Issue 86 out now!

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Pick up a copy of <em>Urbis</em> issue 86 today.

Pick up a copy of Urbis issue 86 today.

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In the absence of colour and pattern, shape and texture come into play.

In the absence of colour and pattern, shape and texture come into play.

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The sleek structure works remarkably well with its position in the rugged landscapes of Italy's Southern Tyrol.

The sleek structure works remarkably well with its position in the rugged landscapes of Italy’s Southern Tyrol.

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Black satin surfaces in a luxurious Waiheke bach.

Black satin surfaces in a luxurious Waiheke bach.

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Dark zinc shingles contrast with a light-filled interior at an Asian-influenced Melbourne residence.

Dark zinc shingles contrast with a light-filled interior at an Asian-influenced Melbourne residence.

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A touch of whimsy in the living room of this beachside Sydney apartment.

A touch of whimsy in the living room of this beachside Sydney apartment.

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Muted, organic colours create a sense of calm in this Auckland family home.

Muted, organic colours create a sense of calm in this Auckland family home.

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The June/July 2015 issue of Urbis magazine is out now, with an elegant monochrome theme.

Inside, we present stories that focus on the timeless juxtaposition of black and white. Our cover feature explores a bold Waiheke house full of rhythm and greyscale goodness, and we tour a magnificent, highly textural family home in Auckland’s Mt Eden.

We also investigate the black-and-white concept in apartments and homes across the world: a Norwegian house that is striking by its simplicity; two very different and visually refreshing residences in Australia; a minimalist “mirror house” in Italy; and a sepia-toned London apartment.

Urbis also talks to various talented creators. We are invited into the home of Lonely Label‘s owners Helene Morris and Steve Ferguson. We chat with Valentin Ozich, the creative director and founder of menswear label I Love Ugly, and are invited into the Auckland studio-workshop of Eric Knoben - an artist, furniture designer and surface-effects specialist.

We have trekked far and wide, including a visit to near-Arctic Helsinki, where we feature the best eateries, shopping and experiences as recommended by creative locals.

Pick up a copy of Urbis issue 86 from any good retail store or supermarket, or get the digital version here. Want to subscribe to UrbisClick here.


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