Monthly archives: February 2012
A single-storey studio at the bottom of the garden of a semi-detached house in London creates a separation between work and domestic life for its residents. More »
Dezeen Platform: in this movie Royal College of Art graduate Sarah Colson presents her Portrait Machine, an interactive tool which allows her to create layered portraits using a sheet of glass, acetate and a distortion lens, which we filmed during our micro-exhibition Dezeen Platform at Dezeen Space. Read the full story here. More »
Dezeen Wire: American musician Moby has started a personal blog documenting architecture in Los Angeles. The artist says it's "a daily (or weekly) collection of some of the random and strange and banal and beautiful architecture I see" - see it for yourself here.
Other musicians interested in architecture and design include Ice Cube, who was filmed explaining how architects Charles and Ray Eames inspire him, and Kanye West, who announced plans to launch a design collaborative earlier this year.
Dezeen Wire: British architecture critic Jonathan Glancey has announced his departure from newspaper the Guardian to pursue a freelance career. In a departing article published on Sunday the writer summarises his favourite buildings and stories from a fifteen-year stint with the publication - the Guardian.
You can see our pick of Glancey's most interesting articles here.
In the freezing winter months this wooden sauna on a Finnish island can be towed like a sledge over a frozen lake to find the right spot for a plunge pool. More »
This time five years ago Dezeen visited Stockholm Furniture Fair for the very first time, where we saw an artificial garden created by designer and guest of honour Konstantin Grcic, as well as installations by up and coming designers at the Greenhouse show. More »
Dezeen archive: this week we featured a set of chairs that join together like shopping trolleys to encourage park visitors to tidy them away when they leave (top right) so we thought we'd look ahead to warmer weather by grouping together all our stories about outdoor furniture. See all the stories »
A fabric cloak stretched across the glass facade of this golf ball-shaped office and showroom shades it from direct sunlight. More »
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. More »