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The Shopping Channel brings out the big guns as ACP signs on as partner

The Shopping Channel brings out the big guns as ACP signs on as partner

The Shopping Channel launched last week to no shortage of fanfare, and there’s no question awareness of the channel was boosted significantly by the appearance of Eva Longoria. But by and large, unlike a certain online trading website that launched this week, the Shopping Channel’s much-hyped debut seems to have gone relatively smoothly, and both ACP, which announced its partnership with the channel at a gala event on Wednesday night, and Ogilvy, have big plans for the brand.

Graphic Design

We think illustrator Tane Williams is immensely talented, and we swear we're not biased in his favour just because his cover design for Idealog #31 was a finalist in the Maggies.

Creating fibres naked to the human eye is at the heart of what the Revolution Fibres team does. But add some secret sauce to these fibres and suddenly there's the potential to overturn the cosmetics, health and electronics markets. And that's just for starters.

Architecture

Bet you’ve never seen a church quite like this before. The 'Reading between the lines' project is the result of a collaboration between Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh. The use of the horizontal plates aims to challenge the traditional concept of a church, transforming it into a transparent object of art, with the designers saying it “... emphatically transcends the strictly architectural”.

In October we featured a story about ArtBox, an initiative aiming to provide exhibition and retail space for approximately 100 Christchurch artists, craft practitioners and design retailers who have been displaced following the February earthquake. The initiative has moved from its concept stage with the first prototypes launched to members of the public.