‘Perfect Imperfect – the beauty of accident, age & patina’ by Karen McCartney is the latest addition to my much loved book stash. The book is also the work of Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel.
I first saw the book at the home of @joannamaclennanphotography and needed it in my life. This book has a visual delight on every page. It has full pages of photographs, the text is thoughtfully laid out, everything is considered and curated.
The publishers www.murdockbooks.co.uk describe the book as
‘An interior design book that embodies a philosophy of thoughtfulness and creativity in living.’
Which also perfectly describes how we work here at Curated Room. The book looks at how holistic our creativity is and how we live our lives and consequently create our own homes. It is mindful of how and what we create, blending the past with the present. The core starting point for the book ‘takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, advocating the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Importantly, this is done without losing sight of the benefits of living in the 21st century, where designers are merging digital technology with the handmade to produce items that combine the best of both worlds.’
Exploring the work of artists such as Alison Coates – how could I not include an art work using feathers – and textile artist Mister Finch amongst others.
Designers include Bea Mombaers, Sibella Court and James Plumb, plus shops such as Astier de Villatte
I literally opened pages at random to photograph them as I could share every page in the book. Please do go and pick up a copy of this beautiful book. This is not a sponsored post by the way, I genuinely wanted to tell you all about it! Would you like more book recommendations? Would that be useful?