Amose is a mixed media street artist from Lille, France. His urban characters are strongly influenced by early twentieth century aesthetics. He makes the kind of art that I would like to see painted on my walls at home.
1024 Architecture focuses on the interaction between body, space, sound, visual, low-tech and hi-tech, art and architecture. This piece was projected on the side of an old theater in Lyon, France, and the deformations were all controled by the audience, using an audio analysis algorithm.
Motoi Yamamato has again used salt to create a monumental floor painting, which he refers to as ‘his Labyrinth’. His latest piece, found in Toulouse’s Fondation Espace Ecureuil, is another feat of artistic labour: 50 hours of work over five days and 2,200 pounds of salt.
Couture, extravagant, bucolic. Les buches de Noel are all dressed up for the holidays. They were made by French chefs, master bakers, confectioners of large, fine chocolate and gourmet French stores such as Fauchon, Dalloyau, Lenotre, Patrick Roger and many more. To celebrate Christmas and New Year, an exhibit of twenty Yule logs are currently on display at the castle of Breteuil in France.
‘Tis the season for hard cider. So says Eric Asimov, and people tend to heed his recommendations. At least, I do. So while I scour my favorite haunts for the beautiful natural cider from Julien Frémont’s symbiotic Apple Orchard and Cattle Farm in Normandy, France (you must find this), I’m also looking for Lobo’s honest Cider rendition: cloudy and unfiltered from Adelaide Hills, Australian apples.
This animated graduation movie made by three students at Georges Méliés School delicately and ingeniously tells the tale of a child who lives a nightmarish first day at kindergarten.
If you’re like me, pretending you are someplace else is all part of the process of getting through the day. And today I’ve decided I want to be in France sipping coffee at a cute cafe, walking my adorable poodle, and ending the day by getting my photo taken with my mysterious French boyfriend. Well, [...]
It’s a sweltering summer day. The air is sticky, the streets are hot, and the only thing you want is to throw back in a lounge chair, cooled drink in hand. Thankfully, there’s Bella Lula. From France, this all natural, organic lemonade rocks a taste reminiscent of your grandmother’s own summer time blend.
Martin and Youle are British artists now based in Nantes, France. I got to know them through Hot Chip (Bevis is Felix Martin’s brother) and Charlie designed the cover for my first single (Nitemoves/Wallflowers). There’s a sense of play in their pieces, especially Pythagoras Table. I love the way they work with objects and expand [...]
I don’t have any tattoos, and to be honest, I cannot imagine my life or my skin with one. Maybe that’s all the more reason I find them alluring, enchanting, and so brilliantly self-expressive. Well, except for the dork in high school who thought it would be cool to put the Coor’s Beer logo on his shoulder.
Ok, so this is some clever trick photography by Joseph Ford for French Magazine, Amusement. But heck, why doesn’t someone just go ahead and build one. Kinda what the world needs right now. Right? Right!
The heavily political, provocative, and pornographic themes and images in French artist Maldo Nollimerg’s collages remind me of awesome punk album covers from the early 80s, but with a slightly more baroque quality to them.
Directed by the French animation collective, H5, this short animation screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2009 and opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Oh, and it won a 2010 Academy Award, too. Nice.