LVMH prize 2014

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


LVMH prize 2014
Today was given the LVMH prizes, created in November 2013 and issued from a selection of 10 young designers among Simon Porte Jacquemus, Julien Dossena…
Then, duo Miuniku (Tina and Nikita Sutradhar) from bombay and Hood by Air (Shayne Oliver) from New York won the special prizes and the big winner LVMH prize was Canadian Thomas Tait working in London.
To be followed…
Photo by Pascal GILLET

CANNES FESTIVAL 2014 line up

Thursday, April 17th, 2014


CANNES FESTIVAL 2014 line up
The 2014 Cannes line-up has officially been announced this morning and there’s plenty to be excited about.
From Olivier Assayas’ Sils Maria, David Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars to Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, see what will be heading to the “Croisette”

Captives (Canada) dir. Atom Egoyan
Foxcatcher (U.S.A.) dir. Bennett Miller
Goodbye To Language (France) dir. Jean-Luc Godard
The Homesman (U.S.A./France) dir. Tommy Lee Jones
Jimmy’s Hall (U.K) dir. Ken Loach
Leviathan (Russia) dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev
Maps To The Stars (Canada) dir. David Cronenberg
The Marvel (Italy) dir. Alice Rohrwacher
Mommy (Canada) dir. Xavier Dolan
Mr. Turner (U.K) dir. Mike Leigh
Saint Laurent (France) dir. Bertrand Bonello
The Search (France) dir. Michel Hazavanicius
Sils Maria (France) dir. Olivier Assayas
Still The Water (Japan) dir. Naomi Kawase
Timbuktu dir. Abderrahmane Sissako
Two Days One Night (Belgium) dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardennes
Wild Tales (Argentina) dir. Damian Szifron
Winter Sleep (Turkey) dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Grace Of Monaco (U.S.A./France) dir. Olivier Dahan

Coming Home (China) dir. Zhang Yimou
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (U.S.A.) dir. Dean DeBlois

Amour Fou (dir. Jessica Hausner)
Bird People (dir. Pascale Ferran)
The Blue Room (dir. Mathieu Amalric)
Charlie’s Country (dir. Rolf De Heer)
Eleanor Rigby (dir. Ned Benson)
Fantasia (dir. Wang Chao)
A Girl At My Door (dir. July Jung)
Harcheck mi Headro (dir. Keren Yedaya)
Jauja (dir. Lisandro Alonso)
Lost River (dir. Ryan Gosling)
The Misunderstood (dir. Asia Argento)
Party Girl (dir. Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis)
Run (dir. Philippe Lacote)
Salt Of The Earth (dir. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)
Snow In Paradise (dir. Andrew Hulme)
Titli (dir. Kanu Behl)
Tourist (dir. Ruben Ostlund)
Unhappy Youth (dir. Jaime Rosales)
Xenia (dir. Panos Koutras)

The Rover (dir. David Michod)
The Salvation (dir. Kristian Levring)
The Target (dir. Chang)

Bridges Of Sarajevo (anthology film)
Caricaturists: Fantasies Of Democracy (dir. Stephanie Valloatto)
Eau Argentee (dir. Mohammed Ossana)
Les Gens Du Monde (dir. Yves Yeuland)
Maidan (dir. Sergei Loznitsa)
Red Army (dir. Polsky Gabe)

LA VIE EN VERT cadillac

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014


La vie en Vert, short film about a green Cadillac in Le Marais, Paris.
Video by Pascal Gillet

LADUREE STORE front door

Monday, March 10th, 2014


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Laduree store, front door…new setting!
“Fabricant de douceurs…”
Photo by Pascal Gillet

16-18 rue Royale
75008 Paris


Friday, January 24th, 2014


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The emblematic trunk continues its journey through the Louis Vuitton universe. From the initial reality of a tangible utilitarian object, in another dimension a collection of modern, feminine watches and jewelry comes into being. The structural elements of the trunk, the source of its strength and solidity, are transmuted into the aesthetic vocabulary of the Emprise collection. The metal reinforcements pieces, the locks, the nails have each been transformed into minutely repeated decorative themes, outlining perspectives, displaying a distinct femininity and forming a strong signature for a collection deeply rooted in the history of Louis Vuitton.
-Photos report by Pascal Gillet
-Photo still life (the watches) by Charles Helleu
-Display set by Mathias Kiss

HERMES Scarves

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013


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HERMES Scarves —  Presentation of the new Hermes scarf patterns for the next spring/summer 2014 season.
Photo by Pascal Gillet


La Grande Épicerie know-how at work!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013


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La Grande Épicerie —  know-how at work! The finest delicatessen in Paris, entirely redesigned. A reality and a dream. The address that used to foster the exceptional now displays it. After 18 months’ of renovations, it blends culture, fashion and fine food like no other. As “the” menu of the age, design, photography and literature adopt a culinary feel. Fashionistas become foodistas, the must-haves are cream puffs, and the collections new flavours of macaroons. More than ever before, good taste simply adores good food. What if La Grande Épicerie de Paris became the finest market in France, or even Europe ?
Amazing cocktail party and dj by Ariel Wizman.
Photos by Pascal Gillet


HERMES from objects to spaces

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Hermès, from objects to spaces — Hermès’ vision of the home is first and foremost a state of mind. In one creative sweep, Hermès combines elegance, noble materials and exceptional expertise. In 2011, this philosophy was embodied by a finely crafted range of furniture, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers.
The following year, architect Shigeru Ban’s Module H modular system of architectural elements made subtle reference to former Hermès designs from the 1920s and 1930s, particularly those created in collaboration with interior designer Jean-Michel Frank.
Today, Hermès unveils a new collection of cleverly designed furniture, fabrics and wallpapers that tell a story, bespoke pieces showcasing skill and surprise in equal measure. A contemporary vision of the Hermès lifestyle.


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“Pieces that exude casual, light elegance with their original shapes, surprising hidden functions and noble materials recalling Hermès’ heritage.”
This is how French designer Philippe Nigro describes the eight valet stands, tidies and occasional seating he has designed. The collection takes its name from the French nécessaires, designating “essential” pieces that, until the 19 th century, held useful everyday utensils manufactured by highly skilled craftsmen.
Each uncluttered, cleverly designed piece in the collection performs several functions.
These essential necessities can be used for sitting down and relaxing, for storage or for concealing incongruous objects. Certain pieces contain concealed or sliding drawers, surprising features that bring a touch of magic to the everyday and offer a solution to the perennial quest for comfort and practicality.
The Carrés d’assise, whose proportions are inspired by Hermès’ silk square scarves, are available in three different heights, meaning that they can be used as occasional seating or as a side table. The bench is inspired by a pommel horse, in reference to the equestrian world. Its ingenious design makes it at once a chair, coffee table and storage unit for a perfect addition to any room.
The Groom valet stand includes a range of storage and hanging features that are both practical and easy to use. Manufactured according to the traditions of high-quality cabinetmaking and upholstering, Les Nécessaires d’Hermès combine craftsmanship and exquisite materials, such as Canaletto walnut wood in warm shades, brushed steel, leather and Hermès fabrics.

The new range of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers evoke Hermès’ preferred themes: horses, animals, plants and the sea. Combined with classic designs, these themes are expressed on hard-wearing yet sophisticated materials that are suitable for soft furnishings and set off some daring graphic patterns. This year’s collection is focused on three themes.
— By the sea is inspired by regattas and faraway beaches. Softened linens, jacquards and cotton twills create a relaxing atmosphere, where yachting prints, succulent plants, nautical patterns and crayoned stripes  evoke faraway travels.
— Precious, available on silk, heavy satin or silk and linen jacquards, showcases ornamentation and constantly changing effects. Spirographie, an incredibly intricate silk jacquard, reveals the richness of ribbon design possibilities that highlight its flamboyant colours and subtle play on shades. Studded with precious stones and meteorites printed in gold, golden brown or chalky colours, Les Minéraux evokes images of old curiosity shops, while Brazil is adorned with ethereal designs of bracelets and feathered hair ornaments inspired by South American Indians.
— The equestrian world is also present with stripes reminiscent of jockey silks  and spurs printed on herringbone canvas and warm jacquards composed of cotton, wool, mohair and cashmere.

2013 collections for the home
Photos by Pascal Gillet


MAURICE RENOMA 50th anniversary

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


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MAURICE RENOMA 50th anniversary
— October 1963, opening of the White House store of the Renoma‘s brothers, Michel and Maurice. Their style upset the conservative dress standards. The shop became rapidly the place to go and a symbol of freedom for a whole generation. Frequently crossed in the store, the intelligentsia of the moment: Dali, Picasso, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, Jacques Dutronc, Serge Gainsbourg, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint-Laurent, Françoise Hardy, Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg … Today, Maurice Renoma still keen by fashion extends his influence in life style, the Renoma cafe gallery and photographic exhibitions. For the 50th anniversary, a special exhibition with his personal vintage collection will be shown and a book will be specially edited.
Exhibition from 23th october 2013 — 23th January 2014

Photo report by Pascal Gillet

129 bis rue de la Pompe
75116 Paris


Thursday, October 10th, 2013


Adele Exarchopoulos, 19 years old actress gave her heart and her body in Abdellatif Kechiche‘s film La Vie Adele released this week… the film got the golden palm at Cannes festival, this year.
Photo by Pascal Gillet

MMM /CONVERSE, the shoes!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013


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MMM /CONVERSE cocktail presentation of their new collaboration… at L’Eclaireur concept store.
Dj’s Natacha (ex AS Dragon)
Photos by Pascal Gillet

12, rue Mahler
75004 Paris


Wednesday, September 25th, 2013


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MMM – CONVERSE exclusive collaboration… legendary models of the brand like the Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell reviewed by Maison Martin Margiela! Each pair is completely hand painted in white. MMM has always been fascinated by the white, a sense of discretion, poetic feel. Over time, the paint flaking should leave gradually and make appear the real color underneath!
Follow our next posts to see the samples…

Photo by Pascal Gillet

Le Mont St Michel — 100th anniversary

Saturday, September 14th, 2013


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Le Mont St Michel label has celebrated its 100th anniversary in Paris. At the occasion, Le Mont St Michel has created a special collection named Editions Anniversaire. Truly inspired by timeless pieces, made in France, this wardrobe transmits a modern lifestyle vision with a “french taste” in fashion design. The style is highly inspired by the design studio place nearby Mont Saint Michel and also the family history. Every season, old time pull-over with a traditional knitting and a modern touch added are specially conceived.

Le Mont St Michel
96 Rue Vielle du Temple
75003 Paris

Maison Baccarat — Cocktail & Presentation

Friday, September 13th, 2013


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Maison Baccarat nous a fait ressentir beauté et perfection cristallisée lors de la présentation de sa nouvelle collection automne/hiver 2013/14.
Bijoux, décoration, arts de la table et luminaires nous ont éblouis dans cet endroit magique de la Cristal Room.
photo by Sophie Demarcq

Maison Baccarat Paris
Cristal Room
11, place des Etats Unis
75116 Paris

Little Black Dress

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Organized by the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art and curated by Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley, Little Black Dress charts the historic and contemporary significance of a singular sartorial phenomenon. Featuring approximately fifty garments from a selection of veteran fashion designers and those of the international Best-Dressed List (including Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Comme des Garçons, Miuccia Prada, Tom Ford, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren…) The exhibition highlights the strength of individualism, charting the evolution of the little black dress from its native definition of invariable propriety, to new and distinctly contemporary explorations of texture, tone and silhouette.
Photo by Pascal Gillet

Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture
34 av. de New-York
75016 Paris 16e
July 3 — September 22


Lacoste — 80th Anniversary

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

For its 80th anniversary, Lacoste has invited nine french houses (Hermes, Christofle, ST Dupont, Goyard, Baccarat, Boucheron, Bernardaud, Fauchon and Veuve Cliquot) to create unique objects, symbols of the craftsmanship expertise of these french brands…
Photo. Pascal Gillet

N°5 CULTURE CHANEL — 2nd Part!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Jean Cocteau
, le retour de mademoiselle Chanel, Le nouveau Fémina, N°1, Mars 1954.

Photo report by Pascal Gillet

Palais de tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
From 5th May to 5th June 2013


Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Centred on the longstanding ties between CHANEL and the arts, N°5 CULTURE CHANEL, imagined by Jean-Louis Froment, reveals the artistic, timeless and iconic essence of the fragrance CHANEL N°5. Built on a subtle interchange of correspondence, this exhibition elucidates CHANEL N°5 and showcases the connections it has to its era and its avant-garde movements. The works of art, photographs, archives, books and diverse objects featured in the exhibition expose some of the multiple inspirations that fuelled the universe and imagination of Mademoiselle Chanel: whether it be her favourite places or creations of her artist, poet and musician friends such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, Igor Stravinsky, Francis Picabia and Pierre Reverdy. N°5 CULTURE CHANEL reveals a new vision, both intimate and diffuse of the birth of this unique fragrance.

Gardens always go hand in hand with perfume, and so a garden fittingly provides the introductory setting to this exhibition. This novel garden concept is a poetic evocation of N°5, seen through the eyes of Piet Oudolf who here signs his first project in France. A leading figure in the New Perennial movement, Piet Oudolf’s projects are characterized by their strong pictorial relationship to a garden’s composition and layout. Compositions which play largely on the colors and heights of each species selected, express the particular vision of natural planting which underlies all his creations and in particular, his recent projects including the High Line in New York and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.The walk through the garden leads visitors onward to the exhibition entrance. The garden has been created with the support of CHANEL and will be on display throughout the remainder of 2013.

Report to be continued with the best moment of the exhibition… very soon!
Photo by Pascal Gillet

13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
From 5th May to 5th June 2013

Cour des Senteurs

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

La Ville de Versailles lance la Cour des Senteurs. Elle réunit dans un même lieu, les fragrances les plus rares, les traditions, les savoir-faire et les matières premières qui composent l’univers des parfums. Situé à 100 mètres du Château, ce site d’accès libre, bénéficie d’un concept original conçu comme une promenade des sens permettant de découvrir l’art du parfum. La première étape est la Maison des Parfums : un espace d’interprétation conçu par l’architecte-scénographe Philippe Pumain, en collaboration avec Elisabeth de Feydeau, historienne des parfums. Elle ouvre sur les Jardins des Senteurs, dessinés par l’architecte-paysagiste Nicolas Gilsoul, comprenant cabinets de curiosités pour initier au langage et aux matières fétiches du parfumeur, collections botaniques et promenades buissonnières dans l’univers théâtral des fragrances. La Place des Senteurs accueillera quatre grands noms du luxe français


Pour tous ceux qui souhaiteraient prolonger cette promenade raffinée, la Cour des Senteurs et son jardin permettront une nouvelle traversée urbaine originale qui invitera les visiteurs à découvrir le plus ancien quartier de Versailles, ses artisans d’art, la salle du jeu de Paume et le Potager du Roi.

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Cour des Senteurs
8, rue de la Chancellerie, 78000 Versailles
du mardi au dimanche, 10h00 à 19h00
Accès libre

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Le monde d’Hermes

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The new Le Monde d’Hermes catalogue SS 2013 is just arrived now. The pitch… SPORT, but chic!


0.88 by Philippe Airaud

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

0.88 est un nouveau concept de bijoux basé sur la résistance extrême du fil d’or.
— La première pièce de la collection, la bague 0.88 (en vente depuis février 2012)
— Puis une folie a vu le jour, numérotée et en série limitée, la 0.88 NUTS (disponible en octobre)
Inspirée des Pomandres de la Renaissance, 0.88 NUTS exprime une folie de collectionneurs. Suspendue à une fine chaîne d’or d’un mètre vingt, 0.88 NUTS est un pendentif fait d’une noix pouvant s’ouvrir et accueillir un secret. Soutenue par deux fils d’or de 0.88 millimètres, 14 grammes d’or cachés sont nécessaires pour son articulation. Adaptée à chaque morphologie de noix, chaque pièce est unique et numérotée. 0.88 NUTS est livrée dans une boîte cube en bois recyclé tenue par deux élastiques
— La prochaine pièce 0.88 est un bracelet dont le lancement était hier chez Liwan.


8 Rue Saint-Sulpice
75006 Paris

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Manolo Blahnik, 40 years of glamour

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Printemps & Maria Luisa celebrate the 40 years of creation of famous shoes designer Manolo Blahnik and set up a one-off exhibition designed as a journey through his inspirations. Through a dozen themes to be discovered throughout the store find and enjoy the designer’s favorite archive shoe pieces, his most exquisite shoe drawings and the historical”Ivy” for Ossie Clark shoe that has been re-issued for Printemps.

Manolo Blahnik
40 years of glamour
from september, 20th to October, 20th
64, boulevard Haussman, 75009 Paris.

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardine party

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardine party hosted at the Polo Club in Paris.

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Le Bal des Roses

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Présentation de la nouvelle collection de Dior Haute Joaillerie Le Bal des Roses crée par Victoire de Castellane.
Musée Rodin, 79, rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris.

Photo. Pascal Gillet


Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Persol Magnificent Obsessions, 30 stories of craftsmanship in film

Nikki Diana Marquardt gallery
9, place des Vosges
10, rue de Turenne
75004 Paris

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Magnificent bells

Monday, July 4th, 2011

La sonnette a de la classe… laisser vous tenter lors d’un périple à Florence…

Photo. Manon Gorgé

G Star/ Jean Prouvé

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

La nouvelle collection de mobilier Prouvé-RAW a été présentée le 15 Juin dernier à Art Basel. Elle sera visible pour les retardataires jusqu’au 31 Juillet 2011, à la caserne des pompiers de Zaha Hadid sur le Vitra Campus à Weill am Rhein. Véritable collaboration créative entre la marque et le musée Vitra qui a permis une réinterprétation de 17 meubles phares du moderniste et non moins réputé Jean Prouvé.

The new collection of furniture, Prouvé RAW was presented last June the 15th at Art Basel. It will be still on for latecomers until 31st of July 2011, at the fire station by ZahaHadid on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. True creative collaboration between the brand and the Vitra Museum, which has allowed a reinterpretation of 17‘s flagship furniture by the famous modernist designer Jean Prouvé.

Orrefors par Karl Lagerfeld

Friday, June 10th, 2011

La manufacture de cristal Orrefors, mondialement reconnue, symbole du design et du luxe suédois s’offre une collaboration unique avec Karl Lagerfeld qui signe sa première ligne de cristal. Toujours avide de nouvelle expériences créatives, il propose une déclinaison rigoureuse, subtile et fonctionnelle. Un savoir faire artisanal associé à un style épuré de cet artiste multi-facette… nous ne sommes pas loin de l’image de la haute couture!

Ce qui m’amuse, c’est que je ne l’ai jamais fait
Karl Lagerfeld

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Van Cleef & Arpels, le temps poétique

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Suite au cocktail de lancement de la la boutique Le Temps Poétique, nouvel écrin consacré à ses collections horlogères, la maison Van Cleef & Arpels démontre avec éclat son savoir-faire et l’originalité de sa démarche créative. A découvrir sans plus tarder pour le plaisir de yeux…

Van Cleef & Arpels
Boutique Le Temps Poétique, 22 place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
10h30 à 19h, du lundi au vendredi, 11h à 19h le samedi

Photo. Pascal Gillet

The art of the automobile

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Among the major car collections in the world, there is one that stands out more than any ot her as synonymous with excellence: that of iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren.

Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, 1938

Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, 1938

Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, 1938

A selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to present day is on view for the first time in Europe at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Seventeen outstanding cars, chosen by curator Rodolphe Rapetti, and put on display by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, outline the main phases of European automobile history.

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, 1938

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, 1938

With this collection, Ralph Lauren shows that the automobile is a major art form created by the industry ’s biggest names: Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar , Porsche and of course, Ferrari, the high point of this unique collection.

Bentley Blower 1929

Bentley Blower 1929

Mercedes Benz SSK Comte Trossi, 1930

Ferrari 375 Plus 1954

List of the cars displayed :
– Bentley Blower – 1929
– Mercedes-Benz SSK « Count Trossi » – 1930
– Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza – 1931
– Bugatti 59 Grand Prix – 1933
– Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic Coupé, 1938
– Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia – 1938
– Jaguar XK120 Roadster – 1950
– Ferrari 375 Plus, 1954
– Jaguar XKD, 1955
– Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé, 1955
– Porsche 550 Spyder – 1955
– Jaguar XKSS – 1958
– Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – 1958
– Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB – 1960
– Ferrari 250 GTO – 1962
– Ferrari 250 LM – 1964
– Mc Laren F1 – 1996

The Arts Décoratifs museum
107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Open from 28 April – 28 August 2011

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Santa Teresa Spa Hotel

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Le Santa Teresa, hôtel 5 étoiles à proximité du centre ville et sur les hauteurs de Rio… un véritable havre de paix au design soigné.

The Santa Teresa, a five star hotel near downtown, on the hills of Rio a haven of peace in a refined design.

Hotel Santa Teresa
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660
Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro.

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Bulgari in Grand Palais

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Starting today, December 10, until January 12, Bulgari will be showcasing more than 500 precious items at the Grand Palais in Paris. The retrospective highlights key moments in the history of the celebrated jewellery maker and the development of Bulgari design starting with the opening of the first boutique in Rome’s Via Sistina in 1884 to the present day. The show is divided into periods starting with the first half of the 20th century, moving into the 1960’s when precious stones were used with rarely used original materials, to pop art in the ’70s, bold designs in the ’80s and ’90s, to the designs of the 21st century.

In addition the exhibition will also feature jewellery, drawings, cinema stills and original items from private collections, including items owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Jewellery and art lovers alike should definitely plan to visit this impressive exhibition.

Nef du Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

Photo. Pascal Gillet


Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Un univers de senteurs au comble du raffinement… et pour célébrer ses 50 ans de création, Diptyque lance une nouvelle fragrance, 34 boulevard Saint Germain, quintessence de la marque et hommage à son adresse mythique du boulevard Saint-Germain.

Boutique Diptyque
34, boulevard Saint Germain, 75005 Paris

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Gerhard Steidl

Friday, November 12th, 2010

La Monnaie de Paris célèbre une fois de plus le mois de la photographie à Paris. L’édition de novembre 2010 est l’occasion pour le musée de rendre hommage à Gerhard Steidl, fondateur de la maison d’édition et de l’imprimerie eponyme, avec l’exposition Quand la photo devient Livrede Robert Frank à Karl Lagerfeld.

Défricheur de talent depuis 30 ans, l’éditeur peut se vanter d’avoir dans son catalogue des artistes comme Robert Frank, David Bailey, Robert Adams, Raymond Depardon, Robert Polidori, Joel Sternfeld ou encore Karl Lagerfeld. L’exposition, organisée à l’origine par le Musée de l’Elysée de Lausanne, est présentée dans une nouvelle version au musée de la Monnaie de Paris. A travers des centaines de clichés et d’ouvrages, l’exposition revient sur le parcours de celui qui fût à l’origine de la vulgarisation du travail des plus importants photographes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui ainsi qu’à la relation entre les artistes et leur éditeur. Un parcours inédit sur un personnage majeur de la photographie contemporaine.

The Monnaie Paris museum celebrates once again the month of photography in Paris. November 2010 is an opportunity for the museum to honor Gerhard Steidl (founder in 1972 of the eponymous publishing and printing company) with the exposure named in French Quand la photo devient livre — from Robert Frank to Karl Lagerfeld… Gerhard Steidl, spotter of talent for 30 years, can boast in its catalog artists like Robert Frank, David Bailey, Robert Adams, Raymond Depardon, Robert Polidori, Joel Sternfeld, or Karl Lagerfeld. The exhibition, originally organized by the Elysée museum in Lausanne is now presented in a new version at the Monnaie museum in Paris. Through hundreds of photographs and other works, the exhibition returns to the path of a man who was responsible for popularizing the work of the most talented photographers of yesterday and today and the relationship between artists and their publishers. A singular course on a major figure in contemporary photography.

Report photo by Pascal Gillet

Christofle/ garden of Eden

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Jardin d’Eden montre combien le travail d’orfèvre est cher à Christofle, combien la main de l’homme est capitale, combien la patience, l’observation lente des choses, la minutie…sont inhérentes à tout ce qui sort de ses ateliers.

Jardin d’Eden de Marcel Wanders: des couverts gravés par la nature, un certain sens du baroque, la douceur et la beauté d’une gravure estampée, variation autour des sept péchés capitaux…

Garden of Eden demonstrates Christofle’s appreciation of the silversmith’s craft. It highlights the critical importance of handcraft, patience, slow observation of things and attention to detail to everything produced in Christofle’s workshops.

Garden of Eden, by Marcel Wanders: silverware engraved by nature, a baroque style, the grace and beauty of embossed engraving, variations on the theme of the seven deadly sin…

Designed by Marcel Wanders, Septembre 2010.

Photos. Pascal Gillet

Semiramis I

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Cruising on the Bosphorus on the yacht Semiramis for a cocktail, until fallen the night with a fabulous sunset and rising of the moon, crossing the amazing Bosphorus bridge.
Photo. Pascal Gillet

16 years of work, Hussein Chalayan

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

After the Design Museum of London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the Modern Art Museum in Istanbul welcomes the Hussein Chalayan’s exhibition, until 24th October 2010.

Since 2003, Hussein Chalayan has also directed art projects, including short films “Temporal Meditations”, “Place to Passage” and “Anaesthetics”. In 2005, he represented Turkey at the 51st Venice Biennale with Absent Presence, featuring Tilda Swinton.

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Istanbul Modern Art Museum

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010


Entrance of the MAM

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Lux inside

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Destin de Flamme. Inspiré du briquet S.T.Dupont «Laque de Chine, orfèvre et brevet»

Elle & Gant. Inspiré du gant Neptune de Mary Beyer (et son atelier Lavabre Cadet) «L’histoire au bout des doigts»

Les is more. Inspiré de la guitare électrique Les Paul custom de Gibson «La log qui a changé le monde de la musique»

Dague Aero. Inspiré d’un escarpin de Christian Louboutin «Le talon rouge du XXIe siècle»

Le luxe ne devrait-il pas être le «lux», une lumière qui éclaire l’humanité par le prisme de la créativité et du savoir-faire des hommes ?  A notre époque, l’image est reine, porte au pinacle la marque (logo, imaginaire) et considère comme acquise la valeur intrinsèque des objets réputée exceptionnelle. Pourtant, des milliers d’ateliers disparaissent, la chaîne de la transmission des savoirs se rompt, les cellules de recherche s’évanouissent au risque de  métamorphoser des pays riches de connaissance en une coquille vide. Les technologies virtuelles permettent de transpercer la carapace «cosmétique» des objets, et procéder à des incursions non invasive dans la matière. Une nouvelle opportunité de visiter les corps vivants pourrait-elle mettre en lumière les spécificités de certains objets ? C’est à partir de ce postulat que le collectif artistique Lux Inside est né, afin de pratiquer des recherches bien réelles sur les qualités cachées d’objets de luxe.

Lux Inside est un collège de talents, des capacités transversales, de visions complémentaires, d’expertises particulières. Une envie commune : découvrir…

Ricardo Escobar, peintre graphiste
Sylvain Ordureau, créateur de logiciels
Jean-François Paul, médecin radiologue
Laurence Picot, journaliste reporter

— Au Laboratoire du 1er au 3 juillet 2010
— Exposition publique chez Artcurial du 12 au 18 octobre 2010

James Trussart, the guitar Haute Couture

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

As a Frenchman who immigrated to the US, he is today one of the best stringed instrument makers in the world, known for the quality and originality of his creations. A Beat route for this extraordinary personality, a poet and free spirit who has asserted his identity in a market of musical instruments that is dominated by mass production.
We find ourselves in Los Angeles, Echopark to be exact, a friendly Mexican neighbourhood bordering on the very fashionable Silverlake district. At number 1307 Allessandro Street, a Scoobidoo styled Ford Econoline is parked in front of a superb abode that was constructed in 1909. Entirely in wood it is a typical example of the American Arts and Crafts Movement that included the famous architects Charles and Henry Greene –Gamble House Pasadena- the house is a stone’s throw away from the rock club The Echo and renowned Taix French Restaurant. Opened in 1927, this institute, with its other worldly charm and David Lynch atmosphere, serves typically French cuisine; there is excellent wine and groups play here almost every evening in the lounge. James is a regular here. He became a resident and set up his workshop in the district in 2000. The previous owner of these lodgings was a producer of erotic films for Hollywood. After a short climb up a set of stone steps we go through a green picket gate. The house is surrounded by tall palm trees and has an unrestricted view of Downtown LA on one side and Hollywood on the other. Occupying the place of honour in the living room is a percuphone, a stringed instrument invented by Patrice Moullé at the end of the sixties that creates strange rhythms situated halfway between African percussions and repetitive music. Scattered seemingly haphazardly around the room are organs, violins and vintage guitars one of which is an exceptional, acoustic Gibson of the 1940’s. James is first and foremost a musician… 

Words. Emmanuel Hubaut
photos. Rob Timmons 

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Le voyage d’Hermes

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Nous étions invités à decouvrir le nouveau pafum de la maison Hermes autour de Darshan, création du Théatre Zingaro mise en scene par Bartabas. Un spectacle équestre poignant qui ne pouvait laisser le spéctateur indifferent.

Apres le spéctacle, les convives affamés par tant d’émotion se sont dirigés vers le restaurant du théatre afin de savourer un joli dîner dressé pour l’occasion. Que la magie opère…


L’histoire d’Hermes est un voyage.
… Entrer dans une pièce, voire un objet, le prendre, le toucher, se demander: « c’est drôle, qu’est ce que c’est ? », c’est déjà voyager…

Le voyage d’Hermes, dernière création du nez de la maison Jean-Claude Ellena est un masculin-féminin, un boisé frais, musqué présenté dans un flacon dessiné par Philippe Mouquet. Et pour l’occasion, Moebius a imaginé et dessiné un voyage dans un album magnifique, tiré à 3100 ex.

L’eau de toilette sera disponible à la vente dés Avril 2010.


Friday, April 24th, 2009

La magie d’une alchimie à trois têtes.

special guests

Friday, April 24th, 2009

L’invisible Martin Margiela livre en exclusivité les archives de sa Maison à deux visions emblématiques de la création contemporaine : Claude Closky, artiste désœuvré mais enchanté, Bianca Pillet, photographe de mode décalée mais enjouée.
16 pages