Australian design has forged its own unique trajectory, influenced by geographic isolation, a distinctive natural environment and a modern sensibility. Design Lives Here showcases the best of Australian residential architecture and interiors, and pays homage to the local designers and makers who have crafted bespoke pieces of furniture and lighting for these homes, whether large or small. From a reimagined Californian bungalow with a dining table inspired by the humble HB pencil to a monumental inner-city residence furnished with more than 100 custom pieces, these houses - and the objects that reside within - offer a compelling snapshot of contemporary Australian design through the lens of materiality, utility, site and place.
About the Author
Penny Craswell is a Sydney-based editor, writer and curator who specialises in design, craft, architecture and interiors. She is the former Editor of Artichoke, Deputy Editor of Indesign and Assistant Editor of Frame magazines, and has been published widely in design periodicals, books and online media around the world. Penny is Creative Strategy Associate at the Australian Design Centre (ADC) and Co-Director of Sydney Craft Week. Her blog is The Design Writer.