Design Stories

Quiet Kitchens In A Loud World

Habitus spoke with Miriam Fanning of Mim Design about the evolution of the cooking spaces and the beauty and benefits of having an integrated kitchen.


What Does It Mean To Truly Nourish Oneself?

As Habitus #36 hits stands this week we invite you to explore alongside us how design has the ability to nourish us. And with a focus on the kitchen and bathroom, we look at these spaces as reflection of the inhabitants’ personality and lifestyle – seeking out the thought behind the process. Here are the first words from the Nourish issue.

Exploring Perspectives on Place

A new exhibition running from 27 May to 23 July at the Cambelltown Arts Centre is a vehicle of expression for local Artists on Western Sydney and all of its conceptions, misconceptions, past and future.

Modular-designed, Mid Century-inspired

Taking a modular approach to architecture, Marcus Browne has developed ‘mishack’, and in doing so, is providing the benefits of architect-designed homes at a more affordable cost.

New Minimalism

Minimal doesn’t necessarily mean less – or denigrating the idea of more. Here, as David Harrison suggests, it is simply asking us to live a life with more quality.

All the highlights from Art Basel in Hong Kong

The 2016 edition of the Hong Kong art fair saw the city come alive as gallerists, collectors and art lovers flocked in for a jam-packed week filled with big-name and emerging artists, events, discussions and much more. 

Greening Rooftops: Why Should They Be Part Of Our Future?

Increasingly, nature and greenery will play an important role in building our future cities as we grapple with rising urban density while addressing issues of health, wellbeing and sustainability. Linsey Rendell explores living infrastructure locally.

Asia Pacific Shows Its Strength at WAF and INSIDE 2015

In early November, over 2,000 architects and designers descended on Marina Bay Sands in Singapore for three days of discussion and debate at the World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Ideas. The Asia Pacific region was well represented, reports Narelle Yabuka.

What is a Smart Home?

It sounds great, ‘Smart Home’, but what does it really mean? How can our homes be smarter? How can we live more consciously? Sven Ehmann, creative director at Gestalten in Berlin, gives us his opinion. He suggests we begin by looking at each word individually: ‘smart’ and ‘home’.

The importance of supporting Australian design

Nobody would argue over how important it is to support Australian design. Not just great for building the local industry, supporting Australian design will only increase the quality and range of design options available to us all.