimate, lovely book collects her best pieces, including new, exclusive art, along with a peek into her unique creative process. Featured pieces include scenes, mandalas, animals, birds, fish, insects, mythical creatures, iconic women, old masters, and more. Each artwork is accompanied by explanatory text on a facing page including piece name, materials used, and a short, evocative description of the artist's process and inspiration.
A Flora Forager Journal
Author: Bridget Collins
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
This lovely blank book features fanciful images of flora and fauna, all created with botanical materials. Using flower petals, leaves, and other natural materials she finds in her garden and urban wild areas, Flora Forager creates dreamy images that captivate her fans. This charming journal follows the seasons with beguiling images of bunnies, birds, butterflies, and other whimsical scenes, all beautifully rendered with flowers and other botanical elements. Featuring a deluxe package with rounded corners, a ribbon, and thick interior paper, this keepsake journal-filled with 80 percent new images, spot art throughout, and lined pages for writing-is sure to please Flora Forager's avid fans and new users alike.
Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal
Author: Ava Chin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Author: Linda Runyon
Category: Cooking (Wild foods)
Full of data, charts, nutritional breakdowns, and a poisonous look-alike section, this guide discusses how to identify, gather, prepare, store, and enjoy an endlessly nutritious and renewable resource of wild, edible plants.
A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods
Author: Thomas S. Elias,Peter A. Dykeman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Presents a season-by-season guide to the identification, harvest, and preparation of more than two hundred common edible plants to be found in the wild.
Author: Laline Paull
This brilliantly imagined debut tells the story of Flora 717, a devout young worker bee who finds herself in possession of a deadly secret Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen. A feat of bravery grants her access to the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous. But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all—daring to challenge the Queen's preeminence—enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the hive's strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by a greater power: a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, and her society—and lead her to perform unthinkable deeds. Thrilling, suspenseful, and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees and its dazzling young heroine will forever change the way you look at the world outside your window.
50 beautiful projects to bring the outside in
Author: Willow Crossley
Publisher: CICO Books
Category: House & Home
In Inspire: The Art of Living with Nature, Willow combines these passions and shows how to use both flower-shop purchases, beachcombing bounty, home-grown harvests and hedgerow finds foraged on countryside walks to decorate your home. Divided into five chapters on Woodland, Flora, Fauna, Edibles, and Beach, here are more than 50 ideas ranging from hellebores displayed in test tubes to a wreath made from hydrangeas, spring narcissi planted in wooden wine boxes, a tabletop display incorporating gilded apples and pears, displays of pebbles, coral, and shells, sea urchins fashioned into napkin rings, hollowed-out red cabbages used as vases, a colorful posy of chilies, and a stylish wall display of antlers and feathers.
Finding the Forgotten Feast
Author: Hank Shaw
A popular blogger explains how to hunt, fish and forage for all kinds of wild foods and then provides recipes for preparing these natural delicacies--from Homemade Root Beer to Sardinian Hare Stew to Acorn-Flour Pasta.
A Deconstructed Flower Book
Author: Robbie Honey
Photographic portraits of beautiful flowers following the rules of botany with an aesthetic flair that transforms them into contemporary art.
Author: Laura Izumikawa
Publisher: Gallery Books
From viral Instagram sensation, lifestyle photographer, and mommy blogger Laura Izumikawa (@LauraIz) comes Naptime with Joey, a ridiculously delightful photo book of her now internet-famous daughter dressed up in various pop culture costumes—a perfect gift for new parents everywhere. Lights, Camera…Nap! Joey Marie wears many hats (or, rather, wigs): she’s dressed up as Inigo Montoya, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Pikachu, Anna Wintour, Moana, and Barb from Stranger Things. She’s taken trips to Hawaii, baked croissants, and blasted off to the moon as an astronaut (at least, in her dreams). She’s held occupations such as pizza chef, aerobics instructor, and handy-dandy-fixer-upper (figuratively, of course). She’s inspired a parenting blog, been the face of her mom Laura Izumikawa’s Instagram account—and for the first time, she’s taken the leap from the ranks of internet-baby-snoredom to the pages of a book. Naptime with Joey is chockablock full of over a hundred deliciously adorable photos of Joey dressed up as various pop culture characters, movie stars, musicians, vacationers, and holiday-goers, making this the most fun, festive, and downright delightful gift under the sun!
A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying
Author: Martha Stewart,Kevin Sharkey
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
The essential resource from Martha Stewart, with expert advice and lessons on gardening and making the most of your spectacular blooms Martha Stewart's lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden, growing healthy, beautiful blooms, every year. The indispensable lessons she learned then--and those she has since picked up from master gardeners--form the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book. Learn how and when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden. With lush blooms in hand, discover how to build stunning arrangements. Accompanied by beautiful photographs of displays in Martha's home, bursting with ideas, and covering every step from seed to vase, Martha's Flowers is a must-have handbook for flower gardeners and enthusiasts of all skill levels.
65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat
Author: Ellen Zachos
Publisher: Storey Publishing
There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, pollution, and dangerous flora make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.
Author: Kyler Martz
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
This playfully illustrated journal from popular Seattle artist and tattooer Kyler Martz will appeal to men and women from adolescence through middle age with its retro-cool images of sassy, daring dames throughout. It includes plenty of space for writing personal reflections, quotations, and ideas.
River Cottage Handbook
Author: John Wright
Publisher: A&C Black
In the fifth of the River Cottage Handbook series, John Wright revealsthe rich pickings to be had on the seashore - and the team at RiverCottage explain how to cook them to perfection.
Author: Richard Mabey
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The classic foraging guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered and picked in the wild, Food for Free returns in its 40th year as a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated and fully updated anniversary edition.
Author: Richard Osmond
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Richard Osmond's debut collection Useful Verses follows in the tradition of the best nature writing, being as much about the human world as the natural, the present as the past: Osmond, a professional forager, has a deep knowledge of flora and fauna as they appear in both natural and human history, as they are depicted in both folklore and herbal - but he views them through a wholly contemporary lens. Chamomile is discussed through quantum physics, ants through social media, wood sorrel through online gambling, and mugwort through a traffic cone. In each case, Osmond offers an arresting and new perspective, and makes that hidden world that lives and breathes beside us vividly part of our own. This is a fiercely inventive, darkly witty and brilliantly observed debut from a voice unlike any other you have read before - and as far from any quaint and conservative notion of 'nature poetry' as it is possible to get.
Found and Foraged Arrangements for Every Season
Author: Louesa Roebuck,Sarah Lonsdale
Category: Cut flowers
"Flower books have come a long way since the static and overly formal books of an earlier era. People are now most interested in loose, organic arrangements and in seeing beauty in imperfection. Foraged Flora reflects this new sensibility, and shows us, through abundant and lush photography, how beauty is all around us in the world. With 12 chapters, each dedicated to a month in the year, the book guides readers in how to use local flowers, branches, and plants found in nature--or just our backyards--to create spectacular and unusual arrangements, both big and small. In addition to hundreds of process photos, finished arrangements, details, and landscapes, there are tips on arranging, information about the plants, and thoughts on our connection to the natural world."
Yayoi Kusama Art Book
Author: Yayoi Kusama
Hi, Konnichiwa is a substantial, brilliant little book that brings together Kusama's vivid imagery throughout the various phases of her work during the course of her long life. Here are her large-scale canvases, environmental sculptures, multi-media installations and self-portraits. Here too are photos of the artist as a child, a young woman in Tokyo and New York and more recently in her studio in Japan. This book is a vital chronicle of all Kusama's creative endeavours, and offers a rare insight into the fevered imagination of a fascinating woman.
Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers
Author: Miche Bacher,Miana Jun
Provides recipes featuring edible flowers, including elderflower marshmallows, lavender lemonade, and sunflower bread.
Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Truly comprehensive in scope, Artshows you masterpieces from over 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable reference book for any art lover, it showcases the works; everything from Italian baroque painting and African art to contemporary art history. Discover key facts about the most prominent artistic movements, including their origins and influences, and follow a timeline of the most famous works. Be inspired by the detail of each subject matter and methods each artist used to create their masterpieces, and explore centuries, cultures, and countries on the ultimate artistic journey across time. Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world,Art- The Definitive Visual Guideis a must-have for your bookshelf.