Yesterday Apple unveiled the Apple Pencil, turning the humble writing instrument into a tech tool. Dezeen looks at other everyday objects, from cigarettes to spectacles, that have been reinvented as digital wonders. Your grandparents would recognise them – but would they know how to use them? More
This week's Dezeen Mail includes Apple's new stylus designed for technical drawing (pictured), a self-extinguishing candlestick and the two winning Bauhaus Museum Dessau designs. There's also the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.
Interview: hotelier, restauranteur and developer André Balazs is the man behind The Standard in New York, Chateau Marmont in Hollywood and Chiltern Firehouse in London. He told Dezeen why his approach is "kind of like an old-school Hollywood studio" (+ slideshow). More
Lenny Kravitz has become the latest celebrity to move into furniture design, joining the likes of Brad Pitt, Pharrell Williams and Vanilla Ice with a range of products and lighting that includes a table topped with a sheepskin pillow (+ slideshow). More
An angular extension covered in a shiny skin of metal panels marks the entrance to this museum for contemporary art in Beijing, which is housed in a former factory converted by local architecture firm Studio Pei-Zhu (+ slideshow). More