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 is also responsible for the Louis Vuitton City Guide for Hong Kong, and is currently writing a book on Hong Kong for Assouline. 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.