The Alchemy of Things Book
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Karen McCartney's eighteen most fascinating homes in the world: The Alchemy of Things invites you into the homes and minds of eighteen fascinating UK, Australian, US and European creatives selected by the author. These artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers take you on an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever tour of their interior design and home decor, and the philosophies behind their creations.
- 272 pages
- 29cm x 22cm
About the Author
Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design. In Australia she was editor of Marie Claire Lifestyle and launch editor of Inside Out, which she ran for ten years. In tandem with her magazine work, Karen has written several architecture books (Iconic Australian Houses, Superhouse), which have been translated into successful exhibitions at the Museum of Sydney.
In 2015 she wrote Perfect Imperfect (Murdoch Books) - this also formed the basis for a curated exhibition at the Nishi Gallery in collaboration with Hotel Hotel, Canberra. She is architecture editor of Belle magazine, where she profiles Australian architects and has produced a book, Twenty-One Australian Architects; Breaking New Ground , in collaboration with Bauer Books. She has a weekly design and architecture column in Fairfax Media's Good Weekend. The Alchemy of Things is her fourth book with Murdoch Books.