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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Awards

Waitomo’s Trans-Tasman victor

Adding to its treasure trove of wins, the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves is at it gain, this time taking out an award at the inaugural Trans-Tasman Timber Design Awards—the only Kiwi building to do so. More …


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Design

Design agency achieves industry-first

A commitment to environmental responsibility has seen small Auckland-based strategy and design agency Black Robin Design become the first business in its sector to achieve carboNZero ‘small enterprise’ certification. More …


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Web Design

Good Onya ya clever web designers

Enzed's top web designers and developers have been narrowed down to a precious few with announcement of the 2011 ONYA Awards finalists. The ONYA Awards, held as part of the impending 2011 Webstock extravaganza, celebrate those who design, develop ... More …


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Design

The sinking of the love-love boat

Here’ s a novel design to start your week off as you look for distractions in the countdown to Christmas. French artist Julien Berthier has designed this fully functional boat that by all appearances appears to be sinking. More …




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Design

Take 50,000 bulbs and make them dance

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No one quite does Christmas light overexuberance like the Americans. But in this lighting display, at least it’s for a good cause. Using 160 channels of computer controlled lighting and over 6,500 feet of extension cord, see what ... More …


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Design

Kiwi diagonal design tops Dieline packaging list

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A crafty piece of packaging by Designworks has topped the ‘Latest Top 10 Package Designs’ list of influential packaging design website The Dieline. The recent rebrand of the Hellers meat range (read story HERE) also snuck into the list at ... More …


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Infrastructure

Arrested development

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There’s no shortage of opinion about new developments in our cities—letters to the editor are filled with condemnation for new buildings and vitriol for the planning system. What I find most frustrating are buildings—both commercial and residential ... More …



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Design

The one discipline we all share: Memory Studies

What stimulates your memory, or your understanding of what memory is? How does the motivation to create and contain memory co-exist within the expression of your design work, your architecture, your photography or art? Wellington was the place to be ... More …


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Design

Odd shapes and colours of creativity

Never underestimate what a spot of tinkering can lead to. When Kiwi designer and artists Turi Park was tinkering with abstract shapes and colours in his Wellington family home and studio back in 2002, he struck upon a bright and ... More …




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Architecture

Practice makes perfect

In their latest blog entry, the First Light team tell us why they’re assembling their solar bach on Wellington’s waterfront in the lead-up to the US Solar Decathlon competition. And just exactly how much Wellington wind will the ... More …


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