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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

Butcher Shop Turned Family Home By Ian Moore Architects

How a 19th century butcher shop became a contemporary home without losing its original character.

Four Leaves Villa Emanates Stillness

Four Leaves Villa is a weekend home that not only looks like a pile of leaves, but was also inspired by one.

Who We're Speaking To

The Spirit of Place According To Palinda Kannangara

Sri Lankan architect and INDE.Awards 2019 Ambassador Palinda Kannangara discusses the relationship between the spirit of place and architecture.

The Armadillo & Co Foundation On A Mision In India

Armadillo & Co has always been about Fair Trade, sustainability, and the support of the local Indian community of weavers. The Armadillo & Co Foundation is simply an extension of this.

Where We're Going

Australian Art Meets Artful Italian Design

Two worlds collide in the latest Arflex campaign, in which Australian art and Italian design come together in an inimitable collaboration.

Test Riding Elica’s Latest At The Portsea Polo

A glamorous affair at Portsea in Victoria proved to be the perfect stage for Residentia to try out Elica’s soon-to-be-launched free-standing cooktop.

At The Forefront

Design Hunters

Inspiring Hotel Bathroom Design Ideas

Stepping from the bathtub to the ocean or immerse in a private hot spring – what takes hotel bathroom designs to the next level?

Design Products

Contemporary Yet Traditional: Bathware By Claybrook

Reinventing the classic British bathroom, Claybrook recently released a collection of baths and basins that possess a timeless design style.

Design Products

Habitus Loves… An Art Deco Resurgence

The Art Deco style is characterised by geometric shapes, strong arches, angles, and a high-contrast colour scheme. This Habitus Loves list sums it up perfectly.


What Makes A Design Influencer?

In the age of the social influencer, we believe it’s your design actions that define you as a game-changer. Here are three celebrated projects from the 2018 INDE.Awards that have positively impacted people’s lives.

Design Products

The Loafer Chair Manifests In Elegance

Though designed for the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the form of the Loafer Chair enables it to enrich almost any environment.

Design Products

Onsa; Welcoming You With Open Arm(rest)s

Sincerely embodying Walter Knoll’s DNA with a classic form and style, the Onsa chair embraces you as you take a seat.

From our Friends

Great Dane Takes A Trip To The Stockholm Furniture Fair

Regular attendees for nearly a decade now, Australia’s number one retailer of all things Scandinavian Great Dane is at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2019 with a wealth of new ideas, products and design inspiration.

The VOLA Legacy – 50 Years And Beyond

This year VOLA is celebrating 50 years of a tap design legacy, and marked the occasion in a half-century party in held in Denmark.

The Integrated Kitchen And The Modern Home

The idea of the integrated kitchen, where appliances blend into the design of the kitchen itself, is an increasingly popular trend in design – and New Zealand architects and designers have been paying attention.

Corian Washplanes: A Streamlined And Space-Conscious Design Solution

A washbasin solution for the smallest room in the house: Announcing the New Corian Washplane.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Design Hunters

The Art Of Functional Bathroom Design

Functionality is a key consideration in any contemporary bathroom design and Thomas Mckenzie shows how to do it right in a residential setting.


Sala Ayutthaya In Thailand Works Magic With Material And Mood

Thai architecture firm, Onion, breathes into Sala Ayutthaya an alluring sense of poetry as it introduces contemporary form into a historic setting.


Social At Verandah Offers A Garden Oasis In Sydney’s CBD

Social At Verandah is Sydney’s latest foodie oasis. Inspired by the city’s beloved Verandah Bar and Restaurant, the new venue is driven by the philosophy of simplicity and inspired ideas – from food to aesthetics.


X+O Bring Brutalist Interior Architecture To A Café In Ubud, Bali

Brewing in Bali, Full Circle by X+O brings Ubud's tropical surrounds into the interior design of a local café to create a modern vibe with local storytelling and a relaxed atmosphere.


How This Old Church Became A New Family Home

A pragmatic but brazen approach to the reinvention of a historic Brisbane church site into a dynamic and contemporary family residence.


The Long-Awaited Habitus House Of The Year Cocktail Event

StylecraftHOME in Melbourne played host to the Habitus House of the Year Cocktail Event, during which we recognised the projects our independent jury of industry grandées separated and celebrated.

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