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Idealog—in the ideas business

Kiwi James Dyson finalists take their place

A harvester that converts vibrations from city traffic into electricity and handles that turn sticks into sophisticated tramping poles are among that made the cut in the New Zealand leg of the annual James Dyson Award global product design innovation ... More …



Win a book! Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral

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The newly-released book from Auckland University Press takes us behind the building of Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral, with architectural plans and striking photographs of the construction and completed building. See how you can win a copy. More …



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Medical innovation

Kiwi designer targets lithium battery danger

A Victoria University lecturer has teamed up with a major international battery manufacturer to help solve the problems of kids getting serious internal injuries from swallowing button batteries. More …





Best Design Awards announces finalists

A bicycle goes eco (more than expected), a VIP room for Heineken gets greenlit, and a New Zealand Opera poster shows flower power. These and more shortlisted as the best of this year's design from down under. More …


Designing a book about war

A new book takes us inside Kiwis' lives during the war, from soldiers on the front line to families back home. Designer Anna Egan-Reid talks us through creating something bright and lively, while still respecting the struggles of war. More …



Opening the doors to pop up retail

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The trend of pop up retail continues to live on but remains daunting to many small businesses, faced with leasing agreements and hefty overhead costs. As a response, Spaceworks has launched Pop Up Now, a one-stop shop solution for brands ... More …


Boskke Cube rethinks the flowerpot

Brothers Jake and Patrick Morris of Boskke first denied the naysayers by growing plants upside down. Now the designers are once again deconstructing the traditional flower pot. More …