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Transparent Privacy

Fluid yet firmly grounded, public yet surprisingly private, Tim Hooson’s apartment on Auckland’s waterfront is a machine for living. Andrea Stevens catches up with him and partner, Jude, and finds a graceful and streamlined interior

weatherboard cottage extension

Very few houses successfully tread the tightrope between individuality and common aesthetic, but this 1930's cottage extension is up to the challenge.

A Living Space

This family home in Melbourne was designed by architect Rob Mills to “break down the walls of a traditional house”. Stephen Crafti explores how the dynamic spaces respond to this challenge

James Powditch

Assembling his artworks from an array of materials including recycled timber, fabrics and plastic, it is clear that mixed media artist James Powditch finds inspiration from the everyday. Featured in Habitus 23 (on sale now), Powditch is a unique artist who represents a distinctly Australia sentiment.

A Tale of Timber

The beauty of recycled timber is only partly aesthetic – its former function adds a whole other appeal. Jaz Sidhu visited the island of Langkawi in Malaysia and discovered a home designed by Building Bloc that generates new life for old timber electricity poles.

Fashioning a Home

Piero Gesualdi’s career reflects a rich and adventurous imagination. And this, says Stephen Crafti, informs his remarkable make-over of an unprepossessing army drill hall into a home and a professional base.

Harbourside Hill Town

The restoration and additions by Luigi Rosselli to this 1930s Leslie Wilkinson house turned out to be an organic process, which Paul McGillick discovers perfectly matches the original character

Exercise in Colour

A former school drill hall has been converted into a unique and intriguing home and office. Stephen Crafti looks at a project by Multiplicity, who seem to specialise in turning old spaces into new homes

Design Hunter Q+A with Mark Best

Mark Best, of Marque restaurant in Sydney and featured in Habitus 22 (on sale 19 December), consistently takes out top honours in the Australian food business with his cuisine. Here he shares his passion for vegemite, concrete and all things innovative.

Poem in Black & White

Elegance, restraint and structural ingenuity is always associated with the work of Ian Moore. But, says Paul McGillick, in this home he has designed in inner suburban Sydney, it is seen on a uniquely intimate scale

Ancient and Primeval – Alistair Trung 2013 Summer Collection

An evolution of his philosophy of creating clothing that is about freedom, Alistair Trung's (featured in Habitus 21, on sale now) current summer collection is dynamic, versatile, and richly evocative.

Behind the Scenes at the Habitus 21 Photoshoot

While the beautiful images that populate Habitus' matte and glossy pages might seem effortlessly glamorous, the process of their production is a mix of creative focus and hard work.

Sydney Ball: 80th Birthday

Featured in Habitus 21, Sydney Ball is simultaneously iconic and pioneering. To coincide with the artist's 80th birthday, Ball's works will be on display at various venues in Sydney.

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