Copper-clad panels behind the glazed facade of this gymnasium by French firm LAN Architecture produce tinted reflections of the surrounding buildings (+ slideshow). More
Tomato vines suspended over conference tables and broccoli fields in the reception are part of working life at this Japan office by Kono Designs (+ slideshow). More
London Design Festival kicks off next week so we thought it was only right to focus on music by some of the city's upcoming musical talents on Dezeen Music Project over the next few weeks.
In October he'll be releasing his debut single, a heartfelt love song called Magpie. This is a new radio-friendly edit of the track, which he has just finished mixing, but the extended version is definitely worth a listen too.
Opinion: in the first of his monthly columns for Dezeen, V&A senior curator Kieran Long argues that today's obsession with authorship and celebrity "leads to serious imbalances in the way we see design in the world" and calls for an overhaul of the way design is curated in the twenty-first century. More
Movie: in our final video interview with Hella Jongerius, the Dutch designer explains why she prefers to work with a small group of clients and says that building a long-term relationship with a company is a more sustainable way of working than designing collections for different brands each year. More
Designer Tom Dixon launches a flexible new chair for the contract market during the London Design Festival next week. It's made of glass-reinforced nylon and has a faceted back resembling bunny ears. More
Dezeen Mail issue 169 includes Paul Smith's cast iron store facade (pictured) and our guide to all the best events at next week's London Design Festival, plus all the latest news, jobs, competitions and reader comments from Dezeen.
Lisbon studio Aires Mateus used only reclaimed timber to construct this pair of waterfront cabins in Grândola, Portugal (+ slideshow). More
Lisbon Architecture Triennale: people are dunked in a pool of wax to create sculptural dresses by Dutch fashion designer Bart Hess as part of a futuristic city on show at this year's Lisbon Architecture Triennale, which kicked off yesterday in the Portuguese capital. More
Architecture and interior design studio Project Orange have renovated and extended a home in central London to provide more practical spaces for a family that hosts a monthly dining club (+ slideshow). More
Dezeen is now selling the latest edition of writer and editor Max Fraser's London Design Guide, and we've also got five copies to give away. More
London Design Festival 2013: Norwegian design firm Hunting & Narud is exhibiting a range of large pivoting copper mirrors with stone bases in London during the London Design Festival, which starts on Saturday (+ slideshow). More