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Idealog—in the ideas business


Paper good enough to eat

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A few chocolate lovers have decided to turn something else usually deemed inedible into something much more enticing by screenprinting Whittaker's chocolate designs onto wafer paper. More …



Institute of Building honours one of its own

Christchurch project specialist, Steven van der Pol of Arrow International, has been awarded The New Zealand Institute of Building Medal for his contributions to the industry. More …


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Furniture design

Shiver me timbers: edgy industrial pieces for your home

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Does industrial furniture make your heart skip a beat? What about recycled timber and sustainably-managed macrocarpa and pine? Then you'll love Primary, a new Auckland brand specialising in bespoke furniture for the home. More …


From Mountain Buggy to LeisurePod

Mountain Buggy founder Allan Croad is back with the LeisurePod, an all-in-one trailer solution for transport, storage and even camping. More …




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 …