Opinion: earlier this month Vitra's Tony Ash argued that copyists are "eating away at the very creativity of our industry". In response, Chris Diemer of replica furniture company Voga argues that firms like his are making good design affordable for the masses. More
A house that stretches down to a nearby reservoir (pictured), Foster + Partners' cycle-friendly tower and a residence with transparent walls feature in Dezeen Mail issue 238. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.
Within the intricately moulded interiors of this Parisian office block, architect Estelle Vincent has inserted a trio of boxy timber meeting spaces – one of which is can be exited down a pale blue slide (+ slideshow). More
The arches of the Great Hall inside Washington DC's National Building Museum currently host 60 models of conceptual and completed buildings, for BIG's first ever exhibition in North America (+ slideshow). More
The expressive landscapes of Vincent van Gogh provided the visual cues for giant 3D flowers and enormous straw hats in Dutch fashion house Viktor & Rolf's Spring Summer 2015 haute-couture collection (+ slideshow). More
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Penny Webb has developed a lamp, a mirror and a textile that fluctuate in hue when subjected to different stimuli, even if they occur many miles away (+ movies). More
As the Belgian town of Mons starts its year as European Capital of Culture, architect Daniel Libeskind has completed a convention centre with a golden metal exterior and a sharply pointed prow (+ slideshow). More
Stockholm 2015: Stockholm-based Note Design Studio has reduced the dimensions of a typical lounge chair so that this seat for Swedish brand Fogia will fit into increasingly smaller homes and offices. More