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Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go: The architecture of productivity

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Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work we go: The architecture of productivity

The layout of the office has long been a subject of fascination for businesses and their employees, and for good reason. By most estimates, we spend one third of our lives there. But can a correlation be made between good design and profits? And what constitutes good design in 2017, anyway? Elly Strang pulls up a chair. 

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We’d all like to believe our choices are our own; that we’re not simply sheeple, bleating through a world run by evil corporations and governments. But delve into the world of decision making and behavioural economics and you’ll find so much of what we interact with on a day-to-day basis is nudging us in a certain direction. Jessy Edwards takes a look at the way designers from a range of different fields are attempting to influence our behaviour.

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It’s all fun and games (until someone loses an eye), and balancing the need to be challenging with the need to be safe is the Catch-22 facing today’s playground designs. Jihee Junn takes a visit to one of Auckland’s newest and most ambitious play structures and slides into the strange world of modern play.

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It’s been nine years since mens clothing label I Love Ugly shook up the fashion scene in New Zealand and since then, there’s been highs and lows along the way. After keeping a low profile for the past year, the brand is back with a vengeance – and a collaboration with global sneaker giant Onitsuka Tiger.