Paris vs. New York: an animated video

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in Video on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Paris or New York: which is your favourite city? This charming animation created by motion graphic designer Tony Miotto and based on the book Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, can help you decide whether you lean towards macaroons and the metro or cupcakes and the subway.

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Map Bracelets: never get lost on the subway again

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By Leah Piepgras in New Fashion on Thursday 7 June 2012

I love these mass transit map bracelets made by Brooklyn designer, Tiffany Burnette. They are the perfect combination of form and function and they keep you from looking like a tourist.

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New illustrations by Parisian Emmanuel Romeuf

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Friday 18 May 2012

Parisian art director Emmanuel Romeuf has just launched his new website, chock full of clever visual identities and strong illustration work.

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New music by Parisian band Little Red Lauter

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By Emmanuel Romeuf in New Music on Monday 14 May 2012

Little Red Lauter is an indie pop-folk band based in Paris. The voice of Claire, the singer, can really carry everyone in the room, while Boris, the guitarist, keeps the mood up with sweet, swinging rhythms.

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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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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?

Zolton Editor

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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