Tag Archives: France

Paris in Winter

Andrew Julian photographed and edited this lovely little film The Quiet City: Winter in Paris. It demonstrates just how different the experience of a city can be based on season. My trips to Paris have always been in the early … Continue reading

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City of Light

Paris is often referred to as la ville lumière or the city of light. Paris-based freelance designer and photographer Clémentine Tantet decided to take that notion about the luminous city a step further and represent the Paris Metro map in … Continue reading

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Timeless Alsace

According to the editor Julien Guntz,  The “Alsace timelapse” project is the fruit of the collaboration of three French artists from Strasbourg, and the fusion of their photographic, editing and musical talents. The collective, baptized IGH, presents a short film … Continue reading

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Lotus Dome or Soft Machine

Inside Lille, France‘s beautiful Église Sainte Marie Madeleine, the Dutch design team Studio Roosegaarde has installed an intrguing dome-like structure composed of metalic petals that responds to the physical presence of visitors. The Lotus Dome is constructed of hundreds of light-sensitive flowers … Continue reading

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Is This The End for Sarko ?

Well today is the first round of voting in the French elections and things are not looking up for Sarkozy. These clever pieces of street art have been turning up all over Paris lately. Are you eligible to vote today … Continue reading

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Eurostyle Urban Hacktivism

Self-described “urban hacktivist” Florian Rivière from Strasbourg has come up with a foolproof method for crossing busy European streets. His portable crosswalk would have come in handy last week in Madrid. Check-out his website for more of his tongue-in-cheek inventions and … Continue reading

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The Last Train to Urville

Urville is the little known capital city of a seaside province of France. It has a population of almost 12 million citizens and is the largest city in Europe. Starting to wonder why you’ve never heard of Urville ? That’s because … Continue reading

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Would You Visit Napoleonland

In a baffling bid to increase tourism to France, Yves Jégo, Mayor of Montereau and Deputy from the Parti Radical, has announced plans to raise funding for a new French theme park dedicated entirely to Napoleon Bonaparte. Mayor Jégo suggests … Continue reading

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Ikea Underground

This past week, the international, flat-pack furniture mega-store chain Ikea installed a fully furnished apartment in the Paris Auber RER underground station. Five “roommates” were recruited to live the underground life Ikea-style for six days while demonstrating the functionality and ingenuity of Ikea’s space-saving design … Continue reading

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Pssst…French Books

  The Grolier Club of New York City has fostered interest in, and support for, book arts for more than 125 years. It also offers regular exhibitions, displays, lectures and publications on publishing, printing, libraries, book art and the book … Continue reading

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