10 of the best monochrome home interiors from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards


Pared-back student halls in Berlin and a Brussels residence with contrasting black-stained and white walls feature in this week’s roundup from Pinterest, which highlights the best monochrome home interiors. Read more


David Adjaye announced as guest of honour for IDS Toronto 2017


Dezeen promotion: British architect David Adjaye has been unveiled as the international guest of honour at this year’s Interior Design Show in Toronto, which takes place next week. Read more


Gravity Sketch VR software for creative professionals launches beta-testing platform


A beta version of a virtual-reality programme that gives designers the option to draw and manipulate 3D objects has launched. Read more


Californian modernism informs Olsen twins’ fashion store in Los Angeles

The Row Showroom Los Angeles

US firm Montalba Architects looked to California’s modernist heritage to design this boutique set up by celebrity twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Read more


Undulating roof covers Benthem Crouwel’s rail and bus station in Utrecht


A wave-like roof covers this vast transport hub in Utrecht designed by Dutch firm Benthem Crouwel Architects for the largest railway station in the Netherlands. Read more


OMA gets green light for £110 million arts centre in Manchester


Dutch firm OMA has been granted permission to build its first major UK project – a cultural centre in Manchester named Factory. Read more


Accurate world map scoops grand prize at Good Design Awards 2016

Japanese Good Design Awards

Dezeen promotion: an alternative world map thought to be the most accurate 2D projection ever made has taken the top prize at the Japan Institute of Design Promotion’s Good Design Awards. Read more


V&A appoints politician Tristram Hunt as new director


The V&A museum in London has named British politician Tristram Hunt as it new director, following the resignation of Martin Roth. Read more


Job of the day: assistant furniture designer for Paul Smith

Mawson Kerr uses oak, cedar and slate for rural music centre in Cumbria

Sunbeams by MawsonKerr

Cedar shingles, slate and oak were all used to build this rural music centre in Cumbria, England, designed by Newcastle-based studio Mawson Kerr for a charity offering musical therapy. Read more