Ben King and Adam Bryce are on a mission to democratise art. With a beer budget and a billionaire’s contact book, they dream of kick-starting a new street culture scene in Auckland. Felicity Monk meets the founders of Plaything Gallery.
Issue #22, July-August 2009
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Taking business east to west—and back again—is Chao Xian Yang’s specialty.
How do you plan for the unknowable?
Nobody believes business anymore. So who’s in control of your brand? It’s all of us. Here’s how the truth has been democratised, distributed and Google-optimised. It’s goodbye to the mass message and welcome to The Conversation.
Politicians may not be able to pick winners, but perhaps they can incubate them.
Designer Dan Joblin has your back (or butt).
When guitarist Ben Fulton went electric, he found the only way to get the right sound was to make his own gadgets—and other guitarists agreed. But how do you turn a garage business into an international boutique brand? First, you find someone to share your dream—like Geoff Matthews.
The future of advertising will lie in the measurement of even the most microscopic of shifts and changes in online human behaviour.
Today’s gaming scene is even therapeutic.
There’s no business like show business. Sometimes it’s barely a business at all.
Gimblett Gravels and the rise of Hawke's Bay wine
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
The Clean Industrial Revolution: Growing Australian Prosperity in a Greenhouse Age
The Powerhouse Wind Thinair turbine is a radical new design for domestic wind generation
A self-made Kiwi film that gets truly involved.
The ‘nine-day fortnight’ will report for duty at many workplaces this jolly July. On the tenth day, we’ll be rested
It seems Lance Wiggs is always on a journey. Even home in Godzone, he’s not standing still: he has companies to mentor, connections to make and, on his blog, clueless corporates to skewer. So just what is Wiggs looking for?
Innovation isn’t just a commercial buzzword. It can transform our schools, hospitals, public spaces, transport, workplaces and our leisure time. And now New Zealand has its own organisation dedicated to encouraging new thinking to transform Kiwi society.
Alexia Sinclair’s digital art is part fashion, part montage, part tribute and totally original. Whether her subject is an artistic depiction of Cleopatra or a commission for Canon, the Sydney-based artist combines her unique artistic eye with virtuoso digital skills. And in mid-August she’ll be in Auckland for Semi-Permanent ’09.
The inaugural Onya Awards will celebrate the achievements of our best-is-yet-to-come web luminaries.
Thinking brands | Trust and the trusted. Brands that build trust are the brands that will survive in the new age of candour. Here’s how.
Using branding to build social media to build trust—nice!
Ogilvy helps Open Polytechnic rediscover itself—out in the open
Creature is taking your brand personally
Semi-Permanent must be due a name change. Back in 2009 for its sixth year, the landmark New Zealand design event is positively durable. It could also be called the granddaddy of a new wave of creative Kiwi events.
Hiding in plain view
Above and below the line, online and off, where do you put your marketing energy? Take a tip from the experts: start first with getting to know your customers