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An exhibition at London's Science Museum explores the future of autonomous mobility, and the designs that are paving the way. Curator Margaret Campbell selects five pieces from the show and reveals the stories behind them.

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Designer Yinka Ilori has used his signature colourful and graphic style to create the exhibition design for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a show celebrating half a century of black creativity in the UK.

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We no longer need desks, say designers Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby, as the office of the future is more of a meeting place than a work environment.

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Autex has transformed a roof terrace in London into a showroom displaying its latest acoustic panels and products.

Designed in collaboration with TP Bennett director, Michelle Wilkie and senior interior designer Ben Boxshall, Autex’s Clerkenwell showroom is intended to function like a gallery, where products can be exchanged on a regular basis. It is divided into four zones and can cater for both one-on-one conversations and larger group events.

Dispersed throughout the spaces are the manufacturer’s latest interior wall and ceiling acoustics products, which showcase ways designers can use them to reduce noise in the workplace.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's “cyborg botany” researchers have turned plants into sensors and displays, suggesting we use them as a gentle alternative to electronic screens.

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Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious has developed an online platform that directs Londoners to their closest zero-waste shops and offers tips on how to reduce your reliance on plastics.

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As we become more conscious about our own consumption, there seems to have been a resurgence of interest in the ways products are made. Our homes are becoming handpicked havens of one-off objects, in a bid to reject the throwaway culture we have fed fo…

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U-Build is a simple and sustainable modular construction system designed by Studio Bark that encourages individuals and communities to self-build.

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Researchers at MIT and in the Maldives have come up with a solution to help coastal communities threatened by climate change: submersible objects carefully placed to promote the growth of beaches and islands.

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Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has exhibited a plastic water bottle he used for three months at an exhibition promoting recycled plastic objects in Milan.

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With the London Festival of Architecture kicking off today, Dezeen's deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft picks out the 10 best things in the programme, including a colourful pavilion at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Patrick Schumacher talking about affordable housing.

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The Standard London, the brand's first UK hotel, features colourful interiors designed by Shawn Hausman Design to contrast “the greyness of London”.

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You use your brain's executive function every day — it's how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses. Can you improve it to change for the better? With highlights from her research on child development, cognitive scientist Sabine Doebel explores the factors that affect executive function — and how you can use it to break bad habits and achieve your goals.

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