HOME in five with Maggie Hubert

26 August 2021

Maggie Hubert is a visual artist, post-grad student and architectural researcher at Crosson Architects. We caught up with Maggie (and her Bengal cats) to hear what they’ve been up to in their bubble.

HOME: What’s the best part of your view from home?

Maggie Hubert: Our workspace, adjacent to the kitchen, gets lovely afternoon sun through the glazed French doors and is the prime spot to take in the sunset. It is permeated with moss so there’s a softness to the hard outdoor materiality. Our Bengal cats, Frida and Leto, tend to gravitate to this spot with us.

H: What are you reading?

MH: I have just finished The Architect and the Artists by Bridget Hackshaw for the next HOME! I like to dip into classics that I have missed up to this point in my life- Graham Greene at the moment.

H: What are you watching?

MH: I purchased a projector last year, and try to get movies going in the evening with the whole house gathered together in the main living space. I tend go back and forth between the new, the classics, and art documentaries – recently saw a terrific one on Robert Mapplethorpe – and have been on a Steve Martin kick (i.e. LA Story and Little Shop of Horrors).

H: What are you cooking and/or baking?

MH: We are a little less experimental this time around – last March was prime time for feijoa quarantinis and feijoa matcha cake, etc – but we have a local fruit and vegetable shop that we’re patronising, trying to stick mainly to veggies during the day. We have our regular food box to pull from in the evening, and we have been occasionally failing to not bring home Trumpets from the local dairy.

H: What’s inspiring you right now?

MH: One Tree Hill is about a five minute walk from home and is such a magical landscape – incredible hills and vistas, and you can find a new walk each time. The baby lambs are just being born, so there is a lot of stopping, for me at least! We really do love the daily morning Crosson Architects catch-ups. We have a fantastic group of people at the office. There is an amazing, fun dynamic that plays out on a daily basis, so we are genuinely missing our friends!


Discover what our friends are up to in lockdown in our HOME in five series.

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