Like Russian Matryoshka dolls, kitchens and bathrooms are miniature projects within projects. And, with the trend to concealed pantries and cleverly hidden storage, the surprises just keep coming say Tim Dorrington and Sam Atcheson of Auckland’s Dorrington Atcheson Architects.
Architect Joseph Hampton talks to Claire McCall about his career and the layers of history, culture and context that precede his designs.
Fashion designer Beth and her partner, photographer Sam Hartnett, open the door to their Mt Eden home to show us their treasured items.
Urbis chats to feature filmmaker and artist Vincent Ward about his latest exhibition and the inspiration behind his work.
Urbis meets the brains behind Miss Crabb, a small Auckland-based label with a strong cult following and a very unique perspective.
Marc Newson discusses some of his influences and his latest luggage collection for Louis Vuitton.
Recently returned to New Zealand after more than a decade as a professional dancer in Europe. He is creating the choreography for the World of Wearable Arts, among others.
Oscar-winning Catherine Martin talks to Urbis about her recently released textile design collection.
Local fashion designer Karen Walker talks to Federico Monsalve about her latest collection inspired by photographer Berenice Abbott.
Designer and artisan Jeremy Cole discusses his life and passion for interiors.
Urbis meets bar owner Sonja Schmid, who runs the casual yet on-trend Plank, in the heart of Frankfurt’s red-light district.
Tim Rundle, former head of design for Tom Dixon, chats houses, expat life, and a passion for quality and craftsmanship.
Urbis meets James and David Ardinast, restaurateurs from Frankfurt.
Justin Foote speaks to Kiwi-born architect Antony Martin about his work and design aesthetic, and how he came to settle across the Tasman.
Thomas Hamel, leading eye in the international design world, speaks about his views on creating warm spaces and his upcoming visit to New Zealand.
Rufus Knight talks to Nina Yashar, Shalini Misra and Mehves Ariburnu about the fifth iteration of SQUAT, a new concept of exhibition that combines design, art and architecture.
We chat to Brian White, one half of Edwards White Architects, a Hamilton studio that is making waves in the Waikato region.
Urbis talks with Chris Gilbert, co-director at Archier Studio, one of the most exciting emerging architecture practices in Australia today.
Johnny McCormack spent eight years chasing winters around the globe in his quest for the perfect alpine landscape and action shots.
Urbis catches up with Guadalupe García Mosqueda, restaurateur at Casa Cavia in Buenos Aires.
New Zealand’s own Peruvian-born architectural designer José Gutiérrez talks heritage and the difference between lightness and flimsiness.
Urbis catches up with 2016 Maison&Objet’s designer of the year Eugeni Quitllet in Paris.
Urbis talks to Buenos Aires based architect Sebastián Adamo.
Lauren Hare of Hare Interiors creates interiors that blend a rich palette of materials, textures and colours with carefully edited presentation.
Power couple of the local architecture scene Jessica Barter and Charles Walker invite us into their Grey Lynn villa to discover the objects they love.
Urbis talks to Pedro Paulo Venzon, who is rethinking Brazil’s furniture traditions and boldly turning them on their head.
Urbis talks to Argentine artist Eduardo Navarro about not being totally in control of his artwork.
Urbis talks to two of the faces behind furniture brand Ries.
Aaron Paterson talks to Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen about some of their creations.
Meet Justin Lim, an artist who believes the role of art is to raise more questions than it answers.
Kathleen Kinney talks with three award-winning landscape designers about New Zealand gardens and asks them what makes a great outdoor space.
Through a clever mix of materiality and context, interior designer Rufus Knight is amassing an impressive list of work.
Fast-rising restaurateur Mimi Gilmour opens the doors to her home and shares some of her most cherished objects.
Potter Ben Pyne explores the boundaries between the built environment and the natural world.
Founder and director of TOA Architects, Nicholas Dalton draws inspiration from his Maori roots, context and family.
Urbis talks to iconic Australian architect Peter Stutchbury about his practice, his latest accolades and his toughest client to date.
Urbis discusses Dion Gosling’s transition from medal-winning hockey player to registered architect.
Camille Khouri meets up with Kathryn Wilson after the release of her latest footwear collection.
Urbis Editor Federico Monsalve remembers Peter McLeavey - the recently deceased, highly influential, Wellington based art dealer.
Urbis caught up with furniture maker George Harper at his Tide Design workshop in Melbourne.