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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Design

When is a bookshelf more than a bookshelf?

When it’s named New Zealand’s next top bookshelf. From Kaitaia to Bluff, a call has been put out for booklovers to take a snap of themselves next to their inspired bookshelf, to be in with a chance to ... More …


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Engineering

Snow, planes, sustainability and luxury honored at engineering awards

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Canterbury's NZi3 Innovation building, luxury Auckland apartments and Rob Fyfe are among winners celebrated at the recent 2010 New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards in Wellington, attended by more than 360 guests. But the winner of the Supreme Award for ... More …


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Architecture

John Hardy and the green school effect

In this TED presentation, Canadian John Hardy takes you on a tour of the ‘Green School’, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). He discusses its unique architectural features and ... More …


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Awards

Bicycle tinkerer wins $10,000 boost

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A Kiwi who makes bicycles described as “...pure art, craft and performance” in his spare time has walked away with a not-so-shabby $10,000 cash and media support to make his endeavour really take off. As part of the Steinlager ... More …


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Infrastructure

0.9 friends—the consequences of traffic on your street

While we’re now all confirming a myriad of friends on Facebook, in 1981, having friends was directly proportional to how much motorised traffic appeared on your street, and it probably still does. According to Professor Donald Appleyard’s Liveable ... More …





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Furniture design

Office design by wood pellet

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Here’s a thrifty way to fit out an office. But thrifty as it may be, it’s also rather funky. Using wooden pallets, Dutch architectural firm Most Architecture have created this novel temporary office space for an Amsterdam advertising ... More …


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Design

Battling it out ‘to change the world’ with animation

Design enthusiasts will be muscling it out and testing their skills against each other next month as part of the Panorama 2010 Asia-Pacific Design Challenge at Kuala Lumpur. The event brings designers, architects, engineers and digital artists together, who will ... More …



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Design/Technology

Smartphone app designers—is there anyone out there?

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While iPhones and the like have burst onto the mobile scene, for those involved in designing the apps associated with the smartphone world, an explosion of app designers wouldn’t go astray. The shortage is particularly noticeable in New Zealand ... More …


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Architecture

A touch of award-winning southern sustainability

From an opera house to a bus shelter, and even public loos—the winners from the recent NZIA 2010 Southern Architecture Awards are a diverse bunch. And sustainability gets a decent look-in too. And now, starting off with the grandest ... More …