The Alchemy of Things ~ Karen McCartney
Interiors Shaped By Curious Minds
The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible. The book details a series of eighteen fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display.This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes - many for the first time.
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 books on architecture and design (Iconic Australian Houses, Superhouse, and Perfect Imperfect). She is architecture editor of Belle magazine, and has a weekly design and architecture column in Fairfax Media's Good Weekend.