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At The Forefront

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.

Design Hunters

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.

Design Hunters

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.

Happenings

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.

Design Hunters

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

The Odyssey

Marc Newson is Australia’s most well-known designer. Yet his peripatetic nature has led him far from these Fatal Shores.

Architecture

A Soft Spot For China’s Idyllic Mountains

The Blossom Dreams Hotel, from Co-Direction Interior Design, carves out a peaceful space to appreciate the majesty of Yangshuo’s wilderness.

Conversations

A New Wave Of Nature-Driven Design

How can buildings both protect us from our surroundings as well as foster a connection to them? Rooted in their respective environs, these natural landscape design ideas show the way.

Architecture

Finding Synergy Between Architect and Builder

Melbourne architectural firm Pleysier Perkins are enlisted by their own builder to create a family home that is refined down to the smallest detail.

Architecture

Generation Proof Architecture, Shanghai-Style

Three-storey living is very commonplace in Shanghai, China. But when a local design firm were asked to transform this traditional format in a highly modernist family home, they had to think differently. The result? White House by RIGI Design.

Happenings

The INDE.Awards 2018 Shortlist Has Been Released!

In the second year of Indesign Media's INDE.Awards, more than 400 incredibly diverse projects, people, products and ideas – widespread across the Asia Pacific – were submitted into the running. The esteemed jury of the 2018 INDE.Awards have made their selections. Here they are...

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