Opinion: in the first of his bi-weekly columns for our new Opinion section, Sam Jacob describes the way that sites like Dezeen have unleashed a "design tsunami" and discusses how "the endless spewing of design imagery" is affecting design culture. More
Dezeen is finally launching an opinion column. The first piece by our new columnist Sam Jacob will run tomorrow; here, Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, whose own column will alternate with Jacob's, explains why it's taken us so long to take a stance. More
Competition: Dezeen and Strelka Press have teamed up to give readers the opportunity to win new ebooks featuring critical writing on architecture and design by authors including Sam Jacob, Justin McGuirk and Alexandra Lange. More
News: industrial designer Yves Behar believes his revamped SodaStream can save 2000 bottles a year - but a TV advert promoting its green credentials has been banned in the UK for alleged "denigration" of rival products (+ watch the ad). More
Dezeen Wire: German broadcaster Deutsche Welle have featured our pop-up design shop Dezeen Super Store in a feature on temporary shops in London during the Olympics, including an interview with Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs. It also shows the nearby Opening Ceremony shop furnished by Faye Toogood, Boxpark in east London and temporary boutiques at Selfridges department store, where the Nike+ House of Innovation hosts our event tonight.
Dezeen Super Store
38 Monmouth Street, London WC2
1 July – 30 September 2012
Dezeen Wire: Dezeen has been named Digital Business Publisher of the Year 2012 by the Association of Online Publishers.
Judges of the AOP 2012 Awards described Dezeen as "A smart entrepreneurial brand, with beautifully designed products - from websites to pop-up shops. Strong evidence of experimentation, fast growing revenue and audience". More
Competition: continuing our series of features on new publishing ventures, Dezeen are giving readers a chance to win a copy of Useless: Critical Writing in Art and Design written by Royal College of Art graduates. More
Dezeen Wire: this weekend The Sunday Times featured us in their Home section's top-ten interior sites, describing Dezeen as "indispensable". Read the full article here.
Fab responded to the launch of Bamarang in January by taking over another European clone, Casacanda, and using it to launch in eighteen EU countries since mid February. Yesterday the company announced a take-over of UK rival llustre.com, now Fab UK.
Dezeen Wire: the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow has launched a publishing house called Strelka Press. Based in London and Moscow, it will offer printed books and e-books.
Related: last month venerable Swiss architectural publisher Birkhäuser went into administration.
Dezeen Wire: Dezeen has been shortlisted for this year's Association of Online Publishers Awards in the Website - Business 2012 and Digital Publisher - Business 2012 categories. Winners will be announced on 19 July. See the full shortlist here.
Dezeen Wire: architecture and design blog Designitecture have published an update to YAMoPo, a list of the most popular architecture and design websites in the world, and have ranked Dezeen in sixth place. See the results in full here.
The YAMoPo (Yet Another Most Popular) list was originally created by architecture blog Archdaily but hadn't been revised since 2009.
Dezeen Wire: following the news that esteemed architecture critic Paul Goldberger has left The New Yorker magazine for a position at Vanity Fair, the New York Observer's real estate correspondent Matt Chaban claims that the current lack of a replacement for Mr. Goldberger is symptomatic of a decline in quality architecture criticism throughout the printed media - New York Observer