Monthly archives: July 2012
Dezeen Wire: the organisers of the London Festival of Architecture have announced that the summer fair will now take place every year.
This year's instalment of the formally biennial festival concluded last weekend and featured 16 days of exhibitions, lectures and events that took place in locations across the city. More »
The rain is still pouring down this week and Londoners have become even more obsessed by the weather than usual, with Troika's board that lets you compare the current situation with the day before (above) and Michael Robinson's souvenir poster (below). More »
The last of the Ziiiro watches to be featured in the Dezeen Watch Store summer sale is the Mercury watch. Rings of rotating comets display the time, like the Gravity watch. You can now buy Mercury in black and magenta for only £124 (UK and EU) or £103.33 (rest of the world). Buy now »
Don’t forget you can get 10% off any product at Dezeen Super Store at 38 Monmouth Street, London WC2 with this flyer.
We continue our exploration of tracks by artists on music label Anova Music with this enchanting song by Israeli singer and actress Efrat Ben Zur. Bee is Ben Zur's lulling, almost hypnotic interpretation of the Emily Dickinson poem Bee! I'm Expecting You, and is taken from her 2012 album Robin, which contains eight other Dickinson poems set to music.
Dezeen Wire: applications to architecture and design courses in the UK have fallen significantly this year, according to figures published by UCAS, the University and Colleges Admission Service.
The number of students applying to study architecture fell by 12%, while applications to design courses dropped by nearly 15%.
The overall number of students applying for a degree in the UK has fallen by 9%. Last year the cap on tuition fees for English students was raised to £9,000 a year.
See the UCAS figures for student applications here.