Dezeen promotion: creators of the Philips LightCollector app, which stores and shares users' pictures of their lighting design inspiration, have selected some of their favourite images uploaded since its launch in November. More »
Monthly archives: January 2013
Karina Wiciak of Polish design studio Wamhouse imagines paper chairs and chandeliers suspended on meat hooks in this fantasy interior inspired by a slaughterhouse (+ slideshow). More »
These shots by photographer Edmund Sumner show some of the first visitors able to scale the roof of the O2 Arena in London, thanks to a new fabric walkway designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Bblur Architecture (+ slideshow). More »
The angled columns of an earthquake-proof structure frame a series of window slits on the exterior of this Tokyo research laboratory by KINO Architects (+ slideshow). More »
Dutch designer Wouter Biegelaar used blocks of ice to sculpt a single piece of furniture for lounging, sleeping and dining inside a suite at the Icehotel in Lapland (+ slideshow). More »
Insects including a weevil and a wasp transform into cars and motorbikes in these lenticular prints by Canadian design studio Joe Jin. More »
Garments hang from a wall-mounted wooden grid inside this Osaka fashion boutique that Japanese studio Ninkipen! has recently completed (+ slideshow). More »
American musician Brian Lewis Smith has made his latest track I Could See You As A Mayan available exclusively to Dezeen Music Project. Right now, this is the only place you'll be able to hear it.
I Could See You As A Mayan is a gentle, lo-fi instrumental with delicate keyboard melodies and bass-lines that emerge from the warm crackle of tape fuzz. "It was the first time that I used a cassette tape recorder extensively," Smith told Dezeen Music Project. "The idea was to amplify all of the little crunch and hiss sounds that come from using older gear in order to create a bed of texture that the tune can lay upon."
This production technique provides the perfect platform for Smith, whose background is in jazz music, to demonstrate his musicianship. Melodic phrases weave intricately in and out of earshot throughout the track, with subtle variations and flourishes that only reveal themselves after repeat listens.