Dezeen - design magazine

Issue 217 28/08/14



Following our special feature on skinny houses, we collected together the best examples of slimline residences from the pages of Dezeen. See our selection and read the comments »

As it was announced that Zaha Hadid had taken legal action against a publication, readers joked that we had removed negative comments for fear of reprisals. Read the story and comments »

Unimpressed by a fundraising challenge that has recently filled Facebook feeds, one commenter raised the stakes and set a new trial. Read the story and comments »

A trainer based on the Modernist furniture of Charles and Ray Eames faced near-unanimous disapproval from readers. Read the story and comments »

This prototype for a low-cost and space-efficient prefabricated home in Sweden isn't so cheap, according to commenters. Read the story and comments »

Kate Moss' left breast was used to mould this glass, but our Champagne-guzzling readers want to see vessels created with larger proportions. Read the story and comments »

The Void V03D in gold/black by Swedish designer David Ericsson is one of the latest additions to the Dezeen Watch Store collection. Get yours here »

Philippe Starck's latest bicycle has received mixed reviews from readers surprised by its furry coat. Read the story and comments »

Owen Hatherley gets under the polite facades of London's new "yuppie" housing and explores the aesthetic implications for the city. Read his latest Opinion column »

This porcupine-like jewellery might not be particularly practical in day-to-day life, say commenters. Read the story and comments »

The shape-shifting facade of this house has been designed to adapt to fluctuating temperatures, but readers think better and cheaper solutions exist. Read the story and comments »

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