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issue #101 17/05/12


Hello Dezeen readers! 

It's Clerkenwell Design Week in London next week and we'll have a Dezeen Watch Store pop-up there from 22-24 May. More details below...

If you're in east London tonight then head over to the opening night of the new tokyobike store at 87-89 Tabernacle Street from 6 to 9pm for a DJ set by Dezeen Music Project and your chance to win a single-speed bike worth £520. See you there!

Meanwhile scroll on for readers' comments and stories from Dezeen plus new music, movies, competitions and jobs. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more updates throughout the week. 


Dezeen Watch Store at Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week takes place in London next week and Dezeen Watch Store will once again pop up at the Farmiloe Building at 34 St John Street,  the event’s main venue, from 10am to 9pm each day.  More details »

ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond

ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor for London's Olympic park is complete and while the critics have been kind our reades are horrified. We've also rounded up all the Olympic architecture hereRead the story and comments »

Designed in Hackney

This week our Designed in Hackney showcase focusses on fashion from the likes of Christopher Kane and Gareth Pugh plus upcoming designers from Dezeen's local borough. See more design from Hackney »

CCTV Headquarters by OMA

The CCTV building by OMA in Beijing is finally complete, although readers think it's looked the same for years. They're also discussing whether or not the tower could be "the greatest building of our time." Read the story and comments »

Dezeen Music Project

Tonight Dezeen Music Project will be on the decks at the launch of tokyobike's new east London store. If you can't make it there in person you can still listen to new tracks daily on the  Dezeen Music Project blogListen to all the tracks »

Upper Class Suite by Pengelly Design and Virgin Atlantic

It might be the longest fold-flat bed in the sky but readers think you'd need to be a contortionist to enjoy the new Upper Class Suite by Pengelly Design and Virgin Atlantic. Read the story and comments »

Movies: World Architecture Festival

In the run-up to this year’s World Architecture Festival, we're publishing a series of movies with programme director Paul Finch talking about past winners of the World Building of the Year award and setting the scene for this year's event. Dezeen readers can get 25% off the cost of entering the awards. Watch the movies and claim your entry discount »

Technology and Design

We're running a series of articles on technology and design supported by computing brand Intel and the first one investgates how digital technology is radically transforming design education. Readers have ben debating whether digital devices can ever take over from sketchbooks and pencils - tell us what you think by commenting or tweeting with #IntelAlwaysOn. Read the stories and comments »

Dezeen Watch Store spring sale

We’re clearing space for our summer collection and Dezeen Watch Store is having a spring sale! Save 20% on many great watches including Jak by Karim Rashid for Alessi (above). Visit the sale »

No Country For Old Men by Lanzavecchia + Wai

Readers applaud these aids for the elderly by Lanzavecchia + Wai that are anything but frumpy. Read the story and comments »


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Federico Guidotto in Italy, Jean-Marc Commenge in France, Hrvoje Skender in Croatia, Carla Sulaiman in Australia and Adeleh Nejati in the USA all won a Turnkey pencil sharpener from Monkey Business.

Alex Dickinson in Australia, Natalia Sánchez de Pedro Aires in Spain and Sao Phol Reaseyh in Cambodia all won a copy of My Book by Denis Guidone.

Mary Underwood in the UK, Huishu Jia in the UK, Alexander Man Ho So in Canada, Joanna Olech in Poland and Harris Kristanto Djaputra in Indonesia all won a copy of Paper View by Sight Unseen for Unfiltered.

Karen Donald in the UK, Walter Montepoli in Italy, Joseph Coy in the UK, Pieter-Jan Debuyst in Belgium and Thomas Grievink in the Netherlands all won a mouse mat by Kitmen Keung.

Dezeen Music Project

Dezeen Music Project is a showcase for new music, where musicians and composers are invited to upload original tracks and we publish the best ones on Dezeen. Listen to the tracks »

Architecture and design movies

Dezeen Screen is the world's leading showcase for videos about architecture, design and interiors. Go to Dezeen Screen »

Watches by named designers and boutique brands

Dezeen Watch Store is a curated collection of watches from named designers and boutique brands. Go to Dezeen Watch Store »

Architecture and design news

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

Stephen Hodder to be next RIBA president »

ArcelorMittal Orbit: “friendly giant” or “vanity project”? »

Olympics stadium disappoints architects »