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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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State of bliss: Habitus #59 is here!

Our latest print magazine is about to drop! As always, we’re very excited to bring it to you – find out about some of the highlights here.


It’s undeniable that nature can have a  physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing. Even anecdotally, there are many remedies to the maladies of urban life – taking a walk through a park during stressful moments, or ‘grounding’ as a visceral way to connect to the outdoors. Academic studies confirm this natural inclination, with a paper released in Nature (2019) which found people who spend two hours a week in green spaces were substantially more likely to report good health and psychological wellbeing.

So, how can we cultivate these benefits in the most intimate of places – our homes? It was a question I kept top of mind when bringing the stories together for this Life Outside issue of Habitus. In an incredibly open gesture, landscape architect Hugh Main (p. 66) has created a home in regional NSW, Australia, that welcomes the countryside – even his beloved horses – right up to the house.

To really explore the stunning beauty of the outdoors, Gillian Serisier chats with three landscapers about the ‘naturalistic’ direction garden design is going (p. 94). In a joyful explosion of colour, we also meet artist Paul Davies, who’s latest collection explores the allure of indoor-outdoor rooms with Robin Boyd’s Walsh Street House as the protagonist.

The outdoors and how they connect to the architecture is an ever-present consideration in each of the residences. At Corymbia by Karen Abernethy Architects (p. 164), an adjacent splendid lemon-scented gum (a Corymbia tree) becomes a focal point to a new extension. In Singapore, MAKE House by Park + Associates’ (p. 134), internal garden-scapes break-up the interior. And Suffolk Park House embraces a National Park at the rear of the yard as an extension to bustling family life.

I hope reading this issue of Habitus brings a moment of peaceful delight, much in the same way that an excursion in nature can bring. Please feel free to reach out here and find out more about the magazine here.

Aleesha Callahan
Editor


About the Author

Aleesha Callahan

Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer. Her passion for mid-century design and architecture began while living and working in Berlin.

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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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