Faceture artist Phil Cuttance on his unique and cheap crafting process, inspiration, and the myth of spare time.
Issue #41, September-October 2012
It's the design issue! In our cover story, we ask what design is really worth in the age of crowdsourcing and rent-a-logos. How do you quantify the value of great design? Plus more artists, creatives and designers than you can shake a stick at, including a peek behind the curtain at quiet achievers Van Brandenburg Architects.Subscribe
Behind Flatout Frankie is Sarah Gardner and a bunch of people who just happen to get a kick out of cardboard, folding, construction, great design and good old-fashioned play!
Architecture Van Brandenburg is designing the headquarters of a Chinese fashion house, Marisfrolg
Ever wondered why good cold cash goes towards proving things we already know are true?
Dozens of us marched to save it, almost everyone knows someone who meant to watch it at some point or other, and no Grey Lynn cafe-goer's duffle coat was complete without a badge bearing its logo.
Every year, there's a publishing phenomenon that takes the book world by storm. This year, it's a lucratively kinky and unashamedly non-literary knicker-ripper.
Getting a fashion label off the ground is hard graft, and designer Ingrid Starnes has cleared more than a few hurdles.
Industrial design graduate Ruth Mitchener has won a slew of awards for her endeavours. After nine months in Paris gathering inspiration, she's opening up the creative gates.
Rethinking packaging and making companies responsible for dealing with the crap they produce.
A stationery fiend still thinks the pen is mightier than the sword
The artist has an updated version of his book Dick Frizzell: The Painter.
Game plans are fine ... until the other side gets the ball.
Making any startup work is a terrifying balancing act: trying to get investment for your ideas without losing control of them, while constantly risking your financial neck. But that wasn't the case for 3D-visualisation company Nextspace when it was first created back in 2007. It was born as a not-for-profit with a taxpayer-funded silver spoon in its mouth. Now it seems reality is sinking in.
Artist Greg Straight on colour, style and his inner font.
Are we doing a good job of marketing to women?
Take a design journey through the genesis of an artisan liqueur.
Kiwi start-up Transcribe Me raises $1.2 million in angel investment and goes on the record with Idealog.
Gamification is not about adding points and badges to your website. It's not even about creating games.
Timber processing ain’t the sexiest of industries, but these bikes put a new face to the business.
Hannah McQueen might just be New Zealand's most media-savvy accountant – entrepreneur, TV guest and now, an author.
Cold and rain are good for the brain.
Why such a downer?
Giapo's Gianpaolo Grazioli sees sustainability and cold confection going hand in hand. (So do we!)
Centrifuge technology is usually the domain of laboratories and blood donor centres, but it's at the core of Beemaxx's latest innovation.
This book begins by asserting that "this is not a textbook". Yikes.
Embrace the inner weed, and always grow back.
Design is about much more than just a pretty package or a snappy slogan. It's a central function that shapes a brand identity and story. And increasingly, it's about a way of doing business – a human-centred approach that (gasp) puts users and their needs first. But do Kiwis understand that? And do they care?
The definitive word on the best and worst fonts.
So you're all over Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn like a fat kid on cake. But what's the next social media thing to look out for?
It's tricky finding a balance between environmental causes and the bottom line.
How to get media coverage for startups.
Should I buy shares in Mighty River Power?
David Shearer negotiated his wife's hostage release from a Somalian warlord, staring down the barrel of an AK47. Now he leads the charge against John Key's government. Josh Martin puts the Labour leader under the grill to see if this former UN peacekeeper can heal a wounded party and inspire a count
Beek.co is pushing for closer cooperation between tourism operators, bringing businesses together through its interactive destination guides.
Business-focused shared space is exploding, but what about the non-for-profits? There's a new social enterprise space in town. Vaughn Davis pops into The Kitchen for a bite.
Dr Sylvie Chetty weighs in on emulating Nordic countries and why we should celebrate our local successes.
Move over, .nz, here comes .kiwi.
Giggle-inducing or off-brand names can be the kiss of death.
Done and dusted with that old jumper, toothbrush or lipstick? Here are some you can dispose of without hurting the earth.
For DINZ chief executive Cathy Veninga, the Best Awards (coming up on October 5) are a chance to look back on another year of design evolution.
If you're quite secure in the fact that you're never going to be a celebrated artist, then you will probably enjoy investigating the biographies, exhibition histories and works of artists from a diverse range of disciplines.