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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Design

Queens Wharf $9.8 million design

When rugby madness descends upon our shores next year, Queens Wharf is braced to be the largest of Auckland’s four Rugby World Cup 2011 Fanzones, featuring open areas and a multi-purpose temporary facility named ‘The Cloud’. And in a ... More …


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Architecture/Design

By the Box

The Sleepbox is an architectural concept by A Goryainov and M Krymov. It’s kind of like a little apartment, except more mobile, or an alternative to sleazy rent-by-the-hour motels. Equipped with built in LCD TV, ventilation, wi-fi, electric sockets ... More …


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Architecture

Wellington celebrates architecture’s grungier edge

In what proved to be an exceptionally popular competition (over 90 entries), unashamedly "grungy" streetwise apartments, the City Gallery, the Zoo Hospital and the new Supreme Court are among designs celebrated at last night's 2010 Wellington Architecture Awards. More …


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Events

Speed dating with Art Week Auckland

Today marks the launch of Auckland’s Art Week (5-14 November), giving you the chance to pick and choose from 80 events and exhibitions taking place across three inner-city neighbourhoods. Better yet, many of the events are free. You can ... More …


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Events

Assemble, mingle and jingle the night away

Call it the Design Assembly Christmas party, the end of year wrap party or just an excuse for a drink with your fellow designers. Whatever you call it, you’re invited. More …



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Architecture

Weekly Chew: Off-beat architect group Oh No Sumo get uninhibited

No big, fat Japanese wrestlers but Oh No Sumo push the boundaries. Taking home silver and gold awards at this year's Best Design Awards for their Paper Sky project and the Cupcake Pavilion, they unleash their unconventional creative thinking ... More …


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Events

This is Peter Mars

He’s a well-known and respected Pop artist—but not in the conventional music playing ways. Peter Mars, leader of the avant-garde Pop Art movement for the past 20 years, has been described as one of the greatest living pop ... More …



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Design

Eco message takes a twisted and unconventional design turn

How do you provoke awareness, stimulate dialogue, and alter actions regarding the current conservation of Earth’s resources? Well, you could take the lead of t-shirt and tote bag company Antieco and turn the eco message on its head through ... More …


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Design

Colour my pop-up

In a bid to capture consumers in the lead-up to Christmas (which is—deep breath—less than eight weeks away), HP and Microsoft have teamed up and established a temporary pop-up store in central Auckland. But HP didn’t want ... More …


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Architecture

Final design completes lower west side

The final building in Auckland’s six Rhubard Lane group is the aptly named No. 6 Rhubarb Lane, by Peddle Thorp Architects. It contains 15 aPods sized between 170 – 506m2 and much of its framework is inspired by New York ... More …


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Design

Instantly age your walls—in a good way

We’re loving these wallpapers from Paper Room. Inspired by the honesty of raw materials, they’re a super quick way to transform a home or work space into an urban loft style retreat. The photographic digital prints look like ... More …


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Innovation

Electric car markets receives Kiwi jolt of ingenuity

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A Kiwi company could be revolutionising the electric car market, thanks to the recent London launch of the world’s first wireless technology, which allows parked or moving electric cars to charge automatically. Called IPT (Inductive Power Transfer), it works ... More …