Tag Archives: France

Traveling Bookshop

Although there is a long history of traveling regional bookmobiles, La Librairie Itinérante is a unique mobile bookstore and home. Stocked with 3,000 titles, this tiny house serves as both the owner’s home and business. The peripatetic bookshop visits small towns and … Continue reading

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Life Is Better With A Book

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What do Patti Smith and Arthur Rimbaud have in common

What do Patti Smith and Arthur Rimbaud have in common ? They both owned the same house in France. The American singer and author recently purchased the partially restored home in Roche near the Belgian border with the intention of … Continue reading

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Fun With Books

It may not be an original idea, but the booksellers at Librairie Mollat in Bordeaux, France are having a lot of fun playing with book cover art. You can follow along on the bookstore’s Instagram page.

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Taming the Pippi Savage

Paris can be a glorious city, but sometimes the streets reek of urine from pippi savage (wild peeing). Now a team of entrepreneurs has developed a clever solution to this urban menace. The Uritrottoir (the name combines the words for urinal and pavement) is … Continue reading

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Bite Me

About a year ago, we had a peek at some of Paris-based pastry chef Tal Spiegel’s tantalizing photos of dazzling baked delights. Since I acutely needed a break from the non-stop depressing news cycle, I decided to catch-up on Chef … Continue reading

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When Chickens Have Teeth

I’m  not much of a linguist, but when I travel I love to learn odd expressions from local languages and cultures. British illustrator Paul Blow has been creating wonderful images based on idioms that has discovered during his own travels. … Continue reading

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Vive la France

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Stay Off The Tracks

International ad agency Havas Worldwide recently created these amusing public safety cartoons for RATP the Paris and Ile de France transport organization. I just wonder why they’re all in English. Are tourists the only dumb train riders?

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Paris Re-Tale

I’ve been following photographer Sebastian Erras’ wonderful projects for a few years now. You may remember his brilliant series that focus on the floors of various of European cities. Now he has turned his camera upward towards the beautiful storefronts … Continue reading

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