Dezeen - design magazine

issue #102 24/05/12


Hello Dezeen readers! 

We're hanging out at Clerkenwell Design Week in London where there's still time to visit our latest Dezeen Watch Store pop-up at the Farmiloe Building, 34 St John Street until 9pm tonight. 

This issue of Dezeen Mail is packed as usual with readers' comments and stories from Dezeen plus new music, movies, and jobs. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more updates throughout the week. 


House S by Suga Atelier

Some readers are bowled over by this house with a facade like a rock face by Suga Atelier but others think it'd be more suitable for a nightclub. Read the story and comments »

Movie: Batemans Row by Theis and Khan Architects

In this movie produced by Dezeen Studio, Hackney architects Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan explain the ideas behind the forms and detailing of their combined home, studio and gallery and discuss how they feel the building responds to its location in Shoreditch, the “naughty relative” of the City of London. Watch the movie »

Interview: Renzo Piano on The Shard

As The Shard nears completion in London, we've published the transcript of an interview conducted with architect Renzo Piano before work started on the 300 metre-high tower. Read the inteview »

Yongsan International Business District

Readers are appalled by designs for the new Yongsan International Business District for Seoul, masterplanned by Daniel Libeskind and including 15 skyscrapers by the likes of BIG, MVRDV, SOM, REX and Renzo Piano. "I see all of these "starchitects" were able to lower themselves to the shallow standards of Libeskind's abysmal master plan," summarises Shona. See all the stories »

Dezeen Watch Store: Iconograph chronograph by Werner Aisslinger

New to Dezeen Watch Store this week is this chronograph addition to the Iconograph range by Berlin industrial designer Werner Aisslinger for Italian brand Lorenz. The watch is available to buy online or at our Dezeen Watch Store pop-up shop at Clerkenwell Design Week from 22 to 24 MayGo to Dezeen Watch Store »

WA|HH by Philippe Starck and David Edwards

Philippe Starck's alcoholic aerosol that lets you feel drunk one moment and fine the next has failed to impress. Read the story and comments »

Designed in Hackney

This week our Designed in Hackney showcase features shoes inspired by an abandoned suitcase, a miracle fix-anything modelling clay, chandeliers made of plastic debris and work by Banksy in the borough. See more design from Hackney »

Bicycle Club by NL Architects

Readers like the idea of this bicycle hire shop with a velodrome on the roof by NL Architects but they want more space to zoom around and worry about rain and snow falling down the stairs. Read the story and comments »

Dezeen Music Project

The sun is shining in London and as the temperature keeps on rising we're chilling out to original tracks on the Dezeen Music Project blogListen to all the tracks »


This week we've created a Pinterest board with all the best images of lamps from Dezeen. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest »

Logan Offices by SO-IL

Some love the subtlety of this office partitioned by translucent white fabric by SO-IL, while others think it's soulless. Read the story and comments »

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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.

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Jonathan Ive receives knighthood »

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