Habitus first ever special issue: kitchen & bathroom goes on sale today. Editor Nicky Lobo sheds some light on why they did one.
March 12th, 2015
“There are many kitchen & bathroom magazines out there already,” says Habitus Editor Nicky Lobo, “so why did we decide to do one?” It was, she continues, because “we saw an opportunity to take a deeper look at these crucial spaces.
We wanted to look at them not just as physical rooms, but sites of complex human interaction.” The Habitus Kitchen & Bathroom Special is different – namely because it takes the Habitus approach: “looking at architecture and design through lens of human experience, as way of life”.
Rather than a magazine that showed readers how to “get the look”, this is about how we live, use, and experience these spaces. By interrogating what these rooms mean to us, how they can impact beneficially on our lives, the Habitus Team have created a publication that discusses these rooms in a holistic sense. They use four main themes: wellness, culture, efficiency/sustainability and pure design.
“It was a bit of a risk, but I’m so glad we took this questioning, collaborative approach, said Nicky. “It’s made the magazine richer, more complex. I’ve personally learnt a huge amount through these thought-provoking conversations and hope their insights will encourage you to think about the kb in new ways too”.
There’s also a ream of practical advice – detailed product stories, design strategies, processes and tips from industry voices such as yourselves. And of course, series of beautiful built projects across Australia, which embody the considered and creative approach that Habitus advocates.
The result is a magazine that reiterates what Habitus is about: design that enriches our lives, our way of living.
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