I know why grumpy is grumpy

November 14, 2013

grumpy

Advertisements

It reads “At that price, I’ll come back to France”
For those who might not know this one, it’s the actor GĂ©rard Depardieu. He left France to pay less taxes, notice he has a Russian passport in his pocket 😉

image

It reads “At that price, I’m back”

image

Street art King and Queen

February 27, 2013

More street art in the 11Ăšme, Paris…

image

DĂ©calcomanies by Bonnefrites

These screen-printed tattoos are the result of what I assume is a lot of fun work. The French artist Bonnefrites (BenoĂźt Bonnemaison-Fitte) drew many cool sticker tattoos (dĂ©calcomanies) during an art workshop at La Fabrique de Fotokino in Marseille. Marseille is the European Capital of Culture for 2013 so a lot of artsy stuff is going on over there…

You can see better pictures of the project here:

http://bonnefrites.free.fr/
http://fabriquefotokino.tumblr.com/

Bonnefrites - Bear tattoo

Bonnefrites – Bear dĂ©calcomanie

Bonnefrites - more tattoos

Bonnefrites – more dĂ©calcomanies

Bonnefrites - more tattoos

Bonnefrites – more dĂ©calcomanies

Bonnefrites - Bear tattoo - how cute

Bonnefrites – Bear dĂ©calcomanie – how cute

MĂ©tro Cambronne

February 11, 2013

These flowers caught my attention on my way home today…

image

image

image

Desigual Showcase Bug

February 9, 2013

Digital showcases can look cool and seem super modern, but only when they work! Here is a nice “Oops” example I saw the other day…

Desigual showcase Paris

Desigual showcase Parisdesigual-bug2

 

Zooba – Cairo

February 1, 2013

Zooba sells traditional Egyptian street food on a (almost) silver platter. The food is fresh and full of yummy flavors. You can eat-in, take-out, or shop for your home. The shop is small but very cozy and smells delicious, everyone who works there is very nice. I love the design, even though it was greatly “inspired” by a Japanese matchbox from around 1900…

zooba - inside

zooba – inside

zooba - part of shop

zooba – part of shop

zooba drinks

zooba drinks

zooba drink

zooba drink

zooba falafel

zooba falafel

The inseparables, Japanese matchbox, circa 1900
The inseparables, Japanese matchbox, circa 1900

zooba-bags

zooba-bags

Some Street Art

January 10, 2013

Most of these can be found around rue de Chaligny, Paris 11e

paris 11

paris 11

paris 12

paris 12

paris 11

paris 11

paris 11

paris 11

paris 11

paris 11bunny-girl

 

Palais de la Porte DorĂ©e

December 4, 2012

There is so much to see in this wonderful building. The architecture is remarquable and well preserved. You can simply walk around inside or visit the aquarium and Museum of Immigration…

Temporary exhibit - Vies d'Exil, 1954 à 1962, des Algériens en France pendants la guerre d'Algérie

Temporary exhibit – Vies d’Exil, 1954 Ă  1962, des AlgĂ©riens en France pendants la guerre d’AlgĂ©rie

DSC_0798

Temporary exhibit - Vies d'Exil, 1954 à 1962, des Algériens en France pendants la guerre d'Algérie

Temporary exhibit – Vies d’Exil, 1954 Ă  1962, des AlgĂ©riens en France pendants la guerre d’AlgĂ©rie

Temporary exhibit - Vies d'Exil, 1954 à 1962, des Algériens en France pendants la guerre d'Algérie

Temporary exhibit – Vies d’Exil, 1954 Ă  1962, des AlgĂ©riens en France pendants la guerre d’AlgĂ©rie

hand-painted world map in the aquarium

hand-painted world map in the aquarium

contemporary artwork

contemporary artwork

upstairs

upstairs

entry hall

entry hall

porte dorée

porte dorée