La Poste launches scratch-and-sniff stamp that smells like baguettes

French post office La Poste has introduced a stamp designed by Stéphane Humbert-Basset that gives off the scent of bread when scratched to celebrate the baguette. The stamp has a «bakery scent», which was achieved through the use of microcapsules that are embedded within the ink of the stamps to provide the bread-like fragrance, reported French newspaper Le Monde. The stamp...

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Five key projects by graphic designer and Dezeen Awards judge Ian Cartlidge

Graphic designer Ian Cartlidge has joined Dezeen Awards 2024 as a judge. Here he selects five projects that best reflect his studio’s work. Cartlidge is the co-founder of London design studio Cartlidge Levene and considers the core ethos of his work to «produce design that makes a meaningful and positive contribution to the world». The British designer told Dezeen that...

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Soniah floor lamps by Faina

Dezeen Showroom: produced by Faina, the decor brand of Ukrainian architect Victoria Yakusha, the Soniah floor lamp is a dramatic piece that appears to grow from the ground. Yakusha referenced Ukraine’s national flower – the sunflower – in both the name and the form of the Soniah floor lamp. The Soniah floor lamps are inspired by Ukrainian cultural heritage and sunflowers Available...

Beatie Wolfe visualises oil industry «disinformation» in Smoke and Mirrors video

Methane data and dishonest oil company advertising are juxtaposed in Smoke and Mirrors, a new visualisation produced by artist and musician Beatie Wolfe in collaboration with visual effects studio Parliament. Debuting last week at South by Southwest, Smoke and Mirrors doubles as a video clip for Wolfe’s song Oh My Heart, which was released in 2022 on the world’s first...

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Architectural landmarks star in «utopian» poster for Paris 2024 Olympics

French artist Ugo Gattoni has created a duo of intricately hand-drawn posters for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which can function independently or combine seamlessly to create a single composition. It marks the first time that posters for both summer games were designed together as a diptych, according to the Paris 2024 Organising Committee. Ugo Gattoni has designed the...

Dezeen Agenda features Herman Miller’s first rebrand in over two decades

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features the reveal of Herman Miller’s new brand identity. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now. New York design studio Order has conceived a new brand identity for furniture retailer Herman Miller that draws inspiration from the American brand’s history. The Herman Miller wordmark has been reimagined in the contemporary Söhne typeface from...