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.

Martin Johnston’s Homage To Craftsmanship

Furniture designer and maker Martin Johnston is continuing his family legacy in Byron Shire, working…

Without Empathy, There Is No Good Design

In the latest in a series of short films for VOLA, acclaimed British designer, Ilse…

Behind Every Object Is A Story

From his base on the New South Wales south coast, Trent Jansen uses his work…

5 Times Vaastu Shastra Defined Design For Wellbeing

Today, the built environment fields of the archetypal Western regions are abuzz with talk and…

What Do You Do After Working For Australia’s Biggest Hospitality Giant?

Director and co founder of Example, Rebecca Gibbs has gone from strength to strength, working…

Sydney XXXL Book Review: What’s The Problem With Sydney?

Sydney can seem an untameable beast. Sydney XXXL, a new book by architect Ed Lippmann,…

Register To Give Help Or Receive It: What You Can Expect From Architects Assist

There are more than 400 architects and 800 students ready to help with the recovery…

Jon Goulder Pays Homage To His Artisanal Heritage

In collaboration with Broached Commissions, celebrated Australian designer–maker Jon Goulder has crafted a collection of…

Introducing The Australian Furniture Design Award 2020 Shortlisted Designers

The National Gallery Victoria (NGV) and Stylecraft have officially announced the shortlisted designers for the…

Recruit Indesign Falls In With The Movers And The Shakers

Recruit Indesign will be closing the year out in celebration of a very warm industry…

Why Is Mid Century Modernism So Perennially Popular?

Writer and freelance journalist Domenic Bradbury has published many books in the field of architecture…

New Space, New Identity For Stylecraft Singapore

Stylecraft and HASSELL’s collaborative legacy of awe-inspiring showroom interiors has breached new frontiers with the…