Ikebana Unbound: A Modern Approach to the Ancient Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Amanda Luu and Ivanka Matsuba

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By Amanda Luu and Ivanka Matsuba of Studio Mondine

Studio Mondine is a floral design studio based in foggy San Francisco, California. They seek to balance the lushness of English garden arrangements with the precision of Japanese ikebana in their work. They look to nature and the changing of the seasons to inform their designs. 

Ikebana Unbound comprises an abundance of gorgeous photographs and on-the-job tips and tricks that help you engage with the ideas central to modern ikebana using the ingredients available to you.

At its heart, the Japanese art of ikebana is about celebrating an intimate connection with nature. To practice ikebana is to find inspiration in the seasons, favor unassuming blooms and branches, seek balance and simplicity, and remain fully present in the moment. It is a beautiful, pure antidote to our age of distraction and excess. Honoring the lineage of ikebana while making the art their own, Studio Mondine explores new ways to tell stories with flowers. The book offers step-by-step instructions for dozens of stunning, seasonal arrangements, while in the process introducing readers to the themes and stylistic signatures of the art.

Material: Hardcover

Dimensions: 8" x 0.7" x 9.3" / 176 pages

PRODUCT CODE: 9781579659134
Ikebana Unbound: A Modern Approach to the Ancient Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
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Teresa G.
Artistic freedom

Lovely ideas for arranging foliage and flowers for the artistic side of me that needs a little guidance.

Fred T.
Inspiration plus!

This is a beautiful book. The photos will get your creative brain cells popping away! Easy to follow instruction on the philosophy and process of ikebana and its many permutations. I purchased one book for myself and another as a gift.

Novina H.

The pictures in the book are beautiful. The directions for how to create the looks in the book are clear and easy to follow.


Celebrating an intimate connection with nature through Ikebana arrangements