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Quinta do Portal

28 March 2012

Modernist master Álvaro Siza’s rather sober winery building in Portugal is a refreshing contrast to its more raucous peers.

House in Seya

26 March 2012
The latest creation by experimental Japanese firm Suppose Design Office is part home, part garden, but neither is quite complete.

For our mobile phones special, novelist Will Self muses on signals - are teenagers who use phones to navigate the city and co-ordinate liaisons like bats who find each other in the dark using echolocation? For more on the meaning of the mobile phone, pick up a copy of Icon 106.

Published in NEWS
Speculative fiction writer William Gibson is credited with "predicting the internet" as early as 1981. A book of his essays, written over three decades, brings together his prophecies about "the Net" and other astounding insights on subjects from eBay to Singapore. Here's our review.
Published in Reviews 2012

OCT Design Museum

15 March 2012

Pei Zhu, one of China’s most prominent architects, has landed a new intergalactic museum on the waterfront in Shenzhen.

The designers at Toormix are big fans of their local tipple, but worry that it suffers from a lack of coherent branding. Here’s their solution.

Published in NEWS

100% Design has announced the launch of 100% Future Living, a showcase of the best in design, technology and innovation. 100% Future Living will be the theme connecting each of the four new show sections: Interiors, Eco Design & Build, Kitchens & Bathrooms and Office. To read more click here

Published in NEWS

Odile Decq

08 March 2012

All of my choices are about going beyond something – in search of creativity and in search of something you didn’t even know existed. You could say that they’re all about energy, they’re all inspiring.

House NA

08 March 2012
Tokyo architect Sou Fujimoto’s latest experiment in compact living is a minimalist climbing tower of glass walls and super-thin steel floor plates.

Open Outcry

07 March 2012
Artist Mary Ellen Carroll worked with British studio Simon Dance Design and a mathematician to create a set of furniture that lets you manipulate conversation.
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