JUN

Whimsical: »The House for Essex« by FAT & Grayson Perry

The House for Essex by FAT & Grayson Perry

Photograph: Jack Hobhouse

Completion of »The House for Essex« gave rise to much anticipation. When the day finally dawned the building commissioned by philosopher and critic Alain de Botton as part of his Living Architecture Programme turned out to be a fairytale-like holiday home.

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JUN

Marine lamps: Kurage by Luca Nichetto & Oki Sato

© Foscarini

© Foscarini

They look pitiful washed up on the beach, but when jellyfish glow faintly and dance in the ocean, they are fascinating creatures. This lightness of aquatic being was the inspiration for these delicate, elegant table lamps.

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JUN

Nature, not traffic: MVRDV greens highway

Seoul Skygarden by MVRDV

Seoul Skygarden, Rendering: MVRDV

Blooming glory instead of exhaust-belching traffic: an unused stretch of highway in Seoul is now to be transformed into an attractive promenade.

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JUN

Helping make the world a better place: Lucky Iron Fish

Lucky Iron FishAmong all the interesting, attractive but not really vital developments emerging on the market, a project turns up occasionally that can actually make a valuable contribution to world health – as in the case of this small iron fish.

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JUN

Ingenious folds: Shelving unit by joval

sideboard jovalApart from the chair, the shelving unit is likely the piece of furniture that can show the most diversity of design, yet still offer convincing storage solutions. One example is the Rebar unit, which can be folded flat.

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