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Idealog—in the ideas business


Southern Cross Bar gets all nostalgic in Wellington

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A function room – but not as we know it…….The newly updated Southern Cross Bar on the corner of Wellington’s Abel Smith and Cuba Streets is not so much a corporate function room and bar; more a nostalgic lounge ... More …





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Books

A book with me in it

Review: A Way Beyond Creative Industries sums up 20 years of thinking about making money from creativity More …


Bringing a little 1940s into 2010

Forget all the new fancy high-tech car models – this classic 1940’s is in a domain of its own! The curvaceous 1948 Buick Streamliner by Norman E has been brought up to speed (so to speak) with 2010, thanks to ... More …


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Events

CreativeTech - ALL THINGS APPLE

If you’re an Apple fan, there’s a brand-spanking new event you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into. Introducing CreativeTech. More …


Jonathan Ive: design boffin

Mmmm ... iPhone

The most striking thing about Core 77’s interview with Apple design supremo Jonathan Ive is how much he sounds like an engineer. Get away from that CAD render and get into the factory. “When an object's materials, the materials' processes and the form are all perfectly aligned, that object has a very real resonance on lots of levels. People recognise that object as authentic and real in a very particular way.”


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Furniture design

Tuesday Chew: Tim Wigmore - connecting people to design objects

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Last year Design Quarterly named him one the Top Ten Australian and New Zealand Designers. His creative furniture design is known to push the boundaries between interior design, installation art, and exhibition design. We delve into the creative depths of ... More …


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Design

Jack (the lamp) is back

Jack the ‘sitting, stacking, lighting thing’ is now back in its natural home with the motto: “it’s back - it also comes in black and it stacks.” More …


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Design

Moleskine in the digital age

New Zealand might not yet have the Amazon Kindle e-reader, but hopefully Whitcoulls' substitute, the Kobo, will fit these Moleskine covers. More …


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Design

FullCodePress - the American perspective

You might have seen Haydn Green's blogs for us about the recent FullCodePress event - which he dubbed the 'geek Tri-Nations'. Now Jason Santa Maria, who participated in the event on the American side, has blogged about his experiences at ... More …



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Design

Main title ‘masterpieces’

The main title sequence, the credits at the beginning of a film, has evolved from the plain old static card to - in some cases - a dynamic piece of art in its own right. More …