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Idealog—in the ideas business

New Appointment

New blood at Dow Design

Anna Fisher, the former client service director at Designworks, has joined the Dow Design team as account director. More …


To infinity and beyond?

Here’s one that’s not for the faint of heart, or should that be the faint of heights? With Diana Ross in tow, the world’s most expensive hotel (NZ$8.5 billion), the Marina Bay Sands development in ... More …

Sustainable Architecture

Green Star Building reaches into the future

Earlier this week we featured a story on the Geyser building in Parnell - New Zealand's first 6 Green Star certified office building. Vickie Holder chats with the architect behind the project, Andrew Patterson, and finds out how working on ... More …

Graphic Design

Graphic design inspires change in Iran

Following the Iranian elections in the summer of 2009, Iranian photographer Green Bird urged graphic artists from all over the world to create posters in support of the Green Movement in Iran. The results, beautiful and confronting at the same ... More …


NYC plays with its LEGO

These days children have a plethora of devices to play with - Game Boy, PlayStation, Nintendo Wii – to name a few. Still, nothing quite beats the joy derived from the tried and true plastic favourite LEGO. New York City opened its ... More …


Shanghai Expo a mind-blowing experience

Like a huge hairy pod of light covered in a soft wrapper, the UK Pavilion was for architect Andrew Patterson a definite highlight of the Shanghai World Trade Show. More …


Saving Auckland’s Sheds


It seems Auckland is set to hold onto its historic and much loved sheds at Queens Wharf after the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) voted to try and save the sheds. More …


New York City’s inflatable solution

In New York stalled construction sites lay strewn across the city thanks to the hard bite of the recession. So what’s a cash-strapped construction company to do? Architecture firm Woods Bagot propose a novel solution with their temporary, inflatable ... More …

Award-winning not so wishful design

This is Kiwi ingenuity at it's best. Jen and Rich, owners of Wishbone Design, have crafted a sustainable bike that grows with its rider. It's so good, that Time Magazine even featured it in its annual Style & Design ... More …

Furniture design

Streamlining suburbia sleep

Here's something for the uber-cool suburban kids. We love these curvaceous and modern interpretations of cots and beds by UrbanBaby. Better yet, they're made from recyclable and renewable materials. More …