This inner-city primary school was cleverly created to encourage biodiversity

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 9 January 2015

Picture your primary school. If you lived in a big city, you might’ve gone to a school that had only a small patch of grass for playtime. Maybe it was all concrete. In the suburbs of Paris, a primary school has been designed to encourage biodiversity, with an ‘elevated landscape’ for students to be introduced to nature in an urban setting.

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Explore Paris like never before, on the back of a soaring eagle!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Forget guided tours. See Paris like you’ve never seen before, on the back of a soaring eagle! Yes, just like Gandalf. In the video below, Victor the white-tailed eagle takes off from the Eiffel Tower’s observation deck with a camera strapped to his back. The next minute of footage shows us the gorgeous aerial views of Paris, as well as how majestic it must be to fly like an eagle.

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We’re Head Over Heels for this cheeky photography series

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Thursday 10 July 2014

Despite what your eyes may be screaming at you, these photos haven’t been manipulated in the slightest. At first it’s hard to get your head round what you’re seeing, but once it all clicked into place we bet you let loose an embarrassingly loud snort of laughter.

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An inflatable trampoline bridge in Paris? Yeeha! We interviewed the designers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Monday 28 April 2014

Instead of crossing bridges by walking or by riding a car, why can’t we bounce or flip our way across instead? This is what architecture firm AZC had in mind when they submitted a proposal to build an inflatable trampoline bridge for pedestrians to cross the Seine. The structure involves three inflatable doughnut-like rings with mesh trampolines stretched across each one, allowing pedestrians to bounce their way to the other side of the river. It also provides people two options upon reaching the end of the bridge: to exit by way of a staircase or by way of a slide.

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Iconic landmarks as bookmarks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Inside books, entire worlds and universes exist. In fact, they even contain many famous landmarks from New York, London, and Paris, literally right on their pages! ‘Another Studio’, a London-based product design firm, has created a collection of architecture-inspired bookmarks called ‘City Clips’. The three cities each have four landmarks to represent their culture and […]

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3-month old baby dressed up for her possible future careers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 6 January 2014

One Day You Will Be My Child is a series done a few years ago by Paris-based photographer Malo featuring his daughter wearing different career uniforms/outfits. He uses the series of adorable photographs to reflect on the possible careers his child might possibly take once she grows up. Some of the costumes the then 3-month […]

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Eiffel Tower doppelgangers

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Friday 29 November 2013

As it turns out, there are a whole lot more replicas of the Eiffel Tower then I ever imagined. And none of those replicas are even in France. There are some in Texas,  Las Vegas, Tennessee, China, Romania, Greece, and even Mexico. None of them are as tall as the original, but they’re still pretty […]

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Literal translations of Paris Metro station names

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 13 November 2013

Metropolisson is a creative project by photographer Janol Apin that takes us on a literal journey through the Parisian metro system with clever puns and creative costumes you’ve just gotta see. Featuring more than 100 images, this series of photographs was shot through the 1990s and features Apin’s friends posing in costume in the underground, playing with the station names.

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Street artists take over 9 level Parisian building for one month installation

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 25 October 2013

Paris is known as the city of fashion, but at the moment, it’s also the scene of an outstanding art project initiated by Itinerrance Gallery owner Mehdi Ben Cheikh. Called La Tour Paris 13, this unique installation will last for only a month, at which point it will be destroyed. Ben Cheikh has taken over a building with 36 apartments over 9 levels, covering a surface of 4.500m2.

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Locher’s: Parisian fashion with an edge

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Fashion on Friday 11 October 2013

At first glance, you might assume that Locher’s sells sweet and innocent women’s clothing. You’d be wrong, of course, because these cute clothes contain neatly embroidered messages that reveal how the wearer REALLY feels. Designer Nicole Locher creates fashion that accentuate a woman’s uniqueness and sense of humor, and once you take a good look […]

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Street artists breathe life into soon-to-be-demolished Parisian building

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 October 2013

Due for demolition this spring, a derelict ten-storey-high housing project in Paris located close to the River Seine is otherwise seeing a huge surge of life in its final days, thanks to an art gallery owner who invited a hundred street artists to spruce up the place before it truly disappears off the streets for […]

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Photographs from the top of Europe’s landmarks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 19 September 2013

Months ago, a Russian photographer and his friends risked jail time in order to illegally climb the Great Pyramid of Giza to take photos. In a move to solidify Russia’s claim of having the most daring and ballsy photographers in the world, Russian photographers Vadim Mahora and Raskalov started taking dizzying and death-defying photos on top of Europe’s famous landmarks.

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Dub-step Electro Animals by French artist Yo Az

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 19 September 2013

I’m not usually one for animal art, but these digital illustrations by French artist Yo Az blew me away. They seem to fit seamlessly into a dup-step music haze. Each animal is cleverly composed of tiny, robotic details. The vector illustrations only become more interesting as you dissect each color and  line segment.

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Vibrant street art and graffiti by Horfe

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By Lewis Loughman in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

A while back, a friend of mine introduced me to the amazing work of Parisian graffiti god, Horfe (sometimes spelt Horfee). His work really is something different in the realms of both graffiti and fine art. It’s striking how much effort he puts into each piece: from quick throw ups to more elaborate work, everything is always a pleasure to look at.

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Photos of transgender women of 1950s and 60s Paris

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Photography on Thursday 25 July 2013

Between the late 50s and early 60s, Swedish photographer Christer Stromholm travelled to Paris in the hope of creating a new kind of nightlife photography. While living in the red light district of Place Blanche, he befriended a group of transgender women who worked the streets and hotels to make a living.

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