International man of affairs Sam Jacob browses a lifestyle in the form of a magazine in the form of a shop.
We're at the mercy of sexy over-simplification, says this snazzy book full of brightly coloured infographics.

Another humungous slice of global building, and Edwin Heathcote discovers that the more different everything gets, the more samey it becomes.

Water slide, roller coaster, theme park and Buck Rogers High, these are the epithets that locals most frequently use to describe Central High School 9 in Los Angeles.

As the worst economic crisis in decades unfolds, the question sounds absurd.

The exhibits at Tokyo's design week tended to have one thing in common. 
Justin McGuirk looks at the dark secret behind all those dazzling surfaces.

Among the palm fronds and lush green moss of Design Miami's Beyond Organic exhibition, world-renowned designers discussed how pregnancy, depression, and even motorcycle accidents affected their work.

Massimiliano Fuksas has completed the Peres Peace Centre in Tel Aviv.
IM Pei has completed his last major commission, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
In Trafalgar Square on a blustery Friday night in November, TV crews and cameraman are buzzing around artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
Moncler is turning its quilted sports jackets into artful fashion items with the help of womenswear designer Giambattista Valli, well-known for his use of absurd proportions.
Cloud is a fabric tile that the Bouroullec brothers have developed for Danish textile company Kvadrat.

Long narrow courtyards and public paths intersect an ancient city and dominate the design of Herzog & de Meuron's latest art centre in Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

In 1970 Richard Burton was snapped arriving at Heathrow airport with a customised Valentine portable typewriter, designed by Adriano Olivetti, on one arm and his wife Elizabeth Taylor on the other.

The sci-fi writer and blogger takes a look at the background aesthetic of the future, generative design: patterns and forms conjured out of programmed randomness.