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Before/after: kitchen

Before/after: kitchen

Improving on improvement… adding kitchen shelving space Before: After: Sealing off an unused door, adding shelving space, a pretext to use that ubercool tin roof wall paper..
Before/after: a summer kitchen

Before/after: a summer kitchen

Investing a little used area under a pool as a summer kitchen. Before: After: Polished concrete finish for the worktop, lime stucco for the walls. Bamboo and resin colourful dishes.  
Season's greetings!

Season’s greetings!

La règle et l'intuition, Tranquadi, Abbaye de Montmajour

La règle et l’intuition, Tranquadi, Abbaye de Montmajour

The exhibition is also a good excuse for revisiting this imposing Abbey and detailing it’s fantastic medieval capitals           
Expo Rêve @ Cantini, Marseille

Expo Rêve @ Cantini, Marseille

Rencontres photographiques d'Arles 2016

Rencontres photographiques d’Arles 2016

As usual, a special atmosphere in this charming town that open it’s door wide to all kinds of photography As in Avignon, the festival is now taking to the streets, the walls acting as galleries for the « off »  Western Camargais, Eglise des frères prêcheurs, retraces the Camargue-made westerns, well before the spaghettis westerns. From the...
Venice Biennale, part 2: Giardino

Venice Biennale, part 2: Giardino

  German pavilion: making heimat, Germany, arrival country. Four large openings where made in the German pavilion to signify Germany’s openness towards refugees: the German pavilion will be literally opened for the duration of the Biennale (the Venice monument preservation board having accepted the opening for that duration).  The exhibition analyses the condition for making Heimat,...
Venice Architecture Biennale: Reporting from the front. Part 1: Arsenale

Venice Architecture Biennale: Reporting from the front. Part 1: Arsenale

Alejanadro Aravena, curator of the 2016 International Architecture Biennale: “REPORTING FROM THE FRONT will be about sharing with a broader audience, the work of people who are scrutinizing the horizon looking for new fields of action, facing issues like segregation, inequalities, peripheries, access to sanitation, natural disasters, housing shortage, migration, informality, crime, traffic, waste, pollution and the participation of communities. And simultaneously it will be about presenting examples where...
Serpentine Gallery, London

Serpentine Gallery, London

Serpentine Pavilion Architect’s Statement For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, we have attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form yet rigorous; modular yet sculptural; both transparent and opaque; both solid box and blob. We decided to work with one of the most basic...
Portrait Gallery, London

Portrait Gallery, London

A friend took me to the quintessence of Britishness that is the Portrait gallery. It starts off with just royalties, but then expands to personalities of the political, scientific and art world, so does get more interesting as time goes by. My favourite English writers Jane Austen and Emily Bronte are brilliantly absent, but then...
Francis Towne's watercolour of Rome @ British museum

Francis Towne’s watercolour of Rome @ British museum

Just back from Rome, so that was a perfect match ;-)… Francis Towne painted them in 1780-1781, but many do still look very familiar in the eternal town…      
Frescoes in north Italy

Frescoes in north Italy

After attending art history series with the Ecole du Louvre program, I was very keen on discovering the art pieces that were discussed during lectures. Thanks to the passion shared by lecturers, in particular Stefania Tullio Cataldo, it was a whole new way of rediscovering places we had visited years ago. I find frescoes very...