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The Curio: Curative's selection of things that have us thinking...

A note from us....

Changemaking Magic

The word ‘magic’ always conjures up images of unicorns, fairy dust and other things that don’t seem to be real or of this world. But we’d like to think instead, that being open to ‘magic’ means being perpetually open to the unexpected and to the more unlikely possibilities. The often surprising results of using creativity and collaboration to help solve a few of our society’s challenges – that, to us, is magic.

Spending time with some of the awesome changemakers in our life as we celebrated our 4th birthday got us thinking about what is needed to create real and lasting change. Read some of Eddy's thoughts on the changemaking magic Â»


During the holidays, our designer extraordinaire Jess explored Melbourne and had many magical encounters with a few incredible social enterprises there.  Read more on Jess' Melbourne social enterprise experience »

Being invited into a community to collaborate together to produce work to change attitudes, conversations and behaviour around road safety and licensing has been nothing short of magic and we're excited to see our work on Behind the Wheel Māngere roll out over the coming months. We thought you might like a sneak peek at what's to come »

I’ll leave you with this awesome quote from Elizabeth Gilbert, on living a life with a little bit of magic:

" Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. "

Curative is looking for an awesome (and a little bit magical) Digital Creative; Front End Developer with design skills - to join our family of talented creative generalists to help make the world a lil bit better. The role will involve managing and producing the digital aspects of our innovative and inspirational social change projects. 

- Does this sound like you, or someone you know?

What we're browsing...

The World’s 18 Best Outdoor Campaigns of 2014 – 2015

We love this list of 2015 Cannes Grand Prix and Gold Lion winners for the outdoor ads category. Clever, creative and disruptive, a lot that made it on the list had a social good slant. 

12 Kinds of Kindness

Really cool project by Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh and Timothy Goodman on a social experiment they embarked on to become kinder, more empathetic people. Amazing stories + wicked design and illustrations.

What matters most to people around the world infographic

Beautifully designed infographic and really interesting quick glance at what different people in all parts of the world largely value.

CreativeMornings /NYC: David Kelly on Design is Magical

David Kelley speaks about the growing importance of design to the world and how IDEO continues to routinely innovate through a human-centered design process.

Where we're going...


9-12 February | 77/87 Courtenay Place, The Conference, WLG

Webstock itself is a celebration of the web and its makers – the creativity, the magic, the craft and everything in between. This year’s one is its 10th anniversary, and features industry leaders and kick ass speakers talking on a wide range of topics.

Extraordinary Tales

14 February, 2pm | The Opera House, WLG

Extraordinary Tales of Strength and Daring is a series of get-togethers with a focus on living and learning, on creativity, inspiration and connection with other like-minded, broad-minded individuals.

Auckland Writers Festival: Elizabeth Gilbert

27 February, 7.30pm | Bruce Mason Centre, North Shore, AKL

Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert will deliver an inspiring lecture on creativity in this exclusive Auckland event


19 February, 8am | STUDIO ONE, Ponsonby, AKL

Every month, the Curative crew & other awesome creative volunteers wake up extra early to host CreativeMornings!  This month's global theme is: ETHICS, with speaker Toby Morris. Make sure you get in early to avoid missing out (Registrations open 15 February @ 11am sharp).

A final note...

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