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Numen/For Use combines "height and wobbliness" in net staircase for Linz gallery

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Visitors to an Austrian museum transcend the exhibition space on a steep black staircase constructed from layers of net by design collective Numen/For Use (+ slideshow). (more...)

Robotic vacuum cleaners perform a Viennese Waltz at Biennale Interieur 2014

(4 hours ago)
Interieur 2014: a troop of robotic vacuum cleaners "waltz" with each other around a school gymnasium in this installation for the Biennale Interieur event in Kortrijk, Belgium (+ movie). (more...)

I-da Arquitectos sinks holiday apartments into the Portuguese countryside

(13 hours ago)
The two main buildings of this Portuguese holiday complex by I-da Arquitectos are dug into a hillside, partly burying them in the sloping terrain (+ slideshow). (more...)

This week on Dezeen

(15 hours ago)
This week Frank Gehry responded to criticism of his architecture by wielding his middle finger to gathered journalists (pictured), and we reported on the Chinese president's call for an end to "weird architecture" in China. Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our track of the week. (more...)

Carla & Carlo: Dressing Tables by Florian Schmid

(15 hours ago)
Dressing tables that have geometric compositions made from the way the wooden shelf and mirror join together.

Future tourists could "travel the virtual world instead of the physical"

(16 hours ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: advances in 3D-scanning technology could enable virtual tourism by providing a "life-like experience" of faraway places says architect Pernilla Ohrstedt (+ movie). (more...)

ZURLO NY Launches Two High-End Luxury Bags

(17 hours ago)
A collection of high-end leather bags featuring graphic, die-cut patterns on the exterior.

Job of the week: eyewear designer at Ron Arad Associates

(17 hours ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for an eyewear designer at Ron Arad Associates, whose founder launched a range of 3D printed spectacles and sunglasses in Milan last year (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Apple's Marc Newson designs a shotgun for Beretta

(19 hours ago)
News: Italian gun brand Beretta is set to launch a hunting shotgun by Apple designer Marc Newson next month. (more...)

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Friday Five with Kristin Moses of DesignGood

(20 hours ago)
Take a look at the five beautiful, and varied, selections chosen by DesignGood founder Kristin Moses.

Grooming retreat in Mallorca offers "ritual of self-cleansing" before and after horse riding

(21 hours ago)
This wooden platform that rises up from a barley field in Mallorca gives a young equestrian a space for contemplation and grooming before and after horse riding (+ slideshow). (more...)

"98% of what gets built today is shit" says Frank Gehry

(23 hours ago)
News: American architect Frank Gehry has responded to criticism of his own architectural style by giving an audience of journalists the middle finger and saying that most architecture today has "no sense of design". (more...)

Studio MK27's "bookstore of the 21st century" was designed as a social meeting place

(2 days ago)
The vast open-plan interior of this São Paulo bookshop by Studio MK27 was designed to encourage shoppers to stay and read the books they've purchased or to simply hang out with friends (+ movie). (more...)

Aluminium bowls by Fort Standard stand on piloti-like legs

(2 days ago)
Fort Standard's aluminium Standing Bowls are raised on slim angular fins that reference the planar supports used to elevate buildings above the ground (+ slideshow). (more...)

Colboc Franzen's Parisian social housing matches the proportions of its 1930s neighbours

(2 days ago)
The stepped rooftops and industrial details of these Parisian council blocks by Colboc Franzen & Associés are designed to integrate the scheme with the neighbouring buildings (+ slideshow). (more...)

Ron Arad is one of few contemporary designers with art collector appeal, says French auctioneer

(2 days ago)
An auction taking place during Parisian art fair FIAC next week will cement Ron Arad's reputation as one of the only collectible contemporary designers on the art market, according to French auction house Artcurial (+ slideshow). (more...)

Stool & Table That’s Easy to Disassemble & Move

(2 days ago)
A stool and a side table outfitted with a simple mounting system that makes moving a cinch.

Fresh From The Dairy: Cozy Duvet Covers

(2 days ago)
Cozy up with one of these modern duvet covers designed by a Society6 artist.

The UK "is not interested in funding" public buildings says David Chipperfield

(2 days ago)
Interview: the UK is a difficult place to "do architecture" thanks to the dominance of the commercial sector and a lack of government investment says British architect David Chipperfield, whose firm is refurbishing Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. (more...)

An Apartment with Bold Details in Gdynia, Poland

(2 days ago)
An apartment in Poland with fun details and a minimal, black and white color palette.

Markus Linnenbrink's Off the Wall! installation immerses visitors in colour

(2 days ago)
Brightly coloured stripes based on refracted light run across the walls, ceilings and floors of an art gallery in Nuremberg, Germany, in this immersive installation by Markus Linnenbrink (+ slideshow). (more...)

Collaborative Art Project Spreads Butterflies Around the World

(2 days ago)
A collaborative art project spreads butterfly 'guerrilla sculpture' around the world.

Dezeen Mail #225

(2 days ago)
China's "weird" architecture, Sou Fujimoto's latest installation and a "bamboo forest" feature in Dezeen Mail issue 225. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 225 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

"So spectacularly ill-judged that you almost long for Libeskind's earnestness"

(2 days ago)
Opinion: the refurbishment of London's Imperial War Museum by Norman Foster is a "botched" job, but it's hardly surprising given the UK's strange attitude to its own history, says Owen Hatherley. (more...)

Embodying Original Spirit: Pete Raho of Gowanus

(2 days ago)
Mount Gay Rum is celebrating craftsmanship, history and tradition by telling the stories of four artists - read about maker Pete Raho.

Hotel design event Sleep returns to London next month

(2 days ago)
Dezeen promotion: annual hotel design event Sleep is set to return to London's Business Design Centre next month. (more...)

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito/UAo

(2 days ago)
Science Hills was designed and constructed as an homage to the inheritance and spirit of the industrial mecca of Ishikawa, Japan.

Powerhouse remodels Rotterdam office foyer in marble and dark wood to resemble a hotel lobby

(2 days ago)
Powerhouse Company has remodelled the lower floors of a 1980s office block in Rotterdam to create a marble-lined foyer and dining space designed to emulate a hotel lobby (+ slideshow). (more...)

Herzog & de Meuron unveils Basel campus redesign for Roche healthcare

(2 days ago)
News: Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its plans to redevelop the Basel campus of Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche, adding a 205-metre-high tower and a research centre (+ slideshow). (more...)

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