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The Open House Melbourne juggernaut rolled into town and its surrounds last weekend. Annie Reid joined the 130,000 fans trawling through Melbourne and unearthed some inner city treasures.
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.
The phenomenological experience of space and spatial relationships is central to Coulter's practice, executed through the manipulation of two dimensional and three dimensional surfaces. Emma is currently undertaking her Masters at the Victorian College of the Arts to further investigate queries into spatial practice.
Last week was the official opening of the Henry Corbett & Co. boutique in Woollahra. A great evening to showcase their Architecture, Interior Design, Lifestyle and Culture business - and here are the images by Eli Fulgelman to back it up.
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...
Habitus Deputy Editor Nicky Lobo wonders why we love it when people tell us what we want.
Michael Lowe is a graduate architect and fine artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. Architecture, for Michael, is rational, and art free but the two disciplines are not so distinct in practise, one playing into the other in various ways. "There is an openness and degree of exploration and playfulness required to understand the potential of a place. For me this feels like art," says Michael. 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.
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.
The Japanese have a phrase that describes the beauty of imperfect aged items, wabi-sabi. Nicolas Chiew, co-founder of Colonial Trading Company, talks about his love for the natural phenomena and where strategic 'wearing' falls short.
Hare + Klein: Texture Colour Comfort was launched two Thursdays ago, at the Fanuli showroom.
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.
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.