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Design Hunter Profile

10/10/10 with James Howe

Introducing 10/10/10, a new 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 first is South Australian-based furniture designer James Howe.

Home as a testing ground

Pascale Gomes-McNabb has created some of the most iconic restaurant fitouts around Melbourne. Always searching for new ideas, we learn how art and design constantly inspire this all-around creative.

Susan Moylan-Coombs is a woman of our time

To say Woolwonga and Gurindji woman Susan Moylan-Coombs is a person of many parts is an understatement, as she traverses business, design, diversity, family and heritage with aplomb.

Cultivating a design instinct

Tamsin Johnson has a natural-born pedigree for design and art as the child of antique dealers. The Melbourne Art Fair ambassador shares how this instinct is expressed through her work in artistic ways.

Power to the People

Criena Gehrke is right at home as CEO of the Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts where she leads with a human-centred, democratic approach.

Ceramics with Mindfulness and Method

When self-taught ceramicist Eloise White scored herself a spot in JamFactory’s associate program, she cemented her name as one of Australia’s up and coming ceramic artists to watch.

A Journey To Find Her Voice

For Malaysian artist Chong Siew Ying the siren call of Paris proved to be not just irresistible, but also transformative.

Exploration Meets Craft With Shibori

Pepa Martin and Karen Davis explore Japanese textiles and printmaking, extending their creativity into artworks, wallpaper and prints – all under the moniker Shibori.

The Road Less Travelled

For furniture designer James Howe, the path that led him to where he is has been unconventional but no less adventurous.

The Polymath: Dolla Merrillees

Art historian, published author, museum director, cultural consultant and Global Emissary for SCCI, Dolla Merrillees’ talents and wisdom are wide-ranging. We find out how design and art influence this Habitus Design Hunter.

Hijjas Kasturi Is A Restless Type

Ostensibly retired, Hijjas Kasturi remains a defining figure in Malaysian architecture – for his iconic buildings and for the cultural and environmental philanthropy of he and his Australian wife, Angela.