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.
Rich pralines, vivid petit fours, wispy French meringues, and deep pastry creams piped into light éclairs, then coated with iconic works of art. Only at Fauchon. And now, happily, no matter where you are, you can capture a year’s worth of this hyper-luxe French foodie haven’s sweet and savory delights right on your coffee table.
The Furtivo pocket knife, designed by Ora-Ito (the designer behind the futuristic building on the cover of Air’s 10,000 Hz Legend) for French knife company Laguiole, looks like something Patrick Bateman from American Psycho would use on his well-dressed victims.
A visually stunning short 3D-animated film directed by Antoine Perez, Celine Desrumaux, Francois Pons and Gary Levesque. Yankee Gal took a year to complete and was produced at the always formidable French computer graphics school, Supinfocom.
A good artist doesn’t necessarily need expensive materials to do good work. French painter/collage artist Anastassia Elias proves this with the tiny scenes she creates inside of cardboard toilet-paper tubes.
Seriously, is there anywhere in the world more glamorous than the French holiday town of Biarritz? I recently visited Biarritz for the second time, and this visit, was even more wowed by the endless array of buffed, leggy, chain-smoking Europeans — each of them dripping in jewellery, swanning about in their caftans, and sipping champagne like it was water.
The big media news of the past few days has been the proposal by fifty French lawmakers that would require all altered images be labeled with a disclaimer that they have been digitally enhanced.
It was the haute couture perfume-like bottles that first sparked my interest in Château d’Estoublon’s scrumptious olive oils. So on a recent trip to Provence in the South of France where the Estoublon estate has its roots, quite literally, a quick stop for a tasting was on the agenda. Set on a massive 48 acres, replete with vineyards, olive groves, gardens, a pond, and of course, a massive château, the space is inspiring, as are its products.
Paris-based design firm Off Architecture, in collaboration with Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture and Jeans Gincinto, is granting a gift for current and future students of the Lycee Jean Moulin in Revin, France. The Lycee, which will be completed sometime in 2012, is being constructed to sustainable standards, including being built with the flow of the […]