No stranger to style, I Own Australia’s Best Home host and celebrated architect Nick Tobias revealed a little more about himself in the podcast Can’t Live Without, with host Mel Buttle.
Starting his own architectural firm at the wee age of 22, Nick has accomplished quite a lot over the past two decades. But despite his busy work schedule, he’s a family man at heart, sharing a home with his wife, two sons and Lagotto pup.
A self-confessed metrosexual and art collector, Nick’s home, life and career is an ode to the visual world, and he lives each day by his grandmother’s advice: good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.
Wise words indeed. Here are a few takeouts from Nick Tobias’ episode of Can’t Live Without.
He scrapes his tongue every day
Waking up at the crack of dawn, Nick starts the day with his silver tongue scraper, “It’s amazing,” he told Mel. He uses it daily for his “health and breath”.
He meditates every morning in a cashmere blanket
His cashmere meditation “blankie” from India is one of his most prized possessions and was gifted to him from his wife.
He loves to paddleboard
Apart from his family, the one thing he can’t live without is his paddleboard. “It’s probably the only time of the day that I’m on my own, don’t have a phone, not talking to anybody. I’m not really good at being alone,” he joked.
He doesn’t buy things that are on trend
“I buy things that are timeless,” he told Mel. “Buying things from a mass producer… you probably won’t find me there.”
He has a man cave
Decorated with lots of family photos, his man cave is even equipped with a sauna! “It’s bright yellow with lots of extremely useful racks and hooks,” he said. “There’s a bit of an OCD thing as well, I like to have everything in its place.”