Living Edge furniture store hosted the Sydney Launch of the book Perfect Imperfect: the beauty of accident, age and patina, by Karen McCartney, Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel on Thursday 5 May 2016..
Perfect Imperfect (sold for AUD $59.99) is an interior design book that embodies a philosophy of thoughtfulness and creativity in living.
Perfect Imperfect 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.
This inspirational book, with thought-provoking text by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel, is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality.
Perfect Imperfect explores an established aesthetic in a new way, as illustrated by the homes and studios of international and Australian creatives. It embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones, and features interior settings that mix comfort, design and an offbeat beauty.
At the launch, Karen McCartney was in conversation with Dana Tonic Hughes, publisher of Yellowtrace. Drinks and canapes were provided including an antipasto table.