About Habitusliving

 

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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Design Hunters

Who are the shakers, makers, thinkers, doers and disruptors in architecture and design across the region – and what are they getting up to? Find out here, on Habitus Living.

Building a design vocabulary

In establishing a new life in Copenhagen, Australian designer Nikolai Kotlarczyk uses his experience of being a newcomer to nurture new design ideas.

The things that really matter, with Melinda Huuk

The Studio* Collaborative’s Melinda Huuk sums it up perfectly when she says, we can rationalise beauty to ourselves but it “needs to be underpinned by purpose and responsibility”. She highlights the Fleur Sofa by King for its responsible manufacture – a quality that takes its beauty beyond skin-deep.

The secret life of trees

Liew Yu Hua is a Singaporean designer-maker who draws inspiration from the untold stories of nature to create furniture and objects mindfully.

Finding Beauty in Gentle Tensions

Sophie Solomon of SSD Studio designs living spaces that evoke emotion and connection. She was drawn to the Luna Chair by King for its fine blend of contrasts and the power of this to touch the individual.

Tall Timber

Timber – and building materials in general – have been under pressure from global supply chain issues. What does it mean if you’re building or renovating? Industry experts share insight into the causes and what they predict comes next.

Meaningful Moments with Tom Mark Henry’s Jade Nottage

King recently teamed up with three Sydney designers of note, to explore the deep connections they hold to particular furniture pieces. In this first instalment, Tom Mark Henry’s Jade Nottage contemplates meaningful moments and lasting legacies with the Issho Dining Table.

How can you Support Local Makers and Industry?

The final episode in our Habitus House of the Year video series has landed. In this one, we look to the surge in local manufacturing and discover how important it is to collaborate with local trades and craftspeople to create incredible design outcomes.

Coco Flip Finds joy in Taking Things Slow

After over a decade on the Australian design scene, Coco Flip’s commitment to keeping things small, slow and local continues to produce lasting designs that brim with personality.

How can Design be Made to Last?

The third episode in our Habitus House of the Year series is out and in this one we consider the critical role of designing and redesigning our homes to suit modern life, now and into the future.

What Makes a Healthy Home?

The next episode in the Habitus House of the Year video series has landed! Tune in as we explore the concept of biophilia and wellness – essentials to making a home that is healthy.

Architecture at the Heart of the Home

Two industry heavyweights, Jan Henderson and Dianna Snape have released their first coffee table book – Architecture at the Heart of the Home – filled with homes of all shapes and sizes around Australia.