This curated bundle makes the perfect gift for the design lover in your life. From bold and colourful to sleek and minimalist you can match your recipient's aesthetic taste. This bundle comes with one Australian design book — choose from Design Lives Here; a showcase of Australia's best residential design, or Pattern Pulse; a collection of Australia's top pattern designers. Either book makes a striking addition to any home and comes with a unique handcrafted cup from Valerie Restarick's Stitched series.
This bundle includes:
+ Your choice of book: Design Lives Here; Australian interiors, furniture and lighting by Penny Craswell orPattern Pulse by Rachael King (choose one)
+ One handmade Valerie Restarick cup from her Stitched series. Each bundle will include a unique cup from the series and due to the handcrafted nature, may appear different to the image shown.
About the Artist
Valerie Restarick is a potter based in Melbourne. Valerie trained as a painter at the National Gallery School in Melbourne under John Brack. After a stint in London teaching and studying pottery, Valerie returned to Melbourne where she continues to practice and teach; having opened her own studio over in Carlton North. She says of her work, “I am very influenced by the Bernard Leach school and Japanese tradition. I've become more free-form, peripatetic and political in my practice."
Valerie exhibits and sells her work from her open studio in Carlton North and the TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley.
About the Author/s
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.
Rachael King is a graphic and surface designer who lives in Queensland with her husband, three daughters and Dalmatian, Spike.
A self-confessed patternoholic, Rachael has had a varied career in marketing and administration but these days her true calling as a licenced surface designer is what floats her boat and pays her bills. Pattern Pulseis her first book (but probably not her last).
Design Lives Here by Penny Craswell
Hardcover: 272 pages Dimensions: 22.1 x 28.2 x 2.7 cm
Pattern Pulse by Rachael King
Softcover: 288 pages Dimensions: 24.5 × 18 × 3 cm
Valerie Restarick Stitched series Mother Teresa cup
Dimensions: Approx. 90mm high x 75mm diameter Materials: porcelain