Growing up, artist Hafizah Jainal, better known as Hafi, and her cousin Madi Amin talked about living together in a huge house with their siblings and cousins. Fast forward to 2022, and the two of them are overjoyed that their childhood dream has fallen into place after Hafi’s previous housemate decided to move out.
We spent a morning at their beautiful home, where Hafi has been living for 2 years and Madi, who works as a gallery liaison, for 2 months. Filled with trinkets, plants, and art — much of it Hafi’s own work — their home is warm and filled with personality, a reflection of the way they support and care for one another. Over brunch, they shared more about their childhood, what it’s like living with each other, and what self-care means to them.