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Taking flight

Rave reviews, impressive sales, celebrity endorsements, a Purple Pin at the Best Awards … The Wool Runner from Allbirds has tapped into the growing desire for ‘anonymous luxury’ and is riding a wave of popularity. But it’s no overnight success. In the presence of about seven years’ worth of prototypes, co-founder Tim Brown and designer Jamie McLellan tell Ben Fahy about the long and winding road they had to travel to bring their vision to life.

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

Wellington has just been named one of the world's most liveable cities. And creative types of all stripes are being drawn to the energy of the capital, embracing its vibrant culture and harnessing the booming tech and design sectors. Idealog's Guide to Wellington, which we will be publishing over the next few weeks, shows you why. 

Design Month, brought to you by DNA

Hopefully you’ve already felt the thud of Idealog’s big, fat, highly nutritious Design Issue on your kitchen bench/office desk/bedside table/toilet floor/butler’s hands. We dedicated 148 pages to what we felt were the most interesting subjects in the wide-ranging field of design, talked to a whole host of impressive design luminaries from here and around the world, and showcased some of the best examples of New Zealand’s top-drawer design scene. But we still couldn’t fit everything in and there were too many other good stories to tell. So, with the support of our friends at DNA, one of the country’s best interactive design and customer experience agencies, we’re dedicating an entire month to the topic of ‘decisions with intent’ in our pop-up Design Month section.

Vodafone xone innovators series

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing heaps of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. In this edition, publisher and editorial director Ben Fahy talks with Stephen Smith, the chief executive of fast-growing travel recovery drink 1Above about his bold plans for the business.

Vodafone xone innovators series

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing heaps of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. In this edition, publisher and editorial director Ben Fahy talks with Prof Keith Alexander, the inventor of the Springfree Trampoline, and Doug Hill, the owner of the company.

Vodafone xone innovators series

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing heaps of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. In this edition, publisher and editorial director Ben Fahy chats with Jenene Crossan, digital evangelist, serial entrepreneur and the winner of the most inspiring individual at last week's New Zealand Innovation Awards.