"Neat Places is an essential guide to the distinctive restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and galleries in New Zealand. Well, Christchurch, Wellington and Oamaru for starters. Our aim is to unveil the treasured places and celebrate the spirit of this eclectic mix of towns (with more to come!). Whether you're a local or just visiting, you'll find something here that tickles your fancy."
Fig.1 "Neat Places" designed by Matt Powell [http://fauxpar.se/]
"When it comes to retail concepts, few brands create spaces as diverse and conceptual as Camper and Aesop. Both brands, though fundamentally different in their origins and sales offerings, showcase a strong affinity to design. Design plays an instrumental role in the consumer experience of their brand. Choosing design innovation as a life style that applies not only to their product allows them to push the envelope for unique solutions with every new store they open. In addition it is to note that Aesop often uses recycled materials or packaging elements creatively in new context. What makes it special is the fact that they team with independent designers (often locals reflecting best on local context) in creating shop concepts, ensuring each is totally unique in its setting in opposition to the trend of global uniformity."
Fig.1 Aesop, Brisbane, Australia.
Fig.2 Camper, Granada.
"A 1987 video has been unearthed featuring a 25-year-old squash-playing, accountancy graduate John Key. The bright-eyed Mr Key features in an early Close-Up story called Big Dealers. The 'portrait of 80s job du jour: foreign exchange dealer', shows the now Prime Minister in 'the pit' (trading room) as a senior forex dealer. 'Forex dealing is a work hard, play hard world with an image of rich brats who wreck restaurants but always somewhere else,' says the reporter. 'I am not denying that, that has happened and I guess that will happen again in the future but I personally perform in that way,' Mr Key responded."
(Deanna Harris, 02 Sep 2010, MediaWorks TV)
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