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issue #78 28/07/11

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There's still time to get involved with our Dezeen Space gallery project during the London Design Festival in September. Scroll on for details and click here to submit your work

Meanwhile we've got interviews with Faye Toogood and a series of movies about folding techniques on Dezeen Screen, plus the Mercury watches by Ziiiro in new colours at Dezeen Watch Store.

With the opening ceremony exactly one year away and all six permanent venues now complete, we've rounded up all our stories about the London 2012 Olympics.

All the latest jobs and competitions are in the right hand column as always and our pick of the best stories and comments from Dezeen follows below, including an upside-down skyscraper , sculptural shoes and stools made in an explosion.

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The aquatics centre designed by Zaha Hadid for the London 2012 Olympic Games is complete. What do you think of it? You can check out all our stories about the London 2012 Olympics here. Read the story and comments »

Readers would love to visit this restaurant at the bottom of a ravine by Liu Chongxiao, once it has some tables. Read the story and comments »

London designer Faye Toogood talks about foraging, collecting and the principles of the countryside in this interview on Dezeen Screen. Watch the movie »

There's still time to apply to exhibit at Dezeen Space, a project we’re hosting at a gallery in Shoreditch, London, this autumn. More details »

These sculptural shoes by Royal College of Art graduate Victoria Spruce might be dangerously high but readers still agree that they're "fabulous." Read the story and comments »

Is this upside-down skyscraper by architecture graduate Stephan Sobl "avantgarde" or "mundane?" Read the story and comments »

Readers argue over whether these stools made in an explosion by Guy Mishaly represent critical commentary or an inefficient way to produce furnuiture. Read the story and comments »

Mexican communist party founder M. N. Roy might be turning in his grave to see a private club open in his former home but at least our readers like the use of materials. Read the story and comments »

The Mercury watch by Hong Kong brand Ziiiro is now available in new colours at Dezeen Watch Store. More details »

Are Daniel Libeskind's projects are getting a bit repetitive? This is his new media centre for the City University of Hong Kong, by the way. Read the story and comments »

Watch this popular series of movies accompanying Paul Jackson's book Folding Techniques for Designers on Dezeen Screen and enter our competition to win a copy of the book here . Watch the movies »

Readers find the severe concrete and steel interior of this Spanish cafe by MSB Estudi Taller rather tasteful. Read the story and comments »

Bye for now!

 

Love Marcus, Rupinder, Rose, Hayley, Amy and Wai, plus a big thank you to Kate, Alex and Esme for all their help. 

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