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issue #107 05/07/12


Hello Dezeen readers!

Our Dezeen Super Store pop-up design emporium is now open in the Seven Dials district of Covent Garden and will continue throughout the Olympics and London Design Festival. 

We're also pleased to say The Independent has named Dezeen as best architecture blog!

This issue of Dezeen Mail is packed with the best stories and comments from Dezeen plus new competitionsjobs, music and movies as always. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for regular updates. 


Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Readers are drooling over these hotel rooms in huts on the side of a Mexican valley by Gracia Studio. Read the story and comments »

Dezeen Super Store

Our latest pop-up watch store and design emporium, Dezeen Super Store, is now open at 38 Monmouth Street, London WC2 and continues until 30 September. Dezeen readers get 10% off any purchase by downloading this flyer so hurry on down! More details »

Havøysund Tourist Route by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Readers are not at all impressed by Reiulf Ramstad Architects' snaking concrete path to the Arctic Sea and think they should have left the wild spot as it was. Read the story and comments »

4D typography by Lo Siento

Some readers think Lo Siento stuck to the easy letters when they made this typeface that works from four sides. "Can I please see a B, a P or a Z?" says Carsten. Read the story and comments »

RCA architecture course to move away from “paper architecture”, says new dean

New Royal College of Art architecture course leader Alex de Rijke sets out his agenda to reduce unrealisable “paper architecture,” sparking a lively debate in our comments sectionRead the story and comments »

Rinser Brush by Amron Experimental

This combined toothbrush and drinking fountain by Amron Experimental is our most-commented story this issue and has readers debating whether it's "pure genius" or a "solution to a problem that doesn't exist" while they exchange hygiene tips. Read the story and comments »

Lotus Sculpture by Gerry Judah

Most readers would prefer to see just the Lotus cars or just the Gerry Judah sculpture rather than everything stuck together. Read the story and comments »


Our summer sale has started on Dezeen Watch Store with savings of up to 40% on our curated collection of watches, including the stylish and sophisticated touch-screen Mutewatch (above). Go to Dezeen Watch Store »

Wakefield Street Townhouses by Piercy & Company

Readers are arguing over whether this plywood staircase by Piercy & Company is "masculine and rigid" or "masculine and awesome". Read by the story and comments »

Designed in Hackney Day on 1 August

Our Designed in Hackney Day on 1 August sold out within 24 hours but click here for information on how to get on the waiting list. More details »

Stöðin Roadside Stop by KRADS

There's plenty of admiration for this concrete service station in Iceland by KRADS that's styled like an American diner inside. Read the story and comments »

New Pinterest board: concrete

Check out the best images of concrete from Dezeen on our latest Pinterest board. We've now got over 18,000 followers! Follow us on Pinterest »

Original tracks by upcoming artists

Dezeen Music Project is providing the soundtrack at Dezeen Super Store and you can check out the latest submissions by upcoming artists on the Dezeen Music Project blogListen to all the tracks »

Don Giovanni set design by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry's crumpled paper stage set for an opera has readers giggling but they do agree it looks pretty special. Read the story and comments »

Bye for now


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Fábrica Moritz by Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel's renovation of a Barcelona brewery »

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

House with a branching cedar structure that's visible from the road »

4D typography by Lo Siento

4D typeface that can be read from four sides »

Rinser Brush

Toothbrush with a built-in drinking fountain »

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Retail consultants at Aesop »

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Competition: five copies of Useless – Critical Writing in Art and Design to be won

Win a copy of Useless: Critical Writing in Art and Design written by Royal College of Art  graduates »

Dezeen Wire

Dezeen Wire is our newswire service, with breaking news and currated links to the best design-related content on the web.

The Shard opens tomorrow »

Italian car designer Sergio Pininfarina dies »

Oliver Wainwright joins the Guardian as architecture and design critic »

TED Prize winners announced »