We gave Makeshi + Thappen founder and former Blunt Umbrellas managing director Scott Kington a little longer than an elevator ride to pitch his new business, a design-led innovation agency and product incubator.
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 grand winner of our Blunt + Idealog + Generator umbrella experiment has been announced – congratulations to Bonnie Brown of Studio Bon, who will see her design turned into a limited edition Blunt umbrella. Watch this space for details on how to buy one in the near future, or get your pre-order in now. In the meantime, we chat with Brown and have a closer look at her winning design.
Idealog's Design Series Event is fast approaching, and will feature talks from design deity Peter Haythornthwaite, Method Agency's managing director Sam Ramlu, craftsman, sculptor and educator Carin Wilson, and RCG's associate director Andy Florkowski, as well as live painting from up-and-coming artist Jake Feast, as well as the grand reveal of the winner of our Blunt + Generator Umbrella experiment. With just over a week to go, now is a great time to get tickets.
Did you enter (and/or vote!) in the Idealog + Blunt + Generator Umbrella Experiment? Good on you. The four finalists and People’s Choice winner will be announced in early April when our Design Issue debuts. But everyone hates waiting. So here are the top 10 People’s Choice winners.
We've had a whole heap of great (and not-so-great) entries for our crowd-sourced Umbrella Experiment with Blunt and Generator. However, since we were overwhelmed with awesome entries and admittedly battled a few technical bugs, we've extended the People's Choice voting through this weekend (until 11.59pm Monday NZDT to be precise).
Oxfam New Zealand, Blunt Umbrellas and Kiwi artist Flox have collaborated on a limited-edition ‘Flox for Blunt’ umbrella to help raise interest in, and funds, for Oxfam NZ’s climate change initiatives in the Pacific region.
To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing a whole heap 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 episode, Blunt umbrellas co-founder Scott Kington talks with Idealog's editor Henry Oliver.