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Idealog—in the ideas business

Lessons on how to Thrive

Get the basics right, invest in development, and never compromise on quality. That was the take-home message at the Thrive International conference on Friday, with John Buchanan from the International Chamber of Commerce urging companies to invest in innovation in ... More …


Partnerships key in taking ideas international

In the grand scale of things, New Zealand may be a mere speck at the bottom of the globe – but we’ve got a role to play on the world stage, if we’re prepared to seize the opportunity. More …


Christchurch Architecture Awards a ‘cause for optimism’

To say Christchurch has had a rough time of it lately is certainly putting it mildly. But that didn’t stop some of the best architecture in the region being recognised at last night’s Canterbury Architecture Awards. All up ... More …

Best Awards

A Best Awards chat with Black Pin winner Fraser Gardyne


Fraser Gardyne reckons he won his Black Pin for Outstanding Achievement because when it comes to the design industry in New Zealand, he simply “won’t go away”. That and he’s an “old fart”. In our latest video interview ... More …

Sir Terence Conran: 80 years old and still designing

He founded the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores in the 1960s and 1970s, revolutionising UK high streets by bringing intelligent, modern design within reach of the general population. Fast-forward to the 90s and he built another group of companies ... More …