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Alana Broadhead blogs about creatives who are making things that she loves.

Alana Broadhead blogs about creatives who are making things that she loves. Image: Simon Devitt

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Alana Broadhead blogs about creatives who are making things that she loves.

Alana Broadhead blogs about creatives who are making things that she loves. Image: Simon Devitt

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Urbis is an admirer of Alana Broadhead, the curator of New Zealand design blog Fancy, creative strategist and designer for Foundry (limited edition tote bags and prints).

In the latest issue, we take a peek into her lovely Mount Maunganui home - an artfully arranged collection of objects, artworks, framed typography and inspirational ephemera.

For the full article on Fancy’s Alana Broadhead pick up a copy of Urbis issue #67, available in bookstores in supermarkets.

Framed typography and art, alongside stacks of magazines (we spotted Urbis on the shelf). Image:  Simon Devitt
Every space in Alana’s home has been carefully thought through. Image:  Simon Devitt
Alana’s collection of white objects on display in the lounge. Image:  Simon Devitt
Alana’s elegant eye at work in her home. Image:  Simon Devitt

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Ground is soon to be broken for The Pacifica, a soaring new apartment complex that has the ability to reinvigorate an enclave of Auckland’s downtown.
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