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Idealog—in the ideas business



A quick word with … Emma Smith of The Flock

Emma Smith owns and operates The Flock, along with Billy Wilson. It's a boutique design online store, carefully curated with love. We asked Smith, a photographer with a passion for ceramics and a good teapot (and elephants, because who ... More …



Escada taps Kelly Thompson to brand new perfume

New Zealander Kelly Thompson is the illustrator behind the packaging for Escada's S/S14 scent Born in Paradise, and it's a beaut example of her striking yet somehow delicate visual signature style. More …


Sass up your ceilings with these birdcage shades

Sometimes all it takes is a simple tweak to refresh the look of a room. And for an instant update to your lighting, these ultra-modern metal shades from LeeAnn Yare's Collected are just the ticket. More …




Friday find: Covetous homewares from Areaware

Simple yet practical, the Shaker ethos has informed furniture design for generations. That's evident in Areaware's Little Big Trivet, whose dowels are easily adjusted to accommodate everything from a teapot to a large casserole dish. More …



Y&R overhauls old council office

The old Auckland City Council workshops are now home to a much groovier bunch of tenants - ad agency Y&R. Here's how artist Jason Dempsey overhauled the space. More …





A smarter take on sticky tape

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China's Nanoin Design has come up with a twist that promises to eliminate that ridiculous struggle to find the edge of the tape on an adhesive roll. More …