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The definitive Habitus Kitchen & Bathroom issue is out today!

The definitive Habitus Kitchen & Bathroom issue is out today!

The definitive Habitus Kitchen & Bathroom issue is out today!

Habitus #54 hits newsstands today! We take a look at what awaits inside one of the most highly anticipated issues of the year – the Kitchen & Bathroom special.

The familiar saying about kitchens and bathrooms being the most important rooms of the home continues to stand true; they are functional and life-giving in every sense.

As an annual showcase, the Habitus Kitchen and Bathroom special is a chance to collate and reflect on how these spaces continue to evolve to suit everyday life. While architecture and design don’t move as fast as other industries – like the pace of technology, for instance – there are still constant adjustments to the way we inhabit space as culture and society continue to shift.

Rosewood house by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects is a sanctuary of a home, with an incredibly detailed bathroom, photo by Dave Wheeler

For this issue, we’ve sourced homes where the kitchens and bathrooms are exceptional. To set the tone, Leanne Amodeo reports on the state of play when it comes to kitchens and bathrooms, highlighting the stand-out design elements to keep an eye on.

We visit the home of Melbourne chef Ian Curley, photo by Jack Lovel

More than just the design of these integral rooms, we also visit the home of a chef, Ian Curley, to see the way family and food come together each day. When it comes to projects, while incredible examples of architecture, they too each offer a glimpse into unique kitchens and bathrooms.

From the large, copper-lined farm kitchen in regional NSW, to a bathroom in Clovelly detailed with impeccable refinement by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects, to a kitchen that spills out to a courtyard space.

A farmhouse like no other, Merindah Park House by Richard Cole Architecture, photo by Simon Wood

I hope you find inspiration for your own kitchen or bathroom on the pages of Habitus, or at the very least consider the many different ways these spaces can influence the way you live.

As always, reach out with any feedback, questions or thoughts at aleesha@indesign.com.au.

Aleesha Callahan

Photo by Sarah Pannell


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.