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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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Aleesha Callahan

Aleesha Callahan

Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer.

Stories By Aleesha

Sensitively Retrofitting A Modernist Gem

Originally designed in the 1960s by Keith Cottier of Allen Jack + Cottier, this home in Pymble has been reinvigorated by hungerford+edmunds in collaboration with builder Ballast Point.

A Cabin That Plays With Volumes

The Mushroom is a series of cabins in a Chinese pine forest that draws inspiration from nature with a ballooning mushroom form and expansive panoramic views.

A Rock Climbers Dream Home

Sailom House by Anonym brings three families under one roof, responding to their eclectic combination of hobbies with unique design elements, including a rock climbing wall.

The Secret Life of Clay

We chat with Stephanie James-Manttan, an Adelaide based ceramicist and head of JamFactory’s ceramics studio. Stephanie shares insights into the production processes that went into creating two new products for Jam by JamFactory.

The First Word From Habitus #50

While the 50th issue of Habitus is about to hit the shelves, it is only my first issue as editor. Having reached such a significant milestone in the magazine’s history, we explore the notion of legacy.

Melbourne Design Week 2021: Editor’s Guide

Coming back in a big way, the 2021 lineup of events, talks and exhibitions for Melbourne Design Week is exhaustive. We have picked out just a small selection but be sure to see the full list for yourself and clear the calendar so you don’t miss a thing.

The GOLDEN Way

We speak with the duo behind interior design studio GOLDEN – Alicia McKimm and Kylie Buhagiar – and hear how they are enamoured with design and its influence.

Adele Bates Designs a Modern Retreat

Set with the brief of creating a contemporary and comfortable home, Adele Bates has designed the interiors of Elwood Residence with a rich and moody palette.

12 Leading Ladies in Design

In honour of International Women’s Day 2021 we round-up some of the stand-out stories of incredible women making waves in design.