This week we’ve published our 10,000th story
as well as our 100,000th reader comment! We’ve also gained our 200,000th Facebook follower,
100,000th Twitter follower and 40,000th Pinterest follower.
Thanks to all our readers!
Iwan Baan's photos of New York in the blackout that Hurricane Sandy left in its wake have stirred a heated debate among our readers about the right way for designers to respond to natural disasters. Read the story and comments »
Readers are impressed with this shape-shifting house that transforms from a square to a triangular plan depending on the seasons, though they worry about getting pets and kids squashed betweeen the rotating sections. Read the story and comments »
Our story on a travel vibrator by Jimmyjane sparked some interesting comments on questions that might arise at airport security. "Surely every vibrator is travel friendly once you take the batteries out?" queries Jny. Read the story and comments »
Lyons has really divided opinion with this university building for Melbourne, with some saying it's "a city with architectural balls" and others just branding the building "an architectural crime." Read the story and comments »
Dirk Winkel's getting props from our readers for his task light designed to show off the tactility and solidity of bioplastic made from castor oil. Read the story and comments »
Commenters are really not keen on Fernando Romero EnterprisE's chapel based on a swirling skirt, apart from a reader called Donkey who says "this is too cool not to build!" Read the story and comments »
Dezeen has filmed a series of movies with east London designers including Lee Broom and Paul Cocksedge who contributed items to the Stepney Green Design Collection curated by Dezeen, which is on show at the Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London E1 4UJ until January. Watch the movies »
One reader thinks there are more important things to focus on right now than architecture for dogs by a host of famous architects, but not everyone agrees. "The populous should not be allowed to enjoy themselves until all socioeconomic issues are resolved," quips commenter Malosi. Read the story and comments »
Meanwhile, some are worried the spherical cork stoppers of these storage jars by Martin Jakobsen will either roll away or be stolen by a canine friend. Read the story and comments »
Photographer Iwan Baan's images of post-Sandy New York feature in our most popular story this week »
A new range of Converse shoes designed by 104-year-old architect Oscar Niemeyer have been popular on Facebook »
Readers had plenty to say about this scaly university building in Melbourne on Twitter »
This conceptual house that changes shape with the weather received the most comments »
Pinterest users loved this collection of items that look like half-finished drawings »
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If you've been enjoying the quirky electronica music on our Stepney Green Design Collection movies, check out the whole track by Glen Lib here.
Dezeen Music Project features an eclectic selection of tracks by new artists. Listen to all the tracks »
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