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Issue 59 - The Life Outside Issue

Issue 59

The Life Outside Issue

Introducing the Life Outside issue of Habitus magazine. With life increasingly being absorbed into a digital space, there is never a more important moment to hold something tangible. In this context, the power of nature to have a physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing has never been more important. So how can we cultivate the benefits of the our natural environment in the most intimate of places – our homes? This was the question that helped to bring this issue of Habitus to life.

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The Dark Heart of Lighting Designer Christopher Boots
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The Dark Heart of Lighting Designer Christopher Boots

With a ‘day job’ creating monumental architectural lighting and commissions for high profile clients like Hermés, it’s no wonder Fitzroy design luminary Christopher Boots craves a little darkness at home.


A childhood spent on the move in Melbourne’s outer east with constant access to nature paved the way for lighting designer Christopher Boots to feel at home in all sorts of places – sometimes simultaneously. He now divides his time between the light, airy, social Fitzroy showroom and workshop he shares with his team of up to 15 people, and the dark, calm, solitary enclosed studio apartment upstairs that he currently calls home. The contrasting spaces provide a crucial counterpoint in mood and atmosphere, which Boots says he needs more and more the busier he becomes with travel and work.

Christopher Boots | Habitus Living

Boots’ abode is a single room in a light filled corner: a stylish man-cave with darkly glamourous charcoal walls and floors, vintage furniture including some eccentric hand-me-downs from his Greek aunt, plenty more of his beloved plants and some intriguing collections, in which he can literally lock himself away for a dose of solitary calm and quiet. “This room used to be all white, but due to the fact that there’s so much sunlight coming in I thought I’d paint it a dark, cool, calming kind of colour. And it’s anti everything that was the other space, which was white and crisp and light. I just needed that opposition of something really dark, almost cave-like, to just really calm the senses.”

Read the full story in Habitus #31, on sale now.

Christopher Boots | Habitus Living
Christopher Boots | Habitus Living
Christopher Boots | Habitus Living

 

 


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Issue 59 - The Life Outside Issue

Issue 59

The Life Outside Issue

Introducing the Life Outside issue of Habitus magazine. With life increasingly being absorbed into a digital space, there is never a more important moment to hold something tangible. In this context, the power of nature to have a physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing has never been more important. So how can we cultivate the benefits of the our natural environment in the most intimate of places – our homes? This was the question that helped to bring this issue of Habitus to life.

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