France is known for many things….notably the crusty baguette.
We love French designer Marie Bouillie aka Maron Bouillie’s latest quirky and charming collection of bread bags. The artist, fashion designer & photographer launched her company in 2003. Inspired by her childhood growing up in the countryside, Marie combines her skills to produce a beautiful refreshing bucolic collection.
Her photography is printed on high quality cotton which is transformed into bags, storage bags, aprons and various accessories. These “images turned into objects” are made in France and Japan with a high quality requirement.
Her past collections’ themes spanned from fruit and vegetable, to retro Paris and the flea market. Each time, the bags are colourful, quaint and refreshing.
This season’s Bread Collection is a feast for the eyes. Mouth watering baguettes and oven baked breads decorate her collection. As you browse through her site, you feel the need to visit Paris again ! The cafés, the markets, the smell of freshly baked baguette and the sound of the accordeon , aah Paris…..
To all our French friends & acquaintances – Happy 14th !
Collection of Table lamps & Floor lamps for Roche-Bobois designed by Arturo Erbsman. Color superimpositions reminding ancient stained-glass windows.
French manor house by Dutch designer Kate Hume.
These three package designs were created by Japanese Design Guru Kenya Hara. Characterized by joint-free, smooth curves and delicate white texture, are for the most well-known Pierre Hermé pastry, Ispahan. source : trendland
Alexis Tricoire is one of the leading plant design. With his vegetable studio atmosphere, created in 2009 he conducted the New World ephemeral installation that looks like a hut of 20m and 6m high, whose wooden structure is covered with a thousand plants.
Inside, the visitor senses – sight, hearing but also smell and feel through the plant structure – are harnessed to raise awareness of the issues addressed in the Grand Palais. A film made from the NASA data raises public awareness on the alarming increase of hot spots on the planet.
The artist wishes, through this installation, remember that it is necessary to refresh our cities by the association of architecture to the plant. This multi-sensory immersion is an act of artistic awareness.
Artistic director of men’s accessory company Maison F, François-Régis Laporte and his amazing selection of bow ties.
Though largely built-up, the hillsides of the French Riviera town of Nice are still dotted with beautiful 19th-century manor homes, with lush grounds and tranquil views of the sea. It was on one such estate where a secluded Belle Époque cottage caught the eye of a young creative couple, who began hatching plans for updating the property the moment they stepped onto the grounds. source Lonny
Minimalist swimming lane in the garden of a home in Nice, designed by Italian architect Piercarlo Dondona.
Malika Favre is a French artist based in London.
Her bold, minimal style – often described as Pop Art meets OpArt – is a striking lesson in the use of positive/negative space and colour.
Her unmistakable style has established her as one of the UK’s most sought after graphic artists. Malika’s clients include The New Yorker, Vogue, BAFTA, Sephora and Penguin Books, amongst many others.
Amazing property 20 km from Toulouse with spectacular views from every room. http://www.chateaudedegres.fr
The 1950s villa bloc designed by French sculptor André Bloc has been inhabited by gallery owner and collector Natalie Seroussi for the past 26 years. The Franco-Portugese artist Didier Faustino implemented an explosive architectural installation entitled ‘this is not a love song’ to the exterior facade. via designboom
Stephanie Langard has designed Domestic Gathering : a concept for a carpet that encourages people to gather together via thecontemporist.
Saint-Tropez-based architect Vincent Coste has completed a residential property positioned on a steep incline in the South of France.
French photographer Florian Beaudenon has a fascinating series titled ‘Instant Life’ that reveals how strangers live, work and play.
The intimate overhead photographs depict people going about their everyday lives, from reading on a couch and taking a relaxing bath, to painting and fixing a bicycle.
Daï Sugasawa Agency has been commissioned by Japanese chefs Isao Kuroiwa and Yoshitaka Ikeda in order to design their first european venue of Le Clos restaurants. Their first establishment just opened in Paris next to Montparnasse Tower.
French architect Noémie Meney retained as much of the original structure as possible when converting this 1930s garden building into a summer guesthouse.