David Chipperfield has become a pre-modern architect.

This shaving gel is poetry and alchemy. It's modernism in a can. It's so functional it's absurd.

"I earn nothing. My profit last year was five pounds." These are the words of award-winning designer Patrik Fredrikson. He is not alone.

The young architect gets a retrospective of sorts, but are we supposed to admire his buildings or just his success?

This is the end of a terrace in Hackney, north-east London. Lynch Architect's timber house is situated not on a high-brow Bloomsbury terrace, but among a debased early Victorian example in an inner suburb of the city.

Constantin Boym and his wife are discussing Seinfeld.

"I see myself as an incomplete person," says Thom Mayne. This doesn’t sound good. Mayne has achieved almost everything that an architect can.

Neanderthal and animal skeletons make up Studio Job’s pattern for 150 limited edition scarves, created to commemorate a new building for public sector companies Rijkswaterstaat and Riza in the sleepy Netherlands town of Lelystad.

now! design à vivre was the interesting bit of the sprawling Maison & Objet trade fair held in January in the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition halls on the outskirts of the city.