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Home after spending a month in Japan! This arrangement is a mix of two elements, a theme inspired by arrival. The shape is horizontal, depicting solid ground or land. Vase bought in Omotesando, Tokyo.

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Flowers from the Finnish forest on a crisp, sunny morning. Vase bought in Hiroshima, Japan.

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The best thing about the festive Christmas season is the perfect excuse to make abundant bouquets and tabletop arrangements any way I like! The pleasure of giving and creating is overwhelming. I want to thank all of my friends and family who have made this year as good as it has been for me.

Not all of the above techniques are ikebana, but variety is a spice of life.

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Sweet Magnolia

Another type of spring magnolia I got from my teacher Shunran. The petals are more elongated than in the previous kind, so this species might be considered a little more elegant in style. But they both look absolutely stunning.


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A close-up of an instant composition made on the balcony on a grey January day with ostrich egg, ground root and cycad.

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Amaranth Garden


A freestyle kitchen arrangement with amaranth.

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A free floral arrangement design I made at home with Peruvian lily, baby’s breath and blue iris. The vase stands much prettier in the natural light of my kitchen but I had to use a background here for photographic reasons.

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I put some summer flowers on my kitchen table, just for fun.

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A single pink gladiolus is wrapped together with some dry common hazel branches. The lilac leaves freshen up the arrangement. The whole composition sits on top of the cupboard where I keep most my china, so the viewing angle tends to be quite low.

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Rose Before the Snow

Rose Before the Snow

The powerful red autumn tones made me want to buy a single white rose – as if to forecast the first snow that was soon about to fall. I did several sketches of different arrangements, but I will only publish this version, which lets the colours shine bright.

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