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Gratuitous self-promotion

Bonnie Brown's award winning Blooming 'Brella's are selling like syrup-laden hotcakes, and news has it that there is less than one hundred left. So whether you're a selfish lover of design and want your own, or you're looking for a unique gift for family, friends, staff or clients, you'd better move fast and get your name on the pre-order list. These things will undoubtedly be worth millions one day. Don't live a lifetime of regret.

The winning crop

The winners of the sixth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, which parades the impact of science through to successful research commercialisation within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutions, have been announced at a reception in Auckland last night.

Street art

When given the choice between a bit of scrawled graffiti and a thoughtfully crafted art piece, it's a no brainer that broadband company Chorus is choosing the latter. More than 200 of its cabinets across New Zealand have been used as a canvas by local artists, brightening up their urban surroundings and dramatically reducing the amount of graffiti being done.

Logging on

At Idealog, we regularly celebrate our community’s brilliance. But, just as we did in 2017 with our Block Party experiment, when we sent a whole bunch of Lego to some of our favourite humans from the fields of art, design, architecture and creative business and asked them to do something interesting with it, we want to showcase that brilliance in different ways. So, once again, we’ve tapped into the talents of the Idealog community for the 2018 Design Issue and, in honour of our spirit ‘animal’, The Idea Log, we sent a few hunks ‘o wood out to some friends of the Idealog family to see what they could do. Here's how Daniel Kamp of Kamp.Studio turned a piece of wood into a reflection of himself.

Lighting the way

LandLAB director Henry Crothers is a man whose name has become synonymous with urban renewal in New Zealand. He has been involved in some of the most significant urban renewal and public transformation projects in New Zealand including the Auckland City Centre streetscapes and 'shared space' programme, as well as the pink light path. In a video profile series by Landscape Architecture New Zealand, he explains what drives him and how he believes the role of a landscape architect is changing.

In the xone

Accelerator and innovation lab Vodafone xone is back for a third year and has unveiled its nine chosen entrepreneurs who will be supported to take their best start up ideas global. The companies that made the cut include music tech start-up Melodics, one of our Elevator Pitch pitchees, Trickle, and more.