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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Design

Wellington artist designs and names wine

Being commissioned to design a wine label is a great opportunity in and of itself, but having the wine named after you is even better. And Wellington artist Richard Thurston is set to receive the best of both worlds as ... More …


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Urban Design/Infrastructure

New agenda set for creating a sustainable Wellington

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Emerging partially out of a ‘fit of gloom’, Property Council New Zealand has opened a debate in Wellington about what it will take to super-charge the city, commencing with the launch this month of an agenda-setting publication titled The Future ... More …


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Design

Connecting Christchurch designers and architects

It seems everyone is getting involved where they can in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake and the design and architecture realms are no exception. This week, both the Designers Institute and the New Zealand Institute of Architects have pledged ... More …



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Interior Design

Colour Feast dishes out memorable financial experience

In stark contrast to typically timid financial office fit-outs, this confident and colourful interior in an inner city suburb of Brisbane shouts personality plus. Entered in this year’s Resene Colour Awards, the project didn’t score a win but ... More …


Radiohead: For the fans, by the fans

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One of the first bands to embrace file-sharing with the release of its pay-what-you-want album In Rainbows, Radiohead is again engaging with its fans by supplying a free audio master of its Prague 2009 concert for a fan-driven project.  

The idea was for a variety of concert-goers to film the concert in HD from different angles within the audience.  The footage was edited together with the audio master, and has now been made available for free download in formats for the iPad, YouTube and HD Quicktime, with a Blu-Ray version promised.  

The result is a concert film that actually puts you in the audience - the  next best thing to seeing Radiohead live. 

Radiohead- Live in Prague


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Urban Architecture

Naked walls and rooftops turn green with envy

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If there’s a niche space to keep an eye on in our urban landscapes and landscape architecture it seems we don’t need to look much further than the nearest wall or roof. The sustainable benefits of green walls ... More …


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Furniture design

Long-lasting sophistication to outdoor spaces

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While the cool winter winds haven’t quite abated, summer is almost on our doorstep. And as the season marches on, some fresh, new looks are about to invade the design stores. Valeria Carbanaro-Laws of Studio Italia in Auckland is ... More …


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Innovation/Design

Go-Go Gadget Chair

Buy this device for your partner and you risk forever loosing the ability to converse and socially engage with them. The name says it all: The Ultimate Gaming & Gadget Chair. Among its features are built-in games consoles, a computer, TV ... More …


Portable Spin

When record players first started coming onto the scene in the 1920’s, they were a fairly bulky affair, especially when compared to Charlie Pyott’s brilliant concept for a portable USB vinyl record player, the “Linos”. More …


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Art/Urban Space

Eve Armstrong takes stock (of plastic)

Don’t go recycling your plastic waste, give it to Eve Armstrong instead. The artist is on a mission to build a massive public sculpture comprised of the plastic wrapping that surrounds our daily lives. Aptly titled Taking Stock, the ... More …


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Urban Design

Auckland – it ain’t no Tokyo, Paris or London

On Thursday evening our man on the street Simon Todd ventured into Auckland Museum’s LATE event, ‘Late Innovate: City’, to take stock of what columnist Rod Oram, architect Pete Bossley, urban historian Chris Harris and panel chair Finlay Macdonald ... More …


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Digital Art

Interact with some digital art

If you live in Wellington or are lucky enough to be visiting over the next week, you might want to head along to Massey University’s public lecture on digital interactive art. More …


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Architecture

Beethoven Festival Hall performs

You won’t find many squares in Zaha Hadid Architect’s fluid urban design concept for a new Beethoven Festival Hall in Bonn, Germany. In designing the building, the aim is to link the city of Bonn to the Rhine ... More …


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Furniture design

Linteloo feels good, looks great

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‘Cosy’ is not a word that sits comfortably when describing most high end contemporary furniture. But that’s precisely the label export manager of renowned Dutch firm Linteloo uses to define the ambience of his products. More …