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Modern Life
Exploring the strange, confusing and oftentimes distressing modern world, French artist Jean Jullien has created a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. While his keen observations on life in the current climate can be a little cheeky, they're always...
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Lambwool Beanie
As those in the Northern Hemisphere start thinking about sweater weather, long-lost items like scarves and beanies start being remembered. Maison Kitsuné's simple ribbed beanie (available in burgundy or navy) is one way to enjoy winter a little more...
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Inside Armand de Brignac Winery, France
by Emily Arden Wells The first sip of Armand de Brignac (colloquially known as Ace of Spades) is an unforgettable moment. Mine was in the hotel bar of the Plaza Athénée—a legendary Paris hotel. The waiter came to our table and slowly poured a glass...
STYLE
Mirka Mora + Gorman Artist Collaboration
Perhaps little known outside of Australia, Mirka Mora's art is legendary Down Under—specifically in Melbourne, where her gloriously busy paintings and mosaics adorn laneways, restaurants and (of course) gallery walls. The French-born artist (to...
CULTURE
Le Sonneur's Love Letters
"I am at your door, almost in your home. I play with these limits and I begin a gentle intrusion," Le Sonneur tells us. Rather than the beginning of a psychological thriller, these words seem to be proof that street art can be poetic. The anonymous...
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How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain
The perfect size to discreetly fit into your wallet, Herb Lester Associates' three-book set, "How To Read The Menu In France, Italy And Spain," ensures you will always order correctly—and avoid feeling embarrassed or offending your waiter while traveling...
CULTURE
Jean Jullien's "US"
French-born, London-based illustrator and Cool Hunting favorite, Jean Jullien has returned to London’s Kemistry Gallery with new exhibition “US.” Like much of Jullien’s work, the title itself is humorous and has a double meaning, seemingly referring...
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Silk Pixel Scarf
Central Saint Martins grad and experimental French designer Marlene Huissoud spent 24 hours drawing the pattern on her 100% silk Pixel Scarf. The result is a mesmerizing grid of tiny color blocks that from far away seem a vibrant wash of saturated...
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Take Time Watch
Designer Mathieu Lehanneur juxtaposes sleek silicone with the old-fashioned convention of a pocketwatch in the Take Time! watch. Convertible in three ways, the timepiece can be worn as a wristwatch, carried as a pocketwatch, or hung; and comes in a...
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Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires Volumes VIII-IX
Gift a photography enthusiast or collector with these first editions of the early reports on the invention of the daguerrotype—which were published even before Louis Daguerre's first renditions of the new medium—and you're set for life. In addition...
FOOD-DRINK
Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
by Emily Arden Wells Former cellar master George Clot said, “When you discover Louis XIII, you become a different man,” an adage that only scratches at the surface of the legacy of Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac. Louis XIII was first created in...
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Boubou Leather Shoes
Twins for Peace gives shoes to children in need on a 1-1 basis with what's purchased from their French clothing and lifestyle shop. Their slim and sleek pair of Boubou black leather sneakers goes practically all black everything, and are accented by...
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1900 Box
With its brand revival, Papier d'Arménie preserves its original early 20th century aesthetic on packaging for aromatic items such as their 1900 Box containing 12 booklets of 36 incense-like perfume strips.
CULTURE
NYC's Newest (and Only) French Bookstore, Albertine
For the past five years, New York City has—surprisingly, considering its international reputation and community—been lacking something: a French language bookstore. They had all shuttered, one by one, until the last, Librairie de France in Rockefeller...
TRAVEL
DIY Boards at Biarritz's Blank Surf Shack
by Jorge Grimberg Known by many surfers as the "French California," Biarritz is just a 20 minute drive from Spain along France's Basque coast. The city boasts truly world-class surfing, is home to the European headquarters of major surf labels including...
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Big Meals for Little Hands
Kids get equal access to the healthy, gourmet recipes of Michelin-starred French chef Sebastien Guenard in a colorful cookbook. Illustrations by Marion Billet help young cooks learn about sustainable and environmentally conscious cuisine, so they end...
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Kids Barrettes
Very French Gangsters makes eyewear for kids (with a few selections for mom) but anyone can go a little bananas over their pop-art barrettes. Pink lips, PanPan alerts, eyeballs and plain two-color bars round out the fun plastic collection.
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Lillet Rosé
There's definitely a romantic spirit to wine. A delicate dance for the taste buds, Lillet's Rosé keeps it light and sweet, but with fuller Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillion grape flavor. Rosé has established itself as a glamorous alternative...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Amelie Mancini
by Eva Glettner The multi-talented Amelie Mancini is a Brooklyn-based French artist who works with a variety of mediums—from wood to linen to wool—to create her playful, colorful artworks. Her fascination with baseball, born from the first game...
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Alcatel ONETOUCH Unexpected Casting Campaign
Advertorial content: Though Albrecht Dürer, the 15th-century German painter, is widely credited as the first artist to explore self-portraiture, the origins of today’s selfie actually extend all the way back to man’s first scrawlings in the caves...
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Typorama: The Graphic Work of Philippe Apeloig
The unofficial French ambassador happens to be a trusted messenger for the cultural powerhouses—museums such as the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay, publishers such as Éditions de La Martinière and Robert Laffont and luxury brands such as Hermès and Yves...
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Altar by Mr & Mr
Rather than label themselves as a design studio or designer duo, Alexis Lautier and Pierre Talagrand of Montpellier, France-based Mr & Mr prefer to call themselves "maison d’édition indépendante" or an independent editing house. "We are designers...
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Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) Candle
Called the "golden apple" in Italian, and "wolf peach" in scientific terms, the tomato comes in a beautiful array of vivid colors and is just as versatile in dishes. Carrière Frères, the oldest manufacturer of fine candles in France, have captured...
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