Portraits of French Tattoo Artists with Skateboards

Nous vous parlions ici de la série d’exposition Inking Board, initiative mise en place par The Daily Board. Ces expositions révèlent des oeuvres sur des planches de skate réalisées par des tatoueurs.

Le photographe Paul Daubié à photographié les artistes tatoueurs durant la customisation de leurs planches, donnant lieu à une série de portraits inédits en noir et blanc. Les photos ont été shootées et développées à l’argentique.

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental designed to be "deeply rooted" in its Venetian setting

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon

Marble furnishings, lagoon-coloured walls and arched doorways are among the features that Dorothée Meilichzon has incorporated in the interiors of this Venice hotel, which is meant to mirror its surroundings.

Occupying a renaissance-era palace, Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental is located in Venice’s Dorsoduro neighbourhood. Set away from the city’s main tourist hubbub, the area is populated with unpretentious bars, eateries and vintage boutiques.

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon

This is the fifth time that French interior designer Meilichzon has worked with the Experimental hospitality group, having designed a selection of its hotels in Paris and London, as well as its Menorca location.

Like the preceding properties, Meilichzon wanted the interiors of the new Venice hotel to reflect its immediate surroundings.

“We do a lot of research to create a different project each time, one that’s deeply rooted in its environment,” Meilichzon told Dezeen.

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon

The 32 guest suites have therefore been completed in a mixture of warm and cool tones – some surfaces are painted butter-yellow, blush-pink or deep red in a nod to the colour of the homes that line Dorsoduro’s canal ways.

Other walls are a dark, navy hue or mossy green.

“The greens and blues come from the variant colours of the laguna, truly an inspiration as the colour of it evolves so much during the day and depending on the weather, it is quite fascinating,” explained Meilichzon.

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon

Several of the fixtures and furnishings – like the doorframes, headboards and flecked sofas – are arched, mimicking the shape of window frames on traditional Venetian buildings.

Domed niches have also been to accommodate reading nooks or vanity tables, while mirrors above the bathroom sinks have then been set against arched white-marble bases.

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon

“There are also a lot of arch shapes in the city, especially from Andrea Palladio, one of Venezia’s major architects,” added Meilichzon.

These forms continue downstairs in the hotel’s eatery, named Ristorante Adriatica, which cooks dishes with ingredients sourced from Italy’s coastal regions like Puglia, Abruzzo and Veneto.

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon

Interrupted by a series of arched partitions, the dining room plays host to a clashing mix of veiny marble dining tables, striped banquettes and monochromatic checked floors.

Seating cushions have then been upholstered in sumptuous cherry-red velvet.

Guests can also choose to relax up on the rooftop terrace or take a trip on the hotel’s private pontoon.

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon

Milan-based designer Cristina Celestino was charged with developing the aesthetic of the hotel’s bar, Experimental Cocktail Club. Intended to be a love letter to Venice, it has been finished in a typically Italian material palette of marble and antique mirror.

A striped teal and grey carpet offsets the space’s candy-pink walls.

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental, Venice, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon

Hotel Il Palazzo Experimental joins the handful of design-focused guest properties that are popping up across Venice, catering to the abundance of tourists that continue to visit the city for its rich arts and culture scene.

The Casa Flora holiday apartment opened in Venice back in 2017, which is dressed with furnishings from over 20 Italian brands.

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AT 187 office chair promotes "dynamic sitting" to prevent backache at work

AT 187 ergonomic office chair by Wilkahn

The latest office chair from German furniture brand Wilkahn features technologies developed to encourage movement and maintain the user’s centre of gravity as they shift position throughout the working day.

The AT chair is the third addition to Wilkhahn‘s free-2-move family of office chairs, following on from its IN and ON designs. The chairs use the patented Trimension technology to encourage movement when working at a desk.

AT 187 ergonomic office chair by Wilkahn

Wilkhahn based the design of the AT chairs on research conducted in collaboration with the German Sport University Cologne, which suggested that regular movement is essential to maintain physical fitness, as well as boosting mental performance.

Biomechanical analysis of the body while seated at a desk indicated that the three-dimensional movements of the hips are key to activating the muscles and skeleton.

AT 187 ergonomic office chair by Wilkahn

The company set about creating an ergonomic office chair that facilitates dynamic seating and can be configured quickly and easily to suit the personal preferences of each individual user.

“To produce a three-dimensional and supported form of motion, Trimension was developed in close association with the health and sports science sectors,” Wilkhahn explained.

“Trimension is a synchronous adjustment mechanism that allows two-dimensional bending and stretching of the torso and sideways movements of the hips.”

AT 187 ergonomic office chair by Wilkahn

The key technology featured in the AT 187 chair is the self-centring suspension of the seat shell, which helps the body maintain its centre of gravity as the user alters their posture.

The seat also features a backrest with tilt capability that adjusts automatically to the user’s weight. The technology allows office workers to move in all directions while sitting, which helps to stimulate the metabolic process.

AT 187 ergonomic office chair by Wilkahn

Options available in the AT family include an office chair with an elevated seating position for use at height-adjustable tables. The range also offers customisable features and a coordinated design that will fit in with most contemporary office environments.

American furniture brand Haworth also believes in the importance of movement within the office, which it highlighted in a book exploring the role architects and designers can play in creating healthier workplaces.

The chair features on the longlist for the Dezeen Awards 2019. The product is joined in the workplace design category by a modular furniture system that can be used to create more flexible offices and a sofa system created by Barber and Osgerby to enable casual and flexible working.

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Award-winning design consultancy LDA needs an Industrial designer!

LDA is an award-winning design and innovation consultancy that create products and experiences that help to connect people with brands. Located in Orange County, the heart of Southern California, LDA has been developing products for a diverse range of clients both local and international for over 30 years. Their innovative products have won several Red Dot Awards in 2016, a 2019 GOOD DESIGN Award from Chicago Athenaeum Museum and the EISA Award in 2018.  Apply now to be a part of this award-winning consultancy!

The Infinity Kappa K4: A multi-channel car audio amplifier delivering the efficiency and power you expect from Class D amps—and the performance you expect from Infinity.

The Opportunity

LDA is currently looking for an exceptionally talented and highly motivated Junior – Mid-level industrial designer with 1-5 years of work experience in a fast-paced design-driven environment. Their ideal candidate has a passion for design and a compelling set of industrial design skills.

Primary Responsibilities

You will be working on a wide variety of products including housewares, consumer electronics, industrial, medical and technology. Your responsibilities will include all aspects of the design process, from initial research and concept sketching all the way to follow-ups with manufacturing.


  • 1-5 years of experience in a design-driven environment
  • Exceptional sense of aesthetics
  • Innovative conceptual development
  • Strong sketching abilities
  • An understanding of manufacturing
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to translate brand values into great products
  • Prior experience in a consulting office

How to Apply

To apply, please e-mail LDA your digital portfolio along with your resume and cover letter. Please keep your file size below 3MB. A link to your website is also acceptable.


Irvine, CA.

Click here to Apply Now!

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Let’s Go Bowling with Photographer Robert Götzfried

«Depuis quelques années, j’essaie de trouver les pistes de bowling et de « kegelbahnen » les plus excitantes du sud de l’Allemagne, explique le photographe sur son site. Le kegeln est assez similaire au bowling, mais avec seulement neuf quilles, des balles plus petites et des voies plus courtes.»

À travers sa série nommée sobrement «Bowling Alleys», l’artiste allemand nous promène dans des salles de jeux de quilles qui tombent tranquillement en désuétude. Particulièrement populaire des années 60 à 80, ce sport collectif n’est plus en vogue. Il en reste aujourd’hui des lieux aux accents kitsch et aux teintes presque envoûtantes.

Suivez ses nombreux projets sur Instagram.

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

Recycled parachute material wrapped over welded steel frames make up this collection of rocking chairs and screens by Benjamin Hubert‘s design agency Layer and fashion studio Raeburn.

Comprised of three low-set rocking chairs and one screen, the Canopy collection was born from Layer and Raeburn’s combined interest in “recontextualising undervalued materials”.

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

The two studios looked to Raeburn’s archives to see how the brand had previously repurposed surplus parachutes to create statement fashion pieces. These ideas were then developed to extend to furniture design.

Welded steel frameworks provided a “blank canvas” for the designers, enabling them to make the parachute material the standout element in each product.

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

“The Canopy Collection uses the strict geometry of the steel frames as a base on which to experiment with innovative and forward-thinking recycled parachute upholstery,” said the creators.

“[It] is tuned into the semantics of a parachute in flight – the lounge chair gently rocks back and forth whilst the re-configurable screen takes inspiration from the section and construction of a wing,” they added.

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

The designers focused specifically on using surplus ex-military parachutes and aircraft brake parachutes, made from ultra-thin ripstop nylon material, and worked with one of the head seamstress at Raeburn to create the finished products.

While all three of the rocking chairs have the same structure, each piece aims to highlight a different quality of the parachute material, from a “highly-controlled and simple expression” to a “raw, sculptural form”.

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

Two of the chair designs boast a more tousled look, achieved by draping layers of the parachute material over their framework. One features a mixture of white and peachy tones, while the other is coloured in a palette of blacks and greys.

The other style sees a multi-coloured parachute material tightly wrapped around its metal structure for a taut finish, making it clearer what purpose the material once served.

Each of the textiles were secured with a combination of concealed zips and different textile techniques, including hidden seams and French seams. Extra parachute material has been wrapped around the armrests.

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

The same technique of tautly stretching the material over its frame was used for the screens, which are divided into three attached sections.

The form of each of the screens was informed by the graphic, colour-block design of the green, orange and white parachute, which features intersecting lines that play with light as it travels through the translucent material.

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

According to Hubert, one of the biggest challenges was templating from the military parachutes, as they contain existing panels, in addition to being very large in size and circular in form.

Rather than creating “pseudo-panels”, the designers wanted to use the parachute as it was.

“At the core of the Raeburn brand is our Remade in England approach,” said the brand’s creative director Christopher Raeburn.

“The Canopy Collection has resulted in a truly unique opportunity for both brands to test, learn and ultimately achieve a project that’s as unexpected as it is experimental,” he continued.

“Raeburn shares our passion for sustainable and responsible design,” added Hubert. “Together, we have translated the label’s iconic use of upcycled parachute material into an exciting exploration of form and materiality in furniture.”

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

The collection was launched during London Design Festival last week, which ran from 14 to 22 September 2019, and was displayed in Raeburn’s new central London store.

Layer also released a collection of pendant lamps at this year’s London Design Festival. Created for Danish furniture brand Muuto, the Strand lighting collection is made using a fibrous polymer material, intended to imitate the silkworm’s act of “self-wrapping”.

Layer and Raeburn create furniture collection from recycled parachutes

Layer’s Benjamin Hubert was recently announced as a speaker at the upcoming Dezeen Day conference, which is taking place in London on 30 October.

Hubert will speak about how he grew his business as part of the discussion about entrepreneurialism in architecture and design.

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Positions at Purcell and Gresford Architects are included in this week's top architecture and design roles

Clifton Cathedral refit by Purcell, photo by Phil Boorman

Dezeen Jobs has selected five of the top architecture and design opportunities this week, including vacancies at architecture firms Purcell and Gresford Architects in Oxford.

Top architecture and design roles: Part 2 architectural assistant at Purcell in Oxford, UK

Part 2 architectural assistant at Purcell

Architecture firm Purcell is looking for a Part 2 architectural assistant with proficiency in Revit, to join its Oxford studio. The practice completed the refurbishment of Clifton Cathedral, a brutalist style, heritage-listed structure in Bristol.

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Top architecture and design roles: Experienced architect at Gresford Architects in Oxford, UK

Experienced architect at Gresford Architects

Gresford Architects has extended a Victorian property in London’s Hackney, creating a larger kitchen area and additional living space that features pink walls inside and out. The firm has an opportunity for an experienced architect to become part of its team in Oxford.

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Top architecture and design roles: Intermediate architect at Studio Fuksas in Rome, Italy

Intermediate architect at Studio Fuksas

Italian architecture practice Studio Fuksas is recruiting for an intermediate architect at its office in Rome. The firm has revealed plans for a “vertical park”, featuring five-storeys of cultural and commercial spaces, to be built on Monaco’s waterfront in the south of France.

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Top architecture and design roles: Bid coordinator at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in London, UK

Bid coordinator at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

London firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has completed a mixed-use building in London’s Southwark, featuring eight interlocking apartments built over a large office space. The practice is hiring a bid coordinator with excellent organisational skills to join its London office.

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Top architecture and design roles: Designer/architect at Carpenter & Mason in New York, USA

Designer/architect at Carpenter & Mason

Design studio Carpenter & Mason is looking for an intermediate or senior designer/architect to become part of its team in New York. The designers were behind the dark-indigo interiors of Manhatten eatery Tonchin New York, a Japanese family-run restaurant owned by brothers Anan and Toi Sugeno.

Browse all vacancies in New York ›

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Studio Bark's first flat-pack U-build system used for a home extension in Essex

Mill Lane U-Build house extension by Studio Bark

Slatted screens of stained black wood surround the first-floor extension of an 1830s Georgian cottage in Essex, designed by Studio Bark but built largely by the clients themselves.

The Mill Lane project, which both extended and remodelled the existing building, is the first extension to be built using Studio Bark’s flatpack U-Build system.

Mill Lane U-Build house extension by Studio Bark

Studio Bark developed U-build to make construction “truly affordable and truly self-built“.

“We wanted to prove that the system is adaptable enough to be used for extensions and bespoke projects,” said the studio.

Mill Lane U-Build house extension by Studio Bark

The design was passed through planning, then local building renovation specialist Francis Builders carried out demolition work and prepped for the build.

“Whilst the enabling works were being carried out, the client took delivery of a flat-packed U-Build kit and used their garage as a workshop to build and then store all of the U-Build boxes and other parts,” explained Studio Bark.

Mill Lane U-Build house extension by Studio Bark

Where the new extension meets the existing home, the rough texture of the building has been left exposed to contrast the fresh woodwork.

Studio Bark were commissioned for four weeks on site to ensure the building was watertight, but beyond this the clients carried out the internal finish and external cladding by themselves.

Mill Lane U-Build house extension by Studio Bark

The cladding is made of slatted panels of black-stained wood and wraps around the entire extension.

Mill Lane’s extension is windowless apart from the large window facing the garden and a small window which sits behind the wooden panels, creating a lantern-like effect at night.

Mill Lane U-Build house extension by Studio Bark

The first-floor extension adds a new bedroom, bathroom and yoga space, sitting above a renovated ground floor housing an open plan kitchen and dining room.

With an asymmetric pitched roof, the first floor extension slightly overhangs the house below, and directly abuts the wall of the existing home’s upper level at the front of the site.

Mill Lane U-Build house extension by Studio Bark

The timber structure of the building has been left completely exposed internally, creating light, warm feeling spaces lit by skylights.

Built-in storage under thee low wooden bench that runs around the bedroom provides seating areas alongside large windows overlooking the garden.

Mill Lane U-Build house extension by Studio Bark

Copper specialist Jamie Johnstone assisted with the bathroom fittings of exposed pipework, and structural engineers Structural Workshop also assisted with the design.

As well as self-build, London-based Studio Bark, which was founded by Wilf Meynell in 2014, also has an interest in sustainable and “off-grid” architecture.

The practice recently completed a solar and bio-diesel powered home in Suffolk, as well as a fully biodegradable cork building.

Photography is by Lenny Codd.

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The handwritten issue

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Even though I create this magazine for you, my lovely readers, the origin of each issue is very personal. The themes are always ones that I’m excited to explore; the topics are ones I want to learn about. They’re often inspired by my own creative interests or things happening in my life. 

For this issue, I was inspired by my son Finley who is learning cursive handwriting in school. It has been so fulfilling to see him expand his communication skills through handwriting and he has written an article about what it is like to learn cursive. It’s a lovely companion to all the wonderful reader handwriting submissions that are included in this issue—many of you fondly recall your early days of learning how to handwrite, and how your personality emerged through  your lettering.

Watching my son learn to handwrite, though, has shown me how out of touch I’ve become with my own handwriting—so I’ve also challenged myself to handwrite the article titles throughout this issue. So not only are the topics personal but their presentation is, too. It’s an exercise that puts my mark on the issue in a very tangible way—to let my handwriting be natural, flawed, imperfect… me. 

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