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Idealog—in the ideas business

Whitebook: Gorgeous products with a dash of good

Sally Brochocka and Emma Robertson started out as carefree university friends, a bond that would see them through countless travels and shopping trips. Then one day, they began to consider the provenance of their desires. Brochocka gave us the lowdown ... More …


Towable art: Vintage aluminum to modern-day gold

Paul Dodge caught ‘aluminum fever’ young, having always had a fascination with vintage American Airstream caravans. He often refers to them as towable art and has put a great deal of love, money and kiwi ingenuity into creating not just ... More …




Scandinavian design smarts: Unlocking the Norse code

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Marimeko, Bang and Olufsen, Volvo. The Scandinavian region has a rich design pedigree, one that New Zealand business culture could no doubt learn from. And you can! In a similar format to the Better by Design conference, next month's ... More …



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Apps

WatchMyGear keeps an eye on assets

Wellington development house Abletech, the technical brains behind the Sharesight investment management app, has a new offering for organisations to track assets using QR codes. More …




Why not Startup New Zealand?

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How stoked would you be to find that $40k of your taxpayer dollars had been paid to a foreign entrepreneur to spend six months in your country with almost no strings attached? More …



How to make friends and influence weirdos

When you’re removed from the forced socialisation that university provides, and if your work doesn’t abound with people who enjoy fleas and raw meat, finding new friends can be difficult. More …


2014: the year when it all turns around?

After a few years in the doldrums, this might just be the one that turns it all around. Predictions for a rockstar year are flowing in left and right; the Wall Street Journal even labelled our economy "remarkably zippy". Idealog ... More …



Why you need to surround yourself with exceptional people

Diane Stanbra is the founder of Picnic Box, which (unsurprisingly) puts together individual picnic boxes, with fresh artisan Kiwi ingredients all wrapped up in eco-friendly packaging. As she tells Idealog, finding exceptional people and investing in professional help has been ... More …