Design Dispatch

Our daily take on the world through the lens of design.

Master & Dynamic’s new speaker, designed by David Adjaye. (Courtesy: Master & Dynamic)

Concrete Beats

Master & Dynamic’s new speaker, designed by David Adjaye, is made from specially designed concrete. Yes, concrete.
[Master & Dynamic]

Charitable Ovation

Legendary opera singer Andrea Bocelli is teaming with The Residences at Armani/Casa in Miami for a benefit concert next Tuesday. Proceeds will go to support his foundation’s work in Haiti. “Every day we supply education, food, and medical support to more than 2500 children,” he says.
[Andrea Bocelli]

Centenary Celebration

A week from today, the prolific architect I.M. Pei will turn 100. Justin Davidson at New York magazine offers this appreciation.
[New York Magazine]

All Access

Google Earth’s new version lets users tour buildings by Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid.

Famous Figure

Archaeologists discovered a 23,000-year-old statue, and Kim Kardashian comparisons ensued.

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