Paris and its hidden spaces

Paris and its hidden spaces






The other day I was at a gift shop and I saw a gift set for a cheap and modern made version of and older device originating from 1838. The latter version shown here is from the 19th century and is one that my grandmother owned. I was surprised when I saw this set and a bit disappointed by the cheap and collapsable metal frame. However it functions exactly the same, you just put the photo in place and look through the lenses to see a 3D image. I really like this magical invention and prefer the older design which i grew up with even though its way beyond my time. But nonetheless I’m glad to see that an old object finding its way into modern life. The view master is also another design I am fond of and remember from my childhood even though it is quite dated, from about the mid to late 1900’s. It is quite a unique invention and I would like to actually try to make some of my own stereogram cards.



Making a Scene

Sorry this post is not really about Paris, but I just love this concept of the NY Times, and the result is completely amazing and poetic.

They just made (very) short movies about the 11 best actors of the year. Each movie is directed and written by a different person. And two really talented frenchies are part of the videos. Julie Delpy co-writed the Greta Gerwig one, and Adele Exarchopoulos , from the controversial movie La vie d’Adele, is one of the selected actors.

My 3 favorites

Strange dinner for Cate Blanchett

Fear for Greta Gerwig

Poetic dance for Bradley Cooper


More videos here :

MAKING A SCENE – New York Times



Les 30 ans de La Marche

In 1983 in France three adolescents starts a pacific walk of more than 1000km going from Marseille to Paris as a protestation against the surrounding racist atmosphere.

The French comedian and film maker Jamel Debbouze releases next wednesday the movie La Marche in commemoration of the 30 years of this event.

For this occasion they decided to make a photo exhibition in which anyone can participate by sending there photo to before November 20th. The portraits will then be exposed by Inside Out a concept we have already talk about from the french artist JR as a commemoration of 1983.

Portrait of Charlotte Lebon for this event.

– Xavier

little beauties



walking by the louvre side streets i saw this beautiful building, covered in fine flat metal work. i felt it was so beautiful because it was so thin it looked it could fall off, but it also looked like a sort of protective shell for the building. i was really surprised to see this when walking down the street, it seems really unexpected in contrast with the other buildings and makes it stand out amongst the rest.



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Street Giant Collages & Art

Some month ago, there were ads for converse everywhere in the metro. And at Place de Clichy, in the metro I saw that. I really liked it.

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And then, after a little search, I discovered that it was the work of 3 street artists around the Converse ad (asked by Converse and and that is the main interesting point of the story): KASHINK at Place de Clichy,  NIARK1 at Bastille, and finally HOPARE at Gare de l’est.

Interesting design and concept of alive ads, using art. Normally these sort of things are done for nothing and without the brand permission.


– Nirina M –

More pictures :


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