Inside Festival: Tony Materne of MPH Architects explains how the Australian firm created a huge construction training facility "within the existing envelope" of a former Adelaide car plant (+ movie). More
Interview: ahead of his talk at London's V&A museum on Friday, typographer Vincent Connare has defended the reviled Comic Sans font he created, saying its detractors "don't know anything about design". More
Opinion: mobile products have a short lifespan, but Apple has invested heavily in turning them into desirable design objects. For some "luxury" customers that just isn't enough, finds Alex Wiltshire. More
A lakeside sauna in Toronto (pictured), cars for fish and a concept for underwater cities feature in Dezeen Mail issue 230. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.
Snøhetta used the Norse myth of creation as a starting point for the design of this fashion and lifestyle store in Oslo, which uses sculpted wood and blackened metal to suggest areas of fire and ice. More
This kit launched by Belgian designer Laurence Humier includes sets of containers filled with materials that children can mix together to learn simple chemical reactions. More
News: Danish architecture studio EFFEKT has triumphed in a competition to design a street sports facility in and around a crumbling train engine roundhouse in Esbjerg, south-west Denmark (+ slideshow). More