Posts Tagged ‘ France ’

NYC The Way Ludwig Farve Sees It.


Ludwig Favre, Born in France in 1976, in north of Paris. Ludwig Favre is a Photographer specializing in major cities and landscapes of America, raised in Paris, he has created visuals on a variety of media platforms from advertising campaigns to magazine editorials, books, gallerys over the world.  Ludwig Favre is without doubt a man with skills and a keen sensibility for aesthetics and composition.  Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world, click on any of Favre’s projects on his official online portfolio and you’ll be inspired by every shot, each representing a stunning scene of the world like you’ve probably not appreciated as much before.  Here’s his take on the one-and-only New York City.

The Lyon Airport Just Got A Major Upgrade.


They’re fun, open-minded, hard-working, and they make fantastic design. The French design agency Graphéine recently concluded the 2017–2018 campaign for the Saint-Étienne Opera house with designs full of emotion, hence its title émotions partagées (shared emotions). And what’s more, they’ve reason to celebrate since 2017 is their 15-year anniversary.  Graphéine’s work begs second and third glances, not only because of the bold typography they incorporate into their solutions, but also because of the daring illusions they pull off, such as their anamorphic graphics for the Lyon St-Exupéry airport.

Skin Deep.


French photographer Julien Palast has conceived his “Skindeep” series.  The vivid image-based project silhouettes the beauty of the human form by shrink-wrapping bodies, exposing the contours and curves of male and female figures with vibrant colors.

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DJ Snake x Beats By Dre. Hear His Story.


If you’ve hit a club or turned on the radio over the course of the last few years, there’s a good chance you’ve been inundated with DJ Snake’s songs. From his 2013 smash, “Turn Down for What,” to his latest hits, “Broken Summer” and “A Different Way,” the Paris-born DJ/producer has certainly made a name for himself in a relatively short amount of time, and it’s become just about impossible to escape his music in 2017.  But like most people who encounter major success, all of this didn’t just happen overnight for DJ Snake. He’s been toiling away at the music thing for many years now, and while he doesn’t grant a ton of interviews to talk about his rise to the top, he decided to share his story in the latest “Above the Noise” spot produced by Beats By Dre.

In it, DJ Snake opens up about what it was like growing up in the part of Paris that you don’t always see on TV. He also speaks about how he got one of his first big breaks, and he touches on why he goes so hard for his city and, to a larger degree, his country when he’s putting together a new song or performing at a live show. The video includes a snippet of “A Different Way,” featuring Lauv, which was released at the end of September. Watch the video to see what DJ Snake is all about and to find out why he believes he’s only just getting started.

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Creative Illustrations


Illustration by Nicolas Dehghani from Paris, France.
 

The ‘Head Turners’.


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Marynn Illustration, (out of France) has created a stunning set of illustrations titled ‘Head Turner’.  The collection features some rather impressive hair designs elegantly illustrated in pencil. Check out some words from Marynn, and the rest of the photos afterwards.

When you cross a girl the street you ask yourself for one second if you should turn back to see her face again.  This was one second too late , she has passed and you only have her back , her perfume and a taste of regret.

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Daft Punk – Unchained.


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Documentary exploring the pop culture phenomenon of the mysterious music duo Daft Punk, which pulls back the masks of the Grammy award winning French musicians, who are famed for performing in robot attire that hides their faces. Includes radio interviews, rare footage and exclusive interviews with their close friends and collaborators.

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Why you should travel the world


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Lavender Fields, France

In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the eye can see.

 

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Procida, Italy

This tiny island is stacked with charming candy-colored homes set against the brilliant blue backdrop of the Mediterranean.

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Caño Cristales River, Colombia

Also referred to as “the river of five colors,” this biological wonder turns a striking red color every fall thanks to a flourishing, rare plant species.

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Lake Retba, Senegal

This bubblegum-colored lake gets it’s otherworldy hue from a human-friendly bacteria that thrives in the salty waters.

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Tulip Fields, Holland

Throughout spring’s prime months, the immaculately manicured tulip, daffodil and hyacinth fields of Holland bloom into a stunning and precise array of colors.

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Great Barrier Reef, Australia

This wonder of the world is home to more than 400 coral species, 500 seaweed species and 1,500 fish species–and it’s got the color palette to prove it.

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Luoping, China

The sprawling farmlands of this dramatic, mountainous county in Eastern China become a “golden sea” when canola blooms are in season.

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Valley of Flowers National Park, India

This World Heritage Site, set against the wilderness of the Himalayas, is covered in vibrant flowers. Add in a sunset and this view takes the cake.

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Shibazakura Hill, Japan

In springtime, the fields at the base of Mount Fuji errupt with hundreds of thousands of moss blooms, or “shibazakura”, in varying shades of pink.

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Picasso- Light Graffiti


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In 1949, LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Picasso in Vallauris, France. He showed Pablo some photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates jumping in the dark. Picasso was immediately inspired, these photos were the result.

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Sticker Art At It’s Finest.


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Urban areas are a hot bed for sticker art, and it takes a bright, unique, simple, yet effective design to stand apart from the fray.  French designer Ekiem has released a pack of 10 printed on die cut shape vinyl stickers that are sure to be instantly recognizable anywhere they should go up, check his designs.

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Break Dancing At Its Best… From A 6 Year Old.


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This six-year-old break-dancer “BGIRL TERRA” destroys her opponent in this amazing break dance stunt performance. She may have been half her opponent’s size, but that didn’t stop this mini break-dancer from showcasing a fiery range of moves. The pint-sized performer was taking part in the Baby Battle division of the Chelles Battle Pro competition held in Paris on Saturday, 2nd March 2013. Kitted out in a mini grey tracksuit with pink stripes, Terra from London, performed an impressive array of moves. Although a dancer called Jalen won the overall Baby Battle – Terra won Best Dancer.

Saint-Tropez Private Estate


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Located amongst the lush shrubs and trees in Saint-Tropez, France, this contemporary private home stands in direct contrast to its natural surroundings, constructed from a combination of glass, raw concrete, and steel. Each level is reminiscent of an open pavilion, with the boundaries to the outdoors broken down by sliding floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. Inside, the layout has been kept as open plan as possible, with a large lounge and kitchen/dining area lending itself perfectly to simple Mediterranean meals. Direct access to the large roof terrance is also available from the lounge area, from which you can see an additional shipping container-style guesthouse in the grounds.

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A Chronicle Of French Hipsters.


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Theo Gosselin is an amateur photographer from Paris.  His photographs are full of young enthusiasm and youthful romance as he documents the hipster movement in France.  Check the method below.

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Surprising Facts About Booze


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Diet mixers get you more drunk.

According to study conducted in early 2013, spirits mixed with diet pop get you 18% drunker than spirits mixed with the ‘full fat’ varieties. The theory is that your body recognises full-sugar drinks as food, which slows down alcohol absorption, where as diet drinks don’t.

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Wanting to get drunk is natural. Possibly.

The ‘drunken monkey hypothesis’ put forward by Dr. Robert Dudley of the University of California suggests that human attraction to ethanol (pure alcohol) may have a genetic basis. He argued that the primate ancestor of homo sapiens had a high dependence on fruit as a food source, and consequently developed a genetic attraction to ripe and overripe fruit, which contains ethanol.

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 Big lads aren’t necessarily the biggest drinkers.

A beer belly might mean you’ve consumed a lot in the past, but it doesn’t mean you can automatically handle more alcohol in one go than someone slimmer. In fact, a lean person will be less affected by booze because water-rich muscle tissues absorb alcohol effectively, preventing it from reaching the brain.

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Cenosillicaphobia is a real phobia.

It means being scared of an empty glass.

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 Tequila has a lot in common with champagne.

Both drinks have ‘Denomination of Origin’, meaning they can only be produced in one place (a certain region of Mexico and France, respectively). Also, like champagne, tequila is one of the most closely regulated drinks in the world, watched by the Mexican government, the Tequila Regulatory Council, and the National Chamber of Tequila Producers.

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Booziest place in the world.

Is not Ireland, Russia, or any other country typically associated with a love for the sauce. Instead, that dubious honor goes to South Korea, who, according to a World Health Organization study, drinks more hard spirits than anywhere else — and is where Jinro soju comes from, the best-selling spirit on the planet.

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Champagne is dangerous.

And not just because it makes you attempt the worm at wedding discos, either. Thanks to the approximately 49 million bubbles in each one, the pressure in a bottle of champagne is 90 pounds per square inch — three times the pressure in car tires — meaning a popped cork really could take your eye out.

Le Nid “The Nest”


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Le Nid “the nest” is a whimsical themed bar located in Nantes, France. Designed by Graphic Designer Jean Jullien it was his first 3D project. Literally translating to “The Nest,” the combination of whimsical details and a scenic view overlooking the city of Nantes guarantee that we will all be flocking to Le Nid.

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Blood of Grapes Wine Bottle


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This creative bottle design was created by Belarusian designer, Constantin Bolimond. His idea is based around the concept of wine as the blood of grapes. The striking form is themed off a human heart to reference the fruit’s origin – France. The product is realized in black and white finishes, featuring a simple inverse typeface to communicate the wine’s label. The design brings a new meaning to the devil’s nectar.

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The 10 most Instagrammed places of 2012


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Instagram, the photo-sharing app, has released a list of the most photographed places in the world via the app in 2012, with Suvarnabhumi Airport topping the chart.According to IG, over 100,000 photos were taken via Instagram at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, over the last year, making it a surprise winner.Interestingly another Bangkok landmark, the Siam Paragon shopping mall, took second place in Instagram’s most photographed places in 2012

Overall, locations in the US were popular among Instagram users, with American landmarks occupying seven of the top ten locations, including five in Southern California. Strangely enough, landmarks that have been a traditional favorite for photographers such as the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin or London’s Big Ben did not appear on the list, though Paris’s Eiffel Tower did make an appearance in eighth place — behind Dodger Stadium and LAX.

The top ten most photographed places in the world via Instagram in 2012 were:

01.    Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Bangkok, Thailand
02.    Siam Paragon (shopping mall) Bangkok, Thailand
03.    Disneyland Park Anaheim, California, USA
04.    Times Square New York City, New York, USA
05.    AT&T Park San Francisco, California, USA
06.    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, USA
07.    Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
08.    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
09.    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
10.    Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA

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Dr. Seuss-Style Surreal Photography


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These infrared photographs taken by France-based photographer David Keochkerian look like bizarre, saturated landscapes created from a Dr. Seuss illustration. Seasons seem reversed, with white trees appearing in spring, and bushes are transformed into something that looks like fragile blades of bubblegum.  Untitled-920.jpg.CROP.article920-large IRMood920.jpg.CROP.article920-large

 

 

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Zarb Bizarre Champagne Packaging


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Zarb Champagne shouldn’t have a tough time catching your attention at your local wine boutique.  These wild and wondrous champagne bottles are styled in a truly bizarre manner, reflecting the identity of the Zarb brand itself.  In French, the word Zarb is slang for “bizarre”, a moniker well suited to this new line of champagne.  The bubbly within this bottle isn’t your run-of-the-mill sparkling white either.  It hails from the Champagne region of France, so it bears the title of Champagne with true authenticity.  This line of packaging might just be the most exotic that a Champagne producer would ever dare to market.

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Fire Design – Decorative Fire Extinguishers


Just take a look at these colorful fire extinguishers by Fire Design from France. These unique fire extinguishers are not only decorative but also pursue to keep fire extinguishers, which is ignored in most cases. Available in colorful vibrant textures and some funny prints.

Fascinating Manipulations by Christophe Huet


Take a look at fascinating images created by genius Photoshop retouch master from France, Christophe Huet. He is the one who creates the famous advertising for Playstation, Nike, Motorola, Surfrider Foundation, etc. His work is a perfect fusion between old-school photography and digital created composites. Somehow, he melts the thin barrier between reality and his own tortured imagination resulting in viscerally surreal images.

Vegetable Cocktails By Pierre Martinet


Each image in this collection shows vegetable cocktails fromPierre Martinet. The Pierre Martinet Smoothie campaign was created by BEING TBWA, an ad agency based in Paris, France. It features colorful goblets made out of the veggies each smoothie consists of. For instance, one is made out of an egg plant while another from a carrot. It was art directed by Jean-Pierre Roges.

Pernod Absinthe x Maison Kitsuné


French liquor brand Pernod Absinthe recently worked with Parisian label Maison Kitsune to release a limited edition bottle. The Pernod Absinthe bottles come decorated with a painterly motif of foxes sleeping and playing in a field of absinthe-flavoring anise and fennel flowers. As one of the most reputed producers of absinthe in France, the rarefied beverage blended of wormwood and other herbs has been bottled by Pernod since 1805. The limited-edition bottles were unveiled at Colette during Paris Fashion Week, and are available for purchase exclusively at the famous concept store on Rue St Honoré.

Gue(ho)st House by Berdaguer And Péjus


French artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus have converted an old house in France into a visitor centre by giving it a ghostly cloak of polystyrene and paint. The building, which was formerly used as a prison house, a school and a funeral home, is located in the grounds of the Synagogue de Delme contemporary art centre, a gallery inside a 19th century synagogue. Blocks of polystyrene create the chunky shapes on the facade, and are covered with resin and a layer of white paint. The artists imagine the building as a “ghost-house” and have named it Gue(ho)st House, in reference to the phrase invented by Marcel Duchamp “A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST”.

Ghosts of History


Europe’s war-torn past is never all that far from the present. This becomes eerily clear in “Ghosts of History,” a series of haunting photographs that overlay images from France during World War II with present-day pictures of the same locations.