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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

In The Limelight: Bronte House By Nick Bell Architects

The interaction between materials and natural light creates a warm and welcoming environment in this family house by Nick Bell Architects.

Junsekino Designed For The Family And The Environment

713 House by Junsekino Architect and Design exemplifies architecture in Thailand, reflecting climatic conditions and people’s sense of community.

Who We're Speaking To

Lee Broom Is Celebrated For His Theatrics In Lighting Design And Installation

Lee Broom draws a parallel between the 18th century and present-day social attitudes in his latest lighting installation, Park Life, for Space Furniture.

A Contemporary Vernacular Of Australian Architecture

We look at five contemporary Australian homes that have been inspired by the country’s traditional architectural language.

Where We're Going

Habitus Is Heading To Salone Del Mobile 2019 – Are You?

The 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano is less than one month away; we are packing our bags and finalising our schedules – will you be there?

Perth’s New Living Edge Showroom Is Next-Level

The new Living Edge showroom in Perth's CBD signals a renewed sense of optimism and confidence in the state of design in Western Australia.

At The Forefront

Design Products

m.a.d. And Their Honest Way Of Designing

With a lot of experience and pent up design angst, Matt, Dan and Mark launched m.a.d. at the right time and at the right price.

Design Products

Habitus Loves… Habitus House Of The Year

You’ve seen these brands featured in Habitus House Of The Year, on TV and online, but this Habitus Loves list uncovers what else these brands have.

Design Products

Teel’s Functionality Complements Classical Design

Teel is the latest collection of mixer taps, shower mixers and outlets by international award-winning Phoenix Tapware.

Design Products

Oh Honey, The Lighting Collection That Has The Design World Buzzing

Soft curves, a geometric silhouette, and a celebration of Melbourne’s local craftspeople, Honey is the latest collection from Coco Flip.


Announcing The 2019 Designer Rugs Evolve Awards

Calling all designers! With $30,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, Designer Rugs wants to see your very best rug designs for its Evolve Awards. Entries open Thursday 14 March and workshops are kicking off across the region now.


Your Luminaries and Prodigies of 2019

We’re thrilled to present your 2019 nominees for The Luminary and The Prodigy. Carefully selected by our regional board of editors, these eight incredible individuals are taking our region to new and exciting places.

From our Friends

Cooling Down Without A/C? Meet Verosol – The World Leader In Metallised Fabrics

For over 50 years Verosol has been changing the world of metallised fabrics and solar control solutions for buildings of any size. Why not stay comfortable in style?

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.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


The Standout Living Spaces From Habitus House of The Year Giving Us Design Envy

These are our favourite living spaces from Habitus House of The Year showcasing clever, and considered, connection to nature. Which is your pick? Have your say for the People's Choice Awards by voting now.

Design Hunters

What Does Habitus House Of The Year Mean To The Local Project?

Why is it important for local media to work together in support of local architecture and design? Habitus chats to Rose Onans, editor at The Local Project, about the newly unveiled Habitus House of the Year Initiative.

Design Hunters

Inside The Kitchen Of One Of Australia’s Favourite Food Bloggers

Julia Busuttil Nishimura has inspired a dedicated legion of home cooks through her blog, Ostro. The Melbourne-based cuisine queen welcomes us into her characterful kitchen.

Design Hunters

One On One With Nick Harding Of Ha Architecture

Melbourne-based architect Nick Harding has been nominated as a Prodigy for the 2018 INDE.Awards and, as Habitus finds, deservedly so.

Design Hunters

Koichi Takada And Kengo Kuma Naturalise Architecture In Sydney

Once, Koichi Takada was the student and Kengo Kuma, the master. Now, a new Sydney development has given them opportunity to level the playing the field.


Butcher Shop Turned Family Home By Ian Moore Architects

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

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