This week IKEA launched its first pet range

Cat with IKEA pet home

This week on Dezeen, furniture brand IKEA unveiled Utsådd, a pet collection based on the “four most common activities that cats and dogs do in the home.”

The collection, which IKEA said focused on “eating, sleeping, playing and hiding”, contains 29 pieces and was released in collaboration with rehoming centre Woodgreen Pets Charity.

It is being showcased in two catalogues – the “Cat-alogue” and “Dog-alogue” – and includes cat and dog beds, scratching posts, blankets, pet bowls and toys.

Collection of lamps during Head Hi show in Soho Loft
The Head Hi Lamp Show featured 54 designers

Annual design week NYCxDesign took place in New York this week, with showrooms and venues across the city displaying furniture, product design and craft pieces.

Among them was the Head Hi Lamp Show (above), which showed lamps by 54 different designers, and an exhibition of inflatable seating informed by slime mold.

Baguette stamps by La Poste
La Poste unveiled scratch-and-sniff stamps with a baguette scent

In other design news, France’s post office La Poste launched a collection of stamps that contain an encapsulated scent in their ink and smell like baguettes when scratched.

The stamps, which were designed by illustrator Stéphane Humbert-Basset, celebrate the baguette as the “bread of our daily life, symbol of our gastronomy, jewel of our culture,” La Poste said.

Portland North American Design graphic
Our North American Design 2024 series focused on Portland

We continued our North American Design 2024 series by looking at eight independent design studios you need to know in Portland.

“I don’t think there is a dominating scope of design, it’s siloed and really spread out depending on where you focus,” American Institute of Graphic Arts president Ron Bronson told Dezeen.

“There is a strong maker and craft culture that is unique to PDX in scale relative to other places, there are so many niches and subcultures and ways it manifests, especially for the size of city,” he continued.

Lantern building in Detroit illuminated at night
OMA transformed a derelict Detroit bakery into an arts centre

Architecture studio OMA unveiled two new projects this week. In Detroit, USA, it turned a derelict bakery into the Lantern arts centre, which is punctuated by 1,000 windows.

The studio also designed the Klymax nightclub at the Potato Head resort in Seminyak, Bali. OMA, which is also behind the Potato Head resort itself, added a sprung dancefloor and optimised the acoustics for the nightclub interior.

Museum of London on the Barbican estate
The Museum of London is set to be demolished

British levelling up minister Michael Gove announced that he would not call in the proposal for the Museum of London and Bastion House.

This means the buildings, designed in the 1970s by architecture studio Powell & Moya, will be demolished to give way for the London Wall West project by architecture studios Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Sheppard Robson.

Edition Riviera Maya
Edition Riviera is located on a nature reserve close to Playa del Carmen

Popular projects this week include an Edition hotel set over a mangrove riviera in Mexico, an Indian home with a lantern-like roof and a Parisian townhouse with a rammed-earth wall.

Our latest lookbooks featured compact micro interiors and converted barns.

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