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issue #126 08/11/12



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!

New York after the storm by Iwan Baan

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 »

The Dynamic D*Haus by The D*Haus Company

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 »

Form 6 G3 vibrator by Jimmyjane

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 »

RMIT Swanston Academic Building by Lyons

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 »

Winkel w127 by Dirk Winkel for Wästberg

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 »

Lebbeus Woods: Early Drawings

Readers have been paying tribute to the late experimental architect Lebbeus Woods since he passed away last week and are now enjoying a selection of his early drawing projects from the 1980s. Read the story and comments »

New silver-faced Vigorelli by Matteo Ragni at Dezeen Watch Store

This new silver-faced version of the elegant Vigorelli watch by Matteo Ragni is now available to buy with FREE SHIPPING at Dezeen Watch Store. It features a square stainless steel case and a sloped inner ring, inspired by the iconic Vigorelli Velodrome built in Milan in 1935. The watch has a leather strap and can be bought online or over the phone. Get it here »

Miami Chapel by FREE

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 »

Stepney Green Design Collection movies

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 »

Architecture for Dogs curated by Kenya Hara

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 »

Luno by Martin Jakobsen

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 »

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Anna Ling from the UK, Ying Tong Tan from the UK, Lesley Bain from the UK, Dorna Eshrati from Iran, Tim Bastian from France, Dóra Balla from Hungary, Jessica Helmandollar from the USA, Marta Garcia from Spain, Anthony M Cooper from the USA, Tom Chung from Canada, Lee Baird from the USA, Lua Jin Wei from Singapore, Antoine Lesur from France, Olle Gudmundsson from Sweden, Jonathan Russell from the UK, Laurentiu Popescu from Canada, Zoltán Bozsik from Hungary, Jaco Kalfsbeek from the Netherlands, Delia Jerca from Romania and Nicola Antolini from Switzerland all won a Papafoxtrot wooden satellite model.

Dezeen Music Project

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