Aerial: a new series by Parisian artist Baptiste Debombourg

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By Serena Matthews in New Art on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Aerial is a new work created by Paris-based artist, Baptiste Debombourg. At an old Benedictine monastery called Brauweiler Abbey, near Cologne, Germany, Debombourg used sheets of shattered laminate glass to create an imaginary flood which crashes into the room in a magnificent explosion of beauty. Trippy, to say the least. Magnificent, in sum.

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Grass-themed artwork by Mathilde Roussel

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Monday 16 April 2012

Mathilde Roussel, a conceptual installation artist from Paris, created this series of paintings that chronicle the suspended sculptures of growing grass and slowly transforms as time passes by.

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Milk & Cereal: Kids clothing label uses UK graffiti artists

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By Jennifer Saul in New Fashion on Tuesday 14 February 2012

Milk & Cereal is a clothing company for kids and babies, based in Bristol. They work with renowned UK graffiti artists such as Cheo, Paris, and Inkie, whilst also creating their own simple, original and wonderfully cute designs. The result is cool, inexpensive clothing that offers something a little different from your average children’s wear […]

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Colunching

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By Agnes Samour in New Trends on Tuesday 3 January 2012

If you’d like to expand your social network, not in front of your computer but over a delicious meal, then try Colunching. After huge success in New York and Paris, the trend is now expanding to Australia. It’s totally free to join and you can become an organiser, choosing your favourite restaurant or just participate […]

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Highlining: combining climbing, slackline and tightrope walking

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 24 November 2011

The write-up below this breathtaking (and we mean breathtaking) video says it all: ‘I have been filming the Skyliners on an incredible exploration into the world of free flight. Tancrède, Julien, Seb and Antoine are pioneers in highlining: a vertiginous combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking. We rigged highlines on the skyscrapers of Paris, […]

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Superhero embryos

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 29 September 2011

The HEY! art show in Paris has these creepy superhero embryos by Alexandre Nicolas on display. Some of them are amusing with their iconic costumes, while others, like the Invisible Man, are haunting and beautiful.

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Postcards from Paris by Genevieve Gauckler

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By Eve Politanoff in New Illustration on Friday 12 August 2011

An email will never replace the pleasure of sending a postcard. Enjoy this series of funny postcards from French illustrator, Genevieve Gauckler. Her works are bright, fun and hectic, combining symmetrical designs with soft-edged computer generated images laid against photographed backgrounds. From Paris with Love.

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A giant sea made from 65,000 old CDs

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Monday 8 August 2011

The idea of taking a product that is no longer in use and turning it into some sort of art is not new. We’ve seen floppy disks used for paintings, vintage textiles becoming soft toy art, among other projects. Here, two French artists — Elise Morin and architect Clémence Eliard — used 65,000 old CDs, hand-sewed them together, then laid them out on inflatable mounds to create a sea of discs. The art exhibit is currently on show in Paris.

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Before And After Jogging photo series

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By Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 26 July 2011

We’re digging this Before and After jogging series by photographer Sacha Goldberger who created an outside studio at a park in Paris called Bois de Boulogne and asked random joggers if they would sprint, pose for a photo, then come back to his professional studio a week alter for a follow-up shot: ‘I wanted to show the difference between our natural and brute side versus how we represent ourselves to society. The difference was very surprising’, he says.

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Cosplay in slow motion

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Monday 11 July 2011

Cosplay never ceases to fascinate me, so I find this video by cosplay enthusiast and cinematographer Angel James de Ocampo (filmed at Japan Expo 2011 in Paris) to be pretty entertaining.

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Want to work for Aesop?

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By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 8 June 2011

We love Aesop. We love their aesthetic (the stores are literally out of this world), their products, and their name. So we’re buzzed to be able to tell you that they’re seeking applicants to join their retail network. Current vacancy locations include (but are not limited to) Sydney, New York, London and Paris. So if you’re in the market for a new challenge and you have a demonstrated ability to engage and respond to people, a positive attitude, and willingness to understand the world of Aesop, then this could be the new career for you. Oh, and you’ll have clearer skin than all your friends. Bonus!

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Edible forks and spoons

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 22 April 2011

Like all good Parisians, Poilâne boulangerie and patisserie is passionate about bread – and really stellar bread at that. With two locations in Paris and one in London, this family owned boutique bakery is all about combining old school and contemporary methods, while using the best possible ingredients to turn out handsome breads, tasty tarts and tartines, flaky pastries, and more.

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A social marketplace for homemade meals

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Friday 8 April 2011

Foodies connecting with other foodies. That’s a concept we love here at The Urban Grocer. And that’s why we’re especially thrilled to throw a spotlight on Super-Marmite, a ‘social marketplace for homemade meals’ that has caught fire in Paris, a foodie nirvana if ever there was one.

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Yarn meets potholes: a different kind of street art

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Thursday 24 March 2011

Who doesn’t know them? The cracks in the roads that make driving and walking way less comfortable? Juliana Santacruz Herrera has had the funny idea to turn these unwelcome side effects of ‘nature at play’ into something more pleasant by filling the gaps with bright and colorful strands of yarn. Juliana currently fills potholes in Paris. Although her work might not be for eternity, it surely inspires some Parisian passers by to smile.

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Lina Scheynius

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 11 March 2011

Lina Scheynius was born 1981 in Vänersborg in Sweden and grew up in Trollhättan. She moved away from home at age 16 and currently lives between London and Paris. She works with natural light and a small automatic camera that allows her to move around a lot.

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