In Conversation With… Michele Chow

The brains and brawn behind independent Australian furniture brand, Dessein, Melbourne-based entrepreneur Michele Chow is a force to be reckoned with.

In Conversation With… Benjamin Mitchell

Benjamin Mitchell (right) is one half of Sydney practice Those Architects, along with Simon Addinall. Only five years old, and already they’ve notched up an American Architecture Prize.

In Conversation With… Elliat Rich and James Young of Elbowrkshp

He makes fine leather footware and baggage under the banner of James B Young. She makes limited edition furniture under her name, Elliat Rich. Based in Alice Springs, they create industrial design pieces under the aegis of their brand, Elbowrkshp.

LIVE FROM MILAN! In Conversation With… Emma Elizabeth

Designer, creative director and retailer, Emma Elizabeth, has curated a tight lineup of Australian designers to present at the Milan Furniture Fair, for the second consecutive year.

Architecture for the Body

In Habitus #35 Kacey Devlin takes the principals of architecture, consciously or otherwise, and applies them to her eponymous fashion label. She teaches us that – as you should with all highly designed, highly crafted pieces – you invest in something, you take care of it, and you keep it.

In Conversation With… Alan Synman

Industry grandee, Alan Synman was awarded the Order of Australia in last January’s honours list. We talk to him about the state of architecture today.

In Conversation With… Shigeru Ban

The Pritzker Award winning Japanese architect of radical emergency housing is in Sydney this weekend to open a retrospective of his ground-breaking work.


Heritage architects with an eye to the future, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer are reshaping the urbanscape of Sydney.

Dissecting Migration: Mehwish Iqbal’s exhibition ‘FLUX’ opens in Sydney at .M Contemporary

Rapidly gaining recognition from Ankara to New York City, Australian–Pakistani artist Mehwish Iqbal’s first solo show includes textiles, sculpture and printmaking.

In Conversation With… Melonie Bayl-Smith

Educator, agitator, architect with a social conscience, Melonie Bayl-Smith is the founder and principal of Bijl Architecture and an adjunct professor at the University of Technology, Sydney.

In Conversation With… James Tutton

Radical Melbourne development group, Neometro was founded by Jeff Provan in 1985. James Tutton joined Neometro as a director seven years ago, adding mindfulness to an already heady mix.

In Conversation With… Keinton Butler

Damien Hirst, the London Design Festival, and the British Council are just a few of the notches on the belt of this Australian curator.

State Of Kin: Encouraging Perth’s appetite for incredible design

In a bid to shift the residential landscape of Perth, one company is breaking the barriers between architects and builders with a refreshing and much needed approach to design.


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