DESIGN HUNTERS

Meet the timber craftsman from country Western Australia

Is the age of authentic craftsmanship dead? Western Australian timber designer and maker Nathan Day proves bespoke woodwork is very much still alive.

Who is Jesse Bennett?

In 2013 he established his namesake practice, a boutique architecture and interior design firm built on the philosophy of creating joyful spaces that inspire and enrich daily life.

Patrick and Tamsin Johnson – A Force to be Reckoned With

Cover stars of Habitus #34, the social issue, Tamsin and Patrick Johnson are internationally renowned for a unique design language in the worlds of fashion and interiors.

Joni Waka: Leaving No Stone Unturned

Joni Waka runs a successful art foundation and leads high end art tours in Tokyo, as Belinda Aucott reports.

Design Hunters: Woods and Warner

Sonia and Jacinta meld design and decoration to create beautifully resolved and considered spaces for their clients with a creative approach to colour and an innate fearlessness of combining pattern and texture.

What can we learn from Aboriginal design?

Culture can have a powerful influence on our approach to design so what happens when – as a fully matured adult – you find a whole other side to your family’s history?

Building a Green World One Bamboo Stick at a Time

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is becoming known as one of the world’s most sustainable and socially conscious architects, with heavy emphasis on the use of bamboo, which he calls ‘green steel’.

ANEAU: A Band of Women, Quilting to Define Their Future

ANEAU is the brainchild of Anna Westcott working in tandem with Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti, a women’s collective in the foothills of the Himalayas. With a modern and colourful approach to design, ANEAU is weaving quilts designed to last for generations.

Zhu Ohmu’s Coiled Ceramics

Artist Zhu Ohmu crafts organic ceramics by hand, in the process creating homes for houseplants. Naomi Russo finds out how.

A Quiet Approach to Design that Screams Substance

Jac+Jack spend as much time designing their collections as they do designing the spaces in which to exhibit them.

Joost Bakker Envisions Green Buildings Across the Globe

Designer, builder, florist, artist and a passionate advocate of self-sufficient suburban living, Joost Bakker has a dream. It may sound like a long-shot, but he’s been testing his theories out at home, and already has a plan to take over our city skylines with nourishing, flourishing greenery.

Arent&Pyke Design With Heart and Soul

With a distinctive and sophisticated design style, Sydney-based design studio Arent&Pyke have made it their mission to "help and inspire people to live a beautiful life," as Rebecca Gross discovers.

How Can We Make Our Obstacles Work For Us?

Nature informs and inhabits every aspect of visual artist Joshua Yeldham’s work. It’s in his use of animal totems and in the echoes of the Aboriginal art and traditional Chinese landscapes that illuminate his paintings. It’s in his use of wood and cane and his tireless exploration of the world around him, so that every field, creek and river can be seen afresh.

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