• A bunker rehabilitated in dwelling
    Architecture,  Discovery,  Events,  May 8, 1945

    A bunker rehabilitated in dwelling

    On the eve of the commemoration of May 8, 1945, I wished to present you an astonishing construction, built on a former bunker of the second world war. With 9 high floors, after the second world war, half a century later, this bunker was added a new structure. Rehabilitated as a home by Amort Architektur, the construction served as a basis for the creation of an extraordinary residential design. In order to preserve its place in history, the bunker has remained unpainted, and appears as a monument of the past, on which is added a new, more up-to-date structure. The house is contemporary, placed on an older structure, worn by…

  • A Famous Villa in Canada: Celine Dion's Mansion
    Discovery,  Prestigious places

    A Famous Villa in Canada: Celine Dion's Mansion

    Probably the most expensive villa in Canada, on the private island of Gagnon fifteen minutes from Montreal, it was put up for sale in April 2012 for 30 million Canadian dollars, so about 23.2 million euros and s extends over nearly 830,000 square meters. Baroque style, or Norman castle, it contains art objects, an elevator, three lounges, a large library, a pool, a fountain, nine bathrooms, no less, and was put on sale with its furniture. Drawn by the couple himself in 2001, I let you discover this house: ) (Source:

  • A blue lagoon house
    Architecture,  Decoration ideas,  Discovery

    A blue lagoon house

    This beautiful contemporary house, signed Andrés Jaque is located in the heart of the pine forest, in the paradise of Ibiza. The blue lagoon is the dominant color, the construction is industrial type oriented towards nature. The roof of the house is overlooked by palm trees. Eccentric, unusual and joyful, this beautiful home inspires fantasy on airs of freedom and space. Design and technology invite you to this beautiful house. It’s a mix of nature, materials and designer furniture. In the middle of the pines, the kitchen houses an aluminum table, a heating system, Kartell chairs and stainless steel appliances. Like a spaceship that would have landed on the ground…

  • "Bo Zen": a Portuguese bar with oriental inspirations
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    "Bo Zen": a Portuguese bar with oriental inspirations

    Located in Braga, Portugal, this bar has been decorated by Central Arquitectos. With its oriental inspirations, the “Bô Zen” bar combines materials such as wood and marble to create a warm atmosphere. Everything is played in the patterns allowing the light to diffuse. The ceiling is dressed in openwork metal with oriental motifs where light sneaks to create reflections through the many mirrors. The choice of cozy furniture immerses visitors in a 50s atmosphere coupled with an oriental atmosphere. Interesting and harmonious. The challenge was to design a bar located in a pre-existing building whose concept was to create a space with the features of a private lounge. The project…

  • A house above the trees
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    A house above the trees

    Designed to accommodate a family with two separate spaces: one for adults, the other for children, connected by a suspended walkway, this building is original and welcoming. The set has a playground and a course. The house has a nice conical thatched roof, and its walls are clad in hand-cut oak shingles and cedar planks. The interior is composed of a kitchen, a toilet and a large living room. The treehouse for children consists of three medieval towers connected to the cabin of adults. The interior of the children’s cabin has a secret hatch leading to a games room, equipped with a plasma TV and a game console. A zip…

  • Coup de cœur: Anne and Philippe Guilbaud's lace cans
    Art,  Decoration ideas,  Design folders,  Discovery,  Favorites

    Coup de cœur: Anne and Philippe Guilbaud's lace cans

    Love for the creators of these pretty cans recycled in lace furniture. Poetic recycling of cans in useful and aesthetic furniture. Heart stroke ! “Dentelles et Bidons” is under this name that the two artists Anne and Philippe Guilbaud work on the hand of old metal drums to turn them into useful furniture, playful and aesthetic. Their creations are part of a process of recycling, sustainability at the service of the user and the beautiful. Beautiful works, blow of heart! ) (source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273875221068273557/ ) See their website: http://www.dentellesetbidons.fr/en

  • Michel Haillard, an artist of memory and dignity, humor and heart
    Art,  Discovery

    Michel Haillard, an artist of memory and dignity, humor and heart

    A sublime artist of the animal world, Michel Haillard pays homage to animality by staging the “relics” of the beast. It highlights the power of a life that has been celebrating it, without any morbidity, mixing beauty, respect, rare and precious materials, memory and dignity. I had the joy of meeting the artist in February 2014. Sincere and generous person, he is also endowed with humor. His work is the result of an immense love of nature, where the animal is no longer a trivialized matter and exploited without consideration in a world of consumption, but the possibility of reviving it through furniture-sculpture to the fantastic, dreamlike, aesthetic and functional.…

  • Contemporary art in Villa Vassilieff: living, working, exchanging
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    Contemporary art in Villa Vassilieff: living, working, exchanging

    Discovery of the Villa Vassilieff in Paris, an extraordinary cultural establishment that previously housed the Montparnasse museum. It was in the context of the Pernod Ricard Fellowship that I went to a press breakfast announcing the four winners for 2017. A nice artistic and social discovery. What does Pernod Ricard do in contemporary art? This well-known brand of wines and spirits in France has partnered with Villa Vassilieff, a cultural establishment in the Montparnasse district, to create the Pernod Ricard Fellowship, a scholarship accompanying four people in residence each year for a period of three months. whether they are artists, curators or international researchers. (Photo: google ) These artists are…

  • FETICHH, the exhibition!
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    FETICHH, the exhibition!

    The vernissage of the exhibition FETICHH took place on Thursday, December 1st . An association of the work of two complementary artists in the approach of sensuality, the photographer Claude Alexandre and the exceptional furniture designer Michel Haillard. A renowned photographer, Claude Alexandre has published in numerous media. (Claude Alexandre) Her photography is the emblem of the vision of eroticism of the 70s, sexual liberation, where she revisits the body in all its extremes. His work reveals parts of the body in a fabulous game of strong contrasts and light. There are highlighted man and woman, fetishism, and sadomasochism in a refined photograph, revealing these themes with gentleness and respect.…

  • Perspectives crossed between two artists: Claude Alexandre and Michel Haillard
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    Perspectives crossed between two artists: Claude Alexandre and Michel Haillard

    An astonishing encounter between two worlds, one photographic, the other phantasmagorical furniture, for an intriguing exhibition where the photography reveals the bodies and where the furniture receives them. Two particular and singular universes will meet for an exhibition entitled FETICHH. Forty black and white fetish photographs signed Claude Alexandre, photographer (deceased in 2010) will be exhibited with the installation of the spooky furniture specially made for the event created by Michel Haillard, universe creator. It is an amazing encounter between extravagant furniture made from animal skins, horns and precious materials that are extraordinarily assembled to create sculpture-furniture where animality is sublimated with grace and respect, in association with body photography.…