Rose Etherington is editor in chief of Clippings, the London startup that enables interior designs teams to revolutionise their work from inspiration to installation. She has been a design journalist for over a decade, including six years at Dezeen, where she was the first editor.
News: the architecture and design department at the V&A museum in London has acquired Katy Perry Lashes (pictured) and Primark jeans as part of a new "rapid response" strategy for collecting objects as soon as they become newsworthy, to reflect the changing way fast-moving global events influence society (+ interview). More
These plates and dishes made of cellulose by Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine have a special self-cleaning coating that means they never need washing up. More
Georgia is using architecture to rebrand itself and "show that there's a change going on" according to architect Jürgen Mayer H, who has built a range of striking border checkpoints, airports and service stations in the country (+ slideshow). More
News: Jony Ive is now more important to Apple than Steve Jobs was when he died and the company "would be in trouble if he left", according to the author of a new biography of the computer giant's chief designer (+ interview). More
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London designer Emilie Voirin has created a minimal nativity set where characters in the Christmas story are represented by wooden blocks with their names printed in plain black capital letters. More
News: American lawmakers are rushing to amend a law banning firearms made entirely of plastic ahead of its expiration on Monday, amid fears that the spread of 3D-printing makes it easier to produce weapons that cannot be detected by airport security. More
Young German designer Hanna Emelie Ernsting is producing her latest furniture collection herself following a "really tough" experience with a major brand, and has warned fellow designers to "watch out" for unfair contracts (+ interview). More
Our annual A-Zdvent calendar is back! In the days leading up to Christmas we'll be highlighting an architect for each letter of the alphabet. To start off with, A is for Adjaye. His projects include the Dirty House in east London (pictured) the Moscow School of Management and two libraries in Washington DC.
Following the row over whether Zaha Hadid's World Cup stadium looks like a vagina, here's a roundup of yonic architecture from the Dezeen archives. As one commenter wrote: "There are enough phallic buildings in the world; maybe it's time for some vaginal ones". More
This week we returned to hyper-realistic visualisations with a top CGI artist claiming "no-one has realised" that most homeware catalogue images are renderings and we showed stunning pictures of a cafe that's yet to be built in Ukraine. Read on for more architecture and design news from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. More
Cheeses made of human tears and snot, Kanye West's address to Harvard design students and Zaha Hadid's stadium for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup feature in our newsletter this week, along with news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.