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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Review

Ace Activity App

With an iPad floating around the office we obviously couldn’t resist flicking through all the cool apps. One of our favourites has to be Veer’s Super‑Incredible Activity Book for Creatives. More …


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Urban Design

Looking in on Rotorua’s future city

The new look Rotorua CBD and lakefront is one step closer to becoming a reality with the release of a document that lays out the desired future look of the city centre. The Rotorua District Council’s Urban Design Framework ... More …


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Furniture design

The write bench

Why lie on a bed of nails when you can sit on a bench of pencils? The aptly named Pencil Bench is the award-winning work of UK design company Boex 3D Creative Solutions. The inspiration for the bench stemmed from ... More …


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Urban Design

Pimp my water fountain

Design Daily's man on the street Simon Todd investigates the case of the missing Freyberg Place sculptural drink fountain. Having graced the street over the summer, it was a case of here one day, gone the other. More …


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Product Design

A Fornasetti Feast for you

Here are some stunning and unusual objects for you to feast your eyes over, and if you dig deep enough into your pockets (they’d have to be pretty deep mind you), you could own a piece for yourself. The ... More …



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Innovation/Product Design

Vic uni team scoop award for their Tamagotchi meets Harry Potter device

Remember Tamagotchi’s? Their cool factor may have reached its expiration date some time ago in the 90s, but the digital ‘pet’ device has been given a makeover by researchers at Victoria University, who have planted a living microorganism inside ... More …


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Architecture/Interior Design

Shack up in a Boeing 727 fuselage

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Ordinarily, seeing a plane buried deep in the jungle would signal a disaster of sorts, but not in this case. Costa Rica-based Hotel Costa Verde has revealed its latest lodgings, the Boeing 727 Fuselage Suite. More …


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Opinion

Fraser Gardyne: Sticking to the subject

Designer Fraser Gardyne, of gardyneHOLT design partners, poses the question: How many buildings constructed over the last fifty years in Auckland do you remember, let alone wish to protect into the future? Only a few spring to mind, and that ... More …


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Typography

Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Cap

She’ll be appearing this Friday at Semi-Permanent but in the meantime, here's a Jessica Hische video taster for you. The typographer and illustrator gives us an insight into her Daily Drop Cap project, whereby each day a new ... More …


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Urban Design

A closer inspection of our urban design panels

Urban designers are being propelled into the development limelight with the release of new report, Urban Design Panels - A National Stocktake. The report is authored by urban designer Sarah Duffell on behalf of the Ministry for the Environment, and recommends ... More …



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Innovation/Design

Flying car set in motion

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Is it a car? Is it a plane? Well it’s both actually. Terrafugia has just released specifications and computer graphics of its next generation flying car Transition, which is currently under construction at the company’s Massachusetts facility. More …


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Design Competition

Display your creative flare in New York, New York

Fancy having your design work displayed on a billboard in New York’s Time Square? That could be a reality thanks to an international competition by Tivoli Audio, who is seeking designers, illustrators, and photographers from around the world to ... More …


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Multi Media Arts

Semi-Permanent Profile: The Light Surgeons

With exactly one week to go until Semi-Permanent 2010 commences, we’re taking a look at The Light Surgeons, a collective of pioneering multimedia artists, founded in 1995 by creative director Christopher Thomas Allen. The collective functions as a media ... More …