decorated boards, 95 pp., $42.50
Per Benjamin, Max van de Sluis, and Tomas De Bruyne formed a company entitled Life 3: a bundle of creativity. Life 3 stands for emotions, creativity, craftsmanship, and communication, all of which are demonstrated in their floral displays. Their arrangements are unlike anything you have seen before.
Each page of this book features a titled design, with descriptions of the materials involved, how they were constructed, and the emotions each design evokes. They work with styrofoam, yarn balls, feathers, many orchids, and a variety of other plants. Each page and design requires close attention. If Life 3 is starting a new trend, the gentle art of flower arranging as we know it will drastically change.
— Adele Kleine, Library volunteer and garden writer, Chicago Botanic Garden