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Idealog—in the ideas business

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We Can Create

Frank Kozik on his DIY vinyl toy obsession

From single handedly reviving the lost art of the concert poster, to making higher-end collectable adult toys, it's all been a logical career path according to Frank Kozik. In this latest video interview from We Can Create, Kozik explains ... More …


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Urban Design

Auckland, meet your ‘urban design champions’

Auckland Council has named its 21 urban design champions, charged with helping to drive Auckland towards the goal of becoming the world’s most liveable city. And with the popularity of new development Wynyard Quarter, the opening of the redeveloped ... More …




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Fashion

Designers from the 1930s predict trends for the Year 2000

We don’t often feature fashion on this blog, but this was too funny to pass up. In this film clip from 'Pathetone Weekly', which featured news erring on the side of “the novel, the amusing and the strange”, fashion ... More …


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Architecture

2011 Local Architecture Awards dates announced

When it comes to events on the local architectural calendar, it doesn’t get much bigger than the NZIA Local Architecture Awards, which trumpet the most unique, stylish and smart architecture that abounds from all over the country. This year ... More …


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Brand/Logo

Dow Design re-brands Stafix, no bull

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The agri-technology sector doesn’t ordinarily conjure up associations of top brand design, but Dow Design is feeling pretty chuffed with its efforts to re-brand argi-technology brand, Stafix. It’s out with the bright yellow lettering on a green background ... More …



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Brand/Logo

Kathmandu treks the re-brand trail

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If you’re the outdoorsy, travel-type, any day now you should start noticing some changes at clothing and equipment retail chain Kathmandu. Over the past year the folks at Strategy Design & Advertising have been working on a re-brand for the ... More …



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Book Design

Book design gets its day in the sun

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Architecture and product design awards are common enough, and now it’s the turn of book design to get a little award lovin’. The 2011 PANZ Book Design Awards, held last week, is the only competition to recognise the work ... More …


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Architecture

Goodbye New Zealand, hello Washington, D.C.

It’s been a lengthy and thorough process for the First Light team, and as they explain in their latest blog, it’s time for all their efforts to pay off with the first representatives from the team hitting Washington ... More …




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Art

Got a penchant for Oceanic and African Art?

As far as auction houses go, Webb’s is a bit of an institution in New Zealand, having been founded in 1976 by art dealer Peter Webb. And, if you have a particular penchant for interior design, and even perhaps ... More …