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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

GB House Embraces The Spirit Of Its Seaside Site

Channelling the soul of this coastal New South Wales site, Renato D’Ettorre Architects has created a mystical and multi-award-winning residence for a young family of five.

Three Kitchens That Belong At The Heart Of The Home

Whether it as a result of organic human behaviour or through purposeful design, the kitchen has made its place at the heart of the modern home.

Who We're Speaking To

According To Hogg & Lamb, There Are Two Types Of Architects

Take a look through the portfolio – online or via instagram – of Brisbane-based Hogg & Lamb, and you might be surprised to see that one project doesn’t necessarily mirror the characteristics of another.

Getting To Know Bitte Design Studio

Yvonne Xu sits down with Agatha Carolina and Chrisye Octaviani, founders of Jakarta-based Bitte Design Studio, to talk design business and what it means to create sustainable spaces.

Where We're Going

The Long-Awaited Launch Of The Elvire Collection From Caroma

Last night Caroma officially launched the Elvire Collection designed by Luke Di Michiel to a room full of prominent architects, designers and end users. Habitus was proud to be there in support.

Preparing For Take-Off: Stylecraft Launches Avion In Sydney

After three long years in the making, Stylecraft’s Avion collection by Keith Melbourne received a very warm welcome from Sydney’s design community.

At The Forefront

Design Products

Win $3,000 worth of Ceppo Collection tiles from Earp Bros with Habitus House of the Year

Balancing beauty, practicality and sustainability, Earp Bros provide the perfect base for any Design Hunter.

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Australian Fashion Label Nique Lets You Do You

No matter the product – be it architecture, furniture, or fashion – design has always been, and will always be, an intrinsic part of the human sense of identity. It is both how we stand together, and how we stand out.

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Outdoor Styling Is A Breeze With These Bamboo Planters

The Australian dream of achieving seamless and stylistic connections between indoor and outdoor spaces is now easier than ever, thanks to Adam Robinson Design, House of Bamboo, and Outdoor Designer Store.

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Win an Agra Rug from Armadillo & Co with Habitus House of the Year

Versatile and timeless, Armadillo & Co’s Agra Rug combines contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship.

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Habitus Loves… Hand-Crafted Comfort

Whether it be woven from wicker, traditionally hand-knotted, or made of rattan and timber, there is something comforting about natural fibres and hand-crafted furniture.

Design Hunters

Meet Hetty McKinnon: Goddess Of The Heart Of The Home

Hetty McKinnon’s food is grounded in the flavours of her youth, the gastronomic influence of her immigrant mother, and a love for community and family.

From our Friends

The Latest In Fritz Hansen Lounge Chairs

From Fritz Hansen and Spanish designer Jaime Hayon comes the JH97 – a chair that walks the delicate line between modern design and classical appeal.

VOLA And The History And Future Of Tapware

The story of tapware designer VOLA goes back over 50 years and while a lot has changed, their philosophy and trademark Danish craftsmanship continues to inform all their designs. Few know this better than Birthe Tofting, Director of International Sales and Marketing.

SIPA Wooden Furniture: A Love For Things Made Well

Good things take time, attention to detail, technical know-how, and manual skill. This is something that Italian furniture manufacturer, SIPA, has understood, and embraced, since opening their doors in 1974.

The Trend Of Black Glass In Kitchen Design

The sleek sophistication of black glass is paving the way for a new trend in modern kitchen design – and ILVE is leading the way.

Habitus Favourites

From The Archive


Queenslander Vibes With A Touch Of California Cool

Woods Bagot updates The Ville Resort-Casino in Townsville to create a popular laid-back destination for tourists and locals alike.


A Compelling Journey To Italy In Three Parts

Bistecca by Tom Mark Henry layers on history and rusticity to create a fully immersive diner experience in Sydney.


A Family-Friendly Terrace House By Couple Abode

Couple Abode designs a 5 storey family-purposed terrace house with a strong emphasis on wood for different work and play scenarios in Singapore.

Design Hunters

The Armadillo & Co Foundation On A Mision In India

Armadillo & Co has always been about Fair Trade, sustainability, and the support of the local Indian community of weavers. The Armadillo & Co Foundation is simply an extension of this.


Biologic Science Is The Best Designer Living

Melbourne-based studio Breathe Architecture use the science of the Halo Effect to create the perfect living blueprint for their clients' new home, Halo House.


Four Leaves Villa Emanates Stillness

Four Leaves Villa is a weekend home that not only looks like a pile of leaves, but was also inspired by one.

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