Henry Corbett and Co Official launch party

Last week was the official opening of the Henry Corbett & Co. boutique in Woollahra. A great evening to showcase their Architecture, Interior Design, Lifestyle and Culture business - and here are the images by Eli Fulgelman to back it up.

Design Hunter Q + A: Nicolas Chiew

Nicolas Chiew is a Sydney-sider from the Northern beaches. His love for recycled timber has become his profession, co-founding the Colonial Trading Company. We chat to this Design Hunter about his interest in wood with a story, his passion for wine and what he's been up to...

Why trends, and being trendy, is not a good thing

Habitus Deputy Editor Nicky Lobo wonders why we love it when people tell us what we want.

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.

Authentically Aged

The Japanese have a phrase that describes the beauty of imperfect aged items, wabi-sabi. Nicolas Chiew, co-founder of Colonial Trading Company, talks about his love for the natural phenomena and where strategic 'wearing' falls short.

Hare + Klein Book Launch

Hare + Klein: Texture Colour Comfort was launched two Thursdays ago, at the Fanuli showroom.

Design Hunter Q + A: Manel Daetz

Manel Daetz, creative director at Henry Corbett & Co., is a fan of Geoffrey Bawa, Papillonaire Bicycles and, not least, chocolate. She tells us about them all, and more.

Design Hunter Q + A: Ito Kish

Ito Kish's designs are exquisite - full of story and detail. With his pieces now available in Australia, we hear why Wes Anderson is an inspiration and traveling is his vice.


With the reopening of Artbank at their new site getting close, we speak to director Tony Stephens about his favourite cocktail bar and most treasured piece of art.

Launch Pad Shortlist

Melbourne Indesign: The Event is about to hit Australia's design capital, with a crop of exciting new design talent on the horizon.

Herman Miller Collection Launch Party

Last Friday, Herman Miller and Living Edge brought design and film lovers an exclusive viewing of The Herman Miller Collection at this year’s Sydney Film Festival Hub. Here we show you the launch party snaps.


She started by designing her own props for photographic shoots as a stylist, and has gone on to have her designs shown in MoMA NY, SF, Japan and the London Design Museum. Designer and Director at Articolo Architectural Lighting, Nicci Green is a natural born design lover - and an Instagram fan. Here Nicci tells us her virtues and vices, and the people who inspire her most.


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