Dezeen - design magazine

issue #107 28/06/12


Hello Dezeen readers!

Our latest design emporium, Dezeen Super Store, opens on Saturday in London's Seven Dials, Covent Garden, featuring Dezeen Watch Store, The Temporium and our Designed in Hackney Shop. See you there!

We're also offering local creatives the chance to showcase their wares at our Designed in Hackney Day Market on 1 August, so scroll on for more details. 

This Dezeen Mail features the best stories and comments from Dezeen plus new competitionsjobs, music and movies as always. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more daily updates. 


Iris by Mimi Zou at Show RCA 2012

An eye-tracking camera by Mimi Zou is our most popular story this issue, though readers think it will be more use to professional spies than photographers. Read the story and comments »

Dezeen Super Store

Our latest pop-up watch store and design emporium, Dezeen Super Store, opens at 38 Monmouth Street, London WC2 on Saturday and continues throughout the Olympic Games and the London Design Festival until 30 September. More details » 

Casa Grecia by Isay Weinfeld

Readers are blown away by this dream house and fantasy gardens by Isay Weinfeld, hidden behind a mysterious orange door on a suburban São Paulo street. Read the story and comments »

Technology and Design: the digital industrial revolution

Our latest article on technology and design investigates how digital manufacturing and open-source design are revolutionising the way designers make their products. There's a great discussion about it over on TwitterRead the story and comments »

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Readers are seriously impressed by Kengo Kuma's visitor centre in Tokyo that looks like a stack of small buildings. More »

MY03 Hacker

The MY03 Hacker by industrial designer Michael Young now comes in three new colours at Dezeen Watch Store, available to buy online or over the phoneMore »

Drive Through Airport by Büro für MEHR

There's a heated debate over whether a drive-through airport could actually save any time at all.  "People like you are the reason there is no innovation in airport design," one reader tells the naysayers. Read the story and comments »

Designed in Hackney

Calling creative businesses in the London borough of Hackney! As part of our Designed in Hackney Day on 1 August, we’re offering twelve FREE stalls at an indoor market at Hackney House on Shoreditch High Street. More »

Tord Boontje

We filmed a series of movies at the Royal College of Art graduate exhibition including course leaders Tord Boontje (above) and Alex de Rijke presenting insect-powered office blocks, suits for wearing someone else's body and more. See all our stories from Show RCA 2012 »

The Hive Apartment by ITN Architects

This house with built-in graffiti has disgusted some and excited others. Star graffiti artist Mare139 joins the conversation with his take on where 3D graffiti is going. Read the story and comments »

Original tracks by upcoming artists

Dezeen Music Project has featured a number of remixes this week including reworked versions of tracks by Kimbra, Gum and Fever RayListen to all the tracks »

Stair Rover by Po-Chih Lai at Show RCA 2012

Some readers think this skateboard designed by Po-Chih Lai for going down stairs takes away all the fun. Read the story and comments »

New Pinterest board: small houses

Check out images of all the smallest houses from Dezeen on our latest Pinterest board. Over 16,000 people now follow us on Pinterest – join them here. More »

The Superstitious Fund by Shing Tat Chung

This superstitious robot by Shing Tat Chung trades on the stock market according to the lucky numbers it generates, but readers suspect that's how things usually work anyway. 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 »

Dezeen Wire

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

“Espionage virus sent blueprints to China” – Telegraph »

Álvaro Siza awarded Golden Lion for Venice Architecture Biennale »

“Zaha Hadid says austerity is not an excuse for low-quality housing” – The Guardian »

Four World Trade Center tops out »

Big Ben’s tower to be renamed Elizabeth Tower »

V&A museum to open new permanent furniture gallery »