(Mostly) Designed in Hackney: east London designers Dominic Wilcox, Ed Carpenter, André Klauser, Barnaby Barford and Donna Wilson have created a range of alternative souvenirs for visitors to east London during the Olympic games. More
We've got a much more danceable track for you on Dezeen Music Project today, with this minimal but funky house track by Kobi Glas. Funky Pressure is one of a collection of tracks inspired by the city of Tel Aviv, which you can download here if you like what you hear.
The latest issue of Dezeen Mail includes interviews with Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid, stories including a new Google campus and a blanket that watches you sleep, plus all the latest jobs, competitions and music. Check it out here.
Milan 2012: in this interview filmed at Dezeen Studio, Guardian critic Justin McGuirk gives us his take on the future of design criticism, as fast reactions on platforms like Twitter and Facebook are balanced by long-form analysis in e-books and online journals.
He goes on to discuss how the fetishisation of traditional crafts by mass-producers is pushing design in a new direction and agrees with previous guest journalist Joseph Grima that the arrival of hacking culture and open-source production is the big story in Milan this year, describing it as the antithesis to the luxury design industry that the city normally centres around. More
Dezeen Wire: a glazed skyscraper being constructed across the street from the Renzo Piano-designed Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas is creating so much glare that it is damaging artworks, burning plants and dazzling visitors - New York Times More
Milan 2012: visitors were invited to sit in a chair hooked up to advanced stress-analysis equipment normally used in the car industry at an installation by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram for car brand Audi in Milan last month. More