You know the pink mirror that everyone always takes mirror pictures with at Pigalle Hotel in Paris? As much as I admire Ettore Sottsass’ work, I wasn’t too big fan of it. Until now, when I came across to this photo above. Would be a perfect contrast in the old Paris apartments.
Also I’m very excited for the approaching weekend. There will be an Ettore Sottsass exhibition at Gallery Downtown in Paris starting on Friday and Fiac, a contemporary art fair, starting tomorrow.
If you are visiting Paris and you have time only for one, go for Musée Rodin. Perfect sunday treat.
I visited the recently opened Balenciaga store at Avenue Montaigne and I must say they did a pretty good job with the new store concept including mannequins by Mark Jenkins. The space communicates about the new image of Balenciaga, but it’s also fairly easy to change when all the hype is over.
Last weekend I visited a place I’ve wanted to go already for a while. Fondation Jean Arp is Jean Arp’s home and atelier turned into a museum and it was perfect location for a calm sunday stroll. Fondation Jean Arp, 21 Rue des Châtaigniers, 92140 Clamart
Marble mix by Mathieu Lehanneur
Ad Magazine is holding an interior exhibition AD Intérieurs at Monnaie de Paris until 20th of September. Can’t say I liked everything but the building itself is already gorgeus which makes it worth to visit.
It has been quite hectic lately so one of my last days off I decided to stroll around without specific plans. I ended up finding amazing galleries in the 6éme and restaurants worth trying. The chair above, designed by Ignazio Gardella, I spotted at Galerie Yves Gastou.
Galerie Yves Gastou – Facade designed by Ettore Sottsass
With a friend of mine we passed by this restaurant, l’Ètable Saint-Germain, and to be honest it was the chairs that made us to stay for a coffee. I can’t decide if they went too far with floor-to-ceiling hairy cow leather interior, or if it’s just enought to be cool.
I have a love-hate relationship with Louvre. It’s annoyingly crowded every day, full of turists who enter just because it’s a ‘must’. But then, headphones on, I really get fascinated everytime I go there by its size and treasures. I’ve visited so far 7 times and not even close to finish. Last time I discovered this gorgeus marble floor from one of the hallways.
David Hockney – Pink Hose, May 1974
Céline Pre-Fall 2017
I finally went to see the David Hockney retrospective today at Pompidou and I was really impressed by some of his works I’ve never seen before, especially video installations. Anyway, the Pink Hose photograph instantly reminded me of this Céline lookbook image. It’s not even the first time I’m juxtapositioning David Hockney and Céline.