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Habitus 31 Out Now!

We are starting to realise the myriad problems with having too much ‘stuff’

Why two courtyards are better than one

Are views really over-rated? Architects, Vokes and Peters cultivate a garden wilderness to bring focus to nature.

Rossana Orlandi: Design Doyenne

She has been described as a 'fairy godmother', and she says her designers are like family. If so, she's the undisputed matriarch of the clan. We marvel at the inimitable Rossana Orlandi.

Iconic heavyweights

Relative to their size, some nations have a high ratio of iconic brands with an international appeal. Tess Ritchie takes a look at some fine Finnish and Japanese examples, to tease out their shared characteristics, and nature of their iconic status.

Habitus #30 – Your further reading list

In our latest issue of Habitus, we examine the age of the icon. What is an icon? How does something become iconic? And why do we care so much? The discussion of what and who is an important and complex one, so we thought we'd keep the conversation going and share a short collection of authors and books we recommend. 

Make Me Iconic

What defines iconic design? And what are the pros and cons of putting respected designers, products, brands and buildings on a pedestal? Sophie Davies asks why we make things iconic…

Habitus #29 Launch Party

This week, we were very excited to celebrate the launch of Habitus issue 29 at a party hosted by Hub. The night was terrific, and a great way for readers and a range of the featured designers and homeowners in the magazine to mingle, relax and chill out with the Habitus team over a glass of wine

Habitus 29 Out Now!

Our latest issue to hit the newsstands on Thursday 22 October, features the idyllic home of Australian artist Ken Done, the studio of knitwear designer Katherine Mavridis and a family home that sits boldly in the New Zealand bush

Letting design – and nature – take its course

Open spaces and framed views connect to the vastness of the landscape beyond, where rolling hills, valleys and sky combine to create a spectacular view of the best that nature has to offer. Claire Watkins reports

A breath of fresh air in an age of mass produced goods

For baby boomers with an affinity for fashion, Christopher Graf requires no introduction. His vibrant, cartoon-like clothing for women set his South Yarra boutique apart during the late 1980s and through the ‘90s. Three years ago Graf started to design silk scarves. These limited-edition designs reflect his highly unique home on the edge of Melbourne. Stephen Crafti reports.

The Art of Lounging

Seeking relaxation in today’s fast-paced world? Our lounges should offer the ultimate retreat, boosting our health and well-being. Sophie Davies discovers flexible spaces are the future of modern living

Ken Done: Artist in Place

He’s known for his iconic painting scenes, his equally iconic moustache and his gallery in Sydney’s historic The Rocks. But rather than a high-rolling Artist, Ken Done sees himself simply as a painter – a very lucky one. Habitus Editor, Nicky Lobo reports.

How smart will we have to make the smart home?

The home of the future has been a sci fi cliché for years. How much equity should we give the connected home for improving our lives, when design can preserve the things we love about home, and provide answers to our 21st-century problems

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