Tag Archives: Paris

Tactile Minimalism

Joseph Dirand has been receiving a lot of “re-grams” for his Paris Apartment of late. In fact he has been receiving a lot of attention in general for his liveable reinvented minimalism and I am loving it! The Paris based architect and designer recently renovated his apartment to reflect his blended family. All of the hero elements such...

Hôtel Vernet reborn

François Champsaur is a French interior designer. From his earliest projects at the Maison Troisgros in Roanne and Café de l’Alma in Paris, François has displayed his ability to transform any space, considering each and every aspect from an architectural angle and with the finest detail. He intelligently reworks space, playing with light and volume, and compliments this...

the juxtaposed Parisian …

Designer Ramy Fischler of French firm RF Studio recently renovated a duplex apartment in grade “A listed” building in Paris. The apartment set over two floors also sports a garden and direct street access. Fiscler restored the woodwork and the Versailles parquet flooring that covers the fore section of the apartment. This prestigious pied à terre embodies Paris, imbued with...

Gareth Pugh Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2014 Paris

The intriguing Gareth Pugh collection hit the runway last week for the Autumn Winter 2014 show during Paris fashion week.
According to the designer, he was being "intuitive" this season and seeing where that got him...
In the end, it got him a collection made up of moments and parts, metaphorically searching for the “key” which was found built into one of the looks.

Giant sheepskins,...

SQUAT a designer collaboration

Collaborations between designers always push the boundaries and processes of the individuals involved, usually towards an exciting outcome. It’s no wonder then that when different design firms across three different disciplines joined forces late last year the result was quite remarkable. Squat #1 is a collaborative effort between Nilufar Gallery, Dimore Studio and Balice Hertling in the heart of Paris and brings together the expertise...

Villennes-sur-Seine by Olivier Chabaud

Paris based Olivier Chabaud is one of those passionate people who have never considered an alternative to their vocation to build and design houses, furniture and draw. His career is an obvious way to address the need to tell stories, to draw life settings. Olivier Chabaud, is struck by the constant search for meaning, light, space. to create a place that offers breathing space that...

“Space invaders”

In 1996, the artist chose the alias ‘Invader’ in reference to the game SPACE INVADERS from 1978. Inspired by the famous 8-bit characters (such as Super Mario, Pac Man and Space Invaders), he created a direct parallel between the recent history in digital imaging and advanced art. Nobody knows his face keeping it always hidden. Some say he is a polluter, others say he...

Fashion Soirée with Studio Toogood

Housed within the elaborate Brazilian Embassy in Paris, this installation for Barbara Casasola for Paris Fashion Week 2013 is a lesson is contrast and restraint. Studio Toogood have used stark white geometric forms and frames, in direct relationship to the shapes and profiles of Cassasola’s work, to bring about a backdrop for the collection to be shown against, while not detracting from the ornate interior...

Oitoemponto from Portugal, Sweden + France

After developing his talent for many years in fashion, in Portugal and Sweden, Artur Miranda diversified into interior design. Following his resolutely modern and innovative design approach for that time in Portugal, he created Oitoemponto in 1993. Two years later, Jacques Bec joined him, bringing his own very personal French touch from Paris. Transitioning from interior design architecture to presenting its most recent creative trend...

Design Duo Gilles et Boissier

The gilt mirrors, imposing artwork and oversized light fitting create somewhat of a novelty within the dashing white interior of the apartment of French design duo Gilles and Boissier. The white palate of the space enhances the architectural history of the apartment while setting the stage for a restricted yet luxurious interior and even though the design is understated it certainly doesn’t lack...