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Design Hunter Q + A: Emma Coulter

Currently juggling a number of projects, from a solo exhibition to creating an installation at Melbourne Indesign, Emma Coulter is one busy woman. While her roots are in Northern Ireland, Emma belongs in Melbourne now, clearly immersed in the art and design world it offers. We talk to Emma about where a background in interior architecture and painting has led her, what she can't live without, and how a Design Hunter has nothing to do with age or income.

Threshold: Exhibition by Emma Coulter

The phenomenological experience of space and spatial relationships is central to Coulter's practice, executed through the manipulation of two dimensional and three dimensional surfaces. Emma is currently undertaking her Masters at the Victorian College of the Arts to further investigate queries into spatial practice.

Henry Corbett and Co Official launch party

Last week was the official opening of the Henry Corbett & Co. boutique in Woollahra. A great evening to showcase their Architecture, Interior Design, Lifestyle and Culture business - and here are the images by Eli Fulgelman to back it up.

Design Hunter Q + A: Nicolas Chiew

Nicolas Chiew is a Sydney-sider from the Northern beaches. His love for recycled timber has become his profession, co-founding the Colonial Trading Company. We chat to this Design Hunter about his interest in wood with a story, his passion for wine and what he's been up to...

Why trends, and being trendy, is not a good thing

Habitus Deputy Editor Nicky Lobo wonders why we love it when people tell us what we want.

An Architectural Eye and An Artistic Mind

Michael Lowe is a graduate architect and fine artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. Architecture, for Michael, is rational, and art free but the two disciplines are not so distinct in practise, one playing into the other in various ways. "There is an openness and degree of exploration and playfulness required to understand the potential of a place. For me this feels like art," says Michael. We talk to him about the "fantastic position" he is in between the designing and painting, how they cross over and one can teach the other.

Fashioning Fabric – Grace Tan

She is originally from Malaysia, but these days Grace Tan calls Singapore home. It is here that she is pushing the limits of fashion design. Darlene Smyth asked her about her work and about what inspires her in her new home town.

Authentically Aged

The Japanese have a phrase that describes the beauty of imperfect aged items, wabi-sabi. Nicolas Chiew, co-founder of Colonial Trading Company, talks about his love for the natural phenomena and where strategic 'wearing' falls short.

Hare + Klein Book Launch

Hare + Klein: Texture Colour Comfort was launched two Thursdays ago, at the Fanuli showroom.

Design Hunter Q + A: Manel Daetz

Manel Daetz, creative director at Henry Corbett & Co., is a fan of Geoffrey Bawa, Papillonaire Bicycles and, not least, chocolate. She tells us about them all, and more.

Design Hunter Q + A: Ito Kish

Ito Kish's designs are exquisite - full of story and detail. With his pieces now available in Australia, we hear why Wes Anderson is an inspiration and traveling is his vice.

DESIGN HUNTER Q+A: TONY STEPHENS

With the reopening of Artbank at their new site getting close, we speak to director Tony Stephens about his favourite cocktail bar and most treasured piece of art.

Launch Pad Shortlist

Melbourne Indesign: The Event is about to hit Australia's design capital, with a crop of exciting new design talent on the horizon.

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DESIGN HUNTER Q + A: MANEL DAETZ
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