Laurent Chehere is a French photographer who used to work in advertising but left his job one day and decided to go travelling around the world with his camera. When he returned to France, he knew what he wanted to do with his life: he would live his two passions, travelling and photography. Laurent has been working with photography ever since and draws inspiration from exploring cities, suburbs, countries and architecture. These are some photos from his recent project, Flying Houses.
I love the intervention of Mathieu Lehanneur on the St. Hilaire church in France. In many ways, this is a paradoxical project as most of the design doesn’t sit well with the faith of the environment. But Lehanneur manages to insert clever mineral architecture in reference to the topology of the place regardless. Sublime!
This is definitely my new theme. A subtle mix between country and electro; Pedro Winter meets Hank Snow. Some of the songs sound more like early Birdy Nam Nam. This is because this French band is composed of DMC’s guys, another guy from the very sweet hip hop band, Hocus Pocus, and the two others […]
French street artist C215 certainly knows how to colour coordinate. Whether he uses a rainbow palette or split complimentary hues in his pieces, he manages to combine the perfect colour harmonies to capture the essence of the moment in his intimate portraits.
France privatizes an historically socialist service — phones — and look what happens. KITAYNS EVRAYWHAR! It doesn’t matter if you speak French or not, this commercial proves that before long, capitalism and socialism will both be dead and the furballs will rule over all.
‘Make post-it art not war’. That could be slogan of these French workers who are currently fighting an art battle on their office windows, using multicoloured sticky notes. What a cool idea. I wonder what their employers say about the waste of office materials, though.
I just returned from seeing Korkoro and I am a maelstrom of emotions. Its short, lush scenes tell a tense tale of gypsies in WWII France, but that narrative is drowned out by its intense cinematic poetry, with odes to running, joy, anxiety, nature, novelty, bewilderment, unfairness, kindness, and music that is in your bones […]
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.