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Idealog—in the ideas business



Curb waste, reclaim space: a cool take on refrigeration

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Massey University grads have dominated the Electrolux Design Lab competition in recent times (not to mention a good run at the James Dyson product design awards) and this year is no different. Ben de la Roche is one of the ... More …





If cartoons were fashion brands…

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As part of what UK designer Paul Marren calls an "exercise in logo examination", he rebranded a bunch of popular animated shows to look like fashion labels. In short, he gave them a whack with the hipster paintbrush. More …


Designers Britain-bound with winning Christchurch design ideas

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An urban plan designed to attract residents back into Christchurch’s southern CBD by connecting housing along the Central City Plan’s proposed greenway and a concept project to regenerate public green spaces along the Avon River are the top ... More …


AMI stadium designer gets on board with Warren and Mahoney

National architecture firm Warren and Mahoney has appointed Daryl Maguire – the designer behind Christchurch’s new temporary AMI Stadium, which was built in just 100 days – as a senior architect and principal at its Christchurch studio. More …




A sweet solution for festival feet

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Outdoor festivals are a bit of crapshoot. The weather might cooperate and put on its best face, or rainstorms could turn an entire venue into a muddy cesspool. Talk about a fashion riddle – particularly when it comes to footwear. More …


Fancy a lick of fresh Karen Walker paint?

Just as clothing collections are launched to give consumers fresh ideas, so too are fashion paint collections. Building on the success of the last Karen Walker collection, the partnership between our most famous designer and Resene continues with a trendy ... More …