We're heading to Tokyo today for Tokyo design week so, while we're on the plane, here is some contemporary Japanese architecture for you to enjoy, courtesy of New Zen, a recent book about contemporary Japanese tea houses published by 8Books. The project shown here is Souan Tea House by Toshihiko Suzuki, which was built in 2003.
Louise Campbell's website shows Instant Allotment, a portable fabric structure that allows you to set up an allotment wherever you are.
Dutch Design Week ended in Eindhoven yesterday (Sunday) but here is another project from the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show: Brandmerk, by Esther de Groot, is a series of amulets representing national identity based on brand logos from the wearer's home country. More
This has been around a bit, but we can't not do something on Aya Tsukioka's clothing designs for people scared of crime. More
Australian architects Denton Corker Marshall have won their country's most prestigious architecture prize - the RAIA Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture - for their Manchester Civil Justice Centre in England. More
Coso Cafè is a bar in Palermo, Sicily by Italian architects Francesco Moncada and Massimo Tepedino. More
Kiki van Eijk presents a new collection of hand-made glass lampshades at Eat Drink Design, the temporary restaurant set up in Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week this week (and which continues until Sunday 28 October). More
Klein Dytham Architecture of Tokyo have relauched their website with images of several new projects, including Virgin Clubhouse - a lounge for premium passengers flying from Narita International Airport on Virgin Atlantic. More