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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

Small But Serene: Less is More in Bokey Grant’s Calming MB Apartment

Clever use of space and sharp, attentive design combine for a tasteful – yet affordable – update to a young couple’s apartment in Sydney’s Inner West.

An Apartment That Balances Live And Work

Designing a deeply personal apartment in response to the owners’ lifestyle, Nicholas Gurney has created a home for live, work and play.

Who We're Speaking To

Watts Up With ADesignStudio’s Alex Fitzpatrick?

Discover how this Australian lighting design studio combines centuries-old craftsmanship with up-to-the-minute cutting edge technology.

When Life And Design Collide

We chat with partners in life and work – Garth Elliott and Alyssa Sheldrake – and hear about the early days of ZETR, juggling a fledgling business and a new family, to breaking into the design industry with a unique product.

Where We're Going

Habitus House of the Year returns soon…

Coming to life behind the scenes, get ready to be inspired with a selection of incredible homes from across the region – each bringing something unique. In the meantime, let's meet the jury and our partners.

Towards The Longview: Living Cities Forum Line-Up Revealed

Returning for the fourth year, the Living Cities Forum by The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced an inspiring line-up of cross-disciplinary speakers.

At The Forefront


Platforms And Atriums At Open Shut House

Beginning its life as half of a semi-detached art-deco-styled dwelling, Open Shut House has been extended to account for the ever-changing nature of a family with four young adult children.


In Praise of Shadows (and Light)

A 1940’s Ballarat bungalow gets a clever extension that adds volume, light and a connection to the outdoors.

Design Hunters

Have you got your FREE ticket to the INDE.Summit?

Don’t miss 2021’s most anticipated architecture and design knowledge symposium!


House RV Realises Life At Its Peak In Sydney’s Inner East

A pragmatic rework by Plus Minus Design has equalised an imbalance between the indoor and outdoor living spaces of a house on an abruptly inclined site.


Where Angles Guide Daylight’s Dance

House James by Berresford Architecture didn’t begin as a project – just a few exploratory sketches and an idea that proved all too tempting.


Discover architecture’s best for 2021 at this year’s INDE.Awards

You’re invited to our annual celebration of Indo-Pacific architecture and design! Find out more about this year’s INDE.Awards here.

From our Friends

Our Verdict: A Home Coffee Machine Is So Worth It And This One’s The Best

Looking for a home espresso machine? Winning Appliances exclusively offers La Marzocco’s Linea Mini — a sleek, stylish and innovative machine that will deliver the perfect cup of coffee every time.

Versatile Beauty

From the kitchen and bathroom, to the front door, fireplace and even in the yoga room, this home by Wolf Architects and Penny del Castillo of In Design International shows myriad applications for a unique product.

The Art of Dining

Timeless, well-crafted furniture pieces elevate the experience of coming together where food is at the heart.

A Personalised Touch: Introducing CAV’ART Designer Stone

CAV'ART Designer Stone is the brainchild of Nathan Karpenko and was founded with the philosophy of delivering a truly authentic experience, alongside daring and adventurous natural stone.

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From The Archive


Time To Shine – The INDE.Awards 2021 Are Here!

With 2021 well and truly underway the INDE.Awards are open and now is the time for architecture and design to take centre stage.


Gentle Joyfulness in This New Delhi Apartment

Designed as a ‘home away from home’, this apartment by Aditi Sharma Design Studio offers its owners a hotel-like experience, while having the creature comforts of home.


A Private Nature Reserve In Singapore

Windsor Park House in Singapore, designed by Millet Architects, is created for all the pleasures of the tropics without extravagant design or spending.


Cj Hendry brings her signature brand to Australia via Straya

The hyperrealist extraordinaire, also known for the unexpected, takes her Instagram world on an interactive tour of Australian slang with an exhibition in Brisbane.


La Casa Rosa Is A Work Of Craft

Architect Luigi Rosselli channelled the neogothic spirit of the Arts & Crafts movement, choreographing a team of craftspeople to give this Victorian-era residence in Sydney a new lease on life.


The Pioneers Of Fabric Care, Designed For Today And Tomorrow

In a fast-paced and ever-changing world, we’re always looking for bigger, better and brighter solutions that make everyday living a little easier.

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