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Ils Crawford is named Designer of the Year at Maison & Objets – September 2016 edition

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Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behaviour and actions in everyday life.

http://www.studioilse.com

Hero, Paris

Hero, a new Korean-inspired, street food and champagne restaurant just opened its doors at 289 rue Saint-Denis in Paris.
Quixotic Projects of Paris tasked New York creative agency Safari Sundays to develop a brand and dining experience that goes beyond Korean street food. Imagine a world where Korean street food meets high-end cocktails. source : Trendland.com

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NENDO named designer of the year for Maison & Objet Paris 2015

Japanese design studio Nendo has been awarded the Designer of the Year title for this year’s Maison&Objet and will create a “chocolate lounge” at the Paris trade fair.

Following a prolific 2014 – which saw Nendo design ranges for Disney as well as eyewear, umbrellas, furniture, shirts, and interiors – the studio founded by designer Oki Sato has been named as this year’s recipient of the Maison&Objet Designer of the Year accolade. was asked to design a lounge for visitors to the upcoming edition of the biannual furniture and interiors show later this month. The studio has also created a range of nine chocolates moulded into unusual shapes within a 26-millimetre cube. source : Dezeen

Congrats to Oki Sato & his team !

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Paris City Hall till March 28th – Paris Magnum Photography Exhibit

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Paris, 1967 by Raymond Depardon Courtesy of Magnum Photos

150 shots from 30 photographers, Paris Magnum – at Paris City Hall until March 28 – presents a touching love letter to a city which has witnessed both jubilance and struggle in equal measure. Paris Magnum is a cooperative that makes the photographers the exclusive owners of their own works; images which gracefully merged art with journalism, and have so far captured almost 80 years of Paris. source : taken from Anothermag.com

AIRBNB’s very unique accommodation – Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Airbnb is known for allowing travelers to stay in unique accommodations, and its “A Night At” contest series takes this reputation to a new level. The Airbnb activity is designed to unlock places around the world where it’s never before been possible to spend the night.

On January 6, 2015, the eve of the “soldes,” the participants will get to spend the night inside the chic department store located on the Boulevard Haussman, which will be closed to the public during their stay. Following their arrival from 8:00pm, they can take advantage of a personal shopper to help them select and set aside items in a sneak preview. The guests will then be served dinner before falling asleep on beds set up underneath the store’s famous red dome.

The next morning, after breakfast, they will leave with their purchases! – reblogged from luxuo.com

Now that’s one way to start the year ………

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Camel hair tent outside l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Architecture studio Kilo has pitched a traditional Moroccan camel and goat wool tent in front of the patterned glass and metal facade of Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe building in Paris. A performance space is hosting a variety of events over the duration of the show, and the cafe is serving a Moroccan-inspired menu of mint tea, couscous and traditional pastries. source :dezeen

The exhibition and tent will be open to the public until 25 January 2015.

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Tokyo Nights in Paris – EKO

EKO – Japanese Club & Saké Bar – 14 Rue Saint-Fiacre – Paris,75002

Blank has designed a Japanese Club that recreates Tokyo styled clubbing. Giant images of Tokyo streets are projected on the walls, together with neons and video games & vending machines. The waiters are stylish and offer a wide selection of sake, whiskey and other Japanese cocktails. On another level you can find the karaoke corner or you can hit the dance floor and listen to the latest selection of house straight from Tokyo. via mylittleparis.com

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Le Comptoir Général, Paris

Hidden in a Parisian alleyway, an eclectic, living museum invites the curious traveler to immerse themselves in creativity.

Visitors will explore a space primarily focusing on Francophone Africa and the Caribbean in a immersive fashion. You will wander from the Café to the street-inspired restaurant, passing through Le CoIffeur, if you fancy a haircut and a still-life classroom set up with rows of old wooden desks and a chalkboard, which acts as the children’s rendezvous. Next door, La Petite Boutique des Horreurs cultivates and sells rare plants. Upstairs is Le Marche Noir (The Black Market), a thrift shop and street styling agency. The profits from each live museum are invested into new projects at LCG, and the space also plays host to meetings for Amnesty International, Greenpeace and various crowd-funding ventures. LCG is a place for visitors to explore and learn. Source : Coolhunting.

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A tale of 2 cities : Paris – New York by Film-Maker Franck Matellini

Paris-based freelance film-maker Franck Matellini has created a fascinating time-lapse video that revealed the many, uncanny similarities between two of the world’s largest cities—Paris and New York.

In his video ‘Paris / New York’, Matellini featured a split-screen comparison of the two cities’ architecture, monuments, culture, people, and transportation systems.

“I wanted to explore not only these comparisons but also the differences, in order to expose the beauty and individuality of each,” explained Matellini on his Vimeo page. source : designtaxi

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Frank Gehry’s major European retrospective opens at the Centre Pompidou in Paris till January 26th 2015

225 drawings, 67 models and supporting material, presenting a detailed portrait of the architect’s career since he set up his office in the early 1960s. The exhibition that just opened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris will be a welcome chance for professionals and architecture aficionados alike, to dip into the considerable body of the master’s oeuvre. source : wallpaper

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Dripping Chocolate or a Picture Frame ? by Bonsoir Paris

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The Paris, France-based design team of Bonsoir Paris is made up of graphic designers, Rémy Clémente & Morgan Maccari. Along with their team they created Duramen, a series of sculptures, which began as wooden frames that are then reimagined into something indistinguishable. The sculptures create juxtaposition between the distorted nature of the designs themselves and their use of fine woods such as oak, fir, wenge, pear, and linden. Source : designmilk

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Niki de St Phalle retrospective at Grand Palais, Paris from Sept. 17th to Feb. 2nd 2015

Une grande rétrospective, la première depuis 20 ans en France, des œuvres de Niki de Saint Phalle est présentée au Grand Palais à Paris. A partir du 17 septembre jusqu’au 2 février 2015 vous pourrez y voir ses célèbres “nanas”, mais aussi une partie moins connue du travail de cette sculptrice féministe.

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1966 Receptionist Desk for Peugeot Headquarters by Ben Swildens x Max Ingrand

In 1966 Ben Swildens in collaboration with Max Ingrand, designed this desk for Peugeot’s relocated headquarters to Avenue de la Grande Armée in Paris. Also assisting with the design were architects Louis, Luc and Thierry Sainsaulieu. Only three desks were produced, by the Croiseau workshop in Paris, and made specifically for Peugeot’s reception assistants.

 

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Poetic Rain Bottle Installation by Nendo for Maison & Objet Paris September 5th – 9th 2014

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Created for the 2014 Fall edition of Maison & Objet in Paris, who asked designers to consider the relationship between language and design, the word rain was chosen for its many nuances in Japanese, a language that has dozens of words for rain depending on the condition and time of day.

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The exhibit consists of 20 clear acrylic bottles lined-up, each containing a different kind of ‘rain’. ‘Kirisame’, ‘biu’ and ‘kosame’ refer to different degrees of fine drizzle, while ‘niwaka-ame’ is a sudden downpour.

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‘Mizore’ is sleet, and a ‘yudachi’ falls in the evening. ‘Kisame’ is rain that drips from the ends of tree branches, and ‘kaiu’ is rain that falls mixed with dust and pollen

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Seasonal rains were also included, from the ‘samidare’ that falls in the spring, to ‘shigure’, rain specific to autumn and winter.

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“By exhibiting twenty different kinds of ‘rain’, we hoped to express Japanese culture’s unique relationship to nature and the depth of this relationship.” says Nendo.

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Taken from MOCOLOCO.COM