Japanese architect Kazunori Fujimoto used the golden ratio to generate the proportions of this raw concrete house on the seafront of Fukuyama, Japan (+ slideshow). (more...)
A series of cat houses designed by Los Angeles-based architects were created for Architects for Animals "Giving Shelter" fundraiser this month (+ slideshow). (more...)
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...)
Knives made with a laser-bonded titanium-carbide surface that lasts 300 times longer than standard steel and 5 times longer than ceramic.
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...)
We explore stark white and round up 12 houses that not only have white exteriors, but geometric ones as well.
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: 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...)
This customizable chair has a versatile look that works for the office or home.
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's Evan wallet, which comes in tons of colors, materials and sizes, is a minimalist's dream wallet.
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...)
Create a tiny Italian landscape on your desk using the ceramic miniature desktop organizers shaped like historic monuments.
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...)
A minimalist hotel in Xiamen, China that brings a bit of the outdoors inside.
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...)
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...)
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...)
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 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.
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...)
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...)
Opinion: challenging, idealistic and serious – Brutalism is architecture for grown ups, says Jonathan Meades. (more...)
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...)
Customizable chairs with stitching patterns that were inspired by fashion trends.
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...)
With a strong, rectilinear form, this contemporary house references an ancient Byzantine building.
A pair of designs that combine Italian craftsmanship with Maserati luxury.
News: architecture firm Foster + Partners has designed a 20-metre-long motor yacht with a white leather interior (+ slideshow). (more...)
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
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...)