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At The Forefront

Design Hunters

Japanese Design – Top 6 Places To Get Your Fix

Good Japanese design is more than just an aesthetic – it’s a philosophy, and one beloved the world over. But what if you can’t afford a plane ticket to Tokyo? Here’s where to get your fix locally.

Design Hunters

The Colourist Manifesto: Three Lessons I Learned From Giulio Ridolfo

With ColourLab, both Schiavello and Ridolfo herald a new wave of recognition for colour’s central position as a driver of good in the world.

Design Hunters

Empathy As A Design Catalyst

Michael Seum is the VP of Design at German tapware brand Grohe. But when he came on board to create a game-changing product, his empathetic design philosophy began permeating more than just the products.

Design Hunters

Top 5 Beach House Designs To Escape The Winter Chill

Escape the winter cold with our top five beach house designs to warm you up come summer, or even serve as a sunny seaside retreat in the cooler months.

Happenings

Celebrating StylecraftHOME, Your New Melbourne Design Destination

StylecraftHOME launched in February 2017 in Sydney with the opening of its first dedicated showroom. Following a quick embrace from the design community, now it’s Melbourne’s turn.

Design Hunters

Subtle Design Cues Borrowed From Asian Garden Designs

Say goodbye to Buddha statues and bamboo screens, the new wave of Asian-inspired gardens are far more nuanced.

From our Friends

How The Twenty Collection Finds Beauty In Geometry

The Twenty collection of luxury washbasins from PARISI embody sleek and precise styling with neat, minimalist design.

Rogerseller’s Insights: Taking You On A Design Journey

Building and renovating is stressful. Wanting to bring expert advice on how to streamline that process, Rogerseller takes you on site with architect and client to open up exactly how the process works.

Australian Kitchen Design On A World Stage: Enter The Sub-Zero & Wolf Kitchen Design Contest now!

With a long-running 20-year history, Sub-Zero & Wolf’s Kitchen Design Contest recognises the best in kitchen design from across the world. And if last year’s Australian standouts are anything to go by, we should dominate again in 2018.

Ultimate Design Freedom With Fisher & Paykel

Ahead of the release of Fisher & Paykel’s new Companion range, Habitus speaks to industrial designer Adam Moody on the rigorous research and development that went into setting a new series of appliances apart in the market.

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From The Archive

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.

Architecture

Tropical Brutalism At The Slow In Canguu, Bali

The Slow is a new design hotel bridging modern and traditional elements with local stone, native wood and raw concrete to instill “tropical brutalism”. Australian owners, in partnership with a local Balinese studio, GFAB Architects, have created a contemporary island stay in the heart of Canggu, Bali.

Design Hunters

The Habitus Family Album

Picked from the pages of the latest issue, welcome to the very first Habitus Family Album. Stephen Todd has collected highly personal, never before seen, photographs of some of the region's most acclaimed architects and designers. Each photo captures a moment in time that had an influential effect on their resulting careers. How many of our industry's icons can you recognise without the key?

Architecture

Melbourne Meets Memphis Design

Sometimes, it’s all in a name. Pinkie, the latest project by award-winning, full-service design studio Biasol, draws a little bit from the Memphis design movement, and a lot from the colour pink.

Design Products

Grafunkt Welcomes Ariake

Wood, ink, paper, leather – Ariake offers impeccably crafted furniture pieces designed by an international team with a unique Japanese twist.

Architecture

This Rural Residence Clearly Defines Its Boundaries – Right Before It Pushes Through Them

In rural New Zealand Herbst Architects turns a seemingly limitless space into one neatly organised around three simple box forms.

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