One year ago this week we were still presenting some of our favourite projects from Milan's annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile, which included chairs from a mist-filled showroom, a desk that cascades off the wall and a midnight meal in a darkened apartment. We also featured the zigzag-shaped chair launched there by Zaha Hadid, which no one could work out how to sit on.
Meanwhile, architecture stories continued to be popular with our readers, who couldn't get enough of a split-level apartment filled with nooks and crannies, a staircase encased by faceted wood, and a Swedish cottage with a stark pine interior.
Over in the Netherlands, UNStudio revealed images of a tower striped with horizontal fins and +31 Architects completed a house boat with rounded corners that reminded one of our commenters of the 1970s.
We continued to upload movies onto our brand new video website Dezeen Screen, including interviews we'd filmed with designers such as Yves Behar, Hussein Chalayana and Konstantin Grcic, and in the Dezeen office we welcomed Amy Frearson, who joined the team as architecture reporter.