hungover owls →
‘owl’ and ‘cool!’ are the same word in french: chouette. such a cute combination of sounds and shapes for the lips, all in one syllable. (link above via triketora)
big tanks and metal rivets
Arts et Métiers and Cité metro stations, the two around here that make me feel like I have descended into a steampunk submarine and am on my merry (or mer-maidy) way to look for Atlantis.
is there maybe a little too much Panting going on
[spotted at Place des Vosges in the Marais] pantone bike pantone mugs pantone tin boxes pantone luggage tags pantone HOTEL ps. According to the Pantone Popes of Pigment, cerulean blue is apparently the ‘color of the millennium.’ That was always the first blue i tried to give away from my crayola box, because it didn’t look right as sky or ocean. It was also always such...
a place for everything and everything in its place
field trip! because i’m modeling it, antoine told me to visit mathieu vinceguerra’s apartment last week. mathieu showed me how his flat was designed around all his collections of…things…and i could feel the comic bookiness wrap around me. coincidentally, it was actually this story in dwell that i flipped through awhile back that spiked my interest in h2o. those are...
amourous liaisons between architecture + fashion
i discovered two such liaisons at work this week. 1. I went to a client meeting for a chateau project we are working on, and sat next to the landscape designers. It was Louis Benech and his team - the Louis Benech that is also dating Christian Louboutin. 2. I am making two more models for a September exhibition of up-and-coming French firms, selected and hosted by Pierre Bergé…who is...
To enhance creativity, surrealist painter Salvador Dalí recommended afternoon...– Esquire
bobos are dead →
apparently two years ago, france declared the funeral of the bourgeois bohemian. i think they are far from dead in america…when i left, bobos seemed very alive and kicking, perhaps at the crux of mid-life crisis. ‘There is now talk of the hard-left Bobobo (Bourgeois Bohemian Bolsheviks), the more ecologically minded Bio-Bobo, and according to François-Xavier Bourmaud of Le Figaro...
sunday people-watching at pompi
the line to enter the pompidou on musee gratuit dimanche didn’t bestow upon him a hug, but he seemed benevolent enough. saw one of these guys later sleeping on one of renzo’s diagonal cables, as if it were a hammock. mmm.
i can't find a crêpe pan
which poses a problem if i want to make crêpes on Crêpe Night. we have an induction stovetop, so the large majority of nicely-shaped cookingware does not work on it. but we do have a clunky cast-iron wok… It took a lot of trials and frayed edges, but in the end we made quite a dinner along with champignons, parmesan, smoked salmon, jambon, raspberries, and a dark chocolate truffle bar. ...