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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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At The Forefront


“It Just Keeps Gaining Confidence”: Habitus House of the Year Judge Karen McCartney on the Emergence of a Regional Design Character

Founding Editor of Inside Out magazine and Habitus House of the Year 2018 judge Karen McCartney explains why Indo-Pacific design is coming into its own.

Design Hunters

Indigenous Collaborations: In Cahoots

In the second edition in a 3-part series exploring Indigenous collaborations, we look at a recent project by Trent Jansen and Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency in Fitzroy Crossing.

Design Products

Have You Seen The Habitus Collection Online?

Habitus launches its next initiative for all your design needs – an online directory of the best design in the Asia Pacific region. Announcing the launch of The Habitus Collection Online!


Celebrating 20 years of Farage fashion

Farage, one of Australia’s most respected and celebrated fashion brands, celebrated their 20th anniversary at a stylish and intimate dinner held in the private dining room of Pendolino.

Design Hunters

“Consolidation of identity and an embrace”: Habitus House of the Year Judge Narelle Yabuka on the Narratives of Design Development

Editor of Cubes, Indesignlive.sg and Indesignlive.hk, and Asia Co-Editor for Habitus, Narelle Yabuka discusses new regional approaches to architecture and finding the context in design.


Habitus House of the Year Spaces: The Living Space

The home is always evolving, changing with the seasons, our moods and, more importantly, our current lifestyles. However, at the end of the day, the home embodies how we see ourselves.

From our Friends

Habitus House of the Year Spaces: The Health Space

"Healthy living is a lifestyle that needs to be approached from every angle – physically, mentally and emotionally," says Tom Fisher

The inspired approach of the new Fisher & Paykel column refrigerator

Fisher & Paykel has introduced a new Integrated Column Refrigerator series – a beautifully designed matching set of individual fridges and freezers with food care technology and design details that set them apart.

The final touch – the crown gem – of the bathroom

The newly released Geberit Sigma21 flush button is the finishing touch needed for your contemporary designer bathroom.

Dine alfresco with Artusi Built-In Barbecues

With the warmer months just around the corner, it’s time to start cooking and eating outdoors, and the built-in barbecues from Artusi are up to the task.

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From The Archive


SJB Turns 40

We say happy birthday to the design firm behind some of Australia’s most intriguing built environments, as they celebrate a milestone year with glittering festivities at their Melbourne atelier studio.

Design Hunters

A Little Can Go A Long Way And Doesn’t Brad Swartz Know It

Brad Swartz Architects leads by example showcasing inner city living arrangements in luxurious formats and clever, considered design.


Mornington Glory

A striking geometric language and flexible planning define this laid-back beach house design that sits like a bathing box atop the sand dunes.


Simplifying Up A Semi-Detached Home For Family Living

CM Studio addresses the challenges of a narrow block and a growing family in this alteration and addition to a semi-detached home in Sydney.


Inner-City Living Doesn’t Mean A Disconnect With Nature

A local architecture office in the Indian city of Surat has designed a harmonious living format for an agriculturalist and his family, who wanted be closely connected to lush greenery despite their urban setting.

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