Saskia Havekes is at the forefront of artistic flower arranging in Australia. Grandiflora is an oasis of beautiful blooms, sculptural branches and lush swathes of foliage at Potts Point in inner-city Sydney. Saskia's large-scale installations and breathtaking arrangements are luxurious and bold, stemming from a deep love and appreciation of nature.
In Flower Addict, Saskia shares some of her favourite floral moments, photographed by Nicholas Watt, who captures all the passion and originality of her work.
Caroline Baum's review
If you love flowers, nature, beauty or art start dropping hints now for Christmas if you want to get your hands on this magnificent book by Sydney-based A-list florist, Saskia Havekes, and her team at Grandiflora.
Dipping flowers in wax or encasing them in blocks of ice, Havekes is always experimenting and pushing the limits, whether working on a small bouquet or on a grand scale for a special event. Her bold ideas about colour, composition and texture demonstrate why she has developed a devoted following in the world of art, fashion and design.
Writing expressively about her vocation, she pays generous tribute to her suppliers, growers and collaborators, her clients from brides to glossy magazines.
This book, covering a year's projects, is a lasting way to extend the pleasure of flowers long after the blooms have faded.
About the Author
Saskia Havekes is one of Australia's most creative florists and owner of the much-loved Grandiflora shop in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Potts Point. Saskia lives in Sydney with her partner, Gary Heery, and their three daughters, Ginger, Sunday and Ruby. The couple have collaborated previously on Grandiflora (Viking), a book featuring stunning shots of extraordinary floral specimens, published in 1999.
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Hello, thank you for the opportunity to provide a review to express my opinion of the book I recently purchased. I am very happy with Flower Addict. The price was quite competitive and much more economical than what I have seen most stores charge for this book. After waiting for the right time to source a good price and indulge in making this purchase, I love Flower Addict. It is such a gorgeous book and is even better than expected. The images make you feel happy, I never tire from looking at each page and taking time to soak in the way the florals have been beautifully captured. Yes I'm sure it's obvious.. I am a flower addict!
This book is a very special addition to any library, bookshelf or coffee table.
Each page offers beautiful inspiration with the different settings, arrangements and stand alone florals. This book is for anyone with admiration and appreciation for the intricate nature and uniqueness of flowers. It is also perfect for anyone who admires the quality of photography, the detail put into the imagery and the editing to make every aspect of this book beautiful.
This book provides lots of inspiration for anyone from florists to wedding planners and anyone with a special interest in this genre. A book that I feel won't disappoint its target market.
I hope you enjoyed the review. Thank you for getting the order shipped so quickly.
I would definitely recommend Booktopia to friends and family and will have no hesitation in purchasing through your website again.
My book arrived in perfect condition. Well packed & very prompt. Will definitely be back and will recommend friends. Thank you.
GREAT COFFEE TABLE BOOK
Such a stunning coffee table book. So many beautiful examples of her work and truly inspiring.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 27th October 2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 33.6 x 24.7 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 2.12
Edition Number: 1