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Idealog—in the ideas business


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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 …


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Infrastructure

Auckland Harbour Bridge Pathway design in animation

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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 …


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Architecture

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 …


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Awards

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 …


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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 …


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Animation

Dan Pink in animation: does money motivate?

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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 …


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Art

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 …


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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 …


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Infrastructure

K’Road unveils its artful shelter

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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 …