Dezeen - design magazine

issue #104 07/06/12


Hello Dezeen readers!

The big story this past week has been the opening of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London and Dezeen were there to film an exclusive tour with architect Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron.

This issue of Dezeen Mail is packed as always with the best comments and stories from Dezeen, including a debate on the feasibility and ethics of bio-engineering neon stingrays to make shoes

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

Our readers have plenty to say about this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, especially the pool of water on the roof and the mushroom-shaped cork seats inside. Read the story and comments »

Jacques Herzog

Jacques Herzog gave us an impromptu tour of the pavilion at the preview and told us how he'd always been jealous of the architects who'd been chosen to participate before them. Ai Weiwei wasn't allowed to attend but you can watch his movie hereWatch the tour »

Bio-Customized Sneakers by Rayfish

These shoes made of bio-engineered stingray skin have met with disbelief and outrage. Read the story and comments »

Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick talks about redesigning the iconic red double-decker bus for London in this interview filmed by Dezeen at the V&A museum in London. Watch the movie »

Craftica by Formafantasma

Another story that's angered our vegan readers features objects by Formafantasma covered in scraps of discarded leather, including fish and pig skin. Read the story and comments »

Green Climate Fund Headquarters by LAVA

Readers think the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund would be better off reusing Berlin's vacant buildings than getting LAVA to build them a new HQ. Read the story and comments »

Dezeen Music Project

It's all about folky pop on the Dezeen Music Project blog this week. Listen to all the tracks »

Pencil-case pen and Pencil V2.0 by Yang:Ripol

Not all our readers are convinced they really need a pencil eraser combined with a brush in their lives. It's still quite nice though. Read the story and comments »

Galjoen School by Rocha Tombal

Looks like a crocodile to us, but readers still think this brick school by Rocha Tombal is too stark for children. Read the story and comments »

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