Laurent Chehere’s Flying Houses photos series

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By Asa Wikman in New Photography on Tuesday 31 July 2012

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.

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Mathieu Lehanneur designs St Hilaire Church

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By Emmanuel Romeuf in Architecture on Wednesday 16 May 2012

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!

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Concrete business cards by Murmure

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 1 May 2012

There are sperm-filled business cards. And there are cookie business cards. Finally, French creative agency Murmure has gone ahead to cast their business cards in stone. Beautiful stuff.

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Down The Road: a new single from French band C2C

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By Francois Grumelin-Sohn in New Music on Friday 27 April 2012

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 […]

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French street artist C215

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By Rani Nugraha in New Art on Tuesday 18 October 2011

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.

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Want to see Sarkozy’s greatest triumph? Watch on in awe

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By Merzipan in Video on Wednesday 28 September 2011

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.

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Post-it art war in Paris

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By Nini Baseema in New Events on Saturday 3 September 2011

‘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.

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Korkoro: a moving exploration of Gypsy life

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By Merzipan in New Film on Tuesday 17 May 2011

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 […]

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Emilie Meldem at Hyeres 2011

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By Eve Politanoff in New Fashion on Tuesday 3 May 2011

An unusual collection from Swiss fashion designer Emilie Meldem who was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Festival of Hyeres, France.

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Urban Characters by Amose

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Friday 4 March 2011

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.

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1024 Architecture

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in Architecture on Saturday 26 February 2011

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.

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Labryinth made entirely from salt

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By Jade Rehder in New Art on Thursday 10 February 2011

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.

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Magical Yule logs

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By Eve Politanoff in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 22 December 2010

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.

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Lobo’s Apple Cider

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By Eat. Sip. Chew. in New Food and Packaging on Friday 3 December 2010

‘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.

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Maternelle: a brilliant French animation

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By Marine Perraudin in Video on Wednesday 29 September 2010

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.

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