Project Profile: Washington Street, Orchard Piper

We sit down with Luke McKie, director of Orchard Piper, to discuss his latest project Washington Street, a residential development inclusive of garden residences, terraces and a penthouse

Five minutes with Urban Walkabout founder Victoria Moxey

Founder Victoria Moxey established Urban Walkabout in 2006 after she saw the need for visual, carefully curated and easy-to-use guides that point visitors and locals to independent local businesses.

Five minutes with James Dawson

Ahead of Sydney Indesign 2015 we chat to interior designer, James Dawson

Five minutes with Stephen Burton, Creative Director of POMO

We chat to Stephen Burton, Creative Director of POMO about their Sunshine Coast studio.

Can we appreciate Design as Art?

No one takes down a painting after two years because it’s out of fashion - what makes design different?

How to properly achieve timeless design

Timeless Design – it’s a term bandied about the design industry almost more than any other. But what is it that makes a design truly stand the test of time

Designing for Local Needs

How important is it to design for a local market, and what benefits are there for designers who keep location a focus

What is a Smart Home?

It sounds great, 'Smart Home', but what does it really mean? How can our homes be smarter? How can we live more consciously? Sven Ehmann, creative director at Gestalten in Berlin, gives us his opinion. He suggests we begin by looking at each word individually: 'smart' and 'home'.

The importance of supporting Australian design

Nobody would argue over how important it is to support Australian design. Not just great for building the local industry, supporting Australian design will only increase the quality and range of design options available to us all

Why Support Emerging Designers?

It's a nice idea to support emerging designers. But aside from that, what are the benefits of doing so? What do we as consumers get out of buying these new designs and what does it mean for the future of the design industry?

Habitus LiveLife venue announced!

Taking their long-standing partnership to the next level, Habitus and John Warldle Architects collaborate to host the LiveLife conversation at JWA studio in Rokeby St in Collingwood for Melbourne Indesign.

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. 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.


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