October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
and if a double-decker bus /crashes into us /to die by your side /is such a heavenly way to die /and if a ten-ton truck /kills the both of us /to die by your side /well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine
Especially when you are a fictional character popping out from the illustrated first-edition covers of Macbeth and Dracula.
The story is set on a bookshelf of the famous Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company and displays the encounter of two cut out figures wanting to be together.Follow @itsasmallweb
June 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
May 24, 2011 § 2 Comments
More than 40 years have passed since the French students occupied the streets of Paris, triggering one of the most important social revolts of recent history. I do not know what remains still alive from this era, except these beautifully designed posters, landmarks of political art and graphic design.
A group of art students, who called themselves the Atelier Populaire, produced hundreds of posters to encourage the protestors and to report on police brutality.
Beauty is in the Street is a visual record from May ’68 Paris uprising edited by Johan Kugelberf with Philippe Vermes (Four Corner Books).
via the Guardian
April 11, 2011 § 1 Comment
Voudriez-vous se promener dans les rues de Paris? Or would you prefer to walk on downtown Manhattan? A lover of Paris wandering through New York, Vahram Muratyan, draws in his blog Paris vs New York, a tally of two cities parallel lines and challenges visually the clichés and contradictions of both cities.
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February 26, 2011 § 9 Comments
Each city has its ruins and its deserted spots. Manhattan, Paris, Berlin, Philadelphia, Seoul. Istanbul. New York-based artist Miru Kim wanders around abandoned tunnels, catacombs, factories, shipyards and hospitals to feel the skin of the city. She climbs on top of bridges and, in her photographic series Naked City Spleen, she reinvigorates the romantic notion of spleen by pointing out the feelings of depression and isolation that reside in each big city.
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February 19, 2011 § 6 Comments
February 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
This is an unnecessary introduction to a bunch of (interesting) links:
- A working place that inspires innovation and creativity: Pixar Studios (video) – devour
- Perhaps we should reconsider our food blog promise because foodies are the new hipsters – lost at E minor
- When we saw the Pixies live two years ago, we could feel the tension of them not getting along in the air; but could they be working on a new album after all? – New York Magazine
- Did you understand the end of Lost? Can you tie the loose ends? This guy will buy you breakfast if you do – Craigslist via movieline
- Buy Lars Von Trier’s camper on e-bay (he’s selling it because he can’t stand the smell of diesel anymore) – ebay via vulture
- Stream PJ Harvey’s concert in Paris online (70 min video) – 24bit
- Eszter Burghardt’s edible landscapes – Eszter Burghardt via shortlist
February 13, 2011 § 1 Comment
If by any chance you are wandering around Quartier Latin and you are passing by a ‘petite boulangerie’, do stop to buy a freshly baked baguette. Now you can be sure that it will arrive in one piece at your table, thanks to Bag-ette, a bag made of a durable paper sac, designed by Neil Poulton.
via Design TAXI
February 6, 2011 § 5 Comments
Franck Bohbot is a Paris based photographer. In his series levitation he puts everyday people, in urban settings, a few inches above the ground. Without any photoshoping, that is. He captures people as they jump, but the effect is that of an etherial stability.
tip: the photos must be viewed while listening to this (one of my favorite songs of all time):
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