Apollo Architects & Associates swapped timber frames for concrete and fibre-reinforced plastic to reduce the cost of building this house and studio for a fashion photographer in Tokyo (+ slideshow). More
Movie: Pritzker Prize-winning architect Toyo Ito tells Dezeen that, while his buildings vary in material and style, the key to all of them is their close relationship with the people that inhabit them. More
Lithuanian designer Ingrida Kazenaite has developed a conceptual pen that would mend damaged clothes by "printing" over rips and tears. More
A man-made leaf that could help humans colonise space, blown-glass sex toys and seven architect-designed bus shelters (pictured) feature in Dezeen Mail issue 213. Click through for the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.