Having recently opened Jardin Tan in Victoria and with a few other projects in the pipeline, director of Vue Group Shannon Bennett is on a bit of a roll. Here we talk inspiration, Pisco Sours and Exercise.
Nicky Lobo has recently been made Editor of Habitus, after being Deputy Editor for a number of years. We find out what makes her tick.
After the recent launch of her range with Designer Rugs, we spend five minutes with Anna Carin.
The first-ever themed issue of Habitus launches next year, taking the Design Hunter approach to these crucial areas of the home.
The games architects play to milk the regulations can bring out the best in them – and the regulations. Words by Paul McGillick.
After the success of the first range of timber bath spouts earlier this year, Wood Melbourne has evolved to include a timber–clad shower head and timber taps (in two hardware finishes, brass and chrome) and most recently developed a concrete range of basins, taps, spouts and shower heads. Here's the official launch - doubling as the showroom opening.
Last Thursday, September 4th, Designer Rugs launched their first ever carpet collection with Greg Natale. The mood was appropriately lively, mirroring an exciting step for the company. Here are the happy faces from the evening.
Collaborations are exciting and inspiring. Seeing two (or more) minds band together to create something new and unexpected makes us look on in awe, sparking the creative parts in all of us. This year, at Melbourne Indesign The Project was embraced with wholehearted enthusiasm. Entering a showroom meant being overwhelmed with surprise, excitement, joy and the urge to Instagram – right away! And the common element among all involved was collaborative engagement.
Contemporary Indonesian architect Isandra Matin Ahmad is known for his sensitive use of space and his contribution to architecture in Indonesia on the whole - being a founder of Arsitek Muda Indonesia (Young Architects of Indonesia, AMI). After featuring his beautiful house in issue 24 of Habitus, we were naturally eager to find out a bit more about this creative man.
Along with our talented panellists – Quino Holland (Fieldwork), Jeremy McLeod (Breathe) and Prani Hodges (Six Degrees), we discussed the good, the bad and the beautiful when it comes to multi-residential housing. It was great to hear the respect shared among the practices and the fact that their projects are together driving a move towards a better kind of communal living. A warm thank you again to our panellists, John Wardle Architects for hosting us, and everyone who came along. Hope you enjoyed it.
The opening night of WORKSHOPPED 14: Clean Slate, at Supa Centa Moore Park, was inspiring. Design was of the highest calibre and the crowd was energised. The work from every designer had obviously been developed thoughtfully from concept to final execution, and knowing these will be the people leading the future of Australian design was encouraging to say the least. The night not only proved good things are happening now, but was a great promise of what is to come.
An elegantly festive occasion, the Melbourne Indesign 2014 Director's Welcome offered VIP guests an occasion to mingle, network, and get excited about the coming days!
Interior designer Sue Fenton is drawn to passionate people, functional design objects and good Japanese. Her source of inspiration is broad and her interests wide, proving Design Hunters do not stop at their field. They are constantly making connections and collecting pieces of inspiration.