Monthly archives: November 2011
The latest batch of designers and brands to be added to the line up for our Christmas pop-up store The Temporium include WRAP magazine (above), whose large format pull-out illustrations are perfect for wrapping presents.
There are also pencils in the shape of crucifixes, lace-up leather grips for handlebars, deluxe paper planes and much more… More »
Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Hugh Pearman has expressed admiration for the mature and understated nature of Dutch practice OMA's design for a new headquarters for merchant bank Rothschild on a sensitive site near the Bank of England – Hugh Pearman
Pearman suggests that it is "a miracle that a ‘foreign’ firm of architects with a reputation for the outrageous won the 2005 competition to redevelop the site," but describes their approach to this project as "well-mannered, corporate, svelte, positively self-effacing."
The area's history demanded a low-key approach and Pearman adds that, although he wishes the building "wasn’t on quite such good behaviour," its response to the brief "makes the right urbanistic moves and is enlivened by some flashes of wit."
Dutch designers Tjep. have completed three quirky shops and sales counters in the newly refurbished Departure Lounge 3 of Schiphol airport, Amsterdam. More »
This time five years ago designer Fabio Novembre created an interior filled with winding ribbons of Corian for a shoe shop in Rome and we published images of Tadao Ando's building for the Issey Miyake Foundation as it neared completion. More »
Dezeen archive: Fantastic Norway's mountain lodge with a sloping roof that you can ski over (top left) was one of our most poplar stories this week and our thoughts are turning to all things wintery, so this week we've rounded up all our stories about skating, skiing and sledging. See all the stories »
Want more choice in your chocolate box? Mix and match fillings and toppings with these modular chocolates by French designer Elsa Lambinet. More »
Dezeen promotion: the opening of our Christmas pop-up store The Temporium on Thursday 1 December coincides with the Seven Dials shopping event and you can receive a 20% discount on all Dezeen Watch Store products as well as at other nearby stores on the evening by registering on the Seven Dials website. More »