Dezeen launched five years ago this week and we're celebrating our birthday by looking back at our favourite stories, parties and projects over the last five years. We've travelled all over since launching in 2006 and here we've compiled the most memorable design weeks and festivals we've attended. More
Dezeen Wire: apparently, tomorrow is World Toilet Day and the latest issue of Colors magazine focuses on all things faecal, including the taboos, dangers and practical applications of excrement – Colors magazine
Inside awards: as part of our series of Dezeen Talks filmed at the Inside awards in Barcelona, Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs talks to Andy Walker from Nike Football and Sean Pearson from RUFproject about the Football Training Centre in Soweto, which won the culture and civic category. More
American designer Chad Wright stretched the archetypal birdhouse shape to create penthouse nest boxes with varying heights. More
Dezeen Wire: in his latest article for the Financial Times architecture critic Edwin Heathcote analyses how some cities have successfully reinvented themselves as hubs of creativity and commerce – Financial Times
Heathcote states that "the city stands out as an engine of progress and modernity," using examples from urban centres such as San Francisco, Milan, Turin, Pittsburgh and London to demonstrate how intelligent state funding can encourage creative vitality and economic growth.