Monthly archives: January 2012

This week on Dezeen

This week on Dezeen

Our most controversial story this week announced writer Alain de Botton's plans to erect temples for atheists across the UK - read the story and join the debate here. It also emerged that Disney were selling a T-shirt inspired by the 1979 album cover of Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, but don't rush to order one as they've all sold. We also showed a robe made of golden silk harvested from over a million wild spiders and a tower built by flying robots. More »

Central Saint Martins appoints Jeremy Till
as head of college


Dezen Wire:
London art and design college Central Saint Martins has appointed Jeremy Till as head of college. Till will leave his role as dean of the school of architecture at the University of Westminster to take up his new position, which includes joining the executive board of the University of the Arts London.

Central Saint Martins moved to a new campus in Kings Cross, designed by Stanton Williams, in October 2012. See photos and our story about the campus here. More »

Moss design store
to close


Dezeen Wire:
influential New York design store Moss is to close its Soho space on 17 Feb after 18 years of business, due to lagging sales - New York Times

Store owners Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell, whose shop launched the careers of designers such as Maarten Baas and Hella Jongerius, intend to move from the Soho shop to a smaller space where they hope to continue exhibiting and selling new design.

Read our 2007 interview with Murray Moss here.