Perfect Imperfect: by Karen McCartney

Perfect Imperfect: The Beauty of Accident, Age & Patina is based on the concept of wabi-sabi – a Japanese life aesthetic focused on the beauty of imperfection and where the irregular and unfinished is celebrated. The book by Karen McCartney, Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel brings together a stunning collection of homes and studios of creatives from all over the world.

Although the founding principles revolve around the beauty often found in nature, the authors do not ignore the benefits of living in the 21st century; the featured designers are combining digital technology with the handmade, making the best use of space to accommodate the natural world.