Straight From Paris, HoKiou’s Tiny Marvels Under Glass

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Paris-based artist HoKiou handmakes a variety of whimsical jewelry, including beautiful terrarium-style rings. Continue reading »

15,000 Origami Birds Were Folded To Make This Large Mural In Paris

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“Lunar Cycles” is a 49 foot (15m) high and 459 foot (140m) long mural covering the side of a building in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The installation is composed of both tangible origami birds, as well as painted ones to create depth and an element of permanence despite its temporary nature. Installed over 3 weeks, the first step was to paint the entire building black so that the colorful origami birds would really pop. Continue reading »

Forgotten Housing Estates In Paris Captured By Laurent Kronental

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For the ongoing series ‘Souvenir d’un futur‘, French photographer Laurent Kronental documents life at the ‘Grands Ensembles’, the large housing projects in Paris, since four years. Built during the housing crisis between the 1950s and the 1980s, the decaying buildings are located in the city’s suburban area. Using an analog camera, Kronenthal captures melancholic images of the senior citizens as well as the concrete buildings Continue reading »

Canal Saint-Martin In Paris Reveals Its Secrets

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Paris authorities began draining the Canal Saint-Martin, a popular waterway that attracts tourists and revelers in the French capital’s trendy northeastern 10th arrondissement, for the first time in 14 years, Paris, January 5, 2016. (Photo by Christophe Geyres/SIPA Press/Newscom)
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These Color Photos of Paris Were Shot 100 Years Ago

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Back in 1909, a super-rich French banker named Albert Kahn decided to create a photographic record of the world using the new color photography process that had just appeared, the Autochrome Lumière. One of the cities they documented was Paris. Continue reading »

Street Artists Turn Boring Stairs In Paris Into Works Of Art

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Artist duo Zag & Sia has created an awesome project that focuses on the idea of anamorphosis: the couple turns dull, grey stairs in the streets of Paris into works of art that aim to pass on the message of freedom of expression to their wide audience. We certainly expect to see more of them. Continue reading »

What a Dick: The Porniest Grave in Paris’s Père Lachaise Cemetery

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The Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, some who simply walk the beautiful grounds indiscriminately, others on single-minded pilgrimages to visit the tombs of great historical figures like Maria Callas, Marcel Proust or… Jim Morrison. Continue reading »

“Climate Noah’s Arch” Project By French Artist Gad Weil Will Be Exhibited In Paris

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Sculptures of animals which are part of an artistic project called “Climate Noah’s Arch” by French artist Gad Weil, are pictured in Gennevilliers, near Paris, France, September 3, 2015. More than a hundred animal sculptures will be exhibited when Paris hosts the World Climate Summit, called the COP21, from November 30 to December 11, 2015. (Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters)
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A Basketball Court Was Styled as a Malevich Painting in Paris

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Ill-Studio has collaborated with French fashion brand Pigalle to create a multicoloured basketball court between a row of buildings in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. They took inspiration from a 1930s artwork called Sportsmen by Russian artist Kasimir Malevich – a boldly coloured oil painting that depicts four figures stood side by side. Photos by Sebastien Michelini/Depositphotos. Continue reading »

Paris Picture Overlays

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It is already one of the world’s most iconic cities, but this incredible collection shows how much Paris has changed over the course of the past century. The collection, by French photographer Julien Knez, shows Paris in the 1940s against a backdrop of how the same places look today. Knez says he put the striking collection together to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi control in August 1944. Pictures featured include Place de la Bastille, which gained notoriety as a focal point of the French Revolution, as well as various streets in and around the French capital, including Rue de la Huchette and Place Saint-Michel. Pictures from 1944 show different places being guarded by Nazi soldiers and survivors of bomb attacks picking through rubble, a stark contrast to a scene of relative serenity in the modern day. Here: President De Gaulle on the Champ Elysees, with the Arc De Triomphe in the background. Continue reading »

Color Run in Paris

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Participants take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower in Paris April 19, 2015. The Color Run is a five-kilometre race, held in cities across the U.S. and also worldwide, with the aim of promoting healthy living and to benefit a charity that organizers choose in each of the cities that the run visits. Participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre. (Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters)
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“I am Charlie”: A World’s Tribute to Paris Shooting Victims

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A woman holds a placard that reads, “I am Charlie”, during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, at Trafalgar Square in London January 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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Paris Mayor’s Race Offers Chance to Reimagine City

Paris Mayor’s Race Offers Chance to Reimagine City
This computer image provided Monday March 17, 2014 by the Press Office of socialist candidate to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, shows a tunnel of abandoned railway from the 19th century, now ramshackle and overgrown, turned into a cinema. Hidalgo’s plan envisions not just a green space but in the tunnels, places for farming fish and mushrooms. (Photo by AP Photo/Anne Hidalgo’s Press Office) Continue reading »

Albino Alligators at the Tropical Aquarium in Paris

Albino Alligators at the Tropical Aquarium in Paris
One of the two one-year-old albino alligator is seen in a vivarium at the Tropical aquarium in Paris, February 12, 2014. The two alligators are the result of a captive breeding program which protect endangered species and will presented to the public in a vivarium. (Photo by Philippe Wojazer/Reuters) Continue reading »

Retromobile Week Classic Car Auction in Paris

Retromobile Week Classic Car Auction in Paris
Classic cars and motorcycles are displayed during a press preview before a mass auction of vintage vehicles organised by Bonhams auction house as part of “Retromobile Week” at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 05 February 2014. (Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA) Continue reading »

1942 ‘Time Capsule’ Apartment Discovered in Paris

1942 'Time Capsule' Apartment Discovered in Paris

This real-estate story sounds almost like a fairy tale or the beginning of a big Hollywood production.

Back in 2010 a Parisian apartment on the Right Bank, near the Opéra Garnier, left unoccupied since 1942 was discovered. It was owned by Madame de Florian – a socialite and an actress – who fled to the South of France during the second world war, leaving everything behind. She never came back to Paris but kept on paying her rent until the day she died when she was 91. It’s only after she died that someone – a Commissaire Priseur – Auctioneer – re-enter her apartment for the first time in over 70 years. Continue reading »

“Mini-Miss” Beauty Contest in Paris

“Mini-Miss” Beauty Contest in Paris

The winners celebrate on stage during the “mini-miss” beauty contest in Bobigny, Paris suburb, September 22, 2012. The competition is open for girls aged 7 to 12. Photos by Benoit Tessier / Reuters. Continue reading »

Replica of Paris in China Becomes Ghost Town

“If you visit Tianducheng, a day trip from Shanghai, in China’s Zhejiang province, you will be confronted by a 354 foot replica of the Eiffel tower. Development on this Paris replica in China began in 2007, but local media say it is a ghost town now. Everyone points to China’s ghost towns as proof of a malaise in China’s property sector. But some, like Stephen Roach, former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia have argued that these cities will become “thriving metropolitan areas” as China continues to urbanize. What’s truly quirky about these ghost towns though is that some of them have been designed as replicas of Italian, German, English and French towns”. – Mamta Badkar

Replica of Paris in China Becomes Ghost Town

A man rides a motorcycle past a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province August 1, 2013. Tianducheng, developed by Zhejiang Guangsha Co. Ltd., started construction in 2007 and was known as a knockoff of Paris with a scaled replica of the Eiffel Tower standing at 108 metres (354 ft) and Parisian houses. Although designed to accommodate at least 10 thousand people, Tianducheng remains sparsely populated and is now considered as a “ghost town”, according to local media. (Aly Song/Reuters) Continue reading »

Tyrannosaurus Rex is on Display in Paris

Tyrannosaurus Rex is on Display in Paris

A giant chrome brushed aluminium skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus (T-Rex) dinosaur, made by French sculptor and painter Philippe Pasqua, stands at the pier of riverboat company Bateaux-Mouches on June 12, 2013 in Paris, with the Eiffel tower in the background. (Claire Lebertre/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

Cartier at the 26th Biennale des Antiquaires Paris 2012

Cartier at the 26th Biennale des Antiquaires Paris 2012

Since 1964, Cartier has figured among the most prestigious exhibitors of this elite gathering and reaffirms its allegiance to the Biennale des Antiquaires with each edition.

A cultural event of international renown, this Parisian showcase of decorative arts from around the world unfurls splendidly over seventeen days under the dome of the Grand Palais.

With its 250 m2 stand – the largest of all exhibitors at the 2012 edition – Cartier unveils the full extent of its jewelled supremacy at the Biennale. Entrusted to the talent of French designer Tristan Auer, known for his refined approach and bespoke decorative work, this spectacular setting is a fitting reflection of the scope, creative power and legitimacy of the king of jewellers. This year, Cartier will present 148 pieces of high jewellery and 12 precious objects plus a selection of pieces from the Cartier Tradition collection.

Crafted in the great jewellery tradition of the Maison, each of these pieces required up to two years of work, calling on Cartier’s full range of expertise, including the artistic crafts of engraving and stone carving. Continue reading »

Eurostar ‘Paris – London’ Interior Design

Eurostar 'Paris - London' Interior Design

Travelling from the capital of cool to the capital of fashion we think the Euro Star needs an urgent make over. This is what designer Christopher Jenner would do, creating a modern yet classic look. Continue reading »

Katy Perry for L’Officiel Paris, September 2012

Katy Perry for L’Officiel Paris, September 2012

Singer Katy Perry for L’Officiel Paris in photographs by Cuneyt Akerglou. Continue reading »

Paris versus New York

Paris versus New York

Playfully pitting Paris and New York against each other, graphic designer Vahram Muratyan has created a visual homage to two evocative cities. Continue reading »

From Paris with Love: A Beautiful World of Maisonnée

Maisonnée creates a poetic universe filled with charming clever objects. The individual is drifted to a fairy tale like story that enchantes daily life with a delightful complicity. Located in Paris, Maisonnée is a design studio that creates home decor objects exclusively made in France. Certain objects are made by hand, making each piece a truly unique one.

From Paris with Love: A Beautiful World of Maisonnée

“Candide”
Simple but oh so cute, your vest collar won’t be able to resist! This bunny brooch will uplift whatever dreary mood you’re in. Synthetic mirror attached to a pin. Continue reading »

Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art Collection Inspired by Lady Curzon

Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer and creative director of Chanel, calls his latest collection Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art and says that it describes the 19th century India. The designer particularly selected British model Stella Tenant because she resembled Lady Curzon, the famous Vice-Queen of India around 1900. She was regarded as a very charming and elegant woman.

Karl Lagerfeld's Paris-Bombay Métiers d'Art Collection Inspired by Lady Curzon

British model Stella Tennant walks with designer Karl Lagerfeld during the Metiers D’Art Show for Chanel fashion house in Paris December 6, 2011. The show, which exists since 2003, is an homage to Chanel workshops. (Reuters) Continue reading »