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Habitus #51 - Kitchen & Bathroom

What does it mean to live in design? With three issues published each year, Habitus is a publication that has been passionately unpacking design from the inside-out and outside-in for more than ten years. Habitus explores how architecture and design express various ways of life, going beyond one-dimensional stories to gain a real understanding of how people live. Through rich narratives, Habitus unpacks what makes design and architecture from the Indo-Pacific so unique. From outstanding houses, to in-depth profiles and a curation of the latest design products – everything featured in Habitus offers a way for readers to connect with the richness and diversity across the region.

Indesign Media Asia Pacific
3 Issues

in this issue

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spaces to cultivate connection

Kitchens and bathrooms have long been heralded as the key spaces of value for a property going up for sale. But it’s a value that reduces them to their mere financial returns. What about the things that transcend such a calculated purview? The satisfaction that comes from cooking in a kitchen where everything has just the perfect spot, all within reach. The way a cupboard handle feels when being opened. The ease of bedtime baths with the kids when the space has been configured in the right way. Or simply the joy that a beautiful handmade tile can bring when looking at it every day. A well-resolved, highly detailed and considered kitchen and bathroom can add a lot more to your life than the obvious monetary returns or resale value. They can…

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habitus takes the conversation to our contributors, discovering their inspiration and design hunter® journeys

ELANA CASTLE TAKE IT OUTSIDE #84 LAST CHANCE SALON #94 RIPPLE EFFECT #105 Elana is an architect, photographer and writer currently based in New York. Her work is regularly featured in design, lifestyle and travel publications like Dwell, Wallpaper and Frame. Elana shares that for her a standout kitchen or bathroom comes from “a unique mix of materials and textures and abundant natural light.” CHRISTINE FRANCIS FEMININE FLOURISHES #122 Christine Francis specialises in interiors, architecture and design photography. She greatly appreciates diversity and collaboration – a preference that shines through in her images. Christine’s photographs have featured projects from Australia and abroad. “Kitchens and bathrooms are fundamental to the way we live. They are rooms that can provide warmth, comfort and nurturance within our homes. The kitchen is by far my favourite space within the home, being able to…

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pastel pops

The CLAYBROOK COLLECTION, from Rogerseller, is no stranger to making a design statement with its notable range of stone baths and basins. Available in three distinct material options, each finish has been thoughtfully refined and engineered to create the perfect look. Featuring the most sought-after marbles in the market, Natural Stone brings a touch of opulence to the bathroom space. Bringing a vibrant personality is the Terrazzo finish range with neutral, traditional and bold colours all at once. While MarbleForm showcases muted, nature-inspired tones and striking textures. rogerseller.com.au “I have this fascination and love with the donut. It is such a perfectly complete and finite shape that is straightforward but not boring,” says Netherland-based designer, Sabine Marcelis. As her first design for Hem, and coincidentally her first experimentation with textiles and soft…

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sit back, relax

Between exceptional craftsmanship and technology, LE CLUB is the new icon that bridges the gap between domestic and commercial spaces. Inspired by the voluminous armchairs of century’s past, Le Club by Poliform is designed with a contemporary, casual elegance through its distinct shape and captivating textures. poliformaustralia.com.au Australian furniture and object designer, James Howe draws inspiration from nature, city landscapes, and utilitarian man-made objects – the scenes of everyday life. Driven by a desire to create beautiful and innovative furniture, each product by the Adelaide-based creative constantly pushes the boundaries of great design, while celebrating the traditions of genuine craftsmanship. The J4 TABLES by James Howe explore the interplay of light and shadow in a combination of timber and acrylic materials. The contrasting surfaces feature a charming interaction of textures and opacities,…

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redefined luxuries

For five decades, expert knowledge and specialist skills have come together to create, innovate and inspire with VOLA. With a strong emphasis on design longevity, VOLA consistently brings Danish design to the contemporary residence with some of its earliest products still as popular as ever. In 1958, Arne Jacobsen created the original VOLA tap, which paved the way for a new vision for colourful and textural tapware design. In 1970, VOLA introduced ten expressive hues, bringing extraordinary personality to bathroom and kitchen spaces. The collection now boasts 27 VOLA colours, including the EXCLUSIVE COLOUR SERIES featuring a brushed gold that reflects a sense of understated luxury designed for modern living. en.vola.com The Sub-Zero UNDERCOUNTER WINE STORAGE integrates seamlessly and exquisitely into any space. Designed with a suite of advanced preservation technologies that…

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earn your stripes

The latest capsule collection from Sarah Ellison is all about ‘The Stripe’. Titled LA BANDA, the range consists of a side table, console and decorative screen, each playfully exploring workmanship, form and material. “La Banda is ultimately an exercise in craftmanship, the excitement for me is in the beauty of the timber, so I kept the forms of the collection very considered with some gentle curves and delicate proportions. My hope is that La Banda will bring an unexpected level of excitement to people’s homes.” sarahellison.com.au Piecing together history with an ever-modern twist, the Australian debut collection of BROACHED RECALL by Broached Commissions features precious historical veneers from the archive of Elton Group. The collection was exhibited as part of Melbourne Design Week and features eight veneers selected from the expansive archives,…