This week sports brand Nike launched a range of knitted running shoes, car brand Mini unveiled a panel-van version of the Mini Clubman and RCA graduate Min-Kyu Choi put his award-winning folding plug graduation project into production.
A website called Arch Leaks was launched to reveal the secrets of architecture firms and some users immediately set about creating and rating fake practices, while open-source designs for spectacle frames cut from 18mm plywood stirred up an amusing debate among our readers. "We are currently working on the next iteration of WikiGlasses - a range of 18mm ply open-source contact lenses," comments the designer.
Meanwhile construction began on David Adjaye's Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC and Kengo Kuma and Associates showed a Starbucks outlet that one reader claims is "possibly the coolest coffee shop ever."
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