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Shelter Media Kit

Kara Rosenlund’s first hardcover interiors book, Shelter – How Australians Live, will be published 21st October, 2015.

If you’re a blogger or journalist please feel free to use the information and resources below. If you’re interested in hearing more about the book or have a specific request please contact Kara.


Where to Buy

Advanced copies of the book are available in Kara’s online shop now – http://shop.kararosenlund.com.

There are also a number of book + print packages available in the shop.

After the 21st of October, Shelter will be available in bookstores across Australia. International readers will still be able to purchase through the online shop – we ship worldwide.


Video Preview

 Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/M7ZRq9eUWAY

You can download the video here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dy6t31anreqmt0d/preview-final.mp4?dl=0


About the Book

Photographer Kara Rosenlund explores how Australians live in her heartfelt and visual book, Shelter. Full page colour photographs of interiors, landscapes & portraits of the homeowners feature in the 256 page hardcover book.

Kara travelled all over the country to seek out authentic, appealing and intriguing Australian interiors and has documented them in Shelter, with her trademark honest and poignant style.

On her year-long journey, Kara wandered off the beaten track, across regional and remote Australia, to find the houses she wanted to document — houses whose beauty and charm told their own story.

Each stunning image gives you a glimpse into their history; the abandoned cottage saved from decay by its determined new owners; the shipping container repurposed into an eco-friendly dwelling; the cliff-top hideaway overlooking the sea; or just a few of the many shacks dotted around the country, which have had new life breathed into them by their loving owners.

The landscape is ever-present: from the rock shelf and the golden plains; the salt bush or the high country; down to the sand dunes or along the bridle track, the subtle influence it has on each dwelling is as powerful as the indelible mark left by its owners.

Kara Rosenlund’s love of the ‘beautiful and tired, rambling and crumbling’, and her gift for storytelling, ensures this is a book full of character and emotion.

Shelter is a celebration of the quintessentially Australian landscapes and interiors that we call home.


About the Author

Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, adventurer, storyteller and travelling vintage wares retailer.

She was the youngest person to win the much acclaimed Canon Australian Institute of Professional Photography ‘AIPP Photographer of the Year’ title, and built a successful freelance career photographing for magazines and advertising campaigns.

Her work has also been included in many prestigious exhibitions and acquired in permanent collections both locally and abroad, most notably a solo exhibition at the Sydney Opera House.

A curated collection of her work is also available from her online print shop – http://shop.kararosenlund.com.

Relocating from Sydney to London in 2007, she pursued her love for interiors through prop styling, sourcing and buying throughout Europe.

Returning to Australia in 2010 she created the much loved ‘Travelling Wares’ caravan pop up – housed in a 1956 caravan called Frankie, touring the nation, selling an extension of the things she loves to surround herself when at home – utilitarian, original and authentic old wares.

Kara was recently named by UK interiors ‘bible’ Elle Decoration as ‘A Modern Day Martha Stewart’. For more information please visit https://www.kararosenlund.com



Author: Kara Rosenlund
Publisher: Lantern, an imprint of Penguin Books
ISBN: 978-1-921383-88-5
Price: $59.99 AUD
Pages: 265
Category: Australia, Interior Decoration, House Furnishings, Country Life, Decoration and Ornament, Architecture
Publication Date: 21st October, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Availability: Stocked in bookstores across Australia. The book is also available to purchase through http://shop.kararosenlund.com – we ship worldwide.



Please email hello@kararosenlund.com for all media enquiries.



Below are a selection of images and page excerpts. Click on an image to view the full size and to save. Higher resolution images are available – please contact Kara.

Kara Rosenlund Portrait

Luke Sciberras

  Yellow Chandelier


Satellite Island

Shed & Horses


High Country Chapter Page