Austin native and Transplants creator Antonio Bond is the preferred florist for the renowned Hotel St. Cecelia. His floral arrangements and designs have graced the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards and Austin’s famed SXSW music festival along with many other high-profile events and venues. His first book, Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design features:
• Over 200 full-color photos highlighting a broad range of Antonio’s work • Notes on design elements and process • Inspiration for lovers of the art of arranging flowers to stretch their imaginations
Antonio routinely roams the landscapes of West Texas and the American Southwest to collect trinkets, bones, foliage, and other items to incorporate into his extraordinary and often startling floral designs. Antonio’s work ranges from daintily minimalist sculptures to large outdoor nestled into the Texas landscape. Whether housed in dive bars or boutique hotels, Antonio’s arrangements feel deliberate despite incorporating unexpected elements.
Transplants is worthy of any coffee table, while also guiding the beginning florist to:
• Expand their understanding of what floral arrangements can be • Build confidence to try bold creations • Glean inspiration for how to incorporate unexpected items • Create their own unique style