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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.

 

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

 

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At The Forefront

Design Hunters

Japanese Design – Top 6 Places To Get Your Fix

Good Japanese design is more than just an aesthetic – it’s a philosophy, and one beloved the world over. But what if you can’t afford a plane ticket to Tokyo? Here’s where to get your fix locally.

Design Hunters

The Colourist Manifesto: Three Lessons I Learned From Giulio Ridolfo

With ColourLab, both Schiavello and Ridolfo herald a new wave of recognition for colour’s central position as a driver of good in the world.

Design Hunters

Empathy As A Design Catalyst

Michael Seum is the VP of Design at German tapware brand Grohe. But when he came on board to create a game-changing product, his empathetic design philosophy began permeating more than just the products.

Design Hunters

Top 5 Beach House Designs To Escape The Winter Chill

Escape the winter cold with our top five beach house designs to warm you up come summer, or even serve as a sunny seaside retreat in the cooler months.

Happenings

Celebrating StylecraftHOME, Your New Melbourne Design Destination

StylecraftHOME launched in February 2017 in Sydney with the opening of its first dedicated showroom. Following a quick embrace from the design community, now it’s Melbourne’s turn.

Design Hunters

Subtle Design Cues Borrowed From Asian Garden Designs

Say goodbye to Buddha statues and bamboo screens, the new wave of Asian-inspired gardens are far more nuanced.

From our Friends

Rogerseller’s Insights: Taking You On A Design Journey

Building and renovating is stressful. Wanting to bring expert advice on how to streamline that process, Rogerseller takes you on site with architect and client to open up exactly how the process works.

Australian Kitchen Design On A World Stage: Enter The Sub-Zero & Wolf Kitchen Design Contest now!

With a long-running 20-year history, Sub-Zero & Wolf’s Kitchen Design Contest recognises the best in kitchen design from across the world. And if last year’s Australian standouts are anything to go by, we should dominate again in 2018.

Ultimate Design Freedom With Fisher & Paykel

Ahead of the release of Fisher & Paykel’s new Companion range, Habitus speaks to industrial designer Adam Moody on the rigorous research and development that went into setting a new series of appliances apart in the market.

Jon Goulder Embraces Tasmanian Oak For Spence & Lyda

Fourth generation furniture designer Jon Goulder has made a career out of pushing the envelope with materials and methods - and now, he has created bespoke 'Innate' collection for Spence & Lyda, features moody dark tones celebrating the use of Tasmanian Oak and Blackwood.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

Architecture

Modernist Architecture And Australiana Collide

This waterfront retreat designed by iconic Australian-Japanese architect Koichi Takada is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living.

Architecture

The Beauty Of A Brick Wall

HYLA Architects find the balance between porosity and privacy in the design of an inter-terrace house in Singapore.

Architecture

Yin and Yang Balance

An inclined block leads to an architecturally-interesting Perth abode

Happenings

A Bamboo Playground For Barangaroo

Sydney’s redevelopment success story gets its own architecture pavilion, designed by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia.

Architecture

Aloft Hotel In Perth by Design Theory

Rebecca Gross finds that the newest generation of hotels, such as Aloft by Design Theory, are providing lively and connected design-led destinations for visitors and locals.

Conversations

Neil Perry: The Fire Brand

At the helm of an empire that continues to take Australia by storm, Neil Perry spoke to Stephen Todd in the second iteration of In Habitus Veritas.

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