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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Furniture design

The unorthodox Log Chop Bench

Take one giant log, insert a flying axe and what do you get? This very cool bench courtesy of David Long and Antoine Morris. The duo approached the concept of this one-off piece by setting up a series of parameters ... More …



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Innovation

Introducing smog-eating buildings

There are any number of measures out there today to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. But ever heard of a smog-eating, self-cleaning building? Sounds intriguing. US-based Aluminium company Alcoa has just unveiled its oil-coated architectural panel that it ... More …


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Typography

Letterpress by Naomie Ross

New York designer Naomie Ross reckons the letterpress process might be going though a bit of a resurgence and, in this short and sweet video, she beautifully shows the process in action. More …


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Christchurch

High hopes for graphic design-led Christchurch fundraiser

From wristbands to t-shirts, concerts to text donations, there’s been a bunch of generous and creative fundraising initiatives in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake. But a project led by Christchurch graphic design company Ratio is only just coming ... More …


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Events

buildnz | designex 2011

If you’re a builder, architect, interior designer, engineer or trady, here’s an event you might like to check out. This year the biennial BuildNZ Trade Exhibition and the Registered Master Builders Federation have joined forces to create buildnz ... More …




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Events

Get your architecture inspiration for free

Mark Lee, the founder and principal of Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, is headed for Christchurch this Thursday to offer some inspiring ideas and fresh perspectives on architecture as part of a free public lecture titled Too Young to ... More …


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Spatial Design

Multi-level design jets its way to Prague festival

Massey University spatial design student, Ana McGowan, has won a prestigious international competition as part of international design exhibition, the Prague Quadrennial on Performance Design and Space. McGowan came out tops in the theatre architecture competition for her work titled ... More …


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Christchurch

Dunny-time research provides rebuilding insights

Market research always does its best to enter every facet of our lives, but Christchurch mobile feedback start up company Texsys has taken it to a whole new level, asking Christchurch residents what they think of the recovery effort—while ... More …



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Branding

Shell rebrands to Z Energy

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Rebranding exercises tend to receive a lot of heat when they’re finally made public, and this couldn’t be more true of Z Energy, the new petrol stations being unveiled across the country in place of the old branded ... More …


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Appointment

The Church finds its Trans-Tasman leader

The Church may have opened its first office in Australia earlier last month, but it’s taken a while for it to hunt down a general manager to head the new Australian office. But the hunt is over with the ... More …


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Art/Design

The human spirograph

Of the many things we could say about American artist Tony Orrico, one has to be that he sure has stamina. Orrico has been dubbed by some “a human spirograph” and uses the span of his arms in bilateral movements ... More …