Catherine is a writer, editor and consultant specialising in architecture and design. Born in Zambia and raised in South Africa, she obtained a Master degree in urban planning, before moving to Asia 30 years ago. After completing a Master degree in environmental science, she worked in London and Hong Kong for leading environmental specialists on major urban regeneration projects.
In 2000, she relocated to Tokyo, Japan, where over a decade she wrote on Japanese architecture, art, and design. She returned to Hong Kong seven years ago. Catherine has authored five editions of the Wallpaper* Tokyo City Guide and edited the first book in English on design essays written by the Japanese product designer Sori Yanagi. She has recently authored a book on Hong Kong for Assouline. She is also responsible for the Louis Vuitton City Guide for Hong Kong.
She contributes to a wide range of leading magazines including Interior Design, Wallpaper*, Design Anthology, Vogue, as well as news media including The Telegraph and the South China Morning Post. She is the Asia-Pacific contributing editor for the New York-based Metropolis magazine. Catherine is a regular speaker and moderator at design events.