Snøhetta used the Norse myth of creation as a starting point for the design of this fashion and lifestyle store in Oslo, which uses sculpted wood and blackened metal to suggest areas of fire and ice. (more...)
NOWNESS takes us inside Danish architect Knud Holscher's brick-built minimalist home.
A revamped oil lamp designed for modern times that will outlive the wired variety and a candle.
A wristwatch inspired by the drafting instruments used by draftsmen for creating precise plans and drawings.
After being instructed not to design a "white box minimalist house", MAC Interactive Architects specified weathered timber boards for the exterior of this narrow Sydney residence (+ slideshow). (more...)
News: financial fiascos and political problems have caused 50 skyscrapers taller than 150 metres to be started and never finished, according to industry experts. (more...)
Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with London furniture brand H to give readers the chance to win one of three elastic woven Loom Chairs in celebration of the brand's online shop launch. (more...)
This kit launched by Belgian designer Laurence Humier includes sets of containers filled with materials that children can mix together to learn simple chemical reactions. (more...)
News: Danish architecture studio EFFEKT has triumphed in a competition to design a street sports facility in and around a crumbling train engine roundhouse in Esbjerg, south-west Denmark (+ slideshow). (more...)
A bank of cherry blossoms are mirrored in the reflective gables of this cafe that angles around a smaller tree in Gifu, Japan, by architecture studio Bandesign (+ slideshow). (more...)
Stockholm design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has created a set of three huge cone-shaped lamps for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg. (more...)
Behind the burnt-timber exterior of this sauna by Canadian studio Partisans is a cavernous cedar interior that emulates the form of a seaside grotto (+ slideshow). (more...)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of products by Swiss brand Vitra to celebrate the company's American ties (+ slideshow). (more...)
A new book will document a dying breed of architecture and Americana: the roadside rest stop.
Inside Festival 2014: Hong Kong architect Joyce Wang explains how she incorporated her client's "love for metals" into the interior of a luxury Shanghai penthouse (+ movie). (more...)
Israeli designer Alon Dodo designs handcrafted wood furniture with the motto that imperfections add character.
American design consultancy IDEO has developed a series of concept vehicles that imagine how autonomous vehicles could transform the way we work, shop and travel (+ movie). (more...)
News: Frank Gehry has written an open letter defending the design for the George Lucas Museum by Chinese architecture firm MAD, as a legal wrangle threatens to delay the project. (more...)
AAmp Studio designed a place you could die happy - A CHOCOLATE SHOP.
A set of food-related tools to help people who have difficulties eating food and drinking so they can rejoin the social aspects of both.
News: Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA's CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of "weird architecture" in the country. (more...)
Here we roundup 10 unique gifts for the always-important women in your life (*cough* like us... *cough*).
Designed by VRS WPI Vilnius | Country: Lithuania | Pair with: Tretorn “Kefir is a very tradicional drink in Lithuania. It is definately not a drink that is considered to be “cool” to drink. Vilkyškių pieninė – a producer of fresh milk products decided to change that. So we make a new packaging design for a […]
The gaping hole in the centre of this office block in Paris was designed by MVRDV to preserve views of another local building (+ slideshow). (more...)
A minimalist analogue game meant to stimulate digital minds.
Like listening to the sounds of the ocean in a shell, this outdoor seating collection is musical.
News: a trio of international architecture firms will redevelop and add new facilities to Montreal's natural science museum, housed in a vast glass velodrome within the grounds of the city's former Olympic park. (more...)
News: underwater cities with infrastructure networks spiralling down into the depths of the oceans could be a reality as soon as 2030, according to a Japanese construction company. (more...)
News: a 3D printer on the International Space Station has produced its first object, "paving the way to future long-term space expeditions" according to the US space agency NASA. (more...)
Behind a traditional limestone facade, Heneghan Peng's new architecture school for the University of Greenwich is a four-storey composition of steel and glass centred around a double-height critique room (+ movie). (more...)
Japanese architect Kunihiko Matsuba has balanced a small white house over the flat rooftops of a dental clinic and garage near Tokyo (+ slideshow). (more...)
A group of Canadian designers has created a wearable device that monitors environmental data including air quality and UV radiation, and presents the metrics via an app. (more...)
Multi-tonal layers of concrete resemble bands of sediment on the walls of this visitor centre designed by Swiss architect Max Dudler for a medieval fortress in Germany (+ slideshow). (more...)
News: designers including Marti Guixè and Stefano Giovannoni will be among the teaching staff of a food design course being co-developed by one of Italy's leading design schools – an increasingly popular subject area for design education (+ interview). (more...)
Comments update: Thomas Heatherwick found himself at the centre of a flurry of criticism this week, as planning documents revealed some unusual restrictions for his proposed bridge across the River Thames. (more...)
A collection of moody black sculptural objects created from insect waste. What? Yes. Insect waste. And there's a video.
News: Utopia Arkitekter has unveiled plans to build a multi-faceted office block clad with shards of metal and glass beside the train station in Uppsala, Sweden (+ slideshow). (more...)
Take an Art Nouveau building in Paris and outfit it with a modern Thai boxing gym and you have magic.
News: Foster + Partners has teamed up with building contractor Skanska to pioneer the use of 3D-printed concrete in the construction industry. (more...)
We came up with some cool, creative toys and gifts that the kids in your life will love for a long time.