Striking a balance between work and play has led the owner of furniture brand Lujo, Warren Twisleton, to design a range of contemporary furniture that creates a sense of holiday at home.
Camille Khouri talked to renowned interior and furniture designer Francis Sultana about his life as a designer and his beautifully furnished apartment (featured in the current issue of Urbis).
Building Community: New Apartment Architecture is a visually arresting book with a poignant and timely theme. Vanessa Coxhead spoke to its author Michael Webb about what makes a great apartment building.
Curator Sophie Wallace returned home from her time at Pace Gallery in New York to open Hastings’ newest gallery, Parlour Projects.
Dedicated follower of beauty and craft, Prak Sritharan takes us on a tour of his favourite objects.
Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres talks with Urbis about design inspiration, materials and thinking holistically.
Devout collector and artist Cruz Jimenez shows us his villa and some of the objects he loves.
Urbis talks to young New Zealand expat, Briar Hickling, succeeding in the competitive world of interior design in China.
The winner of the coveted Emerging Design Professional award at the 2016 Interior Awards catches up with Federico Monsalve.
A couple helping to redefine New Plymouth’s social scene show us their favourite objects.
Auckland-born, New York photographer Pippa Drummond talks to Urbis about her work and passions.
Leanne Amodeo chats with Spanish design duo Masquespacio and discovers a refreshing vitality and eye-catching combinations.
Rebecca Smidt and Dariush Lolaiy from game and wild-food restaurant Cazador show us the objects they can’t live without.
Federico Monsalve caught up with Wellington design student Josh Bruderer, maker of the io lamp.
Director of SJB Interiors in Sydney, Jonathan Richards chats to Leanne Amodeo about all things kitchen and bathroom design.
Award-winning chef and the mastermind behind Cassia Restaurant, Sid Sahrawat and his wife, Chand, show us the objects they love.
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.