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Style Moment | Bordeaux

Style Moment | Bordeaux

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do." Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian scientist
COOL HOTELS | Bordeaux | La Maison Bord’eaux

COOL HOTELS | Bordeaux | La Maison Bord’eaux

Behind an unassuming gray door (you'd miss it if you didn't know it was there) on a quiet backstreet, is La Maison Bord'eaux, a stunning boutique hotel in Bordeaux, France. Within this typical 18th century limestone building, is a playfully designed contemporary interior. Thierry, the manager, opens the door with…
Paris | History in the Walls

Paris | History in the Walls

In 1902, a letter was delivered to Monsieur le Baron de Thénard, at Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris. It was from a mechanic, demanding payment for the work he had done on the baron's yacht. In 2012, the letter was found in a wall. The letter was found by a construction…
The World in a Little Blue Book

The World in a Little Blue Book

My passport is full.  Each of the stamps on those little blue pages represents an encounter, an adventure, an education, an accomplishment, a story.  I had to go to the passport office to have new pages inserted, and as I sat there waiting, I flipped through, and remembered.  These are…
Eye on Design | Paris | Tripod floor lamp

Eye on Design | Paris | Tripod floor lamp

A few weeks ago, I told you about my chilly trip to the Paris flea market, and about the amazing lamps at the stall of Aline Bachelier.  (Did you see the video of her funny story?) I couldn't leave there empty-handed, so I bought a floor lamp.  As my criteria…
Eye on Design | Paris | Sign of the Times

Eye on Design | Paris | Sign of the Times

Graffiti artists are pioneering new ways of expressing art all over the world.  Clet Abraham, French graffiti artist, has become well-known for the black adhesive silhouettes he adds to street signs, like this guy furtively carrying away the no-entry bar.  His figures can be seen on signs all over France,…