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Launch Pad: Calling All Emerging Industrial Designers

Now in its tenth year, Launch Pad is an annual competition and mentorship program giving emerging Australian industrial designers a foot in the door and, once the foot’s in, a helping hand to get further. Their motto is, “From prototype to production”

Iconic Australian Houses

You’ve read the book, now see the exhibition and take part in the tours and talks with Sydney Living Museums

New ‘Clone’ Light from Classiclite

The newly expanded Clone range offers a larger format of the original modular, versatile and attractive lighting solution that suits a variety of settings.

Tasmanian Idyll

Welcome to the first in our new occasional series where we peek behind the public face of editors, designers, their manufacturers and retailers. Where better to start than with our own Ediitorial Director, Paul McGillick

In the Folds of Hills

In the Folds of Hills depicts life in the secluded valleys around Lima, a rural area a little over 100 kms northwest from Melbourne, Victoria. A book of extraordinary documentary photography and heart warming stories.
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Augmented Australia 1914 – 2014

Augmented Australia 1914 - 2014 at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia: a virtual journey through some of Australia’s most intriguing unrealised projects. Words by Elana Castle

Art, Design and a Dinosaur

Dinosaur Designer, Stephen Ormandy, revealed his true origins as an artist when Nicky Lobo asked whom it was that inspires him

Minnie Pwerle for Designer Rugs

The Minnie Pwerle collection for Design Rugs is testimony to the company's driving urge to further bridge the divide between art and interior design - to marry unique, stimulating artwork with exceptional quality, functional, floor coverings

Q+A with Matthew Woodward, Architect of Wirra Wirra Pavilion

With 'Wirra Wirra Pavilion, his first project featured in Habitus 23 (on sale now), Matthew Woodward's career is off to a very promising start. We sit down with the young architect to hear about his personal responses to the project, and how it has affected his practise.

Habitus 23 Photoshoot – Feasting

Author and stylist Amanda Talbot explains why she chose feasting as the theme for the Habitus Issue 23 (on sale now) photo shoot, reflecting on the importance of sharing meals and spaces in forging and maintaining strong personal relationships.
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Dulux on Board for The Project 2014

Theme and Sponsor announced for installation series, held by Melbourne Indesign (formerly Saturday in Design).

Full of Beans

In a move to up-cycle traditional methods of coffee-making for its design-savvy consumers, NESCAFÉ has engaged three Australian designers for The Azera Project – a competition showcasing how 150 plungers can be transformed into something new and amazing

COMBI from DELSA

The Combi Units, designed by Lenci Design for Teuco, are a versatile, safe bath/shower solution that are as stylish as they are functional.

Weaving Magic

Sydney-based design duo Maricor/Maricar share their unconventional approach to embroidery — animating expressions with intricate needlepoint and colourful textures. By Sandy Tan.

Field Experiments

A trio of designers has come together in Bali to challenge the traditional concept of the souvenir, in a new collection of work that will be exhibited in New York this May. By Annie Reid.
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Room to Move

Space with enough room to move. It’s harder and harder to find. Paul McGillick reflects on living in smaller spaces

Nobody’s Fools

For a tight-knit family business, Nobody Jeans is remarkably open about who it invites into the creative fold. Kath Dolan talks to brothers John and Nick Condilis about the label they launched in 1999 for entirely pragmatic reasons, the unusual three-way creative partnership they’ve formed with UK-born, New York-based creative director Wesley Hartwell, and the cold, noisy, dirty denim laundry founded by their father Jim that inspires them all

Moooi Heracleum II Small from Space Furniture

Designed by Bertjan Pot and powered through the Electrosandwich by Marcel Wanders, the Heracleum II Small is an impressive combination of beauty and impeccable design

Museum of Mortality

A studio or home is an intensely personal, often sub-conscious extension of an individual’s interests and work. Stephen Crafti visited Melbourne-based taxidermist and jeweller, Julia deVille, whose environments are consciously created, physical manifestations of her craft and life

Paper Queens

Sydney duo Gabriela Tylesova and Emelia Simcox bring energy, play and finesse to the design of newly launched wallpaper brand, Aviatrix. Stephen Lacey learns a little bit about the pair, and drops by the Opera to see the wallpaper in the flesh.
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