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Idealog—in the ideas business

Strategy Design & Advertising takes its cue to expand

Strategy Design & Advertising has announced a merger with long-standing Wellington-based Cue Design. The merger bolsters Strategy’s studio numbers to four — Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Sydney — with 80 staff across the four studios. And there are big plans afoot. More …


An illustrative and literary feast for your eyes

We’re loving this stop motion and motion graphics mash-up by Wellington-based “ideas company” Storybox. Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage to help launch New Zealand's involvement as Guest of Honour at the prestigious 2012 Frankfurt Book ... More …

Urban Design

Got some forward-thinking urban design nous in you?

If you’re an architect, designer, or engineer with some forward-thinking urban design nous on how best to re-build Christchurch, the British High Commission wants to hear from you. It’s launched two travel scholarships to the United Kingdom, giving ... More …


Space age centre lands in Wellington

It’s been described as “space-age” in look and feel, but you only have to travel as far as Wellington to see the latest architectural endeavour from Athfield Architects – a $3.35 million undercover sports centre built on the grounds ... More …


Marker: Creation through technology

AUT’s interdisciplinary creative technology centre, Colab, has over the years hosted numerous handy workshops on all things creative. Its newest venture is called Marker, an innovative public programme of hands-on, design and technology focused workshops. More …


Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards a coastal affair


From the Coromandel to Hamilton, award-winning architecture popped up 18 times at last night’s Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. Having toured around all the properties in contention for an award, architect and convenor of the awards jury, Adam ... More …

Best Awards

A Best Awards chat with Studio Alexander’s Kate and Sam


Next up in our interview series from the Best Awards, Kate and Sam from Studio Alexander discuss their Rotoroa Island Identity project, which picked up both a Silver and Gold Pin at this year’s awards. Winning aside, Kate also ... More …

Innovation/Product Design

Springless trampoline design earns Kiwi top innovation award

These days you might take spring-free trampolines for granted, but just under a decade ago, a spring-free trampoline was quite the innovation. Now its creator, engineer Dr. Keith Alexander, has been rewarded for his efforts by receiving the inaugural University ... More …

Heritage Buildings

Cash injection gives heritage building second chance

With news today that the Christchurch Cathedral may indeed be demolished, other buildings of historical significance are being given a new lease of life thanks to a healthy cash injection by Fletcher Building Limited. The company has announced it will ... More …

Cape Town named 2014 World Design Capital

Torino, Seoul and Helsinki have all earned it in the past, but now congratulations is being sent to the City of Cape Town, which has been named World Design Capital 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design ... More …