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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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’.
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.
The upcoming Ivy League Fall Winter 2010/11 collection by French fashion label Kitsuné was photographed by Elina Kechicheva and features Parisian model Adnan Djinovic sporting some pretty neat designs that include a strong series of suits, spectacular casual knitwear, accessories and to-die-for blazers.
Designed by Starck protégé Christophe Pillet, the stunning Hotel Sezz in the 16th arrondissement of Paris is modern luxury decked out in classic attire. The interior is bright and airy, with hints of 21st Century futurism scattered amongst the more ornate finishings. The rooms are spacious and wickedly tempting, the overszied spa bath distracting mercilessly from the beautiful surrounds of the neighborhood, which happens to include a certain ubiquitous structure that’s just a hop, skip, and short dash away. This boutique hotel is boudoir chic, elegant and welcoming. Much like the rest of Paris, in fact. [photos by Alison Zavos]