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.