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Architects design cat shelters for animal charity fundraiser

(5 hours ago)
A series of cat houses designed by Los Angeles-based architects were created for Architects for Animals "Giving Shelter" fundraiser this month (+ slideshow). (more...)

Paul Crofts launches Cu29 pendant light based on copper pastry-cutting tools

(6 hours ago)
London Design Festival 2014: this copper pendant light by London-based Paul Crofts Studio alludes to pastry-cutting utensils, a reference to the patisserie it was originally designed for. (more...)

Furtif Evercut Knives Only Need Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

(7 hours ago)
Knives made with a laser-bonded titanium-carbide surface that lasts 300 times longer than standard steel and 5 times longer than ceramic.

"Apple should lead the way between technology, culture and design"

(7 hours ago)
Opinion: Apple's latest launches show it has become reactive rather than innovative, but after leading the market for 30 years it could still have an important role to play, says Karim Rashid. (more...)

12 Houses with Geometric White Exteriors

(8 hours ago)
We explore stark white and round up 12 houses that not only have white exteriors, but geometric ones as well.

One-Handed Bandaid

(8 hours ago)

Dousing That Fire

(8 hours ago)

Shigeru Ban wins contest to design Tainan Museum of Fine Arts

(8 hours ago)
News: Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has won a competition to create a museum of fine art and culture in Taiwan's oldest city. (more...)

Competition: win a trip to Milan courtesy of MINI

(8 hours ago)
Competition: we've teamed up with MINI to offer one lucky UK-based reader the chance to win a weekend away to Milan for two people, plus use of the new MINI Hatch during the trip. (more...)

A Chair With An Adaptable Base Perfect for Office or Home

(9 hours ago)
This customizable chair has a versatile look that works for the office or home.

Roger Arquer designs a nutcracker to "tickle the soul"

(9 hours ago)
Maison&Objet 2014: Roger Arquer has updated an object from his childhood to create Nut Hammer – a nutcracker with a soft silicone head that fits over the end of a hammer – for Danish design brand Menu (+ movie). (more...)

Ainste Modern Minimalist Wallet

(10 hours ago)
Ainste's Evan wallet, which comes in tons of colors, materials and sizes, is a minimalist's dream wallet.

Bouroullec brothers and Richard Rogers honoured with London Design Medal awards

(10 hours ago)
London Design Festival: French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been awarded this year's London Design Medal, with British architect Richard Rogers receiving the lifetime achievement prize. (more...)

Miniature Monuments Become A Functional Desktop Landscape

(11 hours ago)
Create a tiny Italian landscape on your desk using the ceramic miniature desktop organizers shaped like historic monuments.

Tokyo Designers Week to make Tent London debut at London Design Festival 2014

(11 hours ago)
Dezeen promotion: Tokyo Designers Week will present work by emerging Japanese artists and designers during its debut appearance at Tent London during the London Design Festival this week. (more...)

Dousing That Fire

(11 hours ago)

Minimalist Hotel Made of Boxes “Growing” from the Mountainside

(12 hours ago)
A minimalist hotel in Xiamen, China that brings a bit of the outdoors inside.

Vo Trong Nghia unveils second prototype for low-cost Vietnamese housing

(12 hours ago)
Vo Trong Nghia Architects has revealed its second-phase prototype for an affordable and low-maintenance dwelling for Vietnam, as part of a project aimed at solving the country's housing crisis (+ slideshow). (more...)

Rogers Stirk Harbour unveils waterfront skyscrapers for first Middle East job

(12 hours ago)
News: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has revealed its first-ever project in the Middle East – a row of four waterfront skyscrapers underway in Abu Dhabi. (more...)

Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe

(15 hours ago)
News: a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on public roads in Germany and the EU (+ slideshow). (more...)

Courtly Cutlery

(17 hours ago)

Happy Hips for Pups

(17 hours ago)

Courtly Cutlery

(18 hours ago)

Happy Hips for Pups

(18 hours ago)

Kindergarten by Ecker Architekten features an austere colour palette and a spiral staircase

(18 hours ago)
The distinctive grey and yellow colour palette of this nursery school in Germany, by Ecker Architekten, extends to lighting fixtures, storage closets, doors and staircases (+ slideshow). (more...)

MOCO@ #ParisDesignWeek: the shows on social media

(19 hours ago)
MOCO LOCO is in Paris this weekend for Paris Design Week and Maison Objet 2014.MOCO Contributing Editor Thien Ta Trung is attending the various events, taking pictures and sharing on twitter.com/mocoloco, on facebook.com/mocoloco, on Google+, and on Instagram.We're also collecting all those posts for you to see in one place, here.

Formafantasma uses saxophones and a brass pendulum to track the passing of time

(20 hours ago)
London Design Festival 2014: Italian design duo Formafantasma has installed a range of unusual timepieces in the showroom of British furniture brand Established & Sons. (more...)

Brutalist buildings: Unité d'Habitation, Marseille by Le Corbusier

(2 days ago)
Le Corbusier's first Unité d'Habitation is arguably the most influential Brutalist building of all time. With its human proportions, chunky pilotis and interior "streets", it redefined high-density housing by reimagining a city inside an 18-storey slab block. (more...)

"There was good brutalism and bad, but even the bad was done in earnest"

(2 days ago)
Opinion: challenging, idealistic and serious – Brutalism is architecture for grown ups, says Jonathan Meades. (more...)

Keiichi Matsuda to "explore the future of the city" in new film

(2 days ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: London designer Keiichi Matsuda shows us how he is making his new film about the future of augmented reality in the next preview of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition. (more...)

Mannequin: A Chair with Customizable Options

(2 days ago)
Customizable chairs with stitching patterns that were inspired by fashion trends.

Turn on the Quiet

(2 days ago)

Ilona Gaynor designs staging for a hypothetical court case

(2 days ago)
London designer and filmmaker Ilona Gaynor looks at how the setup of a courtroom can manipulate how a case is perceived for her Designers in Residence commission at London's Design Museum (+ slideshow). (more...)

Cassell Street: A Contemporary Byzantine Residence

(2 days ago)
With a strong, rectilinear form, this contemporary house references an ancient Byzantine building.

Maserati by Zanotta at YOO Home

(2 days ago)
A pair of designs that combine Italian craftsmanship with Maserati luxury.

Turn on the Quiet

(2 days ago)

Foster + Partners combines the cruising yacht with the day boat to create Alen 68 vessel

(2 days ago)
News: architecture firm Foster + Partners has designed a 20-metre-long motor yacht with a white leather interior (+ slideshow). (more...)

New Pinterest board: Dezeen Watch Store at London Design Festival 2014

(2 days ago)
Dezeen Watch Store will be returning to designjunction this week to host one of our popular pop-up shops, so we've put together a Pinterest board to showcase the designer watches that will be available.The temporary store will run from 18 to 21 September on the ground floor of the former postal building, where you'll find us next to the Alessi cafe at stand G58.Follow Dezeen Watch Store on Pinterest | Follow our London Design Festival 2014 coverage

Chamber design gallery opens in New York's Chelsea

(2 days ago)
Pieces by Tom Dixon, Wim Crouwel and Alessandro Mendini feature in the first collection at New York's latest design gallery and boutique Chamber, curated by Belgian artists Studio Job (+ movie). (more...)
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