Dezeen - design magazine

issue #114 16/08/12



Kumutoto Toilets by Studio Pacific

Readers are astonished by these public toilets shaped like headless dinosaurs by Studio Pacific. Read the story and comments »

Tea Houses by Swatt Miers

While this series of concrete and glass pavilions is very seductive, readers suspect the location would be just as stunning without them. Either way it's our most popular story this issue. Read the story and comments »

House Renovation in Vietnam by 07Beach

This house by 07Beach has a staircase specially designed for dogs but readers aren't sure their pets could be convinced to use it. Read the story and comments »

Casa del Atrio by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Readers are drooling over this house by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos but worry that not enough attention is given to the occupants. Read the story and comments »

New summer collection at Dezeen Watch Store

We've added three watches to our new summer collection at Dezeen Watch Store including the VOID V03 designed by David Ericsson of Hong Kong watch brand VOID. More »

Queen Street House by Edwards Moore

Not everyone wants a combined staircase and kitchen worktop but Grapes wonders if we should all just "live a little." Read the story and comments »

London design month continues at Dezeen Super Store

London design month is in full swing at Dezeen Super Store as we showcase a range of products by some of the best designers and brands the city has to offer. Come down to 38 Monmouth St, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2H 9EP and see for yourself. More details »

Jardin de la Connaissance by Rodney LaTourelle and 100 Landschaftsarchitektur – update

Is this garden of decaying books by Rodney LaTourelle and 100 Landschaftsarchitektur "pure poetry" or just sacrilege? Read the story and comments »

Druida barbecue by Mermeladaestudio

Readers like the idea of stars charred into their burgers but think the rest of this barbecue by Mermeladaestudio is more handsome than practical. Read the story and comments »

Voivodeship Police Headquarters by Poznań Projekt and mode:lina architekci

This police station by Poznań Projekt and mode:lina architekci puts readers in mind of sci-fi movies. Read the story and comments »

Zai CORE Axe by Kacper Hamilton

Kacper Hamilton's luxury carbon-fibre axe is stirring desire in plenty of our readers and Steffi says it's "the most beautiful and minimal axe I've ever seen." Read the story and comments »

East London designers sought for new collection

Following our recent showcase of design talent in east London, the team behind new housing development VIVO have commissioned Dezeen to acquire ten pieces of original design by creatives surrounding Stepney Green. Find out more »

New Pinterest board: stairs

We know our readers love staircases, so our latest Pinterest board includes all of the best ones we've featured on Dezeen. We now have over 25,000 followers on Pinterest – join them here. More »

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Dezeen Music Project

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