In the spirit of this issue\u2019s theme, Trailblazers, I invite you to consider the following: As architects, designers and creatives, how can we position ourselves to stand out from the crowd? Anyway, should we want to?\r\n\r\nI would suggest: Yes. Human kind is by nature creative \u2013 whether it\u2019s our passion or profession \u2013 so it makes sense to pursue a point of difference. But I would caution against doing so at the cost of a purpose.\r\n\r\nThe work of those featured in this issue, varied and spread across the Indo-Pacific, was chosen for its unique approach to architecture and design as much as for its honest and responsive qualities. The architects and designers Habitus speaks to in the pages that ensue have caught our eye and held our attention over the years with their innovation and bespoke approach to each and every brief they receive.\r\n\r\nWhether it is an architect in Singapore who is governing his practice by a \u201cdesign and make\u201d approach or a designer in Melbourne who has re-entered the fashion industry after a four-year hiatus with a fiery and renewed passion to highlight the importance of Fair Trade practices and sustainability.\r\n\r\nThere are architects across the Region who have taken briefs too difficult for some, like turning a 24 square-foot studio apartment in the middle of the city into a spacious abode, for example, and with persistence and dedication found success.\r\n\r\nI hope you enjoy the issue and are inspired to determine your Humankindpoint of difference, in life and in work.