This week a sharp-sided museum dedicated to ill-fated ship the RMS Titanic reminded readers of an iceberg and a Japanese house with a bookcase covering an entire wall raised concerns about the danger of falling books during an earthquake.
Readers described a stark concrete auditorium for a school in Switzerland as "dark and depressing" and "almost fascist" but enjoyed our story on plans for a motorway on the River Thames to ease traffic during the London Olympics, published on 1 April of course.
In the second of our interviews with Tom Dixon the British designer talked about MOST, the multi-faceted showcase for design and culture that he has instigated in Milan. Also ahead of the Milan furniture fair we offered readers the chance to download maps of MOST and the Ventura Lambrate design district.
The design of a torch made from cork sparked a discussion over the practicality of the material and the criteria that should be considered when judging student projects and a video of a hi-tech dress that becomes transparent when the wearer's heart rate increases was popular for obvious reasons.
Homes and interiors magazine Elle Decoration launched a campaign to help British designers protect their work against copying and New York Times design critic Alice Rawsthorn questioned whether Apple will manage to retain its design credentials as it moves forward under new chief executive Timothy D. Cook.
Our presentation of projects from the London borough of Hackney continued with a garden shed-cum-office and one of Dezeen's most popular stories ever, Roger Arquer's non-lethal mousetraps. We also added a new board on Pinterest with images of all the watches available from Dezeen Watch Store.
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