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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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Who are the people that inspired the designers and architects you’re inspired by? What were the catalysts that led them to where they are today? What makes them tick? Habitus Living uncovers the motivations behind our region’s most celebrated Design Hunters.

Anonym Studio: Allowing Their Work To Do The Talking

With each new clients comes a new relationship to nurture, encourage and provide for. Habitus speaks to fledgling, Bangkok-based design studio Anonym on their developing residential portfolio and increasing international attention.

Julie White Is Making Australiana Cool

With the recent launch of Gone Troppo, the eye-catching collection inspired by the Australian landscape, we talk to Julie White about creativity, nature and formed her signature style.

Shine On, You Crazy Diamond

Sophia Watson lifts the veil on luminary architect and academic Lindsay Johnston, a brilliantly performative designer using architecture as a medium to express his personal, nomadic experiences and his cheeky, rebellious character.

Accidentally In Business

Kiwi creatives and co-founders of George & Willy, a design studio and workshop, George Wilkins and Will McCallum have put local design to a global market.

Vale Michael Crouch, AC

Founder of Zip Industries and its CEO from 1962 to 2013, Michael Crouch AC, has sadly passed away in Sydney on 9 February 2018 following a short illness.

Luke Yeung from Architectkidd

Habitus recently caught up with Luke Yeung of Architectkidd, the up-and-coming architecture & design practice. We find out how a Hong Kong-born designer finds design inspiration in the imperfections of Bangkok.

Bill Henson: The Gloaming

The glimmer, the glisten, the glamour*… Life imitates art in the home of Australia’s most corporeal artist, Bill Henson.

One Plus Partnership

Where does retail design stand in the age of e-commerce? Habitus speaks to Virginia Lung and Ajax Law, founders of One Plus Partnership, on exactly that. Not to mention the state of design awards in Asia and the latest of over 500 international awards the firm has won.

An Excuse To Stay In Bed

Pip Vassett founded IN BED five years ago and in that time she’s created a multi-faceted experience and cult following. Holly Cunneen visits the casual entrepreneur’s effortlessly cool home in Sydney’s Rose Bay.

For Gabriel Tan, Time Is Of The Essence

Product designer Gabriel Tan thinks designers should spend more time with their clients and manufacturers. For him, this approach, coupled with a desire for timelessness in design, has led to the creation of an endearing portfolio of products.

Artist Elizabeth Barnett Chats To Habitus Living

Based in Melbourne’s scenic Macedon Ranges, artist Elizabeth Barnett’s star is on the rise. Sandra Tan catches up with the talented creative to find out what drives her work, how social media impacts her practise, and how the local art world is evolving.

Peter Stutchbury Is An Indesign Luminary

This year, the nation’s highest architectural honour, the Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, was awarded to Peter Stutchbury for ‘mastering the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits.’ In pursuing this agenda through 34 years of practice, Stutchbury has artfully demonstrated his own distinctive and compelling vision of what architecture in Australia can be.