Design Hunter Q + A: See Yen Foo

Originally from Singapore, today See Yen Foo lives in Melbourne and owns Apt Living and Apato. In fact, the launch of Apato coincides with Melbourne Indesign this weekend. Before it all takes place though, we had a chat with this furniture guru and found out he has a love for cold beer, work, and great taste for architecture.

Design Hunter Q + A: Matt Moran

Restaurateur, chef, author and TV host, Matt Moran shares his love for local produce and food as experience in nearly every medium you could ask for. We love his enthusiasm for sharing. Here we find out about Matt's favourite spaces, design pieces and, of course, favourite restaurant.

Design Hunter Q + A: Oliver MacLatchy of Wood Melbourne

With the launch of Wood Melbourne earlier this year and a showroom opening in two weeks time, Oliver MacLatchy is in a local designer and maker we'll be keeping an eye on. We ask him a few questions to find out what makes him tick - aside from timber.

Design Hunter Q + A: Karie Soehardi

Ella and Sofia's creative director Karie Soehardi has always seen creativity as a legitimate way to earn a living. She's worked with jewellery and fashion through to, more recently, interiors. Karie's latest collaboration is with Sydney Living Museums where she re-worked old collections into new designs. We take a moment to meet the woman behind a fascinating range.

Design Hunter Q + A: Satyendra Pakhalé

Born in India, and trained at IIT - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and later at Art Centre College of Design Europe, in Switzerland, Satyendra Pakhalé established his practice in Amsterdam. An active member of the international design community - in the field of Industrial Design, Transportation and Architectural Design, he brings a unique cross-cultural perspective. We chat to the award-winning designer about how George Nelson influenced him, what his favourite spaces are and the little details that make him a Design Hunter.

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.

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...

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.

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.


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.


She started by designing her own props for photographic shoots as a stylist, and has gone on to have her designs shown in MoMA NY, SF, Japan and the London Design Museum. Designer and Director at Articolo Architectural Lighting, Nicci Green is a natural born design lover - and an Instagram fan. Here Nicci tells us her virtues and vices, and the people who inspire her most.

Design Hunter Q+A: Coco Reynolds

Winner of the at this year's Temple & Webster People's Choice Award, Coco Reynolds' Marz Designs studio fuses geometry and materiality to create compelling, contemporary pieces. Habitusliving sits down with the designer to hear about her design favourites.


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