A heritage site in the Daintree Rainforest was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for M3Architecture and their Melbourne-based clients. Off-grid, constructed in timber and nestled into its tropical surrounds, this home embodies the essence of living within nature.
She has been described as a ‘fairy godmother’, and she says her designers are like family. If so, she’s the undisputed matriarch of the clan. We marvel at the inimitable Rossana Orlandi.
Relative to their size, some nations have a high ratio of iconic brands with an international appeal. Tess Ritchie takes a look at some fine Finnish and Japanese examples, to tease out their shared characteristics, and nature of their iconic status.
In our latest issue of Habitus, we examine the age of the icon. What is an icon? How does something become iconic? And why do we care so much? The discussion of what and who is an important and complex one, so we thought we’d keep the conversation going and share a short collection of authors and books we recommend.
This week, we were very excited to celebrate the launch of Habitus issue 29 at a party hosted by Hub. The night was terrific, and a great way for readers and a range of the featured designers and homeowners in the magazine to mingle, relax and chill out with the Habitus team over a glass of wine.
Our latest issue to hit the newsstands on Thursday 22 October, features the idyllic home of Australian artist Ken Done, the studio of knitwear designer Katherine Mavridis and a family home that sits boldly in the New Zealand bush.
Open spaces and framed views connect to the vastness of the landscape beyond, where rolling hills, valleys and sky combine to create a spectacular view of the best that nature has to offer. Claire Watkins reports.
For baby boomers with an affinity for fashion, Christopher Graf requires no introduction. His vibrant, cartoon-like clothing for women set his South Yarra boutique apart during the late 1980s and through the ‘90s. Three years ago Graf started to design silk scarves. These limited-edition designs reflect his highly unique home on the edge of Melbourne. Stephen Crafti reports.
Seeking relaxation in today’s fast-paced world? Our lounges should offer the ultimate retreat, boosting our health and well-being. Sophie Davies discovers flexible spaces are the future of modern living.
He’s known for his iconic painting scenes, his equally iconic moustache and his gallery in Sydney’s historic The Rocks. But rather than a high-rolling Artist, Ken Done sees himself simply as a painter – a very lucky one. Habitus Editor, Nicky Lobo reports.
The home of the future has been a sci fi cliché for years. How much equity should we give the connected home for improving our lives, when design can preserve the things we love about home, and provide answers to our 21st-century problems?