Perfect Imperfect: The Beauty of Accident, Age & Patina
Karen McCartney, Sharyn Cairns, Glen Proebstel
Murdoch Books, 2016
out of print
Perfect Imperfect takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, advocating the beauty tobe 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 toproduce items that combine the best of both worlds. This beautiful, inspirational book, with thought-provokingtext by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel, is a celebration ofaccident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality. It explores anestablished aesthetic in a new way, as illustrated by the homes and studios of international and Australiancreatives. It embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones, and features interior settings thatmix comfort, design and an off-beat beauty.