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Maison Paysanne de France's exhibition

Maison Paysanne de France’s exhibition

« Maison Paysanne de France », is a French NGO dedicated to preserve the less glamorous part of historical architecture: the vernacular buildings, mostly farmhouses. Thanks to their dedication and experience, many know-hows have been saved from oblivion. Lime stucco, raw earth buildings and many other techniques that are now being rediscovered by a new generation of...
Neues Museum, Berlin

Neues Museum, Berlin

Built in the XIXe century to house the stolen archaeologic findings from Egypt, as was unfortunately the way Europeans liked to behave in those days, the Neues Museum even sported a pastiche copy of the great hypostyle hall in Karnak. It was almost destroyed by WWII and left abandoned until the 80’s. It was painstakingly...
Alexander Mc Queen @ the V&A

Alexander Mc Queen @ the V&A

Although no where close to being a fashionista, and looking a bit out of place amongst the most exuberant fashion crowd at this exhibition… But it was this years must see as I understood it from a friend who had been fascinated at the MET version back in 2011.. and didn’t shy away from seeing...
Salon Cote Sud 2015

Salon Cote Sud 2015

This year’s edition had a strong accept on craftsmanship as witnessed by the main exhibits by the pond: Glassbolwing:   Boqa, the company behind the Acapulco chair revival in France’s terraces Marius Fabre traditional « savon de Marseille » As this year was the 25th birthday of the magazine, there was an extensive collection of limited edition...
Renovation of a 60's house in Santiago: the Capri project

Renovation of a 60’s house in Santiago: the Capri project

This is a project located in Calle Capri, Santiago, Chile, thus it will be written in Spanish, but I guess the before-after images speak by themselves anyway! De vuelta a Marseille después de unas semanas muy intensas: la meta de renovar esta casa de Vitacura fue algo exagerada para las 6 semanas de obra que...
Palacio Fronteira, Lisboa

Palacio Fronteira, Lisboa

A patch of peace just at Lisboa’s edge, it’s a little out of the way, but the mini trip is very worth it.. Time has stopped in this XVIIe century Palace, still the home of the marquis De Fronteira. The italian gardens are absolutely wonderful as are the azulejos and seashell pavilions. The back of...
1925, quand l'Art deco séduit le monde, Cite de l'architecture

1925, quand l’Art deco séduit le monde, Cite de l’architecture

Of course there is an assumed nostalgia about the time when France was within the worlds leading countries…. but you can’t help being nostalgic about about a modernity that joyful and worry less… And times when women after being put to work during WWI, decided they were not going to go back to their kitchens...
Poterie Ravel, Aubagne

Poterie Ravel, Aubagne

Ravel’s  family business opened 1837, and is now ran by the fifth generation. The offer goes from terracota pots in classic shapes, to the designers pieces: Jean-Marie Massaud just signed the Uluru collection. It also spans all shapes and sizes, from the 10 cm herb pot, to the enormous 1m diameter pot that can safely hold...
Maison Empereur

Maison Empereur

It may seem a bit odd to write a post about a hardware store in Marseille, but Maison Empereur  is definitely worth it. This venerable institution located near the Canebiere, was created in 1827, which makes it the oldest in France. It has spreaded over the neighbouring shops and now covers a corner of rue d’Aubagne....
Emery and Cie

Emery and Cie

 I really love the unique selection of materials of Emery and Cie, as well as the style of Agnes Emery as a decorator, so here is a little post about this very poetic provider.   Here, in my latest project, the master bedroom takes another dimension with « Mechants Oiseaux » wall paper, used as a bed...
London calling

London calling

Short break in London: I can never help taking a shot of the power station..   Arrivée a Londres pour une petite escapade: je ne peux m’empêcher de photographier un de mes monument favoris   Llegada a Londres, y la infaltable vista sobre la Battersea Power Station     Dean Street Town House   Londres...
Polished Concrete, Marius Aurenti

Polished Concrete, Marius Aurenti

Marius Aurenti ofrece una variedad de acabado texturados para muros y pisos, tanto en interior como exterior.  Fueron los pioneron en ofrecer la tecnica del « efecto hormigon pulido » (por falta de mejor traduccion), efectivamente una mescla de cemento y de resina que se aplica en capa de 2 mm.   Le show room de Marius...