Kiwi Kayak Heralds New Era of Design

NZ biochemist Murray Broom’s FirstLight Kayak received a three-page spread in I.D magazine, America’s leading authority on the art, business and culture of design. Reviewer Barbara Flanagan (I.D contributing editor and product designer) hails the 20-pound collapsible kayak as a perfect meeting of form and function. “To paddlers, Broom’s FirstLight Kayak is a sublime achievement. It means we can finally store our boats wherever we live, and take them wherever we go – on foot, by air, by subway … To designers, the museum-worthy vessel is thrilling proof that the age of textiles is here, and that metal is over.”


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Robotic Spot Put to Work Shepherding Flocks

Robotic Spot Put to Work Shepherding Flocks

A collaboration between New Zealand-based cloud-based software platform Rocos and American robotics company Boston Dynamics, has been heralded as the future of farming, Luke Andrews reports for the Daily Mail. The two…