Habitus Loves

Habitus Living Loves to Lounge

When not curating the best designs from around the world, our Habitus Living team loves nothing better to lounge around on the products we write about. Here are some of our favourites, from beautiful works of art to astonishingly comfortable sofas and armchairs we just want to leap into and never leave.

Iittala X Issey Miyake: Welcome to The Fold

Two Grand Houses of ageless design invite us to treasure the joy of everyday rituals. The forthcoming Iittala X Issey Miyake Collection celebrates the serenity of daily life.


Habitus Loves… Gift Ideas for Plant Lovers

Houseplants are definitely having a moment, and hopefully it’s a long lasting one given the many health benefits they provide. Rebecca Gross rounds up 11 gift ideas that will turn plant-lovers green with envy.

Habitus Loves… Melbourne Potters

There must be something in the water in Melbourne, with the city home to an inordinate number of clay-abled minds. Linsey Rendell rounds up seven Melbourne potters making your summer dining spread all the more special.

Habitus Loves… Bedroom Storage

We all know what poor storage feels like (awkward) and that good storage fits seamlessly into our lives. In light of our focus on efficiency & flexibility this month, here are a few especially great storage solutions for the bedroom that contribute to an efficient and flexible way of living.

Habitus Loves… Getting Low to Lounge

There’s something especially relaxing about sitting near – even on – the ground. It suggests a sense of casualness – when we’re perching, lying down, or sitting cross-legged, we tend to be in a relaxed frame of mind. So here we’ve picked out a range of low seating ideas that bring us close to the earth.

Habitus Loves: Contemporary Hamptons style

White clapper-board homes, a gleaming yacht and a glass of Pims. What’s not to love about Hamptons style? Habitus looks at eight Hamptons inspired designs with a distinctively contemporary twist. Not a sea-shell ornament in sight!

Habitus loves… Toys for grown-ups

One of the greats of mid-century design, Alexander Girard once said: “Toys represent a microcosm of man’s world and dreams; they exhibit fantasy, imagination, humour and love. They are an invaluable record and expression of man’s ingenious unsophisticated imagination.” We agree, and so we’ve rounded up our favourite toys for grown ups – and a few for kids that we just really love. Forget Barbie dolls, toy cars, and brightly coloured plastic play-kitchens, and let these beautifully crafted toys bring out your inner child.

Habitus loves… Digital Design

According to the dictionary, digital means: (of signals or data) expressed as series of the digits 0 and 1, typically represented by values of a physical quantity such as voltage or magnetic polarization. Of course we have absolutely no idea what this means either, but we do know that we love the futuristic aesthetic of digital devices. By Stephen Lacey.

Habitus Loves… EuroCucina: Technology of the Kitchen 2014

The Milan Furniture Fair 2014 this year encompassed EuroCucina, showcasing the world-leading design brands specialising in modular kitchens and kitchen appliances. Here we pick out some of the best appliances we saw – and we’re pretty convinced that they’re going to take your kitchen experience into completely new territories! Alice Blackwood reports.

Habitus Loves… Kidding Around

Yes we know, the toys are for the kiddies to play with, but that doesn’t mean we adults don’t get to enjoy having them around as well, especially if they are imbued with designer cred. We’ve picked out eight of our favourites to brighten up any nursery. By Stephen Lacey.

Habitus Loves… Ripple + Roll

Elana Castle rounds up her favourite rippled and rolled pieces inspired by the collision of human movement and natural form.