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Nanoscience delivers 'Space Ghost' wrist device

This video may be more than seven months old, but it's still relevant to the revolutionary leaps being made in the Nanoscience field. Launched alongside...

The playground of the future

According to researchers, as children have replaced outdoor physical recreation with video games and internet surfing, the way they actually play has become more...

Green Box: Pizza box turns into plates and storage unit

Saving the planet one pizza at a time... sort of. Green Box is manufactured from 100 percent recycled material and can be easily broken down...

Dots Gloves: Just the thing for an iPhone winter

Thinking back, those old gloves with the fingers cut off were a triumph of rationality over common sense. Useful, but kinda pointless. Fortunately, glove...

Basejumpers use wingsuits to fly – just amazing

These basejumpers grew board of just jumping off cliffs, falling for a bit then popping a shoot. So they built sugar-glider wing suits and began to fly. That wasn't quite doing it for them, so they went to Norway and began flying close - really close - to cliffs and rocks... even roads.

Hip! Sneakers made from London Underground seats

Eco-conscious footwear company, Above+Below London, is now selling shoes made from material that once adorned seats on London's transport system. The shoes' leather upper parts are made from discarded wallets and the soles from used car tyres. They are assembled in Portugal in non-sweaty shop conditions.

One man’s trash is another man’s shelter

Twelve-year-old Max Wallack recently won Grand Prize at the recent Design Squad 'Trash or Treasure' competition for his "Home Dome" design - make-shift shelter for the homeless made out of trash.

One man's trash is another man's shelter

Twelve-year-old Max Wallack recently won Grand Prize at the recent Design Squad 'Trash or Treasure' competition for his "Home Dome" design - make-shift shelter for the homeless made out of trash.

More weird and wonderful business card designs

We're all for applying creativity with a dash of the absurd as a way to stand out from the crowd. And what better way to leave a lasting first impression on potential business contacts than handing them a business card that will makes them chuckle, gasp or drool with envy?

The Fine Print: Know your art

Published in Australian Anthill Magazine, Dec 2008/Jan 2009 The most successful companies not only continually innovate but they position their innovations within a framework of competitor...

An email exchange with Harry Hellraiser

Not so long ago, I received an email sporting the colourful headline, "I am pissed off Mr 'ethical businessman'." Receiving the odd spray is all...

The hunt for our next cover goes global

As part of our ongoing Magazine 2.0 Experiment, we asked readers to suggest ideas for our cover. We were so impressed by your ideas...

Magazine 2.0 Experiment: the cover

The most important thing to get right when producing a consumer magazine is also the hardest. I'm talking about the cover. Aside from pleasing subscribers, the...

The car polygraph

If it’s true that necessity is the mother of invention, I never want to get in a car with either Bernhard Mattes or Gottfried...

Website of the Week: Lost At E Minor

Something a bit different this week. At Anthill, we're keen advocates of great design as a gateway to untapped creativity. We place immense emphasis on...

Unusual business card designs

If you’ve ever seen the movie American Psycho (based on Brett Easton Ellis’s extremely dark novel), you will surely remember the “business card” scene...

Time to get serious

BI-GOODNESS is a bi-monthly column dedicated to the quirky, generally funny and often dangerously impractical inventions and business concepts that occasionally come our way....

Lighter-than-air furniture

It's probably fair to assume that when Lionel Richie sang "Dancing on the ceiling", he was on an altogether different trip to William A. Calderwood of Peoria, Arizona, author of US patent 4888836 (1989) - "Lighter-than-air furniture".

Cane and able (to party!)

BI-GOODNESS is a bi-monthly column dedicated to the quirky, generally funny and often dangerously impractical inventions and business concepts that occasionally come our way....

Hi-tech beer mat

BI-GOODNESS is a bi-monthly column dedicated to the quirky, generally funny and often dangerously impractical inventions and business concepts that occasionally come our way....

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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