Douglas Lloyd Jenkins is one of New Zealand's best known commentators and writers on New Zealand’s design history and has been described by Wallpaper magazine as 'one of the most influential design writers in the Southern Hemisphere'. He has previously had columns in the New Zealand Herald and New Zealand Listener and still contributes regularly to the New Zealand Listener and HOME magazine. His landmark book At Home: A Century of New Zealand Design was the Montana Book Awards Non-Fiction Winner in 2004 and The Dress Circle: New Zealand Fashion Design since 1940, which he co-authored with Lucy Hammonds and Claire Regnault, was shortlisted for the same prize in 2011. Other books he has written include 40 Legends of New Zealand Design and New Dreamland. In 2008 Douglas was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contribution to architecture and design, and in 2009 the New Zealand Institute of Architects awarded him the President’s Award for his contribution to architecture in this country.
Douglas lives in Auckland and is a full-time author, blogger and curator of exhibitions on subjects ranging from architecture to contemporary masculinity.