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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Review

Website review: Thinking for a Living

The Thinking for a Living website offers a collection of smart design essays presented in lush magazine-like form for those who dislike using computer-aided display controls. More …


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Profile

Semi-Permanent Profile: Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon has been animating characters professionally for over 15 years. He joined PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS in 1997 where he has been an Animator on A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. More …


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Sustainable Architecture

Speed(o) is of the essence

What do you do with 200 unusable Speedo swimming suits? Use them to construct a pavilion of course. More …




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Furniture design

Fletcher Systems launches latest designs

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Simple, colourful and elegant, furniture designer Fletcher Vaughan’s latest range for Fletcher Systems continues an aesthetic for which he has made his name. More …


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Events

David Trubridge - for your viewing pleasure

Lovers of David Trubridge’s work can catch up with his latest pieces and some of the best that he exhibited recently at the Milan Fair at an exhibition at Simon James Design in Auckland starting July 22 until August ... More …


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Architecture

Ferrari Factory rev-up

As if Ferrari’s aren’t swanky enough, this Ferrari Factory Store in Italy takes swanky to a new level. More …


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Urban Architecture

Urbanisation gets interactive

The 220,000 square meter pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex in Beijing was designed as a means of countering the numerous privatised urban developments in China, and at the same time, encouraging interactive relationships in public spaces. More …




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Architecture

It’s a MAD world

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When architect firm MAD asked themselves, “is it possible to build high-density, economically viable housing which is also architecturally innovative?” ‘Fake Hills’ housing development was the answer. More …


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Architecture/Design

Did they really?

Everyone makes mistakes once in a while but it’s hard to imagine how the following mistakes could have ever been made. The Huffington Post takes us on a pictorial journey through 14 of the most comical construction/architecture/design ... More …


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Innovation/Design

e-waste equals e-art

Steven Rodrig is a Cuban- born “inventive and environmentally conscious artist” who transforms e-waste into anything from insects to flowers to cityscapes. He refers to his work as “PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Mixed Media”. More …


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Architecture

World Cup architecture replay

The final whistle may have blown on the FIFA 2010 World Cup, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look back at one of the architectural highlights of the competition – the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, which played host ... More …