Top image of Habitus Issue 09 cover which is out now. Bottom image taken with my trusty iPhone of my own copy of Habitus’ launch issue. Proof that I really I do love it.


Do you guys read ? If you are – high five to you. If you are not – why the hell not? You are totally missing out. I personally have every single copy since it’s launch issue in October/December 2008 as per Exhibit A. I love it. Clearly.

At the moment,  and  are giving their subscribers the chance to win a red Smeg FAB28 refrigerator worth $3,990. How awesome is that? I would love one of those puppies in my kitchen. As if you needed an incentive to subscribe to Habitus in the first place, now you have no excuse not to do it. Find out more information on , or to subscribe.



And now for even more good news.  GIVEAWAY alert! Hooray!

and are giving away a one year subscription to Habitus magazine, delivered straight to your door (or the door of someone you love). The prize is valued up to $90 AUD (depending on where you live in the world). To enter, please leave a comment below and let me know how fabulous you think yellowtrace is. Ok, that’s totally an ego driven request, as I feel like getting a bit of lovin’ today. I’m kidding! You can in fact say (almost) anything in the comments section and the subscription could be yours. You have until midnight Friday 1st October (Sydney time) to enter. The winner will be picked at random and notified via e-mail. If you have these posts delivered to your inbox, please don’t just reply to the e-mail as your entry won’t count – make sure to pop over to  and leave a comment to enter.

Good luck!

Oh and make sure to check out and the . Right. That should keep you busy for a few hours.

x dana


UPDATE – This competition is now closed. Thank you all so much for entering and for your wonderful comments. I really feel the L.O.V.E! I wish I could give a subscription to each and every one of you, alas there can only be one winner. The Random Number Generator has spoken and the winner is Kirsty Pryer.  Hooray for Kirsty!

p.s. Do you want to know something really annoying? My comments don’t have a number next to them so I had to count each one to get to 26, which shouldn’t be such a big deal but I stuffed it up so many times while I was scrolling up and down the screen so it took me forever. Boring! Anyway, that’s my whinge for the day.


Some images from the the current Habitus Issue 09. See? Beautiful.

About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
Founder & Editor

Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

35 Responses

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    Linda from OEKE

    Hi Dana. Habitus is almost my fav mag. I have every issue ‘except’ issue 2 .. they are lined up in my bookcase library and whenever I feel I need an actual read with pretty pictures, out it pops. Put me in the draw to win OK .. I’m hopeless at winning anything (never win a coin toss for eg) but you just never know!!! (-:

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    Marija Vizintin

    I discovered via Facebook and my friends Yellowtrace only 2 weeks ago, and can not imagine my day without it no!!!
    I love design and photography, and all beautifull things so Yellowtrace quickly became my daily dosage of beauty in my life.

    My regards
    Marija Vizintin
    202 Cressy Road
    North Tyde NSW 2113

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    About to to a DIY kitchen and bathroom in our first home so having Habitus for a year for inspiration would be great!

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    I only make time to read two blogs out of the zillion blogs out there and yours is one of them…. i need habitus mag cause all the mags in the USA are no where near as good the Aussie mags!!!!

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    YELLOWTRACE, you crazy with all your posts that ROCK MY WORLD!! I often FB share your posts and have some of your pics as backgrounds on my work computer… inspiration in the tedious world of corporate graphic design. I subscribe to the RSS feed and when I see new posts pop up my heart is a flutter, knowing what ever has been posted is going to be good. It’s been said once but I’ll say it again USA mags blow… they are snobby and out of touch with what I need and I NEED Habitus.

    **Fingers Crossed!!

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    Yellowtrace is my muse. Every morning before I head down to my studio to paint I flip through Yellowtrace and take in the colors, textures, sassiness, and surprises. Thank you!

    If my muse likes Habitus, I know I’ll like it, too!

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    HABITUS is my fav design mag too!
    @Linda from OEKE: you can buy any missing issues by emailing the publishers directly, I did that and ordered whatever issue I missed out on.

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    Habitus is one of those very few magazines that feels and looks better when reading the physical copy instead of a digital one … a full year’s subscription will be fantastic! Thanks yellowtrace!

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    Robin Braithwaite

    Have only recently discovered Habitus but love it and would LOVE LOVE LOVE a subscription. Have also only just discovered you and am really enjoying the blog.

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    Kirsty Pryer

    So my favourite 3 things of a morning (in no particular order) are that first cup of tea, seeing my boys when just as they get up and checking out Yellowtrace for my daily inspiration, so I need Habitus to add to my inspiration, especially on the weekends!

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    Anne-Marie Leo

    Hi Dana,
    My boss told me about Yellowtrace as someone told him it was devoted to reviews on workstations ( our industry,yawn…) so I checked it out reluctantly, and thankfully – it was soon to be one of my fav design blogs which I can read at work and not get the evils!! Yay:)
    So thanks for all the hard work and scouting of super cool inspiration! Cheers!

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    I would love to have a subscription to Habitus! My Inside Out Magazine subscription is running out and i will certainly need some inspiration as i look for jobs as i have just finished college.
    Sounds like its pretty rad!

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    Adam Paikos

    Life rule: the grass is always greener where it is watered.

    Keep up the grand work… So many great things to read. Have a great weekend, Adam

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    Yes please! I love it that Habitus show people in the environments they shoot rather than design images devoid of life.

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    Peter Nankivell

    As if I have only just found this website now!! Seriously it is great to find a website that includes awesome articles like yours. Thank you!

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    I love finding locally made products on Yellowtrace, new Australian shops and the like. Apart from supporting local people, it also means shipping is less astronomical in the case of furniture ;)

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    2 architects, 2 children, 1 mortgage, 1 income and one design magazine purchase allowed for in the spreadsheet. Our choice is Habitus! Oh, and Yellowtrace is also our design blog of choice!

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    Magazine Australia

    Habitus is for readers who are passionate about design. It is a quarterly, cross-cultural magazine that covers the South-East Asian and Australasian region. Habitus explores how architecture and design express various ways of life, going beyond one-dimensional reportage to gain a real understanding of how people live.Habitus offers an opportunity to become connected with this rich and diverse region, talking to renowned personalities to gain an insight into their design philosophies.


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