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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

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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.

Design Products

Habitus Loves… Bauhaus-Inspired Pieces

Habitus Living celebrates the Bauhaus’ centenary with 10 pieces inspired by the influential 20th century design school.

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The GOMA Chair Sees Art And Design Coalesce

Brisbane-based lighting and furniture studio Luxxbox have developed the GOMA chair, designed initially for the Gallery of Modern Art Restaurant, it’s the perfect chair for long lunches and deep conversation.


The New Approach To Showroom Design

The new showroom is no longer a shop, but a journey and a destination. Paul McGillick enjoyed the experience first observed in Copenhagen.

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


A Strong Design Concept Drives Holistic Architecture And Interiors

‘Fold and frame’ is the name of the game – or design concept – in this family home in Five Dock, Sydney.


Suburban Residential Architecture Leaps And Bounds Ahead Of The Rest

Some architects choose to view site constraints such as size, orientation, rigid briefs and budgets as welcome challenges. Here are Habitus' favourites from the year that was.

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A ‘Small’ Vitra Exhibition Arrives Down Under

Brought to Australia by Living Edge, Vitra’s 100 Miniatures Exhibition celebrates the last two centuries of chair design.


How This Old Church Became A New Family Home

A pragmatic but brazen approach to the reinvention of a historic Brisbane church site into a dynamic and contemporary family residence.


What’s Important When Designing Mixed-Use, Multi Residential Developments?

The existing inner city architectural and community context has been the driver of the design of the Short Lane apartments by Woods Bagot.

Design Hunters

Pattern, Texture And Colour In Bathroom Tile Trends

Architects and designers are responding to the trend for pattern, texture and colour in the bathroom with bathroom tiles that are talking points.

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