Tech news has dominated Dezeen this week, as Google unveiled its Android Wear operating system for smartwatches and Imogen Heap launched a campaign to produce her gloves that manipulate sound. Read on for more architecture and design news from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track. More
Italian designer Eugenia Morpurgo has set up a high-street micro factory, which uses digital manufacturing to produce her range of customisable shoes that wearers can assemble and repair themselves. More
Layers of sand that resemble a mountainous landscape will gradually move and change shape for the duration of this installation by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo for skincare brand Aesop's New York pop-up shop. More
In the first of a series of movies from BE OPEN's Made In… India Samskara exhibition in New Delhi, exhibiting designers and co-curator Sunil Sethi discuss the importance of Indian craft and its significance in the modern world. More
To mark the release of his debut album Human, which came out last week, techno producer Max Cooper has exclusively shared a binaural mix with us, which features the new album’s lead track Woven Ancestry.
Binaural recordings create a 3D sound experience: music seems to come from multiple different directions, as if you were sitting in the room with the musicians. The effect only works if you’re listening with headphones, though. So put on a pair of cans, close your eyes, and immerse yourself in the music!
The mix, which was recorded live and also features the tracks Meadows and Gravity Well, was created using 4DSOUND, a rig consisting of 48 speakers arranged in 16 columns, which allows producers to spatially design the sounds within tracks. You can watch a video of Cooper explaining the project here.
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a call for project architects at dRMM, whose Escher-style installation outside Tate Modern is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Berlin studio J Mayer H has returned to Volkswagen's Autostadt visitor centre, at the German car brand's factory in Wolfsburg, to create a landscape of three-dimensional structures for children to interact with (+ slideshow). More