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Splinter Society marries the past and the future at Hawthorn Gable House

Beautifully interconnected in a material conversation that crosses time, Splinter Society’s design for Hawthorn Gable House marries the past to future with extraordinary aplomb.

Giant Design’s interpretation of a neutral villa palette

This villa is an exploration of neutral palettes meeting contemporary design, in the heart of Poly Purple Mountain in Foshan, China.

Design Hunters

Naomi Taplin’s Studio Enti creates beautiful handmade ceramic lights

We look at the inner workings of the local production that goes into Studio Enti’s new ceramic architectural lighting range.

Behind the lens with Anne Stroud

“It was a photograph of the Barcelona Pavilion that I found in my high school library that really drew me to architecture and design.” Sydney and Canberra-based architecture photographer Anne Stroud shares her journey into the profession, as well as the ins and outs on shoot, the gear she never does without and the inspirations that have stuck.


Quirk Studio merges natural beauty with artistic interiors in Mumbai

Quirk Studio unveils a 140-square-metre residential apartment in South Mumbai, skilfully integrating the allure of the Arabian Sea and a curated art collection into its design elements.

Moody sophistication with concealed storage in this two-bedroom apartment

A hidden loft and a newly built en-suite bedroom are just some of the brilliant ideas to be found in this minimalist-style condo designed by Happe Design Atelier.

From Our Friends

Fine wine deserves a finer environment

Besting the four greatest nemeses of wine with Fhiaba.

The essence of democratic design – with a touch of Australian classicism

Didier studio celebrates the harmony of democratic design and understated utility with the Gunzel seating collection.

Poliform’s latest and greatest: A mix of all-time favourites and brand-new additions

Living the Milanese way: a highlight of two outstanding sofas by Poliform.

Eclectic Australian design inspired by everyday objects

DesignByThem is a powerhouse of Australian design with a reputation for playfulness and creativity, all fuelled by a love of collaboration.

The Edit

Embracing timeless style in the Waipa Project 

In the latest release of The Habitus Edit, delve into the captivating tale of rural elegance crafted by Matt South, complemented by the timeless versatility of Neolith surfaces.

Fresh designs: Kitchen solutions tailored for every aesthetic

In this edition of the Habitus Edit, we unveil Sub-Zero’s redefined Classic and Designer Refrigeration Series, where innovative technology blends seamlessly with breathtaking aesthetics.

From vision to reality: Creating unique kitchen colour schemes

Designing a kitchen colour scheme can be a complex process. In this edition of The Habitus Edit, we explore how a seamless colour scheme can be achieved by artfully harmonising your kitchen fixtures and appliances.

The Exclusive Habitus Milan Edit is a visual design feast – download it now!

We’ve traipsed the halls, experienced the installations and sifted through all the content to collate this very special Habitus Milan Edit just for you. From product releases, to the big themes and interviews with designers like Jaime Hayon, it’s an inspiring design journey.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive

A nostalgic shift to muted tones sets the year ahead in the Dulux Colour Forecast

A quarter of a century has passed since Dulux’s inaugural Colour Forecast, and 25 years later, the up-to-the-minute colour palettes are a true expression of culture and society. Peruse the colour eye candy and be inspired!

Explore the world of design and art: The Habitus and Living Edge guide to Sydney Contemporary

In a partnership set to explore the nexus of design and art, we’re thrilled to be collaborating with Living Edge at Sydney Contemporary, where Habitus is an official media partner. Expect playful design expressions, and delightful design tours with two of Sydney’s leading stylists.

Step inside the Zen abode of an architect’s modern tropical home

Home to Felicia Toh of Quarters Architects, this modern tropical dwelling is an oasis of calm for rest and creativity to flow freely.

Highlands House is a modern sanctuary in the hills

Highlands House is a home where art enhances design and the surrounding vistas of landscape create a calming backdrop to family life.

Mim Design’s JW Residence epitomises pared-back living with a designer edge

Reworking a historic terrace in Melbourne’s Prahran, as a sophisticated and light-filled sanctuary for living, the Mim Design outcome for JW Residence is an exercise in pared-back simplicity.

Gabriel Tan on the serendipity that brought his new range for Herman Miller to life

Designer Gabriel Tan reveals the inspiration and ideas behind his new Luva seating collection and Cyclades tables for Herman Miller.