Monthly archives: July 2012

Dezeen Super Store opening party

Dezeen Super Store opening party

We're having a party! Join us this evening to celebrate our Dezeen Super Store pop-up at 38 Monmouth Street in the Seven Dials district of Covent Garden, London WC2 from 6pm to 9pm.

Sounds will be provided by Dezeen Music Project and Big Jambox. RSVP to

The store is open until 30 September 2012 so if you can't make the party you can visit during the Olympics or the London Design Festival. Don't forget to print out the flyer to get a 10% discount!

London 2012 marketing rules damage architects
- shadow Olympics Minister

Dezeen Wire:
 the shadow Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has criticised London 2012 organisers over the stringent marketing rules that will prevent architects from entering their Olympics projects into awards – The Guardian

"This kind of stricture was never the intention when the rules were designed," said Jowell. "I hope that a reasonable compromise can be found so that these great British architects can get the recognition that they deserve."

Earlier this week, Wilkinson Eyre were presented with a "protest award" at the 2012 New London Awards for their Basketball Arena designed with Sinclair Knight Merz and KSS.

See our story on Wilkinson Eyre's Basketball Arena | See all our stories on the London 2012 Olympics

Dezeen Watch Store summer sale: save 20%
on Gravity by Ziiiro

ZIIIRO Gravity Dezeen Watch Store

Hong Kong brand Ziiiro's first watch design, Gravity, is now reduced by 20% as part of the Dezeen Watch Store summer sale. Like their Orbit design, also in the sale, Gravity doesn't have hands but rotating comets tell the time. Available at the reduced price in blue or magenta, Gravity is now only £92 (UK and EU) or £76.67 (rest of the world). Get yours here »

Don’t forget you can get 10% off any product at Dezeen Super Store at 38 Monmouth Street, London WC2 with this flyer.

British architects comment
on UK housing crisis

Dezeen Wire:
 as the shortage of housing in the UK worsens, British architects including Charles Holland of FATGlenn Howells and Sarah Wigglesworth offer their opinions and solutions - The Guardian

"I'd like to see more rent regulation and buildings reused in creative ways," says Holland, while Wigglesworth suggests that "what we need is greater flexibility."

The article follows the news that New York City are seeking designs for “micro-units” to help solve the shortage of of small apartments in Manhattan.

See more stories about housing on Dezeen »

Dezeen Music Project: Burning Flowers
by Underwater Firemen

Our second track of the week from Israeli music label Anova Music is a summery, psychedelic pop song by Tel Aviv-based band Underwater Firemen. With its hazy harmonies and wall of fuzzy keyboard and guitar sounds, Burning Flowers wouldn't sound out of place on an Of Montreal or Animal Collective album.

Make sure you check out yesterday's track by another Anova Music band called Kitzu, and head over to Anova Music's Soundcloud page to hear tracks by the other artists on their books.

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