Malle W. Trousseau's Oyster Kit
Anyone who's played the role of an oyster shucker can understand the difficulties these little saltwater delicacies can inflict on even the most burly of hands. This holiday season, Malle W. Trousseau is set to release a must-have for any oyster...
THOMAS DE LUSSAC
Thomas de Lussac's Louis XVI is Back
Despite its significant history, the new furniture piece by French designer Thomas de Lussac in association with Perchebois—called "Louis XVI is Back"—is a most contemporary and daring armchair. The connection between de Lussac's approach, which...
OPEN SOURCE HARDWARE
INTERNET OF THINGS
Lessons in Innovation from Raspberry Pi's Jack Lang
At this year's Connected Conference—a Parisian event dedicated to connected hardware and the internet of things—we had the chance to hear Jack Lang, the co-founder of Raspberry Pi, speak. The conference focused on the complexities of open-sourcing...
Rude Baguette's Paris Founders Event
Rude Baguette—which began as a blog and a daily newspaper—is a French startup supporter that's growing as fast as the needs of the creative community. The blog combines breaking news with analysis and opinion to cover startups, foreign companies...
Avec Motifs Apparents: Terracotta Daughters
Centquatre (aka 104) is one of Paris' newly opened and exciting art centers. Along with Gaité Lyrique, this new generation of venues are no longer just art galleries, but spaces that are more easily accessible to visitors, and in which creativity...
2014 Drawing Now Paris
The eighth edition of Drawing Now Paris, the art fair dedicated to contemporary illustration, proved that drawing is not dead and, furthermore, showed that the medium is sprawling and verging into other forms of visual art. Evolving to include 3D objects...
Art Paris Art Fair 2014: Design
For the third time in Art Paris Art Fair's brief but compelling history, design was showcased alongside contemporary art; enhancing the intrinsic link and blurred lines between the two entities. Exhibited within the fair's ArtDesign platform, the range...
Art Paris 2014: Chinese Talent
As France and China celebrate the 50th anniversary of their state relations, Art Paris 2014 (27-30 March at the Grand Palais) took the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the ever-evolving Chinese art scene. Around 90 artists were on show by ten...
THE CARPENTERS WORKSHOP
Stuart Haygarth: Play
Recently opened at Paris' The Carpenters Workshop Gallery, photographer-turned-designer Stuart Haygarth's "Play" showcases fascinating pieces of furniture, from lighting to tables. Upon first blush, the British designer's sculptural works appear...
Cartier: Style and History
"Cartier: Style and History," is a unique show currently on display at the newly renovated Salon d'Honneur within Paris' Grand Palais, which tells the story of French luxury label Cartier (known as "jeweler to kings"). The exhibition includes approximately...
MAISON ET OBJET
Maison & Objet 2014: Turkish Designers
With every edition of the Parisian interior design show at Maison & Objet, a group of talented up-and-comers is celebrated as potentially famous signatures under the label "talents à la carte." This January 2014 edition saw the jury putting the spotlight...
MAISON ET OBJET
Maison & Objet 2014: Glass
When considering the work of glass, two places in the world are famous for the refinement of the tradition: the Czech Republic's Bohemia region and Venice, Italy. While tradition is often a source of inspiration, we are in an era in which tradition...
FOOD & DRINK
La Brasserie de la Goutte d'Or
Chateau rouge, Ernestine, Charbonnière, Myrha—these names no longer refer exclusively to the streets of the popular Paris neighborhood La Goutte d'Or in the 18th arrondissement, as they have been given to the first bottles of beer made 100% in central...
MADE IN NEW YORK
Conceived by a team of entrepreneurs including Caron Proschan (a natural product devotee) Simply Gum was created after the founders discovered that regular chewing gum contained up to 80 hidden chemicals. These chemicals include some of the same...
Four Young Art Galleries
At Paris' Slick Art Fair in October, CH discovered the work of several young galleries that reflect the ever-evolving nature of the industry. Beyond the traditional role of representing artists, their more proactive approach leads them to investigate...
Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain 2013
The 2013 Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) party starts right at the entrance. Immediately, visitors are faced with the impressive and imposing, nearly seven meters tall "Iron tree," by controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Pursuing...
The Sub and The Torp: Heineken Innovations
Always ahead in the differentiation game, beer giant Heineken recently unveiled a new way to attract the ever-growing craft beer connoisseur—a home draft beer machine designed in part by celebrated industrial designer Marc Newson. As home brewing...
SWISS CULTURAL INSTITUTE
Heidi Bucher's Mummified Homes
In 1993 Swiss artist Heidi Bucher passed away at 67 years old, leaving behind a portfolio of thoughtfully executed work. Bucher began making rubber latex casts over parts of houses comprising her life back in the '70s and from that point forward...
MAISON ET OBJET
Maison & Objet Autumn 2013: Sound Innovations
As Odile Decq told us in our recent interview, the most important and interesting changes in home decor are related to technological advances, specifically as we become more comfortable with bringing technology into our living spaces. Our tour of tech...
FOOD & DRINK
MAISON & OBJET
Maison & Objet Autumn 2013: Kitchenware
All kinds of new approaches to cooking and kitchenware were on offer in the renewed COOK+DESIGN exhibit at Maison & Objet in Paris this year, and many of the most eye-catching designs were also often the most functional. An evident theme throughout...
MAISON ET OBJET
Interview: Odile Decq
Each year Maison & Objet awards a Designer of the Year and the 2013 edition celebrates French designer Odile Decq. Decq's work as an architect and urban planner is well known and has received international recognition with such prizes as the Golden...
MAISON ET OBJET
Maison & Objet Autumn 2013: Asian Designers
The continuous blossoming of Asian designers is both evident and spectacular, especially concerning their contributions to innovation. It's no surprise that Singapore will host the inaugural Maison & Objet Asia in March 2014, as this year's Parisian...
Russia at Art Paris Art Fair 2013
Russia was the guest of honor at this year's edition of Art Paris Art Fair, and thanks to the combination of a dozen Russian galleries in attendance, as well as numerous galleries from all over the world representing over 90 artists from the Eastern...
ART PARIS ART FAIR
Fantasy Worlds at Art Paris Art Fair 2013
While making the rounds at this year's Art Paris Art Fair, we witnessed a host of identity-obscuring portraits, and continued to encounter illusions with several examples of distorted fantasy worlds. Inspired and mysterious, the following works drew...
LONDON DESIGN MUSEUM
Having graduated from Central St Martins School with his MA in February 2012, Craig Green is relatively new to the fashion design scene, but his already definite style has captured the attention of critics—as well as ours when we discovered his...