Issue #28, July-August 2010
Kiwi Made: Idealog #28, on sale from July 24th at good stores everywhere.Subscribe
It's a connected world, from our social networks to the cells between our ears.
Roseanne Liang directs her first feature film—based on her own life and starring two kung-fu movie veterans. No pressure, says Florence Noble.
That drink holder in your car doesn’t need a drink. It needs pie.
Cars have been sold the same way for decades. It's time for a grand experiment.
Meet Alka Patel, the ex-scientist who’s taking our humble meat pie to the gourmand streets of San Francisco
Adman James Hurman knows what it’s like to be branded a plagiarist—and why we're so quick to believe that a ‘fresh’ idea is actually a cheap rip-off. Why, then, do so many ideas emerge at the same time from different places?
Books: The Long Tail
Bestselling business writer Tom Peters has been watching some small Kiwi businesses.
Keith Alexander's Springfree trampoline goes global
How to stop overthinking things
Talk about turning the corner: a major illness turned hairdresser Rebecca Herring into an artist and then a fashion designer. By Amanda Cropp.
A fun-but-serious, useful-but-free gift from the most productive man on the planet.
Innovation in New Zealand is on the decline. It's time to ask: do we really value new ideas?
Meet German designer Katrin Sonnleitner, soon to visit New Zealand for Semi-Permanent 2010.
You know the television scene is getting weird when TVNZ launches a new channel on Sky’s pay platform. But Eric Kearley, the broadcaster’s new head of digital, reckons it heralds a new age of co-operation in New Zealand media. Others say TVNZ is already irrelevant. So is Kearley just rearranging the deckchairs?
Is the record of the Finn brothers to date a “massive injustice”? Author Jeff Apter says yes; the brothers say nothing.
Maybe the rise of search as a marketing tool will bring about the demise of junk banner advertising.
The sneaker. It's a cheap canvas shoe with a cheap rubber sole—or at least it used to be. Sneaker freak Hadyn Green searches for the great New Zealand sneaker
Creating trust ought to be the leading task of designers right now—trust in products, trust in people and trust in the idea that change is for the better
Computer-generated imagery is rendering a Hollywood industry right here in NZ.
Promotion: Awarding-winning photographer Chris McLennan and HP make a world-beating combination. Here's how.
Recent spending is a picture of restraint
Warren and Mahoney's magnificent new Supreme Court in Wellington brings people to justice
Why should grown-ups have all the fun? Boutique company Kingswood Skis is pioneering a range of fat kids' skis. No, not skis for fat kids, but fat skis for ordinary kids.
Pixar senior animator Andrew Gordon is making his way down under for SP10 in August. We caught him in June to ask about the future of Andy, Buzz and Mr Incredible.