Dezeen - design magazine

issue #105 13/06/12


Hello Dezeen readers!

If you're in London tonight come along to Hackney House where Dezeen Music Project will be on the decks for the launch of PearsonLloyd's latest furniture collection for Bene from 6.30pm. More details here.

Meanwhile our summer sale continues on Dezeen Watch Store where you can get 20% off selected watches by named designers and boutique brands. 

Scroll on for the best stories, movies and comments from Dezeen as always and check the right hand side for new competitions and jobs.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more updates throughout the week. 


Animal: The Other Side of Evolution by Ana Rajcevic

Some people think Ana Rajcevic's headpieces with horns, tusks and spines might be a bit dangerous. Read the story and comments »

UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010

The series of interviews we filmed with Thomas Heatherwick at the opening of his exhibition at the V&A continues with one focusing on the hairy pavilion he designed for the Shanghai Expo 2010 and another on his studio's tradition of sending out home-made Christmas cards.  Watch the movies »

Olympic Shooting Venue by Magma Architecture

We thought the spots covering the Olympic Shooting Venue looked like the suckers on an octopus' tentacles but our readers have other ideas. Read the story and comments »

Spanish architecture

Our feature on amazing Spanish architecture amid the country's economic woes has proved rather controversial. Read the story and comments »

Khan Project Office by Khan Project

Most of our readers don't think they could work at their best in the laboratory-like office that Khan Project designed for themselves. Read the story and comments »

Shenu: Hydrolemic System by Takram

Readers aren't keen on a future with implants to conserve water in the human body and wish Takram had just designed a water bottle like they were asked to. Read the story and comments »

Climbing walls, slides, ladders and skateboards

We've rounded up projects with more unconventional ways of getting from room to room in this special slideshow feature. Watch the slideshow »

Signature Center by Frank Gehry

This theatre by Frank Gehry in New York is our most-commented story this issue. Read the story and comments »

Dezeen Music Project

It's been a watery week on the Dezeen Music Project blog with a hazy house track called By the Pool and another entitled Theme of the Colossal Squid. Listen to all the tracks »

Block H by Kohn Pedersen Fox

Readers are getting tired of the "3ds Max battleground" of Seoul's new business district full of skyscrapers and even KPF's 385 metre tower with a swimming pool sticking out the side fails to impress. Read the story and comments »

New to Dezeen Watch Store this week is this silicone version of the Vigorelli timepiece, designed by Matteo Ragni for Lorenz and inspired by the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milan. Go to Dezeen Watch Store »

Microsoft Headquarters in Vienna by Innocad

Microsoft are the latest tech firm to jazz up their office with a bit of playground equipment but the design just doesn't cut it with Dezeen readers. Read the story and comments »


Warmer weather is beckoning us outdoors so our latest Pinterest board features all the best courtyards from the pages of Dezeen. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest »

Mountain Lodge on Sognefjorden by Haptic

Our most popular story this issue is a Norwegian hunting lodge and hotel by Haptic with a cinema, swimming pool and spa hidden in the rock beneath a cluster of huts. Read the story and comments »

Bye for now


Love from the Dezeen team x

Contact us | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Dezeenfeed

Dezeenfeed via daily email

See the last issue of Dezeenmail

See our privacy policy

Advertise on Dezeen

Dezeen Limited, The Surgery
100a Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0AP

Office tel +44 20 7503 7319  

Please contact us by email if possible and only send things by post if absolutely essential. See our guidelines for submitting a story »

Dezeen on FacebookDezeen on TwitterDezeen on PinterestDezeen Feed


Bartlett Dezeen Book of Ideas

Dezeen's first book contains over 100 briliant ideas selected from the pages of Dezeen. Order your copy for just £12 »

Follow us


Dezeen on FacebookDezeen on TwitterDezeen on PinterestDezeen Feed

Architecture and design recruitment

Click on individual jobs below for more info or visit to browse all jobs.

Are you recruiting? Dezeenjobs is "the best jobs section in town", according to Wallpaper*. Read what some of our advertisers say.

It costs just £100 to advertise on Dezeenjobs. Post a job advert.

E-commerce internship at Dezeen  »

Temporary sales assistant at Dezeen Watch Store  »

Sales support role at Tom Dixon  »

Retail product manager at The School of Life  »

The School of Life seek studio project director  »

Sales and administration assistant with interior design background at Mint  »

Visualiser/architectural assistant at Studio Octopi  »

Product development internship at Linley  »

Calvert 22 Foundation seek features editor  »

Senior interior designers at Brinkworth  »

Product designer at CHIC London  »

Sales and marketing executive at Bouncepad  »

3D architectural artist at Dandi Living  »

Senior product designer at Black+Blum  »

Halo Design Interiors seek interior designer  »

Interior design internship at Halo Design Interiors  »

Studio manager at B3 Designers  »

Interior designer/architect at Luxe Interior International  »

Marketing assistant at Inform Furniture  »

Sales manager at Veja  »

Senior hotel and commercial workplace designers at Jak Consultancy  »

Technical architects and engineers at -scape  »

Structural engineer at Design Squared  »

Senior interior designer at Matteo Thun & Partners  »

Internship at Nicolas Laisné Architect  »

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 »

V&A competition

Win membership to the V&A, Thomas Heatherwick's new book and exhibition tickets »

Win a Libratone Live speaker »



Małgosia Błauciak from Poland, Alessandro Muzzi from Italy, Lily Dowse from the UK, Yuefeng Yu from Germany and Chris Cormier from Canada all won a copy of Narrative Architecture by Nigel Coates.

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 »

Dezeen Wire

Dezeen Wire

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

Jean Nouvel to design new Gagosian Gallery in north Paris »

Public spaces in Britain’s cities fall into private hands »

Strelka launch new publishing house »

Twitter launches new logo »