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Idealog—in the ideas business


Auckland Harbour Bridge Pathway design in animation


Last week we featured a story about the proposed designs for a pedestrian and cycling pathway on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. But while the pictures included in the story gave a basic visual understanding of the design, the folks at ... More …


Patrick Reynolds unmasks architects at We Can Create

“Photography, like architecture, desires the ideal but confronts the mundane,” revealed architectural photographer Patrick Reynolds to the audience at We Can Create over the weekend. There was no trickery, just his process laid bare, says Emma Parnell, who offers this ... More …


Multi-coloured palette earns Jasmax top colour award

It may only be a couple of years old, but the Jasmax-designed Albany Senior High School in Auckland has taken out top honours in the Resene Total Colour Awards for its neutral tonal canvas with splashes of colour. But Jasmax ... More …

Product Innovation

Barefoot and fanciful design takes out Kiwi James Dyson Award

It was a genuinely shocked and very stoked former Massey University student who took out this year’s New Zealand James Dyson Award at a ceremony in Auckland’s new Viaduct Events Centre. Nicholas Couch’s recyclable shoe designed for ... More …


Dan Pink in animation: does money motivate?


Fresh back from We Can Create, here’s one video that really stood out to us. The rather tall Tomas Roope, digital practitioner at the UK’s The Rumpus Room, shared this video with the audience as part of his ... More …


Art that asks the right-royal questions

The backdrop to this presentation is yet another round of power struggles between left and right to control the margins and, under MMP, potentially the centre of the New Zealand political scene and ultimately the purse strings of New Zealand ... More …

We Can Create

Join us at We Can Create tomorrow

We Can Create kicks off tomorrow bringing you two days of creative inspiration by way of graphics, fashion, animation, illustration, motion graphics, typography and sound design (and that's just for starters). If you haven't managed to buy a ... More …


K’Road unveils its artful shelter


Bus shelters aren’t ordinarily much to look at, but the new additions to K’ Road, unveiled earlier this week at a dawn ceremony, offer up a bit of an artistic twist. The original 1970s shelters have been replaced by ... More …


Alt Group’s Dean Poole joins famed design club

In an interview with last year’s Best Awards Black Pin winner Dean Poole of Alt Group, he said the design agency could be huge but instead it just wants to be “small, nimble and do good work for a ... More …

Future light: The LED lighting explosion


They say good things take time. Tell that to the inventor of the first compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), Ed Hammer, who developed his idea in 1975 while working as a senior physicist at GE Lighting. It took the mass market ... More …