Stephen Crafti began his career as a town planner, but turned to writing on architecture and design in 1991, following his purchase of a modernist 1950s architect-designed home. He began writing on post-war architecture and design for newspapers and design magazines before branching out to write on all aspects of contemporary design, including furniture, fashion and the decorative arts. As well as books, Crafti also writes for several of Australia's leading design magazines including Indesign, Vogue Living Australia as well as writing on fashion for Men's Style Magazine. He also contributes to Wallpaper magazine. Crafti also has a weekly column with the Australian Financial Review.