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At The Forefront


Dance For Life 2018 Went Off!

Dance for Life is a rare opportunity for the architecture and design community to really let its hair down and party - all for a good cause. 2018's dance celebration was no exception.


Journey To The Source: Celebrating Louis Poulsen’s Iconic PH Lamps In Denmark

Paul McGillick travelled to Copenhagen with Louis Poulsen in May to mark the 60th anniversary and re-issue of three iconic lamps. It was an immersion into beautiful, functional Danish design.


Growing Up Together In The Armadale Residence By Pleysier Perkins

Pleysier Perkins perched a penthouse – a “hide-out” for the parents – on top of this Melbourne home, so that it grows up with the family who live in it.


Celebrating New Hand Knotted Rugs From Designer Rugs And Hare + Klein

Designer Rugs’ latest collaborative release of luxury hand knotted rugs with Hare + Klein were the focus of a VIP exhibition and party held recently at Sydney’s COMA Gallery.


The Habitus Top Ten From The Thailand International Furniture Fair 2018

Each year Habitus attends the Thailand International Furniture Fair and reports back the top ten pieces and designers that you need to know now.

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DesignByThem’s Latest Collection Offers A Fresh Take On Sustainable Design

The Australian design studio is putting recycled plastics front and centre in their playful new Confetti Collection.

INDE Awards Timeline

Tapping Into One Of Singapore’s Most Engaging Designers: Olivia Lee

The Singaporean-born and based, Central Saint Martins-educated designer founded her eponymous studio in 2013. Since then her portfolio has bounced back and forth between industrial and spatial design.

The INDE.Awards 2018 Shortlist Has Been Released!

In the second year of Indesign Media’s INDE.Awards, more than 400 incredibly diverse projects, people, products and ideas – widespread across the Asia Pacific – were submitted into the running. The esteemed jury of the 2018 INDE.Awards have made their selections. Here they are…

Modern Living Is An Art Form – Here’s How To Perfect It

We’ve never been more high-tech, never been more ‘connected’. But, what does modern living look like? Let’s ask Gaggenau, your 2018 partner for the Living Space at the INDE.Awards!

Celebrating Hecker Guthrie’s New Melbourne Retail Space

Step inside this new Melbourne retail showroom by Hecker Guthrie and see how Schiavello embarks on a new era of design for the Australian market.

From our Friends

The 2018 National Design Award For Product Design Goes To Blu Dot

The time is now and the price is right. Having just been awarded the 2018 National Design Award for Product Design by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, for their excellence in modern design, Blu Dot runs their annual sale with 20 per cent of the entire range.

The Power Of Place And The Products That Elevate A Design Concept

Given a World Heritage Site as the starting point for a residential project, as an architect why wouldn’t you take inspiration from your surrounds? Tasmanian timber is the hero of this Tasmanian project.

Elevated Luxury In The Kitchen

As tools for everyday living, Sub-Zero Wolf brings an elevated luxury to the kitchen. With elegance, quality craftsmanship and bespoke detailing, Sub Zero Wolf’s range of refrigeration and cooking appliances are all made to the exacting standards built into its long-running legacy.

Letting Inspiration Find You

Creating a moodboard certainly helps in getting the creative juices to flow, but understanding your own personal taste should be the first step in the design process.

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From The Archive


Celebrating StylecraftHOME’s Latest Collections

On February 15, StylecraftHOME and Sydney's design elite came together to celebrate the latest local and international designs at Stylecraft's Sydney showroom.


Labour Of Love: A Melbourne Renovation Kept Close To Home

An architect’s family focus drove the creation of a sumptuous and minimal contemporary home, set against the building’s 150 year-old fabric.

Design Hunters

Ode To Eastern Bathroom Design

Forget cherry blossom motifs, Asia’s cultural principles are influencing modern bathroom designs in far deeper ways. More than ever, designers are looking to the Eastern values of simplicity, balance and connection to nature to create calming retreats in our homes, just when we need it most.

Design Hunters

One Plus Partnership

Where does retail design stand in the age of e-commerce? Habitus speaks to Virginia Lung and Ajax Law, founders of One Plus Partnership, on exactly that. Not to mention the state of design awards in Asia and the latest of over 500 international awards the firm has won.

Design Hunters

John Wardle Leads From The Middle

John Wardle, one of the region's most celebrated architects, isn't one who delights in talking about himself. Yet in the latest issue of Habitus he spoke at length to Rachael Bernstone about his practise – John Wardle Architects – leading from the middle, and being an enthusiastic collector of art.


Finding Synergy Between Architect and Builder

Melbourne architectural firm Pleysier Perkins are enlisted by their own builder to create a family home that is refined down to the smallest detail.

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