- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (January 31, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780500500538
- ISBN-13: 978-0500500538
- ASIN: 0500500533
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #866,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Bree Claffey is the owner of Mr. Kitly, an emporium of carefully curated ceramics, housewares, and indoor plants.
Lauren Bamford is a Melbourne-based lifestyle photographer. She regularly contributes to national and international publications including Vogue Living Australia, Kinfolk, and the Wall Street Journal.
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There are a ton of pictures of plants in this book, obviously, but the author’s main focus is actually the plant owners. Claffey devotes a lot of space to her interviews with each homeowner, most of them artists and designers living in Australia, Japan, and New York. The interviews are interesting enough, but 200 pages of small font question-answer–question-answer seems like overkill to me. I genuinely enjoy reading about how other people love their plants and feel more at peace and connected to the world because of them, but the book starts to drag around the halfway point. I just needed more variety.
It doesn’t help that the photography is lackluster, at best. I get the feeling that many of the spaces photographed for this book are probably stunning in real life, but the photos don’t do them justice. The pictures are dark and lifeless–and I can’t even believe how many are backlit! What’s the point of snapping a photo of a gorgeous plant…with a bright light source directly behind it? I don’t want to see a million pictures of shadowy leaves. It’s weird. And though there are definitely some better pics in the book, I just wasn’t feeling it. I couldn’t get past the coldness.
So. Not my favorite. But if you’re looking for a beautiful book featuring flowers and plants, I’d recommend:
The Indestructible Houseplant: 200 Beautiful Plants that Everyone Can Grow
Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants
The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials
Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants (Sunset)
I found the photos great by the way, with the real "feel" of the place.
However, the book was still interesting to read -- some of the plant enthusiasts made thought-provoking observations about their plant hobbies, and I learned some useful information about a number of plants that were featured in the book: I had never seen photos of a variegated ficus before (now I must have one...) and I was fascinated by the history of the mysterious Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomoides), which is now apparently a trendy "must-have" plant. Also, it was fun to see how people live in Australia, read the references to their common names for plants which differ from our American common names, and realize that north-facing windows are the sunny ones Down Under. All in all, I'm glad I've had the opportunity to read this book.