September-October 2013

Issue #47, September-October 2013

In the 'design issue' of 2013, we investigate the matter of boutiques versus behemoths: is being a Jack of all trades (or a Jill) good for your design career? Plus we visit an innovative West Auckland designer coffin maker who puts a bit of life back into the business of death, we sit down for a cuppa with Callaghan Innovation CEO Mary Quin, and we get all etiquette-y by looking at finishing school for startups – aka San Francisco.


Lurking in Te Puke is Qprint, a family-owned printing business with a penchant for the historic and an impressive letterpress collection.

In what promises to be a ‘warts and all’ insight into what makes Mainfreight tick, Keith Davis delves into the world of one of the most successful publicly listed companies out of New Zealand.