From time to time I’ll review a book here that I think will be something you yourselves would love to own, either as thing of beauty for the coffee table (I still don’t own one yet by the way) or as a useful resource for your own home.
It goes without saying that I’m a little more invested in this one than most as it’s written by two good friends of mine. Igor Josifovic and Judith De Graaff are fellow bloggers and founders of the Urban Jungle Bloggers community which they started in 2013 having discovered a mutual love of plants. Their community has grown immensely since then, proving that plants are beneficial to our emotional well-being as well as enhancing our homes visually. Earlier this spring I shot a few spaces within our home for this very book and I’m really proud to see them here amongst such a lovely group of plant lovers.
This urban jungle book, titled ‘Urban Jungle – Living and Styling with Plants’ is a joyous celebration of indoor gardening. Whether you’re new to botanicals or more experienced, this book is a friendly and informative way to immerse yourself.
Focusing on 11 varieties of plants, the book mixes tips and advice for plant care and propagation with beautiful images from the homes of Urban Jungle enthusiasts across the globe. There are DIY tutorials for more hands on creative planting (I’ll be sharing one of mine with you next week) and styling inspirations, interleaved with illustrations by Saar Manche. A truly inspired read, this Urban Jungle book will motivate anyone (however black fingered you think you might be) to start growing their own little garden and I can’t wait to continue that journey with mine.
You can order your copy direct from Amazon, currently available in the U.S, UK and Germany, published by Callwey.