Design Stories

We uncover the story behind the designs coming out of Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific. Every collection has more to say than what’s immediately on offer: from inspiration and material selection, to the chain of production, it’s all here on Habitus Living.

September 19, 2022

Brahman Perera’s intimate ode to shopping

“Henne embraces a softer, less aggressive retail experience through residential and familiar design elements that make the space more homey and comforting.”

September 19, 2022

From the light master

As a global force in lighting design, Christopher Boots Studio’s new collection has something of the other world about it. Glistening spheres of quartz crystal capture not only the eye but the imagination and the beautiful forms will be the focus wherever they glisten.

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Bigger is better: Freestanding cookers that make a bold statement

In an era of hidden-away integrated appliances, Smeg bucks the trend, offering several distinctly different aesthetic collections and inviting consumers to express their personality by adding a “statement piece” to their kitchen.

September 14, 2022

A sign of the times in colour – explore the new Dulux Colour Forecast

The 2023 Dulux Colour Forecast has been released, and the colours that lie ahead consider where we’ve come from in order to look forward.

September 14, 2022

Armadillo’s three new nook lovelies!

Armadillo’s rustic ‘Nook’ collection has brought three new editions that are a little slice of luxury.

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A new wave of innovation

Andy Grigor, the head of design at Caroma, shares insights into the innovations in the bathroom you may not even be aware of; and how an in-house, design-led approach creates a complete bathroom solution.

August 31, 2022

10/10/10 with Alexander &Co.

10/10/10 is an ongoing series on Habitus Living where artists, designers and creatives give us a glimpse into their life through the lens of a disposable camera, a set of 10 questions, and 10 songs. Up next is Sydney-based design studio Alexander &Co.

August 10, 2022

Margaret Rarru Garrawurra’s woven magic

The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards winners have been announced for the 2022 exhibition.

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Quick to the finish line: Steelcase’s 5-day delivery program

Steelcase has overcome the obstacle of time with its fast Australia Stock Program. It now delivers its collection – including all your favourites – straight to your doorstep in as little as five days.