Traditionally, Russian prison tattoos were used to tell stories. Crafted from ink made by mixing urine and soot, the pictures on a convicts skin told the tale of the number and sort of crimes they had committed, and how long they had spent in prison for them.
Icebreaker boss Rob Fyfe is known as one of the most hands-on CEOs in New Zealand. After all, when he led Air New Zealand, he spent one day a month on the shop floor (so to speak) – cleaning toilets, handling baggage or serving drinks on planes. So how – and why – did Fyfe and Icebreaker founder Jeremy Moon decide not to take even a sneak preview into their new corporate headquarters before it was opened?
Massey University students Fraser Callaway and Oliver Ward found design graduates were battling the transition to employment. They responded by creating a cunning and colourful platform, connecting students to studios.
We look at the many layers and intricacies of the top winner at this year's PANZ Book Design Awards.
Best Design Awards
The Best Design Awards unveils the brightest stars of our design industry. Here's a look at this year's winners.
Art and commerce are regularly intertwined in the world of marketing; New Zealand creative agency Fly shows us how to do a brilliant job of doing just that.
The New Zealand Vodafone Music Awards has announced the finalists of its technical awards, including our favourite category, Best Album Cover. We delve into the minds of those nominated.
A set up of lights and furniture from the David Trubridge range has made its debut in the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi series Extant.
The technology and home appliances brand has collaborated with Jasmax, and others, for its new Home Smart Home project.
As a child with cancer in hospital, Neerali Parbhu hated the ugly, cumbersome IV drip poles. Now she's designed one especially for kids.
With a crumbling Cathedral at its centre, the rebuild of Christchurch may appear to be no further ahead than when the Government released the blueprint for its recovery two years ago. But apocalyptic woes involving insurance, political interference and flooding are not the whole story. Christchurch journalist Deborah Nation finds those leading the charge are upbeat and optimistic about the future of New Zealand’s second largest city.
Talking life insurance is a sobering enough task, so why not lift the mood with splashes of bright yellow and peaceful blue hues? It's this and other inviting elements that make up AMI's new Auckland retail store.
Fisher & Paykel's former electronics factory has made way for a $5.5 million renovation, unveiling a fancy and modern design centre for the appliance brand. We walk you through.
Grant Difford, founder and creative director of Waking Giants, asks why good professional practice is lacking in the latest pool of design graduates.