The inaugural Dubai Design Week will feature projects from 10 international design schools including London's Royal College of Art and Swiss college ÉCAL for its future-themed Global Grad Show (+ slideshow). More
Dutch firm Ronald Janssen Architecten collaborated with architect Donald Osborne to overhaul an old gearwheel factory in the heart of Amsterdam, creating 12 maisonettes with double-height living spaces (+ slideshow). More
Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Phaidon to offer five readers the chance to win one of five copies of Do It Yourself, a book containing instructions for 50 DIY projects written by prolific designers and artists (+ slideshow). More
New York-based Marc Thorpe has become the latest designer to produce a compact draught beer dispenser with a design for Stella Artois that was created for small restaurants and bars (+ slideshow). More
Designer Ori Elisar has developed a bacterial ink and grown typographical symbols in a petri dish. Here are more stories featuring microbes, including a lamp powered by glowing octopus bacteria (pictured), clothes grown from single-cell organisms and cheese made from the sweat and tears of celebrities.
French architecture studio Urbane Kultur has refurbished and extended this dome-shaped swimming pool just outside Strasbourg, which is one of nearly 200 built around France in the 1970s (+ slideshow). More
Students from the Collaborative and Industrial Design program at Helsinki's Aalto University have created five new concepts for coffee machines and other household products, aiming to "simplify and clarify" existing models (+ slideshow). More