‘Turkish delight’ is given a whole new meaning as we visit Istanbul to take in the city’s newest design projects and uncover why the capital is booming. In Toronto, we quell our hunger at a supermarket by Landini Associates, which combines grocery shopping with a theatrical experience. Sneak peek at the UN’s plans for the renovation of its North Delegates Lounge, where design superpowers like Hella Jongerius, Rem Koolhaas and Irma Boom take the lead. Also in NYC, we pay a visit to the legendary Fifth Avenue, where three retail giants make their mark amongst the city’s glitz and glamour. Last – but certainly not least – we recap our Milan experience at the 2012 Salone del Mobile. Find out how designers are combatting these troubled times and see our picks for newcomers to watch.