• A modern beach house informed by an old shed

  • Design Hunter Q + A: Emma Coulter

  • Design that Captures the Essence of Thai Street Eating

  • A Home built around Gatherings and a Rain Tree

  • An Urban Home Between Architecture and Sculpture

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Latest Stories

How to build individuality and community in multi-residential developments

We announce our topic for the Habitus LiveLife conversation at Melbourne Indesign.

Design Hunter Guide: 5 ways to hibernate during winter

We’ve got the perfect antidote to the cold weather – read on for ways to stay warm, and indulge your inner, winter, Design Hunter

20 Years on: Zuster

We are naturally drawn to celebrating new designers, and rightly so; new energy and creative talent is inspiring and exciting. It is also significant to celebrate designers' milestones and longevity, to recognise those who continue to create year after year and at the same level of quality they began.

Regional architecture in this Sydney home designed by Arkhefield inspired by Geoffrey Bawa

In this lovely example of crossing cultural boundaries – the clients have combined Italian and Sri Lankan heritage – materiality and openness to the outdoors evoke the characteristic design traditions of these nations.

Art that changes your experience of place

Site-specific art – as its name suggests – is intrinsically intertwined with place. Informed by a pre-existing landscape or built into one, art and place alter each other. We delve into the practice and talk to the artists who create it.

Theatrical Apartment in Little India

By dramatising spaces for the everyday rituals of life, Singapore architect Colin Seah re-defines apartment living. Andrea Stevens visited his own apartment which is a convenient retreat from the bustle of the city.

Did You Miss?

ARCHITECTURE FOR EVERYONE – MELBOURNE OPEN HOUSE 2014

The Open House Melbourne juggernaut rolled into town and its surrounds last weekend. Annie Reid joined the 130,000 fans trawling through Melbourne and unearthed some inner city treasures.

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A Rug Collection that Reflects Community

Designer Rugs collection of six hand-tufted rugs, “Neighbourhood” by Bleux, reflects, charmingly, on the essence of community with a true sense of place. “This collection recognises our daily adventure - punctuated by a wave from a shop owner, a conversation on the run with one of the locals, squeals from the kids in the park and all the characters along the way. All designs can be custom sized and custom coloured as required.

Celebrating Design from our region and beyond

Australia has a pool of talented designers on our doorstep, plus a well-established connection to the Region surrounding us. Celebrating the links we have, we look at both sole practitioners and distributors that make up our global design community. With Melbourne Indesign around the corner, where many of these names will be exhibiting, you can even follow these up in the flesh. A win-win for Design Hunters.

Site-Specific Art: Emma Coulter

Emma Coulter's site-specific work has a direct link with her background in painting and interior architecture. Blending the two lets her explore the ideas that overlap between them, de-constructing and re-constructing a space to using a refined palette to create something new.

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Rabari Rug Collection

The Rabari collection consists of four carpets made from 100% New Zealand wool, handmade in India by using the hand knotted and hand woven Sumak techniques.

SITE-SPECIFIC ART: Klara

Klara is a Melbourne-based street and studio artist, combining painting, illustration, paste-ups, stencil, installation and more. For Klara, the more she delves into her practise, the more site-specific it becomes. We find out why.

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