News: Apple's retail presence is "not evolving as fast as it could be" and the company's "momentum has slowed down" since Steve Jobs died, according to the designer who developed the Apple Store concept with the brand's former CEO. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12 (+ interview).
Interview: Bradford Shellhammer, founder and chief design officer of Fab, explains why the company dropped the "flash sales" model to become both a manufacturer and online retailer of design. In an interview with Dezeen he discusses how Fab is disrupting the industry, how it can help designers and how it "absolutely" wants to open physical stores. More »
This towering commercial block in Ginza, Tokyo, by Amano Design Office features a faceted aluminium facade reminiscent of a crumpled-up sweet wrapper (+ slideshow). More »
Monolithic limestone totems and cast bronze pedestals punctuate the interior of this Milanese fashion boutique by architect Claudio Silvestrin (+ slideshow). More »
Tokyo firm Schemata Architects has created an expandable changing room inside furniture made from shipping crates in this Paris boutique (+ slideshow). More »
This former butchers shop in Barcelona has been converted into a shoe shop furnished with wooden pallets, ropes and tyres (+ slideshow). More »
The entire contents of this shop and cafe in Vienna can be hidden away behind a grid of white ceramic tiles. More »
British fashion designer Paul Smith has extended his Albemarle Street store in London to include a room lined with dominoes and a patterned iron facade by 6a Architects (+ slideshow). More »