6 March 2013

Bring The Outdoors In by Shane Powers

Bring The Outdoors In is written by the Brooklyn based stylist and designer Shane Powers. He has worked as an editor on Martha Stewart Living and has collaborated on collections with West Elm, where he designed indoor flower and gardening vessels. His work has also appeared in Bloom magazine and Vogue Living Australia.  

Bring the Outdoors In is a brand new book and it's published by Chronicle Books. It's written with freelance lifestyle writer Jennifer Cegielski and the beautiful photographs are by the New York-based photography team Gentl and Hyers.

There are 22 simple projects showing you how to bring nature into your home. Shane has created easy-to-follow "recipes" and instructions - and he uses a variety of cut flowers, succulents, aquatic plants, fungi and moss. He also uses dried flowers, branches and pressed botanicals.   

Shane describes the projects as: "not gardening projects per se; they are three-dimensional still lifes, miniature worlds designed to enhance your interiors."   

He started out working as a stylist for the ground-breaking publication Bloom. The founder, Li Edelkort encouraged him "to think beyond traditional uses, and focus instead on plants and flower as more dynamic elements." 

The Dried Floral Garland is one of my favourite projects in the book - and I am already thinking about what flowers, leaves and seed heads I could dry during the next few months. I like to make one to hang over the mirror in our hall - to great our guests and to frame you in flowers when you look in the mirror!

I hope you found this inspiring and maybe you can try out some of the projects.

Thanks for visiting, making lovely comments and I'll see you back here soon!

xoxo Ingrid


Jody and Stan said...

What a wonderful book, I have to get it. Thanks for sharing all the creative ideas. Love your blog! New Follower.


Lisbeth @ wabisabi-style.blogspot.com said...

I see you got your copy too! It's great, isn't it? Svenska hälsningar, Lisbeth

martinealison said...

Une belle visite qui nous fait découvrir un bel ouvrage rempli d'intérêt.
Gros bisous à vous.

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

really some great ideas for the home !!!
Hope you will have a nice & sunny day...little bit of spring is here...

best wishes,


gretchen said...

I just ordered few Tillandsia air plants and I'm waiting them to come. I already have two and I'm so proud that they are still alive after dark winter ;) I love flowers! Watched the Paula's video. Thanks for sharing!

Bohème Circus said...

I discovered your blog today via "Blogging your way", thanks to share this source of inspiration, I also really like the flowers and the plant world !

littlebigbell said...

This looks like an amazing book. Thanks for sharing this. The images are beautiful. Looking forward to creating some wonderful indoor inspiration :) x

Anna Hanley said...

Good Morning, What great ideas. Enjoy your day, Anna

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