Habitus Living

Habitus Living curates the best residential architecture and home interior design across Australia and the Indo Pacific. Covering residential interior design and house architecture as well as home design news, Habitusliving is the digital home of Habitus magazine. We source engaging stories and bring you breathtaking Asian and Australian residential architecture design.

What We're Seeing

Living in a kaleidoscope of light

The paradox of House Under Shadows is that in creating sporadic darkness, the building in fact also does the opposite – it shapes light.

Unearthing the liminal

Searching for new ways to tap into the senses, Aēsop Pitt Street has launched a world-first for the brand. Introducing the Sensorium.

Who We're Speaking To

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.

Where We're Going

A night of celebration for the INDE.Awards

The crème de la crème of the architecture and design community came together in-person to celebrate the INDE.Awards. Relive all the best moments here.

Habitus Gift Guides – The Textures of Christmas

In the last instalment of our sensory journey of Habitus Gift Guides for the festive season, we turn to the tactile.

At The Forefront


There’s no stopping art and design: The best upcoming programs in 2022

We’re kicking off 2022 with a little reminder that there are some incredible events on the horizon. Take a look at the program from Melbourne Design Week 2022 and check out what’s on at the 23rd Sydney Biennale.

Design Hunters

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.


A long-term relationship the V-ZUG way

V-ZUG’s superior reputation for design, quality and innovation is underpinned by an equally exemplary approach to customer service

Design Hunters

What Can We Learn From Reddie Founder Caroline Olah?

We sit down with Reddie Furniture founder Caroline Olah to discuss Asian influence, design heritage and manufacturing.


Big in China: White Rabbit’s First Exhibition Since June

Opening for the first time since Sydney was plunged into lockdown in June, White Rabbit Gallery is back with its newest exhibition, Big in China.

From our Friends

Re-engineering the kitchen to reflect contemporary lifestyles

Twenty years after it pioneered the introduction of the steam oven in the home kitchen, V-ZUG’s extends its lead in taking innovation out of the lab and into our lives with the new Excellence line.

This Harbourside Apartment is Designed for Contemporary Family Life

Architect Stephen Varady has used a considered palette of Calacatta marble and mirrored surfaces to transform a 1950s harbourside apartment in Sydney into sculptural, gallery-like space with a state-of-the-art kitchen featuring Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances at its heart.

Surfaces Without Equal: The Many Sides of Austaron Surfaces

Austaron Surfaces have championed the use of innovative surface materials in residential spaces since 2003, but the large scope of potential offered by their product range has been underestimated – until now.

A Modern Kitchen for a ‘Caribbean Colonial’ Oasis

Designer Kate Walker’s Biscayne demonstrates how choosing the right appliances can help turn a dated dwelling into a dream home.

From The Archive


Witty Meets Whimsy In Glebe House By Tribe Studio

Beyond its fanciful first impressions, this artful Victorian Cottage restoration by Tribe Studio expresses witty resolve and packs an inimitable mixed-use programme to cater for WFH.


Revisiting the Upside Down Akubra House

With the biggest issue of Habitus – the House of the Year Special Edition – about to hit shelves, we look back at last year’s winner to find out how the owners of this off-grid home have settled in.


The Habitus House of the Year Video Series

Tune into our limited video series, taking a deep dive into the themes from the biggest issue of the year – the Habitus House of the Year special edition.


Coolamon House Leaves Life At The Door

DFJ Architects have created amongst the lush green setting of the NSW north coast that gives you every reason to forget the world the minute you enter.


This Void House In Singapore A-Voids Prying Eyes

How do you reconcile a proclivity for easy, open living with a compulsion for privacy in the middle of a dense single-dwelling neighbourhood? FARM Architects carves out a compelling solution with Void House.


SCCI’s latest program set to inspire the next generation

The Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) has announced its live line-up for Stepping Stones, which is dedicated to fashion and architecture initiatives for youth.

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