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Kat Gee’s semi-precious, jelly-baby jewels are stocked in over 40 stores. But she works hard for her money
New Yorkers are dining on Marlborough mussels, Tasman Bay crab and tarts made from Manuka honey
Kiwi chainmail is an overdue hit with designers
Behind the brain cells creating Paris’ new opera house
Inspiration from the humble supermarket cart
A new use for a stubborn pest
Does the world need a better door wedge? Micky Waisbrod reckons so and designed the Wedgee, a stylish aluminium wedge that doesn’t slip due to its textured rubber base. His belief in a better wedge goes beyond design, however—he’s hitting the roads to market the Wedgee to design stores and even selling it himself door-to-door.
A Dunedin entrepreneur plans to change the way golfers learn, practice and play the game
Paul Feenstra, a Hollywood-based expat has some advice for Kiwi television
Kiwi icons under the X-ray
She may be a Westie, but Karen Walker’s not into living the slow life. She works every day—often till three in the morning—and has just opened her first offshore flagship in Taiwan. So what drives her? And is Walker still flying the flag back home?
Hollie Smith’s debut album is probably the most anticipated Kiwi release this year. Sassy, smart and local, good golly, could Miss Hollie go global? The first step: turn down iconic label Blue Note and pick a subsidiary instead. Russell Brown talks to Northcote’s next big thing
The future’s bright, the future’s a personalised smoothie—just tap your genetic code into the virtual grocer. Mic Dover meets the Kiwis who are reinventing what we eat
Andy West is charged with giving Kiwi farmers the scientific edge on their competitors—and all on a No 8 wire budget. Aaron Smale speaks to the outspoken boss of AgResearch
Two Wellingtonians have written a guide to the dreams, desires and dislikes of our fellow Kiwis, using well-known cities, towns and suburbs to identify our ‘tribes’. Gena Tuffery reckons she learned a lot reading 8 Tribes (but then she would say that—she’s apparently a Grey Lynn gal)
We got uncharacteristically bleak in our last issue with ‘Road to Nowhere’, pointing out that New Zealand is languishing in the bottom half of the OECD wealth chart and most Kiwis don’t seem to care. We’re happy to report that Idealog readers care very much
It’s hard to create something new—and harder to do it for a lifetime
93 Honesty pays
Honesty pays … and not too shabbily, either
Great science isn’t created on a balance sheet
Wanted: new formats that are more engaging and entertaining
Peter Urlich, one-time singer of 80s rockers Th’ Dudes, played at a baby boomer reunion over summer for Radio Hauraki’s 40th anniversary. Yet each morning 20- and 30-something hipsters tune into his George FM breakfast show and teen ravers line up for his dance parties at the weekend. How does Urlich keep up with the kids?
What will people think of when they think of your product? Idealog discovers why some brands have a bit more personality than the competition
102 Trading blankets
What’s the value of a woolly jumper?
Winter edition | 24 pages of design-led delights for lounge lizards, fashion buffs and lovers of all things innovative
79 Creative showcase
Thinking brands | Here’s a test for your brand: can you make it fit in and stand out? Balancing the seemingly opposite skills of integration and transformation has become a new way to manage your brand