Turns out retail's not dead: Silicon Valley’s most beloved woollen sneaker, Allbirds, has opened a second store in Soho, New York. Its first store was opened in April in San Francisco – and more stores are on the horizon, including here in New Zealand.
The rise of technology has meant the way people work is shifting, and with that comes the need for forward-thinking design. Auckland’s innovation hub, GridAKL, is ahead of the curb with the thinking behind its new Madden St building. Here, Jasmax and Warren & Mahoney discuss the future-proof design features of the building.
Invercargill is well known for its wide 'Parisian' boulevards, infamous mayor, the world’s Southern-most McDonalds (we think), an abundance of oysters and cheese rolls, as well as the highest incidence of R-rolling in the country. However, the city hasn't ever established a lasting brand identity, and locals decided the time had come to figure out what the town stood for. Designer Tim Christie talks us through the Invercargill brand’s new “stoic” look and feel.
Entrepreneurship is well known for having a culture of grinding towards success, with workaholics like Elon Musk and Tim Cook held up as successful modern-day superheroes. However, this same culture has given way to serious concerns around founder mental health, both here and further abroad. BizDojo co-founder Nick Shewring opens up about his experience with anxiety and depression, and shares some of the insights the company has gleaned into New Zealand founder mental health through its research.
The music-tech company founded by former Serato CEO Sam Gribben has made some sweet, sweet music and closed its latest round of funding, securing over US$1 million from both New Zealand investment funds and further abroad.
Many have questioned whether New Zealand’s education sector is doing enough to help students prepare for a digital world, but if the teachers sharing their stories with the Mind Lab are anything to go by, the future is in safe hands. The digital education provider has launched a platform that showcases what teachers are doing to prepare the next generation for the changes ahead.
The game development sector in New Zealand earned $99.87 million in the year ending March 2017, up from $88.9 million in the year previous. That’s double-digit growth – but those in the industry say with a little help, this figure could soar well beyond nine figures.
In yet another example of the rise and rise of co-working spaces in New Zealand, Takapuna is getting a brand-new co-working building: The B:Hive. Smales Farm CEO Paul Gunn says its point of difference is it offers flexibility for all sorts of businesses, ranging from smaller corporates to hot-deskers.
A New Zealand-created app that auctions items by dropping the prices during a 60-second countdown is about to take on the lucrative US sporting market. We chat with co-founder Peter Howell about how the app works, as well as why it's setting its sights on international markets.
The words Giapo, ice cream and innovation often go hand-in-hand in sentences, as the chef’s passion for furthering his craft is common knowledge. But behind the larger-than-life Italian persona is a man with his eyes fixed firmly on the future technology. We had a chat with the undercover futurist about when AI will come for everyone’s jobs, how humans will soon be able to live forever and why it’s not nuclear bombs we should be worried about.