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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


Journey To The Source: Celebrating Louis Poulsen’s Iconic PH Lamps In Denmark

Paul McGillick travelled to Copenhagen with Louis Poulsen in May to mark the 60th anniversary and re-issue of three iconic lamps. It was an immersion into beautiful, functional Danish design.


Growing Up Together In The Armadale Residence By Pleysier Perkins

Pleysier Perkins perched a penthouse – a “hide-out” for the parents – on top of this Melbourne home, so that it grows up with the family who live in it.


Celebrating New Hand Knotted Rugs From Designer Rugs And Hare + Klein

Designer Rugs’ latest collaborative release of luxury hand knotted rugs with Hare + Klein were the focus of a VIP exhibition and party held recently at Sydney’s COMA Gallery.


The Habitus Top Ten From The Thailand International Furniture Fair 2018

Each year Habitus attends the Thailand International Furniture Fair and reports back the top ten pieces and designers that you need to know now.

Design Products

DesignByThem’s Latest Collection Offers A Fresh Take On Sustainable Design

The Australian design studio is putting recycled plastics front and centre in their playful new Confetti Collection.

Design Hunters

Chris Haddad Of Archier On His Collaboration With Ceramicist Lindsey Wherrett

The new ceramic basins by Archier with Tasmanian ceramicist Lindsey Wherrett signal a demand for custom-made bathroom products.

INDE Awards Timeline

Tapping Into One Of Singapore’s Most Engaging Designers: Olivia Lee

The Singaporean-born and based, Central Saint Martins-educated designer founded her eponymous studio in 2013. Since then her portfolio has bounced back and forth between industrial and spatial design.

The INDE.Awards 2018 Shortlist Has Been Released!

In the second year of Indesign Media’s INDE.Awards, more than 400 incredibly diverse projects, people, products and ideas – widespread across the Asia Pacific – were submitted into the running. The esteemed jury of the 2018 INDE.Awards have made their selections. Here they are…

Modern Living Is An Art Form – Here’s How To Perfect It

We’ve never been more high-tech, never been more ‘connected’. But, what does modern living look like? Let’s ask Gaggenau, your 2018 partner for the Living Space at the INDE.Awards!

Celebrating Hecker Guthrie’s New Melbourne Retail Space

Step inside this new Melbourne retail showroom by Hecker Guthrie and see how Schiavello embarks on a new era of design for the Australian market.

From our Friends

The Power Of Place And The Products That Elevate A Design Concept

Given a World Heritage Site as the starting point for a residential project, as an architect why wouldn’t you take inspiration from your surrounds? Tasmanian timber is the hero of this Tasmanian project.

Elevated Luxury In The Kitchen

As tools for everyday living, Sub-Zero Wolf brings an elevated luxury to the kitchen. With elegance, quality craftsmanship and bespoke detailing, Sub Zero Wolf’s range of refrigeration and cooking appliances are all made to the exacting standards built into its long-running legacy.

Letting Inspiration Find You

Creating a moodboard certainly helps in getting the creative juices to flow, but understanding your own personal taste should be the first step in the design process.

Dekton And The Strength Of Age

Channeling the natural charm of age worn stone, Dekton unveils the groundbreaking new Industrial collection.

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From The Archive


5 Inner City House Designs That Made Our Jaws Drop

When inner city architecture is done right, it can be pretty amazing. At the hands of some of the region's most talented architects, here are the houses that impressed us this year.

Design Products

The IKEA x HAY Collection Is Here

The highly anticipated Hay collection for Ikea has finally hit the Asia Pacific. Habitus South East Asia editor Janice Seow speaks directly to Rolf Hay about the wide range of new products specifically designed for modern lifestyles.

Design Hunters

The Habitus Family Album

Picked from the pages of the latest issue, welcome to the very first Habitus Family Album. Stephen Todd has collected highly personal, never before seen, photographs of some of the region's most acclaimed architects and designers. Each photo captures a moment in time that had an influential effect on their resulting careers. How many of our industry's icons can you recognise without the key?

Around The World

Film Inspired Design: The Budapest Cafe In China By Biasol

Nestled in the cinematic urban landscape of Chengdu, China, is a blockbuster destination with whimsical character and international appeal. The Budapest Café is inspired by Director Wes Anderson’s distinctive visual style and Melbourne’s signature café culture.

Design Hunters

John Wardle Leads From The Middle

John Wardle, one of the region's most celebrated architects, isn't one who delights in talking about himself. Yet in the latest issue of Habitus he spoke at length to Rachael Bernstone about his practise – John Wardle Architects – leading from the middle, and being an enthusiastic collector of art.


A House In Hong Kong Or A Loft In Manhattan?

A nomadic, creative couple picks a raw, defunct warehouse amidst the manic industrial vibes of southern Hong Kong as their home and enlist Lim+Lu for the interior design.

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