The popularity of a staircase designed for dogs (bottom right) we published this week reminded us that pets often creep into architecture and interior photo shoots on Dezeen, so we've compiled them all into our latest Pinterest board dedicated to animals. Over 26,000 people now follow us on Pinterest - join them here.
In this movie filmed by Dutch design organisation Premsela during their symposium Me Craft/You Industry in January, Welsh designer Kieren Jones explains how he constructed a miniature factory to transform the uneaten parts of a chicken into a gold leather flying jacket and a bone china eggcup and spoon. More »
In this movie from the V&A museum in London, Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley talk about the cape they made by harvesting silk from over a million wild spiders in Madagascar. The silk is naturally golden in colour and the spiders take just a week to replenish their supply once released back into the wild. More »
It may look like a giant bird’s nest but this stick-covered dome is actually a horse-riding arena in the Czech Republic. More »
American designer Chad Wright stretched the archetypal birdhouse shape to create penthouse nest boxes with varying heights. More »