Opinion: when the Tour Montparnasse was built in Paris, its residents were so appalled they banned all high-rises. Londoners should do something similar in the wake of Rafael Viñoly's walkie talkie, says Owen Hatherley. More
This week's Dezeen Mail includes a simple handset designed by Jasper Morrison as an alternative to smartphones (pictured), the Bouroullec brothers' first television for Samsung and a Foster-designed drone port. There's also the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.
London Design Festival 2015: British artist Alex Chinneck has revealed a 35-metre-tall latticed steel sculpture resembling an upside-down electricity pylon for this year's London Design Festival (+ slideshow). More
Business news: furniture company Poltrona Frau Group has announced a partnership with Patricia Urquiola, which will see the Spanish designer take over the role of art director at Italian brand Cassina. More
New York firm AA Studio, in collaboration with Morris Adjmi Architects, has converted a telephone exchange building in Tribeca into a creative services venue, with loft-style areas for photo shoots, film production and fashion shows (+ slideshow). More
London Design Festival 2015: London designer Lee Broom is launching a collection of glass and marble vases at his Shoreditch showroom, which he will transform to look like a flower shop during the city's design festival (+ slideshow). More
World exclusive: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed a new television for Samsung with a distinctive I-shaped profile, which the French designers say they approached like a piece of furniture (+ movie). More