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Design Hunter Q&A: Nicky Lobo

Nicky Lobo has recently been made Editor of Habitus, after being Deputy Editor for a number of years. We find out what makes her tick.

HOMES IN THE SKY

The games architects play to milk the regulations can bring out the best in them – and the regulations. Words by Paul McGillick.

The butterfly effect: Eforea spa

A moment of retreat can certainly change the course of the day, and Wynn A. Bay feels the positive effect from this hideout – the Eforea spa in Hilton Pattaya Hotel.

Shifting the showroom experience through collaboration

Collaborations are exciting and inspiring. Seeing two (or more) minds band together to create something new and unexpected makes us look on in awe, sparking the creative parts in all of us. This year, at Melbourne Indesign The Project was embraced with wholehearted enthusiasm. Entering a showroom meant being overwhelmed with surprise, excitement, joy and the urge to Instagram – right away! And the common element among all involved was collaborative engagement.

LiveLife talk at Melbourne Indesign

Along with our talented panellists – Quino Holland (Fieldwork), Jeremy McLeod (Breathe) and Prani Hodges (Six Degrees), we discussed the good, the bad and the beautiful when it comes to multi-residential housing. It was great to hear the respect shared among the practices and the fact that their projects are together driving a move towards a better kind of communal living. A warm thank you again to our panellists, John Wardle Architects for hosting us, and everyone who came along. Hope you enjoyed it.

A Mountain Legend

Victoria’s high country is steeped in Australian mythology – a backdrop for legendary horsemen and the notorious Kelly Gang of bushrangers. It is here, writes Nicky Lobo, that architect, Darren Sinclair-Cole, built a holiday home for his family.

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GENRE – Textile by Instyle Studio

Introducing GENRE, a versatile and well-priced textile that does not compromise on beauty or quality.

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Q&A with Anna-Carin McNamara

After the recent launch of her range with Designer Rugs, we spend five minutes with Anna Carin.

BAMBOO TRICYCLE: A NATURALLY EXCITING PRODUCT DESIGNED BY A21STUDIO

Reminiscing on childhood memories is the founding idea behind the innovative Bamboo Tricycle.

Wood Melbourne’s Showroom Launch

After the success of the first range of timber bath spouts earlier this year, Wood Melbourne has evolved to include a timber–clad shower head and timber taps (in two hardware finishes, brass and chrome) and most recently developed a concrete range of basins, taps, spouts and shower heads. Here's the official launch - doubling as the showroom opening.

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Listone Giordano has arrived

With a long history and tradition of Italian design, craftsmanship and innovation for over 100 years Listone Giordano is recognized around the world for groundbreaking design and uncompromising quality: collaborating with Italy’s renowned designers including Michele De Lucchi & Daniele Lago to create extraordinary hardwood flooring products.

Launch night of Greg Natale’s new Designer Rugs carpet collection

Last Thursday, September 4th, Designer Rugs launched their first ever carpet collection with Greg Natale. The mood was appropriately lively, mirroring an exciting step for the company. Here are the happy faces from the evening.

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