Dezeen - design magazine

issue #116 30/08/12



Movies: Marc Newson - Works

Dezeen filmed a series of  movies with industrial designer Marc Newson to coincide with the publication of a major book on his work by Taschen, and in the first two films he talks about the early days of his career when he made everything himself and how he's tried his hand at designing almost everything. Watch the movies »

Sky Condos by  DCPP Arquitectos

Readers can hardly believe this proposal by DCPP Arquitectos for a skyscraper with pools cantilevered like diving boards from every apartment, which is our most-commented story this issue. Read the story and comments »

Beyond Boundaries, Art and Design by Zaha Hadid at Ivorypress Space

Our story on an exhibition of paintings by Zaha Hadid has roused nostalgia for her early work among our readers. Read the story and comments »

Dezeen's new search

Ta-da! We’ve completely overhauled our notoriously rusty site search using Google Custom Search technology and it’s now pretty amazing, if we may say so. As well as being a gazillion times faster and more accurate, it now features thumbnail images, a dedicated image search facility and the option to search by relevance or date. Try it out »

Air Access by Priestmangoode

Readers are pretty impressed by Priestmangoode's conceptual airline seat with a detachable wheelchair. Read the story and comments »

House D by TANK

Lots of readers would want more walls to divide up this apartment by TANK with matching floors and ceilings. Read the story and comments »

Dezeen Live at 100% Design: call for participants

Dezeen is looking for designers and other creatives to participate in a series of live one-hour shows we’re hosting at 100% Design in London from 19-22 September, which will include interviews, discussions, reports and music. More details »

Fish packaging by PostlerFerguson

Readers think PostlerFerguson's packaging for fresh fish is very pretty but might not be all that sustainable. Read the story and comments »

UNITEA by Fionn Tynan O’Mahony in The Changing Room at Dezeen Super Store

Interlinking ceramic cups with spouts that allow tea to flow from one to the other are on display in The Changing Room, a former changing space at our pop-up shop Dezeen Super Store. More »

New Pinterest Board: pools

As temperatures soared in London we all wanted to go for a dip, but none of the local facilities quite matched up to the pools that feature on our latest Pinterest boardFollow Dezeen on Pinterest »

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Frank Gehry designs new Facebook headquarters »

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Daniel Libeskind selected for Maze prison site »

The High Line has become a tourist-clogged catwalk »

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Competition winners


Afsaneh Short from the UK, Majid Dadgar from the USA, Adam Greenhalgh from the UK, Erin Saucier from Canada and Marta Nunez Anton from the UK all won VIP tickets to Decorex International.

Dezeen Music Project

Dezeen Music Project features an eclectic selection of tracks by new artists. Listen to all the tracks »