Sunglasses by Coco and Breezy

Jess Zaino Reader Find

By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Thursday 3 March 2011

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, […]

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French illustrator Antoine Corbineau

Contributions Reader Find

By Thom in New Illustration on Saturday 26 February 2011

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.

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Khuong Nguyen

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 24 February 2011

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.

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Believe it or not, this is a bank in Paris

Clare Hillier Reader Find

By Clare Hillier in Architecture on Friday 18 February 2011

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!

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Posing At The Louvre

Lamia Larkin Reader Find

By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Wednesday 12 January 2011

We’ve all seen it happen at museums and may even be guilty of it ourselves. But posing awkwardly with artwork is a crime, and punishment has come in the form of a hilarious blog called Posing At The Louvre: with image upon image of people trying desperately to take a creative photos, instead of enjoying the creative artwork that surrounds them.

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French-Senegalese photographer Delphine Diallo

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By Alexa Mangrum in New Photography on Wednesday 5 January 2011

For Delphine Diallo, photography is a revolution and a renegade reality. Launching a new collection entitled Great Visions, Diallo attacks the conflicting visions of twentieth century Paris in the late 1970s, confronting the world of her childhood crucial to her formation as both a woman and an artist.

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Baudouin’s photo series I Am A Parisian Lady

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Tuesday 21 December 2010

Baudouin’s most improbable dreams saw him as a bassist in a New York jazz band around 1970. However, born in France in 1977 and unable to carry off an afro hairstyle, he decided to become a photographer.

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Dust by Olivier Valsecchi

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Tuesday 7 December 2010

Olivier Valsecchi is a photographer living and working in Paris. His series, Dust, is a beautiful and touching collection of nudes in movement.

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Paris vs New York City

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Wednesday 24 November 2010

Paris vs New York City, a tally of two cities, is a cute minimalist graphic design blog about the sometimes tiny, sometimes significant differences between those two metropolis’. Thank goodness we’re allowed to love both of them equally.

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Alain Delorme’s Totems photo series

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 11 November 2010

Alain Delorme graduated from Gobelins in Paris with a degree in Photography. In this series, Totems, the composites are recreated on the basis of 6,000 images taken in Shanghai during two art residencies. The loads are exaggerated to emphasize the ‘totems’, which are highly symbolic of the Made in China consumer culture.

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Parisian Seven Hotel: movie-themed suites

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Monday 25 October 2010

The lavish Seven Hotel in Paris is a movie aficionado/cosplayer’s dream come true. Like the name suggests, seven different movie-themed suites are available at check-in which include: 007, Alice in Wonderland, Sublime, On/Off, The Black Diamond, Lovez-Vous and Marie Antoinette. So the next time you feel like living the extravagant life of James Bond, I […]

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Gloomy bunny-masked mummies by Paul Toupet

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Art on Wednesday 29 September 2010

Paul Toupet is a designer from Paris with a bit of a morbid taste. He likes to sculpture wax puppets that look they’ve just been hopping out of the crypt. In his exhibitions, you’ll see children-like figures in shabby tissue with bunny masks, weird dangling braids that look like worms coming out of noses, nucleated eyes and mummified ‘corpses. Nightmare’s are an added bonus.

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The Ziegfeld Follies

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Saturday 11 September 2010

Inspired by the Folies Bergères of Paris, the Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate and theatrical Broadway productions between 1907 and 1931. They were lavish revues featuring many of the top entertainers of the era and were famous for their beautiful chorus girls, commonly known as ‘Ziegfeld girls’.

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If Star Wars was set on Earth

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 4 May 2010

French photographer Cedric Delsaux transplanted Star Wars-like characters into urban Parisian environments using model toys superimposed onto shots of local architecture.

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A Year of Fauchon

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Products on Wednesday 28 April 2010

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.

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