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Elevator Pitch, brought to you by Flick

As part of our Elevator Pitch series in partnership with Flick, we gave Adrian Wills a little longer than an elevator ride to pitch Trickle, a tap management and pour tracking software that analyses beer flow and helps bars run better.

Elevator Pitch, brought to you by Flick

As part of our Elevator Pitch series in partnership with Flick, we gave Daryl Briggs a little longer than an elevator ride to pitch Aquafortus, which removes water from waste.

Elevator Pitch, brought to you by Flick

As part of our Elevator Pitch series in partnership with Flick, we gave Aaron Taylor a little longer than an elevator ride to pitch his scientifically formulated wellness tonic, No Ugly.

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The Idea Log

Million dollar ideas and inspiring inspiration from Idealog's sassy spirit 'animal'.

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Green Rush

In a new series, we talk to entrepreneurs and investors about the challenges and opportunities in the emerging New Zealand cannabis industry.

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Can We Fix it? Brought to you by Kiwibank

In a regular section in print and in a series of online pop-up sections throughout the year, Idealog and Kiwibank explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them.

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A Day in the Life

How do you perfect the work/life balance? In an ongoing series, high-performing New Zealand entrepreneurs share how they handle the madness of business.

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What Keeps You Up At Night

Idealog chats with the movers, shakers, visionaries and future captains of industry about what issues keep them up at night and also what gets them going the next day.

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25 things with Peter Haythornthwaite

Peter Haythornthwaite – industrial and creative design deity, Designers Institute of New Zealand fellow, owner of an ONZM for services to design, and current exhibitor of his life’s work at Objectspace Gallery in Auckland – knows things, loves things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things.

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The Log Experiment

At Idealog, we regularly celebrate our community’s brilliance. So for the 2018 Design Issue, we’ve tapped into the talents of the Idealog community and, in honour of our spirit ‘animal’, The Idea Log, we sent a few hunks ‘o wood out to some friends of the Idealog family from the fields of art, design, architecture and creative business to see what they could do. These are the results.

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The Design Issue, Autumn 2018

Out now

Cash cow

A young man from Morrinsville is making waves in the agritech world with the award-winning idea behind his company, Halter. The solar-powered, GPS-tracked collar self-herds cows while gathering data about their behaviour, emotions and health and sending it to the farmer’s phone. It recently just raised US$8 million in capital in Silicon Valley from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, and Rocketlab’s Peter Beck has dubbed it a ‘billion-dollar idea’. Could this be the future of farming?

Heigh ho, heigh ho...

Ever wondered what it's like to mine bitcoin? Or ever tried to wrap your head around the idea of cryptocurrency? Ben Mack dove deep into the trenches to investigate.

Logging on

At Idealog, we regularly celebrate our community’s brilliance. But, just as we did in 2017 with our Block Party experiment, when we sent a whole bunch of Lego to some of our favourite humans from the fields of art, design, architecture and creative business and asked them to do something interesting with it, we want to showcase that brilliance in different ways. So, once again, we’ve tapped into the talents of the Idealog community for the 2018 Design Issue and, in honour of our spirit ‘animal’, The Idea Log, we sent a few hunks ‘o wood out to some friends of the Idealog family to see what they could do. Here's how our parent company, ICG, turned our mascot on paper into a real-life object.

Gratuitous self-promotion

There were 239 entries. But there could be only one winner – congratulations to Bonnie Brown of Studio Bon, who will see her design 'Blooming 'Brella' turned into a limited edition Blunt umbrella. Only 300 will be made, so whether you're a selfish lover of design and want your own, or you're looking for a unique gift for family, friends, staff or clients, you'd better move fast and get your name on the pre-order list. These things will undoubtedly be worth millions one day. Don't live a lifetime of regret.

Idealog fiction

A technology-driven world in which medical procedures replace prisons. A man - and a region - trying to keep up. And the struggle to remember it all.