Monthly archives: January 2012
This wristband by sports brand Nike tracks your movement throughout the day and gives you points for being more active. More »
Dezeen Wire: Tom Campbell of BOP Consulting has published an article on the company's culture and creative industries blog slamming the UK government's new student immigration rules as "a potential disaster for the UK's creative and design sector."
The new regulations are due to come into effect in April and mean non-EU students will no longer have the right to apply to stay in the UK upon completing their studies, instead returning home and "taking their talents, intellectual property and entrepreneurial energies with them." Read the full article here.
A neat row of wooden louvers conceals a small sleeping chamber inside the attic staffroom of a hair salon in Hamamatsu, Japan. More »
Dezeen Wire: design critic Alice Rawsthorn interviews Japanese designer Oki Sato of Nendo about how the company got its name, the humour and stories behind their work and his current preoccupation with glass-blowing - New York Times
Nendo presented two exhibitions of their work in Paris last week: furniture that's only stable when objects are placed on it and another collection at Carpernters Workshop Gallery that includes containers made of agricultural netting, tables with glass tops that have been allowed to flow outside their frames and huge blown-glass bubbles trapped in steel coffee tables.
See all our stories about Nendo here and watch our interview with Oki Sato on Dezeen Screen.
It may look like a giant bird’s nest but this stick-covered dome is actually a horse-riding arena in the Czech Republic. More »
This tiny gabled pharmacy is squeezed into a narrow alleyway between two towering apartment blocks in Osaka. More »
Following last week's announcement that writer Alain de Botton plans to build a series of temples for atheists, here are some more images of the first structure planned for the City of London. More »
Seoul designers HawaSoo have designed a clothes rail, a lamp and a stool that are styled like components of a bicycle. More »
Climbing plants grow in the recesses of this mysterious steel fence, which conceals the entrance to a renovated coach house in north London. More »
This time five years ago the concrete formwork of Zaha Hadid's MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Arts was only just beginning to take shape in Rome. The building finally completed in 2009 and went on to win the Stirling Prize the following year. More »