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Design Hunters

Japanese Design – Top 6 Places To Get Your Fix

Good Japanese design is more than just an aesthetic – it’s a philosophy, and one beloved the world over. But what if you can’t afford a plane ticket to Tokyo? Here’s where to get your fix locally.

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The Colourist Manifesto: Three Lessons I Learned From Giulio Ridolfo

With ColourLab, both Schiavello and Ridolfo herald a new wave of recognition for colour’s central position as a driver of good in the world.

Design Hunters

Empathy As A Design Catalyst

Michael Seum is the VP of Design at German tapware brand Grohe. But when he came on board to create a game-changing product, his empathetic design philosophy began permeating more than just the products.

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Top 5 Beach House Designs To Escape The Winter Chill

Escape the winter cold with our top five beach house designs to warm you up come summer, or even serve as a sunny seaside retreat in the cooler months.


Celebrating StylecraftHOME, Your New Melbourne Design Destination

StylecraftHOME launched in February 2017 in Sydney with the opening of its first dedicated showroom. Following a quick embrace from the design community, now it’s Melbourne’s turn.

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Subtle Design Cues Borrowed From Asian Garden Designs

Say goodbye to Buddha statues and bamboo screens, the new wave of Asian-inspired gardens are far more nuanced.

From our Friends

How The Twenty Collection Finds Beauty In Geometry

The Twenty collection of luxury washbasins from PARISI embody sleek and precise styling with neat, minimalist design.

Rogerseller’s Insights: Taking You On A Design Journey

Building and renovating is stressful. Wanting to bring expert advice on how to streamline that process, Rogerseller takes you on site with architect and client to open up exactly how the process works.

Australian Kitchen Design On A World Stage: Enter The Sub-Zero & Wolf Kitchen Design Contest now!

With a long-running 20-year history, Sub-Zero & Wolf’s Kitchen Design Contest recognises the best in kitchen design from across the world. And if last year’s Australian standouts are anything to go by, we should dominate again in 2018.

Ultimate Design Freedom With Fisher & Paykel

Ahead of the release of Fisher & Paykel’s new Companion range, Habitus speaks to industrial designer Adam Moody on the rigorous research and development that went into setting a new series of appliances apart in the market.

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From The Archive

Design Hunters

Joanne Gambale On Saving Heritage Skills From Extinction – Part 2

At the apex of a handmade revival, it’s the the right time to take stock of those crafts we could be in danger of losing to the musty confines of a museum. Joanne Gambale talks to ageing tradesmen and passionate trailblazers in the hope of drumming up a campaign.


Modular Architecture, But Not As You Know It

Modscape’s prefabricated residential and commercial buildings are designed to disguise the modularisation.


A Forest-Like Restaurant Interior By Ryoji Iedokoro Architects

Ryoji Iedokoro Architecture Office have created a mesmerising interior for a yakiniku restaurant in the heart of Tokyo’s Roppongi district.


Taking Open-Plan Spaces To A New Level

MODO uses volumes, levels and materials at Bulleen House to signify transitions and define one open-plan space from another.


Celebrating The Year Of The Dog, Chinese New Year 2018

We’re about to enter the Chinese Year of the Dog – and Guide Dogs Australia has a fitting celebration in mind.


Inspired By Elegant Simplicity

MH House by Architects Ink meshes a manmade and natural palette to bring the inside and outside together as one.

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