One year ago...

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One year ago...

This time last year French designer Matali Crasset completed a village of quirky hotel rooms in the Tunisian desert and Italian silversmith Gianfranco Pampaloni shocked both Dezeen readers and Florence residents by hanging a pierced animal's heart in his shop window for Valentine's day.

We featured more of our favourite projects from Stockholm Furniture Fair, which included chairs with leg warmers, lamps designed to look like stretched rubber bands and a nightlight inside an hourglass.

Meanwhile, French artist Gwen van den Eijnde invented fantastical characters by creating a set of sculptural costumes for himself and photographer Fernando Guerra sent us some photographs of a passageway where coloured windows create a dazzling wall of light.

Our readers were busy debating whether plastic cutlery is acceptable at the dinner table, even if can be used to create little sculptures, while our most popular stories of the week showed pictures of a visitor centre that rises up from a lakeside landscape and a country house clad in slate roof tiles.

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