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Out now: Lucire issue 48, with free shipping for UK and US

Tesla Roadster delayed, but not due to batteries

October 29, 2007/22.58

Darryl Siry at Tesla Motors sent out an email today advising that The New York Times got an important fact wrong about the production delay facing the Tesla Roadster. On his blog are the facts: I spoke with John Markoff, the author of the article, and he said he was apologetic for the error and […]

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A future Lucire Car to Be Seen in?

October 28, 2007/5.19

[Cross-posted] Honda’s Takeo Fukui has said that he will put the world’s ?rst hydrogen fuel-cell car on the market by next year, with a sticker price of around £50,000. The car emits water vapour as its “exhaust”.    This is fabulous thinking: rather than hold the technology back, as all the other automakers are doing, […]

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100 per cent New Zealand-designed

October 27, 2007/1.16

Yesterday, I saw this proclamation one time too many: ‘100% New Zealand Design’.    I worked for a company once, as a design assistant, that stated on its catalogue that it was 100 per cent ‘Designed in New Zealand’. Well, not only is this a wishy-washy statement trying to detract from the stigma of off-shore manufacture; in the […]

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The Tesla Roadster is ready

October 13, 2007/23.29

Here’s Lucire’s Car to be Seen in 2007, in production and available to the public. The Tesla Roadster might not sound throaty and grunty but for those of us who grew up with Knight Rider, I suspect we will not care. And the rich environmentalists and celebs who will buy one certainly won’t. […]

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Monica’s back, in a new shoot with Florin Radu

/13.17

In the last 10 years, we have broken quite a few stories: Zac Posen had his first in-depth interview with Lucire, we take credit for the first pieces on Christina Perriam and Kathryn Wilson, and over in Romania, Monica Colombeanu (née Gabor), who was famous in her own right, became a cover girl for the […]

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Supporting literacy: recycle your magazines

October 11, 2007/22.56

‘Magazine publishing powerhouses and reading advocates team to inspire schools to join global magazine recycling initiative for literacy’. The press release may have a long headline, but the cause is a worthy one.    Since 2005, Lucire has supported the initiatives of MagazineLiteracy.org, aimed at promoting literacy to children initially in the US, through the use […]

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The little anomalies of life

October 8, 2007/4.39

The original ‘People’s Coffee’ lies on Constable Street. ‘People’s’, or ‘Peeps’, as it is affectionately known, is the real deal among the over-hyped climate of charity-based companies. There are certain unspoken rules by which it makes ot easy to pick a newbie. First, the wait is part of the process: you are buying a “boutique coffee”. If […]

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The new Zinio edition, downloadable now

October 6, 2007/13.18

Due to a licensing mix-up with the US edition, we went on Zinio, then went off Zinio, and it was due to the New Zealand and Australian of?ces of this digital magazine delivery service that we had things sorted out for Lucire’s issue 23.    Last week, we uploaded issue 24, which took a tad longer […]

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Meeting Donna Loveday

/3.42

[Cross-posted] Had a great chat this morning to curator Donna Loveday from the Design Museum. Her exhibition, When Philip Met Isabella, a tribute to milliner Philip Treacy and the late Isabella Blow, is on at the New Dowse in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, after dropping by in St Petersburg and Melbourne, and I would seriously […]

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When fashion and beauty magazines bore

October 3, 2007/0.27

A designer, who shall remain nameless, recently said that Lucire was the only New Zealand [fashion] magazine she knew of that had any real journalism in it. I was very happy to hear that feedback, and it seems the concern of fashion magazines lacking depth is something shared by others. Stevie Wilson, Lucire’s former US […]

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