📢 PSA 📢 Idealog’s final issue of the year, the Reimagination issue, is out now 💥 if you need that final dose of inspiration to get you through to 2020, get your hands on one of these bad boys. From @mimigilmourbuckley discussing the rise of delivery food and the reinvention of @burgerburgernz, to the inside scoop on @garageproject’s new book, how @klim_type_foundry etched himself into NZ’s typographic landscape, @vendhq, @techfutureslab, @springloadnz, @ddbnewzealand, @simplicitykiwisaver, @isthmus_nz + more imagining what their industries will look like in 500 years’ time, this issue is not to be missed. Find your copy through the link in our bio 👆🏼
If you need a little more convincing, read on for what's in store in the latest issue.
What will New Zealand's biggest industries look like in 500 years' time? Thanks to our friends at Tech Futures Lab, we bring you a look at the future from some of New Zealand's most inspiring business leaders across the fields of design, technology, advertising, food, finance and more. We tasked them with picturing what their industry would look like in 2520, as well as the world. Would we have a similar set of problems to what we have now, or different ones?
One woman versus the digital world
We profile Mimi Gilmour, the boss behind hospitality chain Burger Burger and find out why she's fighting the Uber Eats movement and trying to protect the sacredness of face-to-face interactions through great food, great booze, social activations like speed dating and more.
When design and beer collide
Garage Project co-founder Jos Ruffells talks about the evolution of the now iconic staple in New Zealand's beer scene, the creative process behind the design of each beer, how they keep ideating after being around almost a decade, and more.
Who owns your data?
In light of the recent Netflix documentary The Great Hack, we take a look at the ways you can protect your online personal data on our home turf.
New Zealand's typographic landscape
We get an audience with the man who's etching himself firmly into Aotearoa's typeface landscape – Kris Sowersby. He talks about the changing nature of type design in New Zealand, its meaning and value in our lives, and his plans for the future.
We chat to the Auckland man who's the engineer behind some of the most famous underwater buildings in the world, from the first ever underwater restaurant in the Maldives to our very own Kelly Tarlton's.
25 things with Kirsten Lunman
Hatch co-founder and general manager Kirsten Lunman shares how to build a healthy company culture, what she's learnt growing start-ups into bigger businesses, ways we can get more women into leadership roles and more.
Best of the Best
We take a look at all the Black and Purple Pin winners from the 2019 Best Design Awards.
Judith Thompson and Jade Tang-Taylor look at the organisations that are reimagining a better world through design.
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