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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

An Innovative Interpretation Of The Ancient Science Of Dwelling

For an Indian family residing away from their motherland, Traditional Affinity by Thought Parallels is a holiday house deeply rooted in culture and tradition.

Kerry Hill’s Architectural Legacy Lives On In Aman Kyoto

Kerry Hill’s architectural legacy lives on in the secret garden sanctuary that is Aman Kyoto, the latest destination to join Aman’s portfolio of high-end resort hotels across the globe.

Who We're Speaking To

5 Design Hunters In Their Prime In 2019

Over the course of 2019, Habitus has had the pleasure of sharing time with some of the industry’s most notable contemporaries. Here are five in particular that have stuck in our mind.

What’s In A Name?

As Stafford Architecture announces its first and only rebrand in its 40-year history, we find the new name simply better denotes the egalitarian nature of the studio and business.

Where We're Going

The 411 On Entering The INDE.Awards 2020

With the entries for the 2020 INDE.Awards officially open, here's your guide to entering the Indo-Pacific’s first and only regional design awards program.

Were You As Busy As We Were In 2019?

From Habitus House of the Year and the INDE.Awards to Saturday Indesign (Melbourne and Singapore) and FRONT we celebrated the Region, promoted it, challenged it and did our best to make it accessible to all.

At The Forefront


Recruit Indesign Falls In With The Movers And The Shakers

Recruit Indesign will be closing the year out in celebration of a very warm industry reception, and the promise of an exciting year ahead.

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Habitus Loves… Christmas Gift Ideas

Design hunters, foodies, entertainers, music lovers, and homemakers alike are sure to delight in these Christmas gift ideas that Habitus loves.


Bijl Architecture Brings Kitchen And Garden Closer Than Ever

Bijl Architecture harnesses the innate connections between indoors and out, nature and nutrition, socialising and joy, to conceptualise this visionary entertainer’s kitchen.

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Spotlight On: Caroma Elvire Collection Bathroomware

In its 75 years in the business of bathroom design, iconic Australian bathroomware brand Caroma has seen plenty of change. At least one thing however, has remained a constant.

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An Interior Designer’s Love Affair With Artisan Furniture

Authentically handcrafted and masterfully finished; sustainably designed and environmentally friendly. What’s not to love about Artisan Australia?

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Storage, Technology And Style Meet The Frame Living System

The Frame Living System from Cosh Living is a furniture solution for modern living – blurring the line between furniture and storage.

From our Friends

Timeless With A Passionate And Innovative Spirit: Neatt. By studio.mckeon

Built on a wealth of knowledge and a passion for valuable design, Seaton McKeon of studio.mckeon, in collaboration with James Laffan, presents the latest furniture collection, Neatt.

New Space, New Identity For Stylecraft Singapore

Stylecraft and HASSELL’s collaborative legacy of awe-inspiring showroom interiors has breached new frontiers with the new Stylecraft Singapore showroom.

Furniture With Finesse From Tim Rundle x SP01

Having previously brought us the winsome Michelle and Caristo chairs, London-based designer Tim Rundle and esteemed Australian design brand SP01 have taken their collaboration to the next level.

To Downsize Is Not To Downgrade

Australian-owned developer, Central Element, proves that downsizing need not mean a compromise on quality finishes, fixtures and fittings with its latest boutique development, Mera by PBD Architects.

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From The Archive


A Two-Sided House Leverages And Celebrates Its Views

Megowan Architectural overcomes the odds to create a sensitive and striking statement for Two-Sided House in Mount Eliza, Victoria.

Design Hunters

Meet The Visionary Behind Ovolo Hotels

No doubt we have all encountered frustrations in our travels, but few have turned those frustrations into a collection of bold and bespoke boutique hotels.

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Affordable Designer Furniture From Australia’s Top Creatives

Who said designer furniture needed to break the bank? These designers are doing exceptional work that is thoughtful, purposeful, and above all, affordable.


A Boxy Brick Annexe Makes The Perfect Addition To This Terrace House

Breathe Architecture leverages the beauty of exposed brickwork and the canny use of space to add valuable amenity to a typical Port Melbourne terrace house.


A Sixties Reformation By McManus Lew Architects

How McManus Lew Architects have breathed new life – and space – into a 1960s unit, transforming it into a home.


The Immersive Installation At Salone 2019 By Cosentino

The immersive architectural installation showcases the material qualities of Cosentino’s Dekton surface material and how it comes to life with light.

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