Dezeen Wire: designer Ron Arad is awarded the London Design Medal 2011 at a ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral tonight as part of the London Design festival. The medal is awarded annually for a lifetime's contribution to design and the city. It was awarded last year to Thomas Heatherwick, who was included in the judging panel this year.
London Design Festival 2011: here are some photos of the third collection of furniture by London designer Faye Toogood, this time exploring iridescent materials, on show at Phillips de Pury & Company in London this week. More
Dezeen Wire: non-profit organisation Architecture for Humanity have acquired Worldchanging magazine and plan to merge it with their own online Open Architecture Network. More details on the Architecture for Humanity website.
Dezeen Platform: in the first of our series of interviews with designers presenting their work at Dezeen Platform at Dezeen Space, architect Julian Hakes talks about his Mojito Shoe, which has no footplate and wraps around the wearer's foot in a single ribbon. Watch the movie »
London Design Festival 2011: Dezeen filmed this interview with Bruno Allard, UK managing director of French brand Ligne Roset, to coincide with the Telling Tales exhibition at the Ligne Roset Westend showroom during the London Design Festival. In the movie, Allard talks about the brand's history as a tight-knit family company and working with Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec on their Ploum sofa, which Ligne Roset launched in January. More
Dezeen Platform: In this movie filmed at Dezeen Space, Israeli designer Sivan Royz presents her Blooming Structures purses and jewellery made from laser-cut silk, which were on show at Dezeen Platform on Monday. See more photos and information in our previous story. More
A scooping concrete roof cantilevers over the rear entrance to a house by the Ganges River in northern India. More