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Idealog—in the ideas business


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Branding

Farewell to the wine country

As part of a concentrated effort to raise the awareness and attractiveness of the region to domestic and international travellers, Hawke's Bay’s destination branding has received a consolidated makeover. Following a three-month brand review that included visitor responses ... More …


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Christchurch

Christchurch CBD gets temporary revival shot

Cup and Show Week is one of the biggest tickets on the Christchurch events calendar, and it’s hoped an initiative announced by the Central City Property Owners and Business Group, Civil Defence and the Christchurch City Council, will help ... More …


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Font

What Font?

We’ve stumbled across this very cool and free (everybody loves free) tool that allows you to easily find what font is being used on a web page. More …


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Design

Share Easter joke, WIN funny chocolate

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Everyone loves Easter because, whether you’re religious or not, it signals chocolate and holidays. Mmm, chocolate. A while back we featured a story on designer chocolate bar company Bloomsberry & Co finding international success with its slightly naughty and very ... More …


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Design

The unauthorised and curious history of DNA

It was a time when Vanilla Ice was cool, Windows 3.0 was released and Tim Berners-Lee came up with a little thing called HTML. But 1990 also saw the birth of a company in Wellington called BNA design. Fast ... More …


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Furniture design

A taster of Milan Design Fair 2011 Kiwi offerings

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2011 marks the 50th year of the famed Milan Design Week, and organisers are celebrating the monumental milestone by giving it the theme, "50 Years Young". No doubt it's gonna be a biggie, and some Kiwi designers getting set ... More …


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Art/Sculpture

Giant Jones in the park of Eden

What’s cheaper than a $2 million giant plastic waka, 150 percent the size of All Black great Michael Jones and will be on display during the Rugby World Cup? More …


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Events

Designers, engineers and problem solvers wanted

What do a hydration blanket for stranded whales, an energy saving nebuliser for respiratory patients, and a practical yet stylish skateboarding shoe with a replaceable outer shell and washable inner have in common? They’re all clever Kiwi inventions that ... More …



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Font

Font my phone

One of our Twitter followers has kindly pointed us to this very cool app for designers and font enthusiasts who want to be surrounded by font goodness all of the time. More …



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Creative Industries

Creative technologies get their very own journal

AUT’s Colab has been the hub for many an interesting creative revelation and now the interdisciplinary creative technology centre is translating its ideas to the written word with the launch of 'Journal: Creative Technologies'. More …


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Data Visualisation

Visual food for the eyes and brain

Did you know students contribute to eight tonnes of CO2 per year? Global text messages? That’s 32,000 tonnes per year. And as for ironing your shirt, that’s 25 grams per iron. A generous amount of time could ... More …


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Events

PechaKucha is on the hunt for your clever and inspiring ideas

PechaKucha presentations in Enzed are always inspiring, but the upcoming Global PechaKucha Day has an even more unique role for us with PechaKucha Night Christchurch being designated as the launch city for the global event. Called ‘Inspire Christchurch’ the event ... More …