Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design
by Antonio Bond
Transplants Floral is an independent floral boutique in Austin, Texas. Austin native and Transplants creator Antonio Bond routinely roams the landscapes of West Texas and the American Southwest to collect trinkets, bones, foliage, and other bucolic items to incorporate into his extraordinary and often startling floral designs. Antonio’s work ranges from daintily minimalistic sculptures to large outdoor installations nestled into the Texas landscape. Whether housed in dive bars or boutique hotels, Antonio’s arrangements feel deliberate despite incorporating unexpected elements. Antonio 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. With over 200 full-color photos highlighting a broad range of Antonio’s work and notes on design elements and process, Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design inspires lovers of the art of arranging flowers to stretch their imaginations.