Discover Paris through a collection of selected sounds with Ecouter Paris an ongoing online project by multimedia collective L’atelier du Bruit.(established in 2004 by artists Xavier Baudoin, Irène Berelowitch and Monica Fantini).
Visit www.ecouterparis.net (or click on gif above) and choose the area and kind of virtual tour you wish, like: Landscapes, short stories and documentaries that combine natural and voice sounds without dialogue, Walks, a guide with resident who is acutely sensitive to sound environment, Testimonies, stories around sounds experienced or dreamed of, told by inhabitants or passers-by, Snapshots, when pushing through the door of a cafe, a shop, a building, Once, pieces of audio archives to listen to the passage of time.
The Giraffe childcare center in Boulogne -Billancourt, Paris from architects Raphaëlle Hondelatte and Mathieu Laporte
Inflatable trampoline bridge in Paris, by the French Atelier Zündel Cristea.
Series of photos on “who has the right to discipline and punish”, by Chinese artist Hei Yue, at Galerie Paris-Beijing.
The French fashion curator and critic Olivier Saillard talks about the “White Drama”, an exhibition showing the complete Comme des Garçons S/S 2012 collection, created by master artist Rei Kawakubo.
A rare chance to see one of the most standout shows of the season, at Paris’ Docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design museum until October 7th 2012.
White Drama referred to all the important stages in life – birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Watch the collection -only full screen
Films by Premices agency
Canned Air from Paris by Kirill Rudenko.
Notice the contents list (2nd image).
Found here. Order here.
The front door of Cabaret de L’Enfer in Paris, one of the world’s first theme restaurants. The above 50′s photo by Robert Doisneau studio.
Find more on Paris cabaret ghost show and early visual media here. Read More
A sleek and elegant extension to Universite Paris Diderot by Paris based architects Antonini and Darmon. An extra reason for liking this extension is the contemporaneity of it! In other words : we dont have to be traumatised once more with post-post-modern, post-neo-classical (see, Athens,London, Belgrade, etc) and any type of mediocre forms that claim to be ‘respecting’ the original building. Extensions are different than the original bulding by default! Conservationists give us a break !
Check out the architec’ts site for more pictures. Via Subtilitas
Suites from the Parisian hotel La Maison Champs Elysées, re-designed by the Belgian fashion house Martin Margiela. The designer created 17 hotel suites called the Couture Collection, also a restaurant, a smoking room, a bar, and the reception area of the historical part of the building.
The photos above are from the Curiosity Case Suite (pix 1-4) , a room with black painted walls and black stained parquet oak floor. The following two photos are from the White Cover suite (pix 5+6) , where all objects and furnishings are draped with loose, white covers. And the final three photos are from the Lost Mouldings suites (pix 7+8) and the corridor (pic 9).
via design milk
A mysterious black box @the streets of Paris is turning into an all-singing all-dancing extravaganza with the push of a button, demonstrating the ‘Escape Service’ by French rail company Voyages SNCF.
Check last year’s campaign for it’s “Welcome Service”, here.
Found here. Link to video.
Zoo Project @ Cévennes, France. Artist’s identity is a mystery
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Derriere restaurant @Paris, decorated as a deserted French baroque house. Found here.
Advertisement for M/M Ink eau de parfum, a perfume inspired by the scent of Asian ink, created by M/M advertising agency, Paris, France. Found here.
The new Aesop store in Paris, designed by architectual studio March.
Facade design and renovation of the Fouquet’s Barrière Hotel in Paris, by architect Edouard François. These randomly sticking out windows reminds me of studio Rolf