Inside world festival of interiors is taking place on the third floor of the Centro de Convenciones Internacionales de Barcelona until 4 November – see all our stories about Inside here, including interviews with the judges on Dezeen Screen.
Dezeen Wire: U.S. opinion columnist Harold Meyerson has written an article for the Washington Post in which he challenges assertions made in Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that it is America's ability to produce innovators such as Jobs that will keep them ahead of emerging industrial powers such as China and India.
Meyerson opines that Silicon Valley's creativity and technical expertise are not enough to revitalise the American economy, arguing that it is more important that Apple consider relocating production back to the U.S. He concludes his piece by stating that: "Absent manufacturing, innovation, even at its Jobsian heights, can’t do much for the U.S. economy — save, perhaps, dazzle us on our journey downward."
See all of our stories about Steve jobs and Apple.
This animation by Emmy Castelain flips through our new Dezeen Book of Ideas, which features 116 projects by the world's best creative minds. We'll show the animation at our party in Barcelona this evening.
Dezeen Wire: architecture critics are having their say on plans unveiled yesterday by Foster + Partners and engineers Halcrow for a new transportation hub in the Thames estuary (see our story on Dezeen). More
Dezeen Wire: the winning designs in 12 of the completed project categories at the World Architecture Festival awards have been announced. The winners were selected from over 700 entries from 66 countries around the world and will now go forward to compete for the overall prize of World Building of the Year 2011, to be announced tomorrow together with the prizes for Structural Project of the Year 2011 and Future Project of the Year 2011. More
Check out the latest issue of Dezeen Mail for all the best stories and comments from Dezeen, including a hut grown from cherry trees over 100 years, a glass bedroom in the forest, a library concealed under firewood and a "haunted" Japanese house.
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Construction is about to commence in Algiers on the third largest mosque in the world, which will only be smaller than the pilgrimage sites of Mecca and Medina. More