Idealog + Samsung

A nine-storey high design spectacle took over Auckland’s CBD last week to mark the launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note9, as two Kiwi artists battled it out in a drawing competition on the phone. The artist who came out triumphant, 27-year-old Callum Rooney, has a chat about getting creative on the new device – and what it was like to have his winning piece projected on the side of a building.


Virtual and augmented reality are shaking up the architecture industry, Context Architects managing director Stephen Voyle says. But designers shouldn’t worry – it means better buildings faster and a more democratic way of working.

It's lit

Bridie O'Leary and Michael Henriquez are the co-founders of Glowjob, a LED signs start-up based in Dunedin New Zealand with a twist. The duo makes signs out of a LED neon flex material rather than the traditional and expensive glass neon, making their products more friendly on the wallet – and more flexible for designs.

Football fever

New Zealand streetwear brand I Love Ugly has waded into the football fever engulfing the world at the moment and launched a limited edition FIFA inspired collection of clothes called the 'Legends' collection. While sports brands typically go for the clean, athletic-looking aesthetic in their designs for big sporting occasions, I Love Ugly says it decided to go against the grain and celebrate the occasion with a series of bright, bold, comedic-inspired prints with the help of UK illustrator Chester Holme.