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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
They live on planet C and B, two kooky and creative 20 year-old twin sisters, who are taking the human world by storm with their fierce brand of sunglasses. Coco and Breezy create studded and bullet-holed over-sized signature shields, but a recent trip to Paris inspired a wearable art, glow in the dark accessory line, […]
I love the new work from Antoine Corbineau, a French illustrator now based in Paris, having spent several years in both London and New York — where he notably designed The Electric Company’s new identity at WeArePlus.
Khuong Nguyen is an editorial and commercial photographer and designer based in Paris. Some of his clients include Wallpaper, Christian Louboutin and Virgin Radio. This work is from his Tronified series for Amusement Magazine.
Created by Paris-based architects, Zoevox, for BNP Paribas, this space has been designed in ten zones that dispel the traditional banking set-up where the client and teller are separated by deep counters and screens. With a honeycomb ceiling, 25 square-metre living wall, coffee bar and exhibition area dedicated to kids, you’d happily cop a long queue from a bank like this!