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7 favourite pieces from Melbourne Indesign

Above: Enoki  
1 Design Hunter picks - Habitus Living Who: CIBO What: Cirque 900 Why we love it: Sleek, simple, functional  
2 Design Hunter picks - Habitus Living Who: CULT What: Adam Goodrum's furniture range for CULT Why we love it: comfortable, quality materials, Australian design Other pieces: Wall lamps - Bestlite, Robert Dudley Best for Gubi; Table lamp - Grasshoppa by Greta Grossman for Gubi; Breakfast Tray – Cappuccino by Magis.  
3 Design Hunter picks - Habitus Living Who: Enoki What: 260 Cumulus Pendants Why we love it: Structure is at the core of the design, earthy colours, pick and choose for your specific space  
4 Design Hunter picks - Habitus Living Who: AJAR What: Entic Designs Tiles Why we love it: Handcrafted, attention to detail, traditional with contemporary feel  
5 Design Hunter picks - Habitus Living Who: Philip Stokes Studio Glass What: Marbled Lamps Why we love it: Hand blown, organic, dreamy patterns  
6 Design Hunter picks - Habitus Living Who: Ross Gardam What: Silhouette Desk Lamp Why we love it: Exquisite range of finishes, playful, practical  
7 Design Hunter picks - Habitus Living Who: Weylandts What: Rone's large-scale painting Why we love it: Something different in the showrooms, bringing street art into high design, creative collaboration   abc
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A Design informed by New Zealand History: Davis Bure house

  From the Architect The house at Whale Bay is located on a hillside in Northland and has the high internal volumes of Pacific buildings and in that way stands at some variance with the more common open pavilion of contemporary New Zealand holiday houses. A main building with steeply pitched roof straddles the old coastal road, large sliding doors open to this area allowing the memories of travellers to retrace their steps. The building creates two outdoor spaces along the line of the old road; the first is a formal entry area with a staple like gate and fireplace, the other a contained room like space used for dining and overflow sleeping. Further around the hill a boatshed with monopitch roof provides shelter, storage and more recently a second place to stay. The original ‘fale’ was completed 1996 while at Jasmax, subsequent additions and reworking continues.   Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-04 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-02 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-03   -What was the brief for this project? The genesis lies in conversations between clients Leigh and Susan Davis that focussed on the colonial occupation of the land, the Maori response and way that these might be woven together. Though a banker Leigh was heavily involved in creative endeavour.   Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-07 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-06   - How did the local climate, building vernacular or local landscape influence your design? The building is a paradox – a fale/bure sitting perched on a steep hillside not a flat plain, its form (high rolled ridge at right angles to the slope) alludes to a building with the entry under the gable end yet it is approached at right angles to that. There is also a boathouse, yet we are 40 meters above sea level and a few hundred meters back, and there is no boat in it.   Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-08 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-10 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-11 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-12   -Can you tell us about the high internal volumes used? Why they were chosen for this building? The building alludes to the high internal enclosure of pacific and Maori buildings and the open horizontal gaze of Pacific bure/fale- this creates the parallel conditions of intense warm enclosure with an intense visual engagement with a horizontally formatted world beyond.   Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-15 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-16 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-17   - What about this space makes it a special and personal project for you? I think the close engagement with the clients made this a very happy project. The strength of a simple form, very visible means of construction, modest materials and robust camping style cooking and layered spatial and formal complexity hinted at, without being belaboured, make this a very rich place that is acknowledged by the very many friends, including architects, who have stayed here.   Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-20 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-19 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-23 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-24 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-26 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-27 Davis-Bure-Cheshire-Architects-Habitus-Living-33
Photography by Patrick Reynolds   DROPBOX
  Architect: Pip Cheshire, project designed while a director of Jasmax Architects Other help: Project architect Richard Naish, critical engagement with Leigh and Susan Davis, the owners. Kind of project: New build Location: Whale Bay, Northland, New Zealand. Parameters of project: 52 square meters Project completion: November 1995 Cheshire Architects cheshirearchitects.com   abc
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WORKSHOPPED14: CLEAN SLATE Opening Night

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The importance of drainage

  Stormtech has been at the forefront of drainage innovations for home and commercial building industries for over a quarter of a century. Their product range for residential and commercial applications includes linear drains, Tile Insert Drains, Square drains, Threshold drains, Vinyl clamps, as well as Special Assemblies and Slot Drains for landscaping applications.   19159866_65arg_in_a_pool_surround   As one of the most respected drainage manufacturers and suppliers in Australia, Stormtech is committed to delivering the highest quality drainage solutions for today’s unique drainage projects and welcomes questions about product selection and compliance. Their skilled specialists can also offer bespoke drawings and plans for customised drainage designs.   Untitled-1   All Stormtech products are certified WaterMarked and have US UPC and Canadian CSA approval. With a proud commitment to eco-friendly design, Stormtech offers the only linear drainage product in the world with Global GreenTag certification.   Stormtech stormtech.com.au   abc
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DIRECTORS’ WELCOME | Melbourne Indesign

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Photography by Fiona Susanto Photography   abc
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Design Hunter Q+A: Sue Fenton

Your name: Sue Fenton What you do: Interior Designer at Woods Bagot Your latest project: Raheen Library for Australian Catholic University Who are three people that inspire/excite you: 1) Patricia Urquiola: Prolific, sophisticated, absolutely inspirational. Who hasn’t she worked with? 2) Hella Jongerius: For her celebration of process and collaborations with companies such as Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Vitra and Kvadrat Maharam. 3) Polly Borland: The Australian photographer living and working in London and Hollywood. Love her photography. So want the book available. So many more accomplished designers and artists who keep me inspired so choosing 3 is almost impossible….Rossana Orlandi, Kazuyo Sejima, the list goes on and on... What is your favourite… Car/bike/plane/boat model: early 70's Volvo 1800 fastbacks.   car Chair model: Objekcto Paulustino by Paulo Mendes da Rocha Residential space: My parent’s house where we grew up, designed by Kevin Borland has had a huge influence on my yearning to design spaces. Commercial space: Woods Bagot Sydney Studio ( not just cos…) Decorative product: Missoni Home or Marimeko fabric. Functional product: Stelton stainless steel pepper mill. Works like a dream. Handmade good: Ceramic Light shades and Planters from Anchor ceramics or anything from Pop and Scott. But particularly Stoneware Planters. Untitled-1
"My favourite people are passionate about whatever it is they are doing."
Mass-produced good: Peg-board. Meal: Japanese in Japan. Restaurant: Attica. Drink: Gin Gimlet from Thomas Olive. (Upstairs, 300 Smith Street, Collingwood.) Bar: Joe’s Shoe store: High street, Northcote. Item in your studio: coat rack: Sciangai Zanotta by De Pas, D'Urbino, Lomazzi available from Space Furniture. Piece of technology: Loving the Woods Bagot laser cutter… My daughter’s birthday invitations are always something to behold. Thankyou to Chris the model maker extraordinaire. Historical figure: Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of space. Fictional character: M.Gustave.H from the Grand Budapest Hotel. Vice: My design process starts with way too many ideas all at once. Virtue: I try to connect with other creative pursuits and get out of the design world, take the blinkers off. My favourite people are passionate about whatever it is they are doing. Composers and installation artist/performers, dancers, painters, documentary makers. What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Design Hunter for me ….. Is it the ability to stay across everything going on in the world, virtually or preferably in person and then make the connections between disparate findings which together drive or negate your own design practice.  abc
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A Mountain Legend

  Stringybark Creek, where the Kelly gang infamously shot dead three policemen trying to flush them out from hiding, is just north of the town of Mansfield. With a population of just 7,500 and set amongst forests of Alpine Ash, Snow Gum woodlands and open plains, Mansfield retains its rustic beauty and atmosphere of times gone by. Here, horsemen made immortal in Banjo Patterson’s epic poem ‘The Man From Snowy River’, drove their cattle up to the plains in summer. Dotted throughout the landscape are the remains of their huts. It is these iconic huts that inspired architect, Darren Sinclair-Cole, when designing and building a lodge for his own family, in the same mountains. “As simple shelters from the harsh alpine elements, cattlemen’s huts are a unique Australian structure, vernacular in form and using local timbers, stone and corrugated iron,” Darren explains. “These principles have been adopted to provide an elegant, but simple structure in this building.”   Mansfield Lodge - Habitus Living   But it is not just the beauty of the landscape and connection with Australian history that draws Darren and his young family to these parts. “My family have been holidaying in this area for over 25 years,” he recalls. “It seemed natural that I would also build something and undertake a development close to the ski fields to complement my passion for skiing.” Mansfield and its surrounding land and lakes offers a range of activities throughout winter and summer that promote the typical healthy outdoor Australian character. Nearby Mount Buller and its peak at 1805 metres above sea level attracts thousands of keen skiers annually from June to August, while in the summer months tourists and locals alike can be found mountain-biking, rock climbing, fishing and bushwalking, not to mention the range of trail rides that follow the paths of the long gone cattlemen.   Mansfield Lodge - Habitus Living Mansfield Lodge - Habitus Living   Just two hours drive from Melbourne, Mansfield represents an escape from the hectic rush of the week for Darren, wife Vanessa, daughter Ella, son Miles and Buzzy the dog. “We try to get up there at least once a month over summer, but over the winter period we are up there often every weekend while the snow is around. But when the littlies are tired and the adults have had enough,” Darren adds, the family lodge also “makes a great retreat after a hard and busy day on the slopes, to relax in front of the fire and have a few quiet ales.” Darren’s experience as one of the directors and principal of architecture, visualisation and software programming company, Orbit Solutions, stood him in good stead throughout the design and construction process, as the site initially posed a few ‘challenges’. Nestled into the Mountain Ash forest, the structure sits on a steeply sloping site which called for a lightweight post-and-beam construction.   Mansfield Lodge - Habitus Living   Darren has witnessed firsthand the hazards of the deceptively serene landscape, which despite becoming snow-covered in winter, is in summer one of the most fire-prone areas in Australia. During the building of the lodge “we were hit by the worst fires in Victoria since Ash Wednesday [when, in 1983, over 100 devastating fires burned across Victoria and South Australia] and were faced with a fire front about 600 metres away from the building,” he remembers. Luckily, the structure remained safe, but Darren paid heed to the destructive possibilities of the surrounding environment, determined to minimise the risk for his family. The design employs both passive and active fire prevention methods, adopting the highest levels set out by the country’s peak standardising authority, Standards Australia. “The dwelling uses steel stirrups to lift the timber posts off the ground, and uses large open areas under the floor for debris flooring, compressed strawboard for internal lining, and masonry for the internal support structure,” Darren explains. “There is also an active fire sprinkler and pump system attached to a large tank, sitting under the dwelling.”   Mansfield Lodge - Habitus Living   As well as these fire-prevention strategies, Darren took on the pioneering spirit of those first settlers in the area, his lodge being the first project to use CSR’s Hebel domestic floor panel in an alpine application. As with the strawboard, he was keen to adopt the Hebel in the project because of its numerous qualities, not the least of which were environmental “Both these products are traditionally used in commercial applications, but they have worked brilliantly here, acting as both sound and thermal barriers to the outside extremities.” The lay-out, like the construction method and material selection, is derived from function. A central masonry core houses all the wet areas and a centrally located drying room radiates heat through the building in the cold winter months. The perimeter of this central core also separates the sleeping and entertaining areas, so that “even when there are a lot of people staying you can retreat to the bedrooms or loft area, while still maintaining a ski lodge feel in the main living lounge area around the fire”. With the consolidation of services, the cost of plumbing was kept to a minimum, with short pipe runs from the hot water system to the taps. Run-off from the two butterfly rooves which cover the external box elements is collected by a very large central box, then deposited into the tanks positioned below the clear spanning floors to the rear of the building.   Mansfield Lodge - Habitus Living   Because of these energy and cost-saving features, Darren could use a high quality of material and standard of product while not blowing out the cost too drastically. He also maintained an environmental emphasis to the finishes. “All timbers used are plantation timbers and strawboard lining in lieu of plaster has been adopted,” he says. “Double- glazing and the highest insulation has been used throughout the house, all water outlets are of the highest ratings and we have two tanks,” he says, “one for fire and the other for secondary water use.” Despite the depth of thought behind the design, this is a simple dwelling, similar to the original cattlemen’s huts. Darren has designed the lodge as a space for his family to relax, enjoy the environment and each other’s company, even when doing everyday activities. “The living area lay-out enables interaction from the whole family when entertaining and cooking, which is generally a big event; we enjoy preparing fresh food from the local area whenever possible.” “Last year,” he reminisces, “we had a family Christmas day at the lodge which was an amazing day in a beautiful bush setting, on our large balcony to the side and rear of the lodge.” It’s these memories that, like the legends borne of the landscape, will resonate with generations of his family to come.   Mansfield Lodge - Habitus Living  
Photography by James Geer   abc
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Saving Space in an apartment

  Designer David Slade from Rosemount Kitchens cleverly removed a wall and borrowed an unused storage room to create an open, light and airy room. With usable space at a premium, the designer specifically chose a number of items that would actively assist in helping him meet his client’s brief. One absolute must was the Zip HydroTap which delivers instant access to boiling, chilled and sparkling filtered water from one font. “I knew I had to be smart about how I used the space so my choice of a Zip HydroTap was obvious. With no need to include a kettle on the benchtop and no more bottles of still or sparkling water in the fridge, this saved space could be put to much better use,” says David Slade.   Zip - Habitus Living   Other clever design tricks include a mirrored splashback which reflects the views and adds to the visual impression of depth within the kitchen. An integrated fridge/freezer is all but invisible and does not impede the flow of the design while the choice to go handle-less adds to the contemporary, sophisticated finish. A simple combination of black, white and stainless steel adds shimmer and shine which perfectly matches the luxurious finishes throughout the apartment and makes the open plan kitchen and living areas the central hub of this family’s life. Zip HydroTap Boiling Chilled is now available with an additional Sparkling water option to deliver your favourite chilled sparkling water at the touch of a button. For more information on the range of Zip HydroTaps for your next kitchen visit www.zipindustries.com and request a brochure.   Zip - Habitus Living   Zip zipindustries.com   abc
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Habitus loves… Toys for grown-ups

  Wooden-Dolls-1 WOODEN DOLLS by Alexander Girard Why we love it: First on our list is Alexander Girard’s collection of 22 wooden dolls, which represent a whimsical vision of the full spectrum of human emotion – from joy to sadness. Originally intended for personal use in Girard’s Santa Fe home, the dolls were brought into production by Vitra in 2006 based on the originals found in Girard’s estate. Where you can get it: Space Furniture
  Monkey-1 MONKEY by Kay Bojesen for Rosendahl Why we love it: Kay Bojesen’s wooden monkey was first exhibited at London’s V&A museum in the early 1950s and since then has become a design classic, beloved by children and adults alike. The Danish silversmith’s collection of wooden timber animals also includes an elephant, a bear, a rocking horse, a parrot and a dachshund. Where you can get it: Great Dane www.greatdanefurniture.com
  munny222 MUNNY by Kidrobot Why we love it: Originally designed as a way for street artists to legally bring their work to the public, Munny is a blank canvas on which you can unleash your artistic talents. Pharell Williams – musician, part-time designer, and perhaps the world’s biggest fan of toys for grown ups – recently included Munny in an exhibition titled This is Not a Toy for Canada’s Design Museum. Where you can get it: Kidrobot
Harcourt-Chessboard-4 HARCOURT CHESSBOARD by Nendo for Baccarat Why we love it: As part of French crystal brand Baccarat’s 250th anniversary, prolific Japanese design studio Nendo created a limited edition chess set with pieces based on the celebrated Harcourt glass design. The chess set will be on display at the Baccarat gallery in Paris until 24 January 2015. Where you can get it: Baccarat
  Playsam-Streamliner-1 STREAMLINER by Playsam Why we love it: Designated as a Swedish Design Classic by the Swedish National Museum, the Streamliner by Playsam is a study in sleek minimalism. It’s the automobile reduced to its most essential components, but the archetypal wooden form lets the imagination run free, and is a favourite of children both big and small. Where you can get it: top3 by design
  Fallingwater-1 LEGO ARCHITECTURE by LEGO Why we love it: Sure, most LEGO sets are for kids, but we think that most of the LEGO-builders re-creating Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater project from plastic blocks are probably a bit more advanced in years. Other sets include Savoy House, the Sydney Opera House, Farnsworth House, the Guggenheim, and the Burj Khalifa. Where you can get it: LEGO
  eames MINIATURE CHAIR by Vitra Why we love it: Vitra earns another place on our list with their miniature designer chair collection. Despite their dollhouse-sized proportions, these miniature chairs come with price tags of up to $480, making them serious collectors’ items. The collection covers important chairs from the history of design from 1850 to present, and the materials and construction correspond precisely to the original. There are over 80 available – from Eames’ RAR to the Campana brothers’ Favela. Where you can get it: Space Furniture
  Miller-Goodman_Facemaker-1 XL FACEMAKER by Miller Goodman Why we love it: We loved Miller Goodman’s FaceMaker when it came out a few years ago – a clever collection of 25 graphic wooden blocks that can be combined to make endless characters – and now they’ve super-sized it. The XL FaceMaker is available in a limited edition of 100, measures 42.5cm2 and weighs a hefty 10 kilograms. Where you can get it: Miller Goodman abc
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At home in the Garden: Renovation by Welsh+Major

  With a substantial back yard, at 350sqm, this inner-west Sydney property had the luxury of space many urban homes may not. But, as the owners recognised, much of the space was dead. Initially brought in to design a garage and small room at the rear of the house, Welsh+Major ended up creating a garden oasis. An extension of the house and reinvention of the garden have come together to make a wholly connected outdoor/indoor home.   Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living  

“The project is conceived with the garden at its centre.”

  Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living   The main ‘garden room’, which was designed as everything from a guest room and entertaining space to a quiet reading retreat, bookends the central garden space and sits within, rather than against it. Greenery flows around and through the structure. The garden room is “designed to blur the boundaries between garden and architecture," say the architects. “The project is conceived with the garden at its centre.” All the plantings, designed with Peter Fudge Gardens, are “loosely structured and designed to occupy, rather than edge, the yard”, emphasising the gardens centrality. The paths and driveways, made with concrete sleepers, are arranged in an intricate pattern “to allow the native Dichondra to grow through to become part of the garden”.   Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living   Based around a “series of indoor and outdoor spaces”, the entire design works to link the house to its exterior. Light framed steel windows replace original heavy shutters, which “slide and lift to connect visually and physically to the central garden and side courtyard”, and a modulated roof-line “lifts the gaze and reconnects the existing house to district views beyond”.   Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living   The owners “now spend a lot more time looking at and enjoying the garden, looking across to the Garden Room and looking to the horizon beyond,” say the architects. Particular spots are enjoyed, such as an ‘unloved setback area’ that is now a courtyard retreat with a sculptural recycled brick wall. “Like many back gardens, this one was disconnected from the house and largely occupied by a pool that was not used any more. We relished the opportunity to recreate the space, to release its potential, so that it could be fully used and enjoyed, which it now is, in many different ways.”   Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Adjacent to the shower the exposed hot water pipes are folded around to create a warm towel rail.   In terms of material, it's raw, sustainable and garden-complementary. Concrete, limestone, brick and hardwood hold are the standouts, all chosen for their functional and attractive qualities. At night, the concrete ceiling reflects light to illuminate the room, and on the floor, limestone breaks the flow of concrete and connects the bathroom, where pale green pearlescent glass mosaic wraps the bath wall. The stone also acts as a guiding path to the pond outside and recycled bricks and Tallow wood are used for the paving and decking, along with the concrete slabs, emphasising the connection between inside and out.   Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Concrete walls and roof are constructed as dual skins with core insulation.   Making use of what was there is central in this design, “extending the life of the existing building and reducing the materials used in the new construction.” Features have been altered to be more functional and add to the design with much of the structure having been retained. Durable finishes are used and the garden room is designed on passive solar principles, glazing and use of cross ventilation. "Eaves and existing deciduous trees provide protection to glazing and walls from summer sun and allow winter sum to penetrate and warm the floor slab. High thermal mass creates a thermal lag for the building and thermal storage." It is as if the room and extension captures a perfect day in the garden, to enjoy always.   Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living Garden Pavillion Welsh Major - Habitus Living
Photography by Brett Boardman Photography   DROPBOX
Architect: Welsh+Major Location: Inner West, Sydney, Australia Completed: January 2013 Welsh+Major welshmajor.comabc
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Design Hunter Q + A: See Yen Foo

  Where you are from/live: Grew up in Brunei, Singapore. Now live in Melbourne What you do: Owner of Apt Living, and Apato – a new business focusing on Japan’s best furniture brands. When did you first know you wanted to be a….. The journey for me as a furniture guy started during one of my holiday jobs as a teenager in a furniture store and I have been passionate about furniture since. I think the initial appeal for me was the homely and creative environment. I have since worked in various furniture stores, of different concepts which fueled my interest and broadened my understanding about the make and design process. I have always been interested in the minimalistic yet elegant approach taken by Japanese designers and their quest for perfection in everything they do, from design to manufacturing. Nothing is too trivial. Your latest project: We are preparing for our participation in the Melbourne Indesign event and will also be taking part in the “Project”. We are thrilled to be partnering with Group GSA, one of the top design/architectural firms in Australia. The event will also coincide with the launch of Apato. The Japanese furniture and design industry is surprisingly not getting as much international exposure and we are elated to be able to share our passions by introducing some of the finest furniture brands in Japan to this side of the world. Where you find inspiration: Anywhere and everywhere, as cliché as that might sound. I truly believe that inspiration finds you when you are 110% passionate about something. Three people that inspire/excite you: 1) Richard Branson - exemplifies the term – Living life to the fullest. 2) Tadashi Inamoto (Founder of Oak Village in Takayama) – gave up his career as a nuclear physicist to help save the world… one tree at a time. Oak Village’s motto “Turning a 100-year-old tree into products that last 100years”. 3) Naoto Fukasawa – his designs are simple yet so distinct. What is your favourite… (Current favourite) Car/bike/plane/boat model: All the classic Mercedes roadsters Chair model: My current favourite will have to be the IS Lounge Chair by Inoda+Sveje Residential space: Wall House by Peter Stutchbury with Keiji Ashizawa Commercial space: Marina Bay Sands - beautiful from every angle, especially breathtaking at night. Decorative product: Step Step Stool (by Motomi Kawakami) – technically a functional item but definitely qualifies as decorative. Functional product: B&O BeoPlay A9 Handmade good: Forest Musical Choir – Oak Village makes really good hand-made, educational toys but this one takes the cake. Where the conventional xylophone uses bars that graduates in length, the bars on the Forest Musical Choir are uniform in length and the different musical notes are produced by the different timber species and its density. Teaches kids about the different types of timber too. Mass-produced good: Bidet Item in your studio: My notebook. Scribbling helps me remember things. Time of day to work/play: Work – in the dead of night. Play – when I go home to the little one. Meal: Mee Pok – one of 2 things you cant go wrong with, with Singapore hawker food. The other being chicken rice. Restaurant: Donovans Drink: Definitely an ice cold beer to end the working day. Bar: The Smith Piece of technology: The smartphone Historical figure: Nelson Mandela Fictional character: Marty McFly Vice: Work work and work. Virtue: Find your passion and it’ll take you places. What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Seeing value beyond trends.  
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