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Leader Scene iary ANATOMY Of rethink FIVE Most Wanted Icon of the Month

FRONT The äppärät Homes f it for Hirst Events to see this month Hövding, the helmet that inf lates like an airbag Founded gives the Dulux paint tin a brush up Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec share their wishlist The wonders of the microwave

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NEW Álvaro Siza’s winery in Portugal, new products from IMM Cologne, a surprising house by Suppose Design Office, Yves Béhar’s new touchscreen tablet, Pei Zhu’s spaceship-like design museum in Shenzhen, VAUMM’s Basque culinary centre and a camouflaged archaeology museum in Utah

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THE MEANING OF THE MOBILE PHONE

FEATURE Our special issue explores the cultural and political significance of the mobile phone, surveying its impact on behaviour, and society. Over 22 pages, we’ve gathered contributions on interface design, technology addiction, data monitoring, ubiquitous photography, the luxury phone market, the Arab spring and urban youth culture, from writers Will Self, Lee Rourke, Kazys Varnelis and many more

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OUTDOOR DESIGN REPORT 28 pages of the latest design for outdoors

REVIEW Interviews with metabolist architects, Chile’s experiments in socialism and cybernetics, globalisation and decline as seen by photographers and a monograph on Ernst May

PRODUCTS Selected lighting, furniture and f looring products

DIRECTORY A noticeboard for design, retail and services

BACK PAGE Portuguese architect Paulo David

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