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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Design

Digitally veneer my ride

Fancy darting around town on this sweet ride? The limited edition “tribute” Vespa is part of the latest offering from digital veneer—an advanced surface decoration technology that provides a replacement for real wood and stone in VVIP aircraft, Superyacht ... More …


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Architecture/Design

Doctor’s offices get playful

Normally bland and impersonal, gynaecologist’s offices don’t often make the cut for design awards. But this warm, playful and seductively curvaceous solution in Auckland, by Tim Dorrington of Dorrington Architects, breaks the mould to make potentially anxious clients ... More …


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Urban Design

Seeing the future shape of cities through a foreign policy lens

Envisioning our global future in the shape of cities continues to be a flavour of the new decade, further evidenced this month by the October cover story of Foreign Policy, the widely available journal of global politics, economics and ideas ... More …


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Semi-Permanent

Have some ‘F**k Avatar’ why don’t ya?

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Those of you lucky enough to attend this year’s Semi-Permanent will no doubt remember Storm Thorgerson’s mass-kiwifruit experiment entitled 'F**k Avatar'. As part of the mass-audience participation experiment, audience members seated downstairs at Storm’s presentation were ... More …


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Awards

Dining on a national feast of architectural design

While the regional architecture awards have been taking the spotlight as of late, Friday saw another set of awards dished out, this time by way of the ADNZ (Architectural Designers New Zealand)/Resene National Design Awards, which showcase the work ... More …



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Furniture design

Scribble this

If you’re not fond of the 111 Navy Chair featured in the previous story, perhaps sitting on a 3-D scribble is more your style? The C-Bench and C-Stone, by Belgian designer Peter Donders, were created by twisting a single ... More …


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Furniture design

We all sit in a Navy submarine

If you don’t like to drink Coke, perhaps you’d like to sit on it instead—well, sit on the bottle at least. Never slowing down in its bid to brand the world, the Coca Cola Company has inched ... More …



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Design

Design binds winners at NZ International Business Awards

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Strong and effective design was a prominent theme at last night’s NZ International Business Awards, which recognise new approaches that businesses are taking to achieve international success. And it was smart design that resulted in Pumpkin Patch collecting the ... More …


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Architecture

Is there too much glass in New Zealand architecture?

In the fourth instalment of Auckland University’s Future Proof series, Jerome Partington, sustainability manager at Jasmax, attempted to answer that very question. In the current climate of failed global climate change agreements, architecture can be the vehicle for global ... More …


2010 NZ Timber Design Awards travel from Waitomo to Dubai

The competition was—for lack of a better word—stiff at this years NZ Wood Timber Design Awards, with winners including Wellington’s Supreme Court and the Waitomo Cave Visitor’s Centre. The awards even ventured as far as the ... More …


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Events

For the sake of art, charity and a little bit of celebrity

Fancy having a piece of Hollie Smith permanently in your home? How about a Riki Gooch? Well—you could—as part of the Art for Artists Sake charity auction, in which sixteen Kiwi artists have applied their dab hand at ... More …



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Furniture design

Hot from Milan, Kartell pieces arrive

It’s been a long time coming, but Backhouse Design has finally received several new products showcased by Kartell at the Milan Fair in April. Michelle Backhouse explains Kartell is one of the few large Italian furniture companies that’s ... More …