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Lizzi Whaley is the CEO of Spaceworks, a commercial interior design studio. Here's how she gets through the day, how she organises her time and how she handles the madness of business.

Design for a better world

New Zealanders are well known to be lovers of design, so it’s no surprise that the country’s second Festival of Architecture has pulled out all the stops. From laneway design competitions, to speed dating an architect about your budding design idea, to ‘flash’ exhibitions in elevators and lobbies, there is a lot on offer – and most of the events are free. Read on for a breakdown of what to expect.

Gratuitous self-promotion

The 2018 Technology issue of Idealog is out now, and is worth getting your hands on to experience some seriously awesome tech. This issue features a cover illustration by talented 3D motion graphic artist Guangyu Li, as well as an AR cover created by Staples VR, a profile of education disruptor Claire Amos, interviews with Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron and Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck about deep sea and space exploration, a Q&A with Google Empathy Lab founder Danielle Krettek on how it's time for technology to find its EQ and with ex-Wired editor Scott Dadich and Patrick Godfrey about making design inclusive for the masses, a look at the New Zealand companies hacking humanity and altering life as we know it, as well a dive into whether tech can save the te reo Maori language, the 2018 Tin Report, and much, much more. In the spirit of gratuitous self-promotion, read on for a full breakdown of what you can expect in the latest issue.

Art for good

Over the past four years, the MAGS Art Show has developed a reputation as a well-curated art event showcasing some of the country’s finest painting, photography and sculpture. Idealog's parent company ICG is a sponsor of the event, which is taking place this weekend, and this year you’ll have the opportunity to view more than 1,000 artworks from emerging and established New Zealand artists and from the top Mt Albert Grammar art students.

Gratuitous self-promotion

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 yourself a Bonnie Brown's winning Blooming 'Brella. Only 300 of these beautiful things are being made, so if you want to secure yours, all you need to do is specify how many you want and then enter your payment and delivery details online. Once you've done that, the Blooming 'Brellas will be in your hot little hands by mid-September.