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Mercedes-Benz presents Zambesi at Fashion Week

  • Design
  • July 20, 2017
  • Benjamin Mack
Mercedes-Benz presents Zambesi at Fashion Week

No stranger to sponsoring fashion weeks across the globe, Mercedes-Benz is working with Zambesi for the latest iteration of its Mercedes-Benz Presents designer partnership. One of the biggest motivations: innovation.

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#Trending: Aesthetic food

  • Design
  • July 13, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
#Trending: Aesthetic food

From food that’s just dye-ing to be different to snacks on acid, the latest craze of aesthetically-driven rainbow food is a head-scratcher.

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Designers behind Ketz-ke launch new label Leo+Be

  • Design
  • July 11, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Designers behind Ketz-ke launch new label Leo+Be

The sisters behind Kiwi fashion label Ketz-ke have launched a new label aimed at Millennial women, Leo+Be. With 29 years in the fashion industry, co-founders Jenny Drury and Brenda Wilkinson look forward to a fresh start while tapping into the networks they've established. Drury discussed Leo+Be with The Register.

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Iconic Wellington denim store Hurricane Jeans shifts and rebrands

  • Design
  • July 3, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Iconic Wellington denim store Hurricane Jeans shifts and rebrands

Hurricane Jeans opened on Manners St in 1991, but one year on from its 25th anniversary, owner David Byrne is shaking things up with a shift from Manners St to Willis St. The business is also rebranding to become Hurricane Denim, complete with a new logo incorporating Wellington’s Pencarrow Lighthouse.

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Heritage retail: New life for a museum shop

  • Design
  • June 7, 2017
  • Courtney Devereux
Heritage retail: New life for a museum shop

The Auckland War Memorial Museum’s new in-house retail store has opened to enthusiastic customers and impressive numbers after a bold facelift that’s boosted transactions by 79 percent.

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Shoe queen Kathryn Wilson shares a few of her favourite things

  • Design
  • April 27, 2017
  • Elly Strang
Shoe queen Kathryn Wilson shares a few of her favourite things

The Register's sister site Idealog is in the middle of celebrating Design Month. It's picked the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. Here's shoe designer and retailer Kathryn Wilson.

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Retailer Ingrid Starnes shares a few of her favourite things

  • Design
  • April 26, 2017
  • Elly Strang
Retailer Ingrid Starnes shares a few of her favourite things

The Register's sister site Idealog is in the middle of celebrating Design Month. It's picked the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. Here's fashion designer Ingrid Starnes.

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The problem with the cult of new design

  • Design
  • April 20, 2017
  • David Trubridge
The problem with the cult of new design

Fashion and technology advances have created a consumer that's obsessed with the latest new and shiny goods to hit the shelves, but acclaimed New Zealand designer David Trubridge says there's no need apply this to design disciplines like furniture and lighting. Here, he argues why designers need to remember quality is better than novelty.

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The quiet: Small stores in regional towns

Journalist Steve Braunias has released a new book with photographer Peter Black focusing on the quiet beauty of small-town Kiwi shops.

 
 
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Home dessert delivery service The Pie Piper has combined their love of authentic food and community support within their soon-to-open flagship store. The original home ...

 
 

Zambesi matches high fashion with high tech for Huawei

  • Design
  • April 13, 2017
  • StopPress Team
Zambesi matches high fashion with high tech for Huawei

Technology and fashion are in some ways natural bedmates in the sense that they both focus on pushing the bounds by introducing trends or products the public might not yet be ready for. And for the launch of the new Huawei P10, Pead PR worked closely with clothing company Zambesi to bring these two worlds even closer together by orchestrating an avant-garde fashion show.

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Nike enlists local artist Andrew J. Steel

  • Design
  • April 6, 2017
  • Elly Strang
Nike enlists local artist Andrew J. Steel

Last week, international shoe brand Nike celebrated 30 years of its Air Max shoes by teaming up with a group of young New Zealand creatives whom it picked to push the envelope of design and showcase what they do best.

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Cloud atlas: Richard Clarkson's weather-inspired lights

  • Design
  • April 6, 2017
  • Anna Bradley-Smith
Cloud atlas: Richard Clarkson's weather-inspired lights

Any mention of the cloud these days tends to lead to thoughts of software and server farms. But young Kiwi designer Richard Clarkson has taken a more literal approach and his range of technology-infused, meteorological-themed lights is gaining plenty of global attention.

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