This week on Dezeen

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This week on Dezeen

This week we launched our Designed in Hackney initiative to highlight design talent in the east London borough of Hackney, one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games and home to Dezeen’s offices. More details here.

Our most popular story was an extension to a warehouse in Sheffield that looks like another building's been added on top, which happens to be by Hackney architects Project Orange. An Amsterdam branch of Starbucks inside a former bank was our most-pinned story on Pinterest.

Tom Dixon unveiled his plans for new show MOST in Milan next month, including Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox, just as Montreal designer Craig Alun Smith revealed his scheme to cover the city centre in polychrome bird poo.

Foster + Partners were granted permission to build two 320-metre-high towers beside the Seine near Paris, the founders of Dutch design company Moooi regained majority ownership of the brand and Max Fraser was appointed deputy director of the London Design Festival.

Over on Dezeen Screen we're showing a series of movies by architectural animation studio Factory Fifteen that picture the whole of London as a construction site, fungi used to clean up nuclear radiation and rebuild cities, and virtual landscapes that mean you never need to leave the house.

Finally, GO by Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa for Issey Miyake is now available at Dezeen Watch Store.

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