• A house above the trees

    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
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    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
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    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.…

  • Discovery: Exhibition Isabelle RIBOT "Carving Canvas"
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    Discovery: Exhibition Isabelle RIBOT "Carving Canvas"

    A beautiful discovery at the gallery LdeO & Co in Paris in the Marais district on the occasion of the opening of Isabelle Ribot, French artist living in Brazil in Sao Paulo! On the occasion of the vernissage on June 15, 2017 at the LdeO & Co gallery, I was able to discover an inspired and inspiring artist. Isabelle Ribot exercises her talent on canvases up to 30 meters long and 2 meters high! Her source of inspiration: the Brazil she discovered in 1986 where she practices her job as a visual artist and creates her world. Isabelle Ribot’s artistic approach tells a story that can be followed along her…

  • EME Catedral Hotel, a hotel of memory and design in the heart of Seville

    EME Catedral Hotel, a hotel of memory and design in the heart of Seville

    Located in the heart of Seville, the EME Catedral Hotel mixes historic architecture with contemporary design. With its 60 rooms and common areas in an Andalusian-Arabic style inherited from the Spanish Golden Age, and facing the iconic Giralda and the Cathedral of Stanta Maria Reyes, the largest Gothic temple in the world, this is a hotel luxury combining historic and contemporary architecture, baroque and minimalism. (Photo credits © EME Catedral Hotel) This urban establishment, which offers unique services in the hotel industry, also hosts cultural and artistic events within its spaces to bring the activity of the city into a setting both historical and modern. l’hôtel comporte soixante chambres de…

  • Pretty cottages

    Pretty cottages

    Elegant and charming country houses, the cottages inspire informality and a timelessness in break with the hectic world that surrounds us. Humble, these cottages have pretty facades with porches, chairs on a small terrace. It is often said that they promote creativity. With more intimate objects, the decoration greatly reflects its owner and reveals his soul. A dose of charm and authenticity! Here are some beautiful cottages: (Source: http://designsnitch.blogspot.fr ) Floriane Lemarié