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In Oliver’s Workshop

Oliver MacLatchy is a carpenter, builder, tinkerer and inventor with a massive love for timber. The result of that passion is Wood Melbourne, spouts made from reclaimed wood, designed and crafted by hand in his workshop in Melbourne. Each piece goes through 12 stages to become the beautiful, sustainable fixtures they are. Through a series of images we get to see some of this laborious and careful process.

Art Deco Ensuite in New Zealand

A 1930s era bungalow in Hawkes Bay has retained its original Deco style, and the master bedroom's ensuite is especially in keeping, embracing geometric lines and a bold palette.

Habitus loves… Digital Design

According to the dictionary, digital means: (of signals or data) expressed as series of the digits 0 and 1, typically represented by values of a physical quantity such as voltage or magnetic polarization. Of course we have absolutely no idea what this means either, but we do know that we love the futuristic aesthetic of digital devices. By Stephen Lacey.

An Architectural Eye and An Artistic Mind

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.

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.

Rabari Rug Collection

The Rabari collection consists of four carpets made from 100% New Zealand wool, handmade in India by using the hand knotted and hand woven Sumak techniques.

Habitus Loves… EuroCucina: Technology of the Kitchen 2014

The Milan Furniture Fair 2014 this year encompassed EuroCucina, showcasing the world-leading design brands specialising in modular kitchens and kitchen appliances. Here we pick out some of the best appliances we saw – and we’re pretty convinced that they’re going to take your kitchen experience into completely new territories! Alice Blackwood reports.

Kitchen Trends fresh from Milan

Smeg’s premium appliances are renowned worldwide for innovation, engineering and architectural style.

Botanical Museum of English Tapware

The Habitus team is called on to create to officially launch ‘The Window’ styling display at The English Tapware Company.

Orchid Metamorphosis

Dinosaur Designs' Louise Olsen collaborates with Australian fashion icon Tony Maticevski in this limited edition of accessories

Stormtech’s Slimline Linear Drain

The Stormtech Slimline Linear Drain 65MND, designed in collaboration with Marc Newson, has received a Good Design® Selection in the ‘Architecture and Interiors’ category for 2014. The series of grates enables a new decorative solution for wet areas, including bathrooms, balconies, courtyards, thresholds, pools, paved areas and driveways.

Caesarstone’s New Marble Inspired Calacatta Nuvo

After its first showing to global consumers and designers at the recent Milan Design week, Caesarstone's new Marble Inspired Calacatta Nuvo™ has been officially released.

EDL Laminates

EDL create design-centric, quality driven laminates with an art inspired touch.

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