Sunday, February 23, 2014

PUCES DE SAINT OUEN: Mes Puces Chéries !

When in PARIS, it would be a shame and a waste not to spend a few hours at the PUCES DE SAINT OUEN.

WHY ?

- Because it is a mine of treasures.

- Because the look of the vendors is like reading a book on the human being.

- Because it is the latest place to SEE and BE SEEN. So please construct your look accordingly !

- Because MA COCOTTE, Starck’s latest hot restaurant is fun, especially on the top floor.

- Because it is the widest and most important Flea Market in the world.

- Because HABITAT opened a Vintage store with all its oldies, and L’ECLAIREUR presents an eclectic choice of items of high interest.

 

Paris  Les Puces de Saint ouen

 

 

 

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Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the worlds largest flea market, Paris, France

 

 

HABITAT VINTAGE WAREHOUSE

La première boutique vintage dédiée à l'achat et la revente des articles de la marque Habitat.

 

habitat vintage  Puces de Saint-Ouen

 

Puces de Saint-Ouen

 

 

 

Shopping the Paris Flea Markets: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen |

 

 

MA COCOTTE RESTAURANT: Philippe STARCK as good as usual ! Ask for a low table on the top floor: full sunshine brimming, great seating, and the terrasse to lounge on.

No reservation so come early or late.

 

MA COCOTTE PARIS

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

“REVERIES” : ebbings of black and white poetry.

Flore: French-Spanish photographer.

 

'”Les Rêveries de Lavinia”

Flore Lavinia, Les rêveries de Lavinia

 

 

Flore Lavinia, Les rêveries de Lavinia

 

Flore Lavinia, Les rêveries de Lavinia

 

Flore Lavinia, Les rêveries de Lavinia

 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

SIMON HANTAI AT CENTRE POMPIDOU

I bet you don’t know him; never heard of him…Though he is a master of the XXth century.

 

For the first time, the Centre Pompidou brings together the work of one of the greatest painters of the second half of the 20th century, a master of abstraction: Simon Hantaï. Five years after the death of the artist, the Centre Pompidou presents a unique exhibition of Hantaï's work – the first in more than thirty-five years. Featuring more than 130 paintings produced from 1949 to the 1990s, this exhibition, unprecedented in its size and retrospective nature, bears witness to the importance and abounding richness of a now internationally-recognised body of work.

 

Simon Hantaï was born in 1922, in Bia, Hungary and died in Paris on 12th of September 2008; he had taken the French nationality in 1966 and is  generally associated with abstract art.

 

After studying at the Budapest School of Fine Art, he travelled through Italy on foot and moved to France in 1948.

André Breton wrote the preface to his first exhibition catalogue in Paris, but in 1955 Hantaï broke with the surrealist group over Breton's refusal to accept any similarity between the surrealist technique of automatic writing and Jackson Pollock's methods of action painting.

 

 

In 1960, Hantaï developed his technique of "pliage" (folding): the canvas is folded and scrunched, then doused with colour, and unfolded, leaving apparent blank sections of the canvas interrupted by vibrant splashes of colour.

He stated: "The pliage developed out of nothing. It was necessary to simply put myself in the place of someone who had seen nothing... in the place of the canvas. You could fill the folded canvas without knowing where the edge was. You don't know where things stop. You could even go further, and paint with your eyes closed."

 

 

Hantai first started working on his folding method from 1960 to 1962 with the cloaks, a reference to the idiom of landscape.

From 1967 to 1968 he worked on the Meuns series where he studies the theme of the figure. Meun is the name of a small village in the Fontainebleau Forest where the artist lived starting 1965.

"It was while working on the Studies that I realized what my true subject was - the resurgence of the ground underneath my painting."

In contrast with the Meun, the figure, in the Studies, is absorbed and the white detaches from being the background and becomes dynamic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 May 2013 - 2 September 2013

from 11h00 to 21h00

Galerie 1 - Centre Pompidou, Paris

13€, TR 10€ / 11€, TR 9€ selon période / Forfait donnant accès à toutes les expositions temporaires et aux collections permanentes du musée

Late-night openings until 11:00 p.m (last entrance at 10:00 p.m) every Thursdays.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

“MONSIEUR BLEU”: definitely the “IT” place in Paris

Set right on the Seine river banks, the Eiffel Tower hanging over you full lights out, you are in the most amazing space in Paris!

Joseph DIRAND, the “darling” architect of French luxury, made MONSIEUR BLEU into an impressive Shanghaï or New York XXL warehousy building: marble galore, rich mix of green velvets, cathedral tall gold leaf bar, hanging luminaries as big as a zeppelin and vintage furniture.  Amazing allure, sophistication and elegance!

The terrace with its chic white and black decor is so comfortable that you’ll spend hours contemplating the Eiffel Tower while chatting away till chilling night while the DJ will mix expressely for you.

Delicious fare: creamy burrata bouncing with tomatoes, crispy piglet were above expectations.

Live there!!! Lunch, happy hour, dinner, dancing, drinks….You name it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monsieur Bleu
20 avenue de New York
Paris 16
01 47 20 90 47

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stunning Interior Design

Club “Printing House” by Nikita Zhilyakov

 

 

This night club, called “Printing House” because it is housed in what was formerly the printing press “Ural worker,” is located in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Its eclectic interior, with exposed brick walls and table spaces partitioned by curtains, provides visitors with an interesting place to spend an evening out in Yekaterinburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

PARIS = RAIN

Almost the same letters, except the “n”.

But rain IS beautiful, whatever you might say.

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SOLI ART

 

this is glamourous

 

I am sure you are wondering if your eyes see right by now !!!!

HAT’S TIME

Planning on attending 25 weddings this Summer ?

 

Some inspiration for you…

 

A cloud over my head

 

Cloudy…

 

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Ethereal…

 

 

mad hatter? yohji yamamoto s/s 2012

Franck Guery…esque.

 

Nejmi's Millinery from Dubai....

Fency … or underlined

 

 

Diane Kruger Clothing by John Galliano, Hat by Philip Treacy

Cob webby…

 

glam~

Wingy…

 

 

Egyptian…

 

 

 

Flamingo hat

Birdy…