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Idealog #67, the Design Issue, out now!

If you’re eagerly wanting to get your hands on a copy now, individual copies (and annual subs) can be purchased at tangiblemedia.co.nz and selected retailers. If you need a little more persuading, cast your eyes below to a run-down of what’s included in this 144-page issue.

– Our first ever carved cover, courtesy of renowned craftsman, sculptor and design educator Carin Wilson. We reached out to Wilson and asked if he wanted to have some fun with the issue’s theme by interpreting Aotearoa’s identity and its ties to our indigenous culture, and this was the result. 

– We take a look at a day in the life of Wellington tech power couple and Wrestler co-founders Kat Lintott and Ben Forman and ask the tough questions, like ‘Do you make colleagues uncomfortable by pashing each other all day at the office?’

– We debut our brand-new, relaunched Elevator Pitch section, where we’ve profile three awesome entrepreneurs per issue instead of just one, thanks to our mates at Flick Electric Co. Keep your eyes peeled for a video coming soon, too. 

Innocent Packaging’s Tony Small, the first star of our Elevator Pitch video

– Industrial and creative design deity and current exhibitor of his life’s work at Objectspace Gallery in Auckland, Peter Haythornthwaite, shares 25 predictions, worries, wants and improvements for the future of New Zealand design.

– In honour of our resident spirit ‘animal’ the Idea Log, we sent a hunk of wood out to Isthmus, Daniel Kamp, Wrestler and ICG to see what they could do. As you can see by Isthmus’ creation below, those talented folks turned a plain old log into something beautiful.

– Georgina Harris explores the role M?oridom plays in New Zealand’s design identity, what principles need to be abided by and how we can embrace the modern world while retaining our traditions. 

– David Trubridge shares his thoughts on ‘100% Pure New Zealand’ and how we can better promote ourselves to the world.

– Anna-Bradley Smith examines the intricate issue of poverty and inequality in New Zealand and looks at Kiwi companies doing their bit to help solve it. 

– Dawn Picken goes inside the studio of young industrial designers George & Willy and finds out that in their case, less is definitely more.

– Elly Strang examines New Zealand’s changing national identity, and how we can look to the future to design a better society. 

– Ben Mack investigates the toll extreme weather events are taking on architecture, and how companies are counteracting this via design.

– IDEO alumni and head of design practice at Foundation Capital Steve Vassallo shares an extract from his book, The Way to Design, on how to be a designer founder. 

– Our Urban section showcasing the latest thinking and execution in urban design and development is back and chock-full of inspiring ideas and individuals, including Karen Walker, Lizzy Whaley, Thomas Woltz and more. 

– And all the best from the 2017 Best Awards. 

Plus a bunch of other content we didn’t mention here. Well, what are you waiting for? Get your subscription today

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