Artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo has created a vending machine that dispenses human genetic material to highlight privacy issues emerging as biotechnology makes it easier and cheaper to access information locked in our DNA (+ interview). More
Design students from London's Royal College of Art have created a mysterious floating spherical object that drifts through public spaces recording conversations and plays them back when there's nobody around (+ movie). More
Opinion: in this latest column Sam Jacob asks whether air fresheners boasting scents from the UK's National Parks are "surreal and distasteful" or a logical extension of the countryside as a product of modern urban life. More
Smiljan Radic's design for this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London leads this week's issue of Dezeen Mail, which also features the latest news, jobs, competitions and reader comments from Dezeen.
British designer Josh Bitelli has created a series of vessels by dripping molten steel from a welding gun. More
Here’s another smooth, chilled-out electronic track - this time by UK producer Jo Noon. October features pulsing synths and hazy vocal samples punctuated by some fantastically crisp percussion.
Objects designed to support political activism including a graffiti-writing robot and a giant inflatable cobblestone made to be thrown at police will form the focus of an exhibition opening this summer at London's V&A museum. More
The shingle-clad upper storeys of this house on the outskirts of the Austrian city of Linz by Vienna practice Destilat are rotated to create a cantilevered overhang above the entrance (+ slideshow). More