Tokyo practice Klein Dytham Architecture referenced traditional Japanese festivals, bathhouses, fishponds and timber houses for the interior of Google's new Japan office (+ slideshow). More
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: Google Creative Lab creative director Alexander Chen explains how he created a digital string you can pluck like a viola and discusses Google Glass and the future of user interface design in this movie we filmed at Design Indaba in Cape Town last month. More
Google's new Tel Aviv headquarters include a meeting area filled with orange trees, workstations on a make-believe beach and slides connecting different floors (+ slideshow). More
Smart glasses, wearable computers and skin-mounted sensors will soon guide people through airports and shops and allow them to pay for goods and services, according to John Hanke, the head of Google Maps (+ interview). More
News: Google has shared these previously unseen images of its data centres around the world, which feature primary-coloured pipework, cooling rooms that glow green and bicycles for staff to get around (+ slideshow). More
London Design Festival: the first project by MAP, the new studio of designers BarberOsgerby, is the exhibition design of a digital laboratory at London's Science Museum, where visitors can interact with internet-users around the world using musical instruments and robots (+ slideshow). More
Internet giant Google will run this shared workplace for startup technology companies that interior designers Jump Studios have just completed in the area nicknamed Silicon Roundabout in Shoreditch, London. More
Dezeen Wire: internet giant Google have honoured eminent German architect Mies van der Rohe by changing their logo to a doodle celebrating his 126th birthday today.