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Tea cup with a cooling fan by Dominic Wilcox

This week we featured projects at Selfridges' Festival of Imagination, where Dezeen has created an augmented-reality shop and Dominic Wilcox has installed absurd inventions like a tea cup with a cooling fan (pictured) in one of the department store's windows. More architecture and design news follows, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Phantoms by east London musician K H U S H I is a slow-burning, wistful pop song packed with lush vocal harmonies and delicate keyboard lines.

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Augmented reality demonstration at Dezeen's Imagine Shop for Selfridges
Augmented reality demonstration at Dezeen's Imagine Shop for Selfridges

We created a pop-up shop of the future at Selfridges in London, where customers can try on watches from our online boutique and check out a full-sized version of a Zaha Hadid-designed superyacht using augmented reality technology.

OMA's Imaginarium hosts lectures in Selfridges' basement
OMA's Imaginarium hosts lectures in Selfridges' basement

Talks and events at the festival are taking place in a basement auditorium designed by OMA, which features vivid green columns and a stripy monochrome floor.

"Emergency security measures" called for after vandals sack Le Corbusier's Ronchamp

In architecture news Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut Chapel in Ronchamp was ransacked by vandals, provoking a call for urgent security measures to prevent further damage.

Russian gallerist Dasha Zukhova sitting on a chair in the form of an inverted semi-naked black woman
Russian gallerist Dasha Zukhova sitting on a chair in the form of an inverted semi-naked black woman

Russian socialite and gallerist Dasha Zukhova sparked a racism row after a photograph surfaced of her sitting on a chair in the form of an inverted semi-naked black woman.

Fab's ex design chief Bradford Shellhammer, who is starting a rock band with Tom Dixon
Fab's ex design chief Bradford Shellhammer, who is starting a rock band with Tom Dixon

On a lighter note, Julien de Smedt designed a museum to feature in a popular Danish television series and Bradford Shellhammer announced that he is starting a rock band with Tom Dixon.

House in the Alps by Mostlikely based on an agricultural barn
House in the Alps by Mostlikely based on an agricultural barn

In keeping with the season we published a couple of winter retreats: a wooden Alpine chalet modelled on local agricultural barns and a forest cabin in Hungary that was constructed in just two days.

Hungarian forest cabin built in two days by T2.a Architects
Hungarian forest cabin built in two days by T2.a Architects

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