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Social entrepreneur Malcolm Rands started the ecostore in his garage in Northland and grew it into a global multi-million dollar company. His memoir is due out in September and will tell the secrets of the success of the founder and CEO of one of the most successful Kiwi brands.

How much data is created every day? What's needed to keep that going? Where will we go next? Find out the answer to those questions and more by winning a copy of The Human Face of Big Data.

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We’re loving this stop motion and motion graphics mash-up by Wellington-based “ideas company” Storybox. Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage to help launch New Zealand's involvement as Guest of Honour at the prestigious 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, the video beautifully brings to life 11 classic quotes from Kiwi authors.

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With an iPad floating around the office we obviously couldn’t resist flicking through all the cool apps. One of our favourites has to be Veer’s Super‑Incredible Activity Book for Creatives.

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Architectus was formed in 2001 based on a collaborative design partnership between Patrick Clifford in Auckland and Lindsay and Kerry Clare in Sydney. Fast forward to 2010 and Architectus now blend the experience of more than 200 leading architects, designers and planners with offices in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. To celebrate their work, the firm has put together this monograph, filled with photographs, plans, sections and details of some 25 buildings.