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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.

COMBI from DELSA

The Combi Units, designed by Lenci Design for Teuco, are a versatile, safe bath/shower solution that are as stylish as they are functional.

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.
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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

COMBI from DELSA

The Combi Units, designed by Lenci Design for Teuco, are a versatile, safe bath/shower solution that are as stylish as they are functional.

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
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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.

“The Vintage Jewels” by Megan Hess for Designer Rugs

Designer Rugs is thrilled to unveil “The Vintage Jewels” by Megan Hess - three intricately detailed, hand-tufted, New Zealand Wool and bamboo designs, available exclusively from Designer Rugs

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.

Privacy and Connection

This elegantly simple house by Popov Bass Architects combines connection and separation to provide an ideal family home on a stunning Sydney harbourside site. Paul McGillick discovers a fully integrated fit-out where the architects have also designed and specified the interior furnishings and finishes
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Habitus Loves… A New Slant on Things

In Habitus 20 we featured the new MINI Paceman in a photo shoot - check out some of the products and images here and pick a copy of the magazine (on sale June 26!) for the full shoot in all its glossy glory.

Profile: Olivia d’Aboville

From plastic spoons to pins and water bottles, Olivia D’Aboville’s artworks (featured in Habitus 20, on sale June 26) are an array of re-used mass-produced objects that could easily be mistaken for piles of oceanic debris. But upon closer inspection, her artworks are extremely delicate, even fragile, and tie into a sensitivity that is something much more than just good recycling practice. By Philippa Daly

Moooi Heracleum II Small from Space Furniture

Designed by Bertjan Pot and powered through the Electrosandwich by Marcel Wanders, the Heracleum II Small is an impressive combination of beauty and impeccable design

Living With(in) Art

The idea of inviting art into one’s home in Asia is still taking root. But, for Shalini Ganendra – fine art consultant, gallerist and former Wall Street lawyer – not only did she welcome it into her home, she also has a purpose-built gallery in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In a Different Light

Looking to accommodate a growing family, architect Ilana Kister wanted urban rather than suburban. Stephen Crafti thinks her made-over inner-suburban warehouse in Melbourne fits the bill perfectly
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