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Idealog—in the ideas business


Guitar-playing Apache finds animated online following

Small Wellington-based commercial production company HoverLion, which specialises in animation, motion graphics and a touch of live action, has been creating a bit of an online buzz with a viral video that features a unique type of animation created by ... More …


New series charts grand designs, Maori style

It’s been more than 25 years since a Kiwi architecture series last appeared on our screens. 'The Elegant Shed' was the name of that series. Making its debut in 1984, the six part documentary series looked at NZ architecture ... More …


Kiwi design ventures into entangled web of awards

In just over one month's time, excitable web enthusiasts from around the world will gather to celebrate excellence on the Internet as part of The Webby Awards, and two Kiwi design companies have risen to the occasion from a ... More …


The rise of sustainable design


Having launched her own kitchen design company back in 1989, and with a background in interior design and building, Linda Christensen has more than a few words of wisdom to offer up when it comes to evolving kitchen trends. In ... More …


Computer users salivate as Whittaker’s e-choc goes live


Last year Alt Group sent out chocolate keyboards as Christmas gifts for its clients. Pffff, chocolate keyboards, Whittaker’s probably said, because at the time it was in the middle of a lengthy mission to create the world’s first ... More …


The little house that could


Architects and designers have been a little slow when it comes to adopting greener building principles, and they need to wake up, according to builder and designer Lawrence McIntyre. His words come after the release of a report on a ... More …


Designing for the virtual world

Academy Award winning costume designer Ngila Dickson is just one of the presenters getting set to make an appearance at CoLab’s upcoming Envisage Presentation Series which, in conjunction with Film Auckland, will focus on new developments and opportunities in ... More …


Dow walks a tight line in Columbine redesign


While it won’t help fix the most annoying part about hosiery—indiscriminate holes appearing all over the place—Columbine has farewelled its more than 20-year-old look and opted for a visual makeover in a bid to “modernise the Columbine ... More …


Come hither to the Church of communication change

The Church has embarked on a pretty expansive journey over the past ten years. Starting out as a small design agency, it’s since gone on to become a design, advertising and communications agency and on Monday, to coincide with ... More …


At the height of design

Could this be the new Hoover Dam? Yheu-Shen Chua’s proposal for an amenity-unifying structure in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River was a standout at the recent 2011 Skyscraper Competition. Here are the results. More …

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