Design Stories


The Arcimboldo Defect

In a world plagued by the incessant search for perfection, Stephen Todd finds that disfigured fruit and vegetables are de rigueur in a mindful kitchen.

Brave New World

Cover Image: Max Dupain Australia 1911–92 On the beach. Man, woman, boy 1938 gelatin silver photograph If Modernism came late to Australia, it also didn’t come easy. While the European Modernists – Gropius, van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Co – emerged from World War One determined to devise a brand new world, Australia would only […]

Quiet Kitchens In A Loud World

Habitus spoke with Miriam Fanning of Mim Design about the evolution of the cooking spaces and the beauty and benefits of having an integrated kitchen.

What Does It Mean To Truly Nourish Oneself?

As Habitus #36 hits stands this week we invite you to explore alongside us how design has the ability to nourish us. And with a focus on the kitchen and bathroom, we look at these spaces as reflection of the inhabitants’ personality and lifestyle – seeking out the thought behind the process. Here are the first words from the Nourish issue.

Exploring Perspectives on Place

A new exhibition running from 27 May to 23 July at the Campbelltown Arts Centre is a vehicle of expression for local Artists on Western Sydney and all of its conceptions, misconceptions, past and future.

Modular-designed, Mid Century-inspired

Taking a modular approach to architecture, Marcus Browne has developed ‘mishack’, and in doing so, is providing the benefits of architect-designed homes at a more affordable cost.

New Minimalism

Minimal doesn’t necessarily mean less – or denigrating the idea of more. Here, as David Harrison suggests, it is simply asking us to live a life with more quality.




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