Author(s): Bree Claffey
For centuries, plants have transformed interiors. Today house plants are once again experiencing a revival. Author Bree Claffey of Mr Kitly journeys into the worlds of fellow plant lovers to explore the enduring attraction of house plants. From the ever-reliable Peace lily and beguiling Fiddle leaf fig to the elusive Chinese money plant, house plants are showcased in all their weird and wonderful forms. More than good-looking props, plants are living growing things rooted in community and creativity and as this book celebrates, house plants are a way of life.
Bree Claffey is the owner of Mr Kitly - an emporium of carefully curated ceramics, homewares and lush indoor plants, which stylists, designers and creative typesflock to. Bree regularly curates houseplants for cafes and shops and holds monthly exhibitions featuring work by various artists and makers from Australia and beyond. Lauren Bamford is a Melbourne-based lifestyle photographer. She regularly contributes to national and international publications including Frankie, Vogue Living, Kinfolk and The Wall Street Journal. She was featured in the 2014 Thames & Hudson publication Around Australia with Jacky Winter and is represented byThe Jacky Winter Group's photographic branch SEA.