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Oslo boutique by Snøhetta reinterprets the Scandinavian story of creation

(21 minutes ago)
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...)

Stencil Watch by Nendo Inspired by Drafting Tools

(2 hours ago)
A wristwatch inspired by the drafting instruments used by draftsmen for creating precise plans and drawings.

Stirling House is a faceted Sydney home clad with rough timber boards

(3 hours ago)
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...)

Fifty of the world's tallest unfinished skyscrapers will "never complete"

(3 hours ago)
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: three Loom Collection chairs by H to be won

(3 hours ago)
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...)

Laurence Humier's Alchemist Matter Kit teaches children basic chemistry

(5 hours ago)
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...)

EFFEKT to transform abandoned train engine depot into street sports centre

(6 hours ago)
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...)

Bandesign clads a Japanese cafe in mirrors to reflect a row of cherry trees

(8 hours ago)
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...)

Claesson Koivisto Rune designs giant conical pendant lamps for Wästberg

(10 hours ago)
Stockholm design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has created a set of three huge cone-shaped lamps for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg. (more...)

Lakeside sauna by Partisans designed as a cavernous wooden grotto

(18 hours ago)
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...)

Vitra retrospective goes on show in Philadelphia

(19 hours ago)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of products by Swiss brand Vitra to celebrate the company's American ties (+ slideshow). (more...)

Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang is "a celebration of metal"

(20 hours ago)
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...)

Handcrafted Wood Furniture from Israeli Designer Alon Dodo

(21 hours ago)
Israeli designer Alon Dodo designs handcrafted wood furniture with the motto that imperfections add character.

IDEO envisions a future where self-driving workplaces commute to you

(21 hours ago)
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...)

Frank Gehry defends MAD's Lucas Museum for Chicago as judge suspends work

(22 hours ago)
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...)

Compartes Melrose: A Chocolate Shop in Los Angeles

(22 hours ago)
AAmp Studio designed a place you could die happy - A CHOCOLATE SHOP.

A Set of Tools for People Who Have Difficulties Eating

(23 hours ago)
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.

"Chinese architecture will benefit" from CCTV building, says Rem Koolhaas

(2 days ago)
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...)

2014 Gift Guide: Her

(2 days ago)
Here we roundup 10 unique gifts for the always-important women in your life (*cough* like us... *cough*).

Vilkyškių Pieninė

(2 days ago)
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 […]

LOGIFACES: A Concrete Puzzle for Digital Minds

(2 days ago)
A minimalist analogue game meant to stimulate digital minds.

An Outdoor Collection Inspired by Musical Instruments

(2 days ago)
Like listening to the sounds of the ocean in a shell, this outdoor seating collection is musical.

AZPML, Lacaton & Vassal and Kuehn Malvezzi to redesign Montreal's natural science Biodome

(2 days ago)
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...)

Spiralling underwater cities could make oceans inhabitable by 2030

(2 days ago)
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...)

NASA 3D prints its first object aboard the International Space Station

(2 days ago)
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...)

Heneghan Peng's Greenwich architecture school has a restrained exterior and a modern interior

(2 days ago)
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...)

Tokyo house bridges the rooftops of a dental surgery and garage

(2 days ago)
Japanese architect Kunihiko Matsuba has balanced a small white house over the flat rooftops of a dental clinic and garage near Tokyo (+ slideshow). (more...)

TZOA wearable environment tracker measures UV and air pollution

(2 days ago)
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...)

Sparrenberg Castle visitor centre by Max Dudler boasts striated concrete walls

(2 days ago)
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...)

Milan universities team up to launch "unique" food design degree

(2 days ago)
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...)

"Is there a quota of new friends I can make while on this bridge?"

(2 days ago)
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...)

Insect Byproducts Used to Create Sculptural Objects

(2 days ago)
A collection of moody black sculptural objects created from insect waste. What? Yes. Insect waste. And there's a video.

Jewel-inspired office block by Utopia Arkitekter to be built next year in Sweden

(2 days ago)
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...)

A Modern Thai Boxing Gym by Spray Architecture

(2 days ago)
Take an Art Nouveau building in Paris and outfit it with a modern Thai boxing gym and you have magic.

Foster + Partners works on "world's first commercial concrete-printing robot"

(2 days ago)
News: Foster + Partners has teamed up with building contractor Skanska to pioneer the use of 3D-printed concrete in the construction industry. (more...)

2014 Gift Guide: Kids

(2 days ago)
We came up with some cool, creative toys and gifts that the kids in your life will love for a long time.
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