Hello Wood builds Budapest Christmas tree from 5000 pieces of firewood

By Katie Treggiden

Hungarian architecture studio Hello Wood has created an 11-metre-high Christmas tree for a square in central Budapest from 15,000 kilograms of wooden logs (+ movie). (more…)

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Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar: Up5 Chair by Gaetano Pesce

By Dan Howarth

Up5 chair by Gaetano Pesce

The bulbous Up5 Chair by Italian designer Gaetano Pesce follows on from the 20 iconic seat designs we’ve already featured for our A-Zdvent calendar. (more…)

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New Pinterest board: Aesop store designs

By Ross Bryant

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Do you have a favourite Aesop store design? Browse our new Pinterest board to view every one of the Australian skincare brand’s outlets featured on Dezeen, including the boutiques that made it into our top ten roundup.

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Prince Charles reveals 10 principles for "more mature view" of urban design

By Anna Winston

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News: the Prince of Wales has called for urbanists to “reconnect with traditional approaches” in an essay that lays out his vision for the future of architecture and planning. (more…)

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House by Double Negatives Architecture adapted to suit a difficult woodland site

By Jessica Mairs

The concrete and chipboard components of this irregularly shaped holiday home in Japan have been designed to deal with the difficult conditions of its woodland site, from restricted lighting to hilly topography (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Purposeful Prints: 20 Reminders to Move Mountains

Life rarely disappoints: In a year you’re bound to run into any number of road blocks that need to be overcome. Goals to be met. Dreams to be reached. Where do you go for inspiration when the going gets tough? When you need a reminder to climb every mountain? What if you could assemble a mountainous wall of art prints to inspire all year long next year?

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Jeremy and Douglas' 750 Square Feet Modern Minneapolis Home — House Call

Name: Jeremy Stadelman Gauthier and Douglas Gauthier

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

I take up residence in the Soo Line Building in Downtown Minneapolis with my husband, Douglas, and our chorgi, Ms. Nola. We arrived here in August from Northern California and, well, we haven’t looked back. Along with everything else Minneapolis has to offer, we’re learning to navigate an eight mile skyway system downtown, connected to our building. When I first learned we would be calling the Midwest our new home, I searched for resources on Downtown Minneapolis living and came up empty.

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Architects "haven't learned" how to connect skyscrapers to the public realm, says Safdie

By Anna Winston

Movie: in the final video interview from our exclusive series, architect Moshe Safdie says that architects are too concerned with designing objects to create skyscrapers that work with the city. (more…)

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5 Extremely Last-Minute DIY Holiday Decor Projects

Still feeling like there’s a corner of your home that’s missing a bit of holiday cheer? Need something else to add to your home but don’t want to spend a lot of time, money or energy doing it? Consider one of these five easy decor details you could whip up in minutes and end up with a last-minute but lovely bit of holiday cheer to add to home.

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Emmy Curl's own image is projected onto her face in Come Closer music video

By Sammy Nikdel

Music: director Nuno Barbosa layered images of pop artist Emmy Curl over her body during this one-take music video for her single Come Closer. (more…)

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