It's International Cat Day! To mark the occasion we've rounded up some of the best architecture and design for felines – including a series of cat houses by Los Angeles-based architects, a veterinary clinic dedicated to cats and a Seoul home where the owners' pet has its own loft. Browse all our architecture and design for cats »
As housing crises grip several of our global cities, architects and designers are getting creative with ever smaller spaces.
We're celebrating their ingenuity with some of the best examples of micro homes and apartments from our archives, including petite cabins in the woods, an apartment that fits in just 13 square metres, and a narrow home designed to fill the gaps between buildings. See more micro homes on Dezeen »
Today is Bastille Day, a French national holiday that celebrates the country's reinvention as a republic. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris on 14 July 1789 – a symbolic moment for the French Revolution.
We're joining the celebrations with a look back at some of the best French houses from our archive, including a dilapidated barn turned into a holiday home using traditional hemp-based plaster (pictured) and a villa designed to look like a bump in the landscape. See more French houses on Dezeen »
Today is the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fasting period for Muslims. To celebrate, we're revisiting some of the best contemporary mosque designs from around the world, including Emre Arolat's "cave-like" prayer hall near Istanbul and Amanda Levete's proposal for the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi development (pictured). See more mosque design »
We're celebrating this 4 July – US Independence Day – with a look back at some of the most recent examples, including Rafael Viñoly's already iconic 432 Park Avenue and Herzog & de Meuron's "Jenga tower" (pictured). See more US skyscrapers »
Today is International Yoga Day, organised by the United Nations to promote worldwide cooperation and harmony through the popular physical, mental and spiritual practice.
To mark the occasion, we've rounded up some of the most serene meditation spaces we've featured on Dezeen – including a wooden room that cantilevers across a lake and the bamboo forest standing in the Venice Giardini. See more meditation spaces »
Today is Icelandic Independence Day and we're celebrating by revisiting some of the country's best architecture and design projects on Dezeen!
Examples include a wooden cabin split into asymmetric apartments (pictured), and playground equipment made from rubbish washed up onto the shores of the island nation. See more Icelandic architecture and design »
Today is Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexico's victory against France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. To mark the occasion we're showcasing beautiful Mexican houses, including a home with a rooftop stable and Casa Wabi by Japanese architect Tadao Ando (pictured), described as "paradise on earth" by one Dezeen reader. See more Mexican houses »
It's World Stationery Day! We've pencilled in designs for unusual writing accessories, including a pen for architectural drawing by Shigeru Ban and a desk tidy set that resembles a still-life painting. See more stationery »
To celebrate Earth Day, we've put together some of the best examples of green and eco-friendly projects on Dezeen – from a vertical garden covering the side of a five-storey Parisian block, to a bikini designed to absorb pollution from the sea. See more sustainable design »
No longer just for church windows, stained and coloured glass is cropping up repeatedly at this year's Milan design week, where Patricia Urquiola and the Campana brothers are among those presenting tinted transparent furniture. See more design with coloured glass »
Celebrate Easter by gorging on all of our chocolate-related stories. Dezeen's confection selection includes a cafe with walls that appear to ooze melted chocolate, edible Lego bricks and a geometric hen-shaped Easter egg. See more design with chocolate »
It's St Patrick's Day! We're celebrating by revisiting our archive of Irish architecture and design, including 13 of the country's best contemporary homes and a thatched pavilion overlooking the sea. See more projects from Ireland »
To celebrate World Book Day, we've rounded up every bookshop ever published on Dezeen – from SelgasCano's concept store based on the fictional Library of Babel to a rainbow display in Rio, where books are arranged by colour rather than by title. Browse all our bookshops »
To celebrate the Welsh holiday of St David's Day, we've rounded up all of the projects Dezeen has published in the country – from remote rural retreats to large-scale public buildings. See more architecture in Wales »
Back to the Future-style hoverboards are no longer stuck in science-fiction movies. A spate of personal transportation devices released recently use magnets or fans to float their riders through the air like Marty McFly. See more hoverboards »
From back-to-front high heels that force the body into awkward shapes, to concrete shoes that are too heavy to lift, designers seem intent on creating footwear that is almost impossible to walk in. Zaha Hadid, Studio Swine and Benjamin John Hall are among the culprits. See more impractical footwear »
White concrete is popular with architects thanks to its pure, uniform appearance, offering a less brutal alternative to board-marked and raw concrete. It is created by combining materials with lower iron, chromium and manganese levels.
Recent examples of projects with white concrete include Daniel Libeskind's proposal for an art museum in Lithuania, a tiny chapel in rural Austria and three additions to a pair of 18th century French mansions (pictured). See more architecture using white concrete »
Happy Thanksgiving! Tuck into our archive of designs that could make your dinner table more interesting, including teardrop-shaped plates, stackable tea sets and cutlery that is deliberately difficult to eat with. See more tableware »
Examples include a minimal salon in Osaka with space for just one customer, a hairdresser's divided with plants and mirrored screens, and a beautician's featuring crimped screens and golden curtains. See more Japanese hair salons »