IKEA previewed a number of upcoming collections this week as part of its annual Democratic Design Days conference. These included space-travel-inspired furniture developed with NASA, a rug that looks like a huge receipt by Virgil Abloh and a speaker and light system by Teenage Engineering.
Also this week, visualisations were posted online that are believed to show Kanye West's first architecture project.
Elsewhere, in what is being described as a world first, Eindhoven University of Technology has announced plans to 3D print a series of concrete houses that will be made available to rent, expected to complete in 2019.
Another technological advancement was in the headlines, as researchers at US university Carnegie Mellon developed a new self-repairing electrically conductive material, which could open up the possibility for humanoid robots with sensor-laden skin.
To celebrate the 150th birthday of influential Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Dezeen took a look back at various projects that defined his career, including his most famous building, the Glasgow School of Art.
It was also announced that the Kengo Kuma-designed V&A Dundee had secured new funding to rebuild an interior from Mackintosh's celebrated Ingram Street Tearooms.
As part of its 2018 awards programme, the American Institute of Architects announced the USA's best small projects of the past year, including a small, ultra-minimal, prefabricated home and a wooden playground.
There were other awards winners this week, as the PETA Vegan Homeware Awards 2018 were announced. IKEA, Anthropologie and Habitat were all awarded for their cruelty-free homeware products.
Nike faced criticism this week, after releasing trainers for Pride Month featuring pink triangles, which LGBT advocacy group ACT UP claimed was cultural appropriation for financial gain.
Another American company in the news this week was Apple, which released details about its latest mobile operating system, iOS 12, which will feature personalised 3D emojis and tools to help users minimise their screen time.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week included the first building completed by artist Olafur Eliasson and a robotic bartender designed by Carlo Ratti.