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Habitus is a movement for living in design. We’re an intelligent community of original thinkers in constant search of native uniqueness in our region.


From our base in Australia, we strive to capture the best edit, curating the stories behind the stories for authentic and expressive living.


Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.


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What We're Seeing

Finding A Secret Garden In The Heart Of Paddington

Paddington Courtyard House by Aileen Sage Architects reinvents the Victorian terrace with a dominating internal courtyard.

5 Carefully Curated, Exceptional Australian Bathroom Designs

Taking cues from Australia’s natural bounty, these unique Australian bathroom designs reflect both the calibre of design – and lifestyle – to be found on our shores.

Who We're Speaking To

This Danish Designer Wants You To Love The Furniture You Can Afford

Hee Welling is the Danish designer behind the iconic About A Family furniture series for HAY. Having recently toured Australia with Cult, we find his design preferences are decidedly analogue.

Bethan Gray Is A Citizen Of The World If There Ever Was One

Bethan Gray works, travels, finds inspiration and collaborates with craftspeople the world over. Recently in Australia, Habitus was lucky to catch her.

Where We're Going

What Do You Know About Sydney Architecture Festival’s New Creative Director?

Meet Dr Barnaby Bennett, the Wellington-trained, Sydney-based architect, academic and architecture advocate that has joined Sydney Architecture Festival 2019.

What We Learnt From The Habitus House Of The Year Judging Day

With the long-awaited Habitus House Of The Year cocktail evening mere weeks away, the time has come once again for our independent jury to come together and discuss, assess, and decide upon an overall winner.

At The Forefront


From Ice-Creams to Pixelated Sunsets: Evolve Awards 2019 Custom Rug Design Winners Announced

From the rich warmth of a pixelated sunset or ethereal otherworldly shapes, to designs inspired by the act of turning a page of a book or even an ice cream - this year’s Evolve Awards were all about patient craft, adventurous spirit, thoughtful geometry and finding inspiration in the most surprising places.


What’s In Store For The Business Of Design Week Summit

More than 70 design and business leaders from ten countries and economies will grace the summit at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as the BODW events running concurrently around the city from 2-7 December.

Design Products

cc-tapis And Faye Toogood Make Art From Off-Cuts

Created in collaboration with multi-faceted British artist, Faye Toogood, Milan-based maker of artisan rugs, cc-tapis’ latest collection, Doodles, has landed at Poliform Australia.


A Cave-Like Abode In Cottesloe

Vodka Palace by Marcus Browne Architect is a cave-like spatial experience with a material palette that nods to the brutalist vernacular of Cottesloe, Perth.

Design Hunters

The Melbourne Selection: Habitus House Of The Year 2019

Our Melbourne-based architecture writer and editor, Stephen Crafti, shares an overview of what Victoria brought to the 2019 selection for Habitus House of the Year.


A Taste Of Italian Neorealism For Melbourne’s Café Scene

Bicycle Thieves by Pierce Widera is a light-filled eatery that celebrates Italian culture and creates captivating food with a contemporary twist.

From our Friends

The Modern, Minimalist Kitchen Of A Professional Chef

Chis Connell Designs has designed a modern, sleek, minimalist kitchen for a professional chef in Melbourne, and taken home a title from Sub-Zero and Wolf’s prestigious international Kitchen Design Contest in the process.

A Moody, Modern Kitchen Design By Maker + May

A boutique Jindabyne interior design studio, Maker + May, has taken home second place in the Contemporary Kitchen Award category of Sub-Zero and Wolf’s prestigious international Kitchen Design Contest.

The Harmonious Design of MyEdition Tapware

MyEdition is the 25th anniversary celebration of AXOR tapware and is the perfect encapsulation of the brand’s quest for taps that work as beautifully as they look.

Studio Gallery is coming to Sydney

Studio Gallery has been working and exhibiting in Melbourne’s art scene since 2013 and in 2019 they’re set to open their first Sydney Gallery in Waterloo.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


5 Reasons Why Saturday Indesign Is A Game-Changer

From relationship building to experiencing the latest unique and creative design interventions – Saturday Indesign brings designers something completely unique. And here are just five of the reasons why you should get involved.


Barwon Heads House Is The Perfect Playground

Once a holiday home, now a primary residence, Barwon Heads House has been designed with consideration of its outlook and coastal conditions.


Andra Matin Designs A Garden House Of Today

In a city filled with Dutch colonial houses, architect Andra Matin offers a modern take on a garden-house for a tech-savvy family.


A 1920s Cottage Gets A Bryant Alsop Makeover

A decrepit home in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, fallen into a seeming state of disrepair is transformed into an eclectic weekender for a couple seeking a rural sanctuary.

Design Products

The Leading Sustainable Brands at Salone del Mobile 2019

With the design industry focusing more on sustainability, we took to the streets of Milan during Salone in search of the brands that are doing it best.


Architecture As A Backdrop For People And Life

Compact yet flexible spatial planning characterises this extension to a traditional, and largely untouched, workers cottage in Sydney by Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio.

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