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.

10 Jul 2013
Koo Koo Letterbox

Created by: Justin Hutchinson for Playso

Why we love it: Make the postman smile with this funky letterbox design from Playso. Designed and manufactured in Australia, ‘Koo Koo’ is one stylised bird-shaped letterbox that does not take itself too seriously, yet still has some serious curb appeal. We all still need a letterbox, so why not choose one that has bundles of personality.

Where you can get it: Tait Furniture

Speed Lights by Brett Coelho

Created by: Brett Coelho

Why we love it: Bringing fragments of the urban landscape into our interior environment, these lights showcase both the graphics and the materials of the ubiquitous road sign. Transforming the everyday into something extremely unique, the ‘Speed Light’ is a celebration of the ordinary. And well, who doesn’t love recycled road signs these days?

Where you can get it: Workshopped

MINI Paceman

Created by: MINI

Why we love it: It’s a man, but it’s not a Countryman. It’s a Sport Activity Coupe, but it’s not a Coupe. But it is the all new Paceman. The latest release from MINI puts a new slant on things, and a new slant on style. With a daring and freethinking design, the Paceman offers a fresh take on the classic MINI, proving there is more to this car than first meets the eye.

Where you can get it: MINI

Chevron and Irregual Stripe Cushions

Created by: Jac + Jack

Why we love it: Hand knitted in the village of Chandroti, India, these cushions from Jac + Jack are your must have winter essentials. Keep warm with their duck down, feather and Llama wool materials, while enjoying the cosiest cup of mulled wine you can find.

Where you can get it: Jac + Jack

Store assorted jars by Established & Sons

Created by: Established & Sons

Why we love it: The gently obtuse angles to be found in this collection of storage jars are inspired by the forms of space capsules. And this unlikely homage to all things space age is continued in a palette of subtle metallic glazes. 

Where you can get it: Living Edge

Mondaine Classic Watch

Created by: Mondaine

Why we love it: A classic of timepiece design in which form and content combine to create a timeless and elegant whole, Mondaine is a company steeped in perfection. And their watches are certainly no different. Their distinctive timepieces for the wall, the pocket, the nightstand or desktop are useful and attractive items of lasting value, and represent a dedicated level of unique craftsmanship.

Where you can get it: Mondaine

Elka Classic Jacket by Norse Projects

Created by: Norse Projects

Why we love it: Danish rainwear makers, Elka, have been producing flexible and innovative jackets for the extremes of nature since 1958. Now, working with fellow Danes, Norse Projects, they have collaborated to create a range of fashion orientated rain coats that will keep you looking stylish in any weather.

Where you can get it: Incu