This week Thomas Heatherwick was accused of copying the design for the Olympic Cauldron just days after being awarded a CBE for services to the design industry. Read on for more architecture and design news from the last seven days plus Dezeen Music Project track of the week.
Meanwhile German industrial designer Richard Sapper revealed how he once turned down the chance to work at Apple in an interview with Dezeen.
The annual graduate show at London's Royal College of Art included paper-pulp bicycle helmets and wooden shoes, and coincided with news that Tord Boontje is stepping down as head of Design Products at the school.
Two of the most popular projects we published were a waterside cafe in Vietnam with conical bamboo columns and ALA Architects' competition-winning design for Helsinki Library.