Floating Books - Michelle Mackintosh & Steve Wide
Michelle and Steve create thoughtful and unique travel publications - specialising in Japan, and edgy pop culture, music, craft and art books.
When they're not working on one of their own books, or travelling, they design and art direct books on cookery, lifestyle, gardening and sustainability for other authors and publishers.
Michelle Mackintosh is an award-winning book designer and illustrator with a degree in Graphic Design. She works closely with publishers to design lifestyle and cultural books on subjects ranging from cooking, craft, pop culture, gardening, city guides and diaries. She loves making things by hand.
Steve Wide is a Writer and DJ. He has interviewed countless international music artists (The Stone Roses, Oasis, Johnny Marr, Belle & Sebastian, The XX just to name a few) on his long-running radio show Far and Wide on 3RRRFM. He has a masters in creative writing from RMIT.
Together and separately they make and design books on subjects they are passionate about.
They are obsessive Japanophiles, spending around three months of each year in Tokyo – their home away from home. Together, they have written, photographed and designed four books on Japanese culture: Tokyo Precincts (Hardie Grant Books 2015), Kyoto Pocket Precincts (Hardie Grant Books, 2017) and Onsen of Japan (Hardie Grant Books, 2018) and Tokyo (Plum Books 2018). Their books have been co-editioned and translated into 4 languages.
The Boroughs has been the launch venue for a number of Michelle and Steve's books and others they have contributed to.
Tokyo Pocket Precincts (Hardie Grant Books, 2019)
Onsen of Japan (Hardie Grant Books, 2018)