When architects say a building has “a sense of place”, they mean that it not only acknowledges the context of the landscape in which it sits, but also expresses the culture of the people it serves and their histories in built form, says Claire McCall.
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.
Amid a flood of replicated designs and cheaply made products with short lifespans creeping their way into shopping trolleys and homes, there's a need to bring back quality to furniture while still making it affordable, says James McNab.
As part of Idealog's Design Month, we picked the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. Here's Mount Maunganui-based Woods Creative managing director Reuben Woods.
The world of a marketer changes rapidly, and design changes accordingly as a way of keeping up and reflecting new values. However, design elements comprise a major part of a brand’s distinctive assets - and design changes need to protect key distinctive components while moving a brand forward, says TRA's Colleen Ryan.
A young Auckland-based graduate’s jewellery designs are taking the world by storm and have recently graced the earlobes of Solange Knowles of that musical family dynasty. We talk to her about the design process behind her lusted after, space-like creations.
Now in its sixth year, the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival brings New Zealand audiences a selection of films that showcase the very best in architecture and design from around the world. It's now one of the largest film festivals of its type internationally and it's taking place again between May and July in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. At Idealog, our major interest is where design intersects with business and culture, so we asked curator Clare Buchanan of Clearly & Co to suggest a few flicks on that tip that might be of interest to our audience.