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Behold the Anciente Mappe of Fairyland, a Fantastical 1917 Mashup of Tales from Homer’s Odyssey, King Arthur, the Brothers Grimm & More

For most of publishing history, books for children meant primers and preachy religious texts, not mythical worlds invented just for kids. It’s true that fairy tales may have been specifically targeted to the young, but they were never childish. (See the original Grimms' tales.) By the 19th century, however, the situation had dramatically changed. And by the turn of the century, childlike fairy stories and fantasies enjoyed wide popularity among grown-ups and children alike, just as they do toda...
Tags: Google, Art, England, Congress, College, France, Literature, Peter Pan, Brothers Grimm, Belle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Tolkien, Ucla, Pan, Peter, Bernard Sleigh


This robot will park your car for you as you rush to the airport

We may not be near having artificial intelligence drive our cars, but we’re living in an age where robots and AI will park our cars for us. An airport in Lyon, France is debuting a robot designed by Stanley Robotics, which will latch onto your car and park it for you as you rush to board your flight. Given that parking your car on a tight schedule can often result in a loss of precious minutes, the Lyon Airport is relying on an army of car-parking bots that gently carry your car to the nearest v...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, France, Car, Automotive, Airport, Robot, Lyon, Product Design, Lyon France, Lyon Airport, Self-parking, Robots/Drones, Stanley Robotics, Lyon Saint Exupéry


“Les Amies de Place Blanche”: Captivating Portraits Of Paris Transsexuals In The 1950s

Originally published in 1983, Les Amies de Place Blanche (Ladies of the Place Blanche) focuses on the transsexual community living around the Place Blanche district of Paris in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The book established Christer Strömholm’s reputation as one of the leading photographers of the twentieth century. The book includes the original essays by Strömholm and publisher Johan... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, France, Paris, Community, 1950s, Stromholm, Christer Strömholm, Transsexuals, Les Amies de Place Blanche Ladies, Place Blanche


Students around the world join climate strike on March 15

On Friday, March 15, tens of thousands of high school and middle school students in more than 70 countries plan to walk out of their classrooms and protest at town and city halls. Young people are uniting around the world in a coordinated demand for their leaders to take radical action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow down the impacts of climate change. How did the climate strikes start? The international youth climate strike movement began in August 2018 when 16-year-old environmen...
Tags: New York, Design, Australia, California, France, Senate, ExxonMobil, House, Nancy Pelosi, Young, George Monbiot, U K, The Nation, Diane Feinstein, Hirsi, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change


Anish Kapoor: 'If I was a young Muslim, would I feel angry enough to join Isis? I would at least think about it'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, Isis, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture


Anish Kapoor: 'If I was an angry young Muslim, I would think about joining Isis'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Islam


Monday Recommendation: Dominic Miller

Dominic Miller: Absinthe (ECM)Abetted by producer Manfred Eicher’s canny guidance and ECM’s flawless sound and studio presence, Miller draws on inspiration from painters of France’s impressionist period, delivering power and subtlety in equal measure. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, France, Miller, Ajblogs, ECM, Manfred Eicher, 03.10.19, Dominic Miller


Top 5 Job Openings at YD Job Board for this week

As a part of our careers-related columns, these are our top five picks of the best industrial design opportunities on Yanko Design’s recruitment platform YD Job Board. This week brings you openings at the parent of multiple kitchen-appliances based brand LifetimeBrands (KitchenAid, Farberware…), outdoor giants YETI, UberEats and a chance to work on a jet with Dassault Falcon Jet among other options!Check out Yanko Design Job Board for more design openings.Want your requirement to be featured alo...
Tags: Design, France, Toronto, America, United States, North America, Yeti, Shopify, Falcon, Austin Texas, Little Rock, Falcons, Dassault Falcon, Yanko Design, Dassault Aviation, Dassault


Van Gogh’s Ugliest Masterpiece: A Break Down of His Late, Great Painting, The Night Café (1888)

Ask passersby to name a Vincent van Gogh painting off the top of their heads, and most will come up with works like The Starry Night, The Potato Eaters, one of his self-portraits (probably with his ear bandaged), or maybe the one with the smoking skeleton David Sedaris used for a book cover. How many will mention 1888's The Night Café, an interior, van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo from Arles (the town in the south of France where he had come in search of Japan-like surroundings), "of t...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, College, France, Seoul, Arles, Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Vincent, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, David Sedaris, Evan Puschak, Theo


Italy And France Kiss And Make Up Over Leonardo’s 500th Anniversary

Last fall, the culture ministry of Italy’s new populist government took exception to the Louvre’s plan to assemble an unprecedented number of da Vinci’s paintings for a major quincentennial show this fall. A ministry official accused the Louvre of “[leaving] Italy on the margins of a major cultural event” when “Leonardo is Italian; he only died in France” and cancelled all loans from Italy for the event. But, after a meeting last week, differences have been ironed out and the Louvre show will p...
Tags: Art, France, Italy, Visual, Da Vinci, Leonardo, 03.04.19


At Last, Académie Française Allows Feminine Forms Of Job Titles

At least they agree on something. “Female researchers, authors and firefighters in France could soon be known as chercheuses, autrices and sapeuses-pompières after the conservative Académie Française abandoned years of opposition to the feminisation of job titles.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, France, Words, 03.01.19


DW Catalogs Disputes Between France and Italy Over Da Vinci Loans

A piece in DW this week catalogs the recent disputes between France and Italy over the loan of Da Vinci works to the Louvre, which has led to an arranged meeting between the presidents of the two countries. “There are so many French people who love Italy and Italians who love France and the French. […]
Tags: Art, News, France, Italy, Art News, Minipost, Da Vinci


Immersive Van Gogh show opens in Paris – in pictures

Digital art museum L’Atelier des Lumières brings Vincent van Gogh’s paintings to life, projecting them on the walls of a former foundry to the accompaniment of a poignant playlist Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, France, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Paris, Cultural Trips, Van Gogh, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Paris Holidays, Vincent Van Gogh, L'Atelier des Lumières


Lebird oiseau d’intérieur par Pierre Baryga

Pierre Baryga, designer diplômé d’Arts Graphiques à Saint Luc (Tournai, Belgique) nous présente Lebird, véritable oiseau d’intérieur en bois aux lignes épurées ! Entièrement fabriqué en made in France, à partir de bois français FSC, le tout soigneusement emballé dans un packaging en papier recyclé… Une chose est sûre, le designer ne laisse rien au hasard et décide de se lancer dans l’auto-édition en créant ByPAN! ...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Designer, Lille, Decoration, Wood, FSC, Rbc, Pierre, Oiseau, Deco, Bois, Made In France, Objet, Sculpteur


'Lost Caravaggio' rejected by the Louvre may be worth £100m

Painting that sellers insist is by 17th-century master is to be sold after being found in atticSellers of a painting that they insist is a lost Caravaggio and worth in excess of £100m have announced it will be sold this summer without a reserve.The large painting of Judith beheading Holofornes was found by accident in a Toulouse attic in 2014. It has been pored over by art history experts and scientifically analysed and a highly convincing case has been made that it is from around 1607 and by Ca...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Toulouse, Louvre, Caravaggio, Judith, Caravaggio Continue, Holofornes


The mystery behind Minoan bull-leaping

The Minoan civilization, which existed on the island of Crete nearly 5,000 years ago, produced a treasure trove of artwork showing a unique sport or ritual: men leaping over charging bullsScholars have argued over whether the Minoans actually performed this dangerous activity, though the evidence seems to suggest that they did.If so, modern bull-leaping sports, such as those practiced in France and Spain, may have their roots in ancient Minoa. None The Minoans, a nearly 4,000-year-old civilizati...
Tags: Art, France, Sports, Spain, History, Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, Archeology, Crete, Knossos, Ancient World, Minoans, Jeremy McInerney


France Drops One Rape Charge Against Director Luc Besson But Starts Another

“Prosecutors dropped the rape investigation into allegations by the actor Sand Van Roy who told police in May that she had been repeatedly raped by Besson, 59, during an on-off relationship. … But the Paris prosecutor’s office said a new preliminary investigation was launched on 21 February after a different, unnamed woman reported an allegation of sexual assault.” – The Guardian (AFP)
Tags: Art, France, People, Paris, Luc Besson, Besson, Sand Van Roy, 02.25.19


The Scarlet Pimpernel - Fun and Frivolity Amidst the Mayhem

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Given the popularity of The Scarlet Pimpernel, whose premise gave rise to numerous latter-day costumed superheroes, it’s somewhat surprising the property has only made it to The Great White Way twice. First as a straight play in 1900, and then as a musical almost a century later. Manhattan Concert Productions offering a stirring, if somewhat over the top one-night-only concert performance of the Nan Knighton/Frank Wildhorn 1997 Broadway vehicle as part of their "B...
Tags: England, France, Theatre, Paris, Broadway, PERCY, Prince Of Wales, Lewis, Marguerite, Great White Way, Yazbeck, Barrie, David Geffen Hall, MCP, Knighton, Blakeney


Folia par Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance pour Saint-Louis

Presque deux ans jour pour jour après la sortie de la première collection Folia, la célèbre cristallerie française renouvelle sa collaboration avec le designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance pour une nouvelle collection Folio qui se décline en luminaires. Née en 1586, devenue « verrerie royale » en 1767 et spécialisée dans la production de cristal depuis 1829, la manufacture de cristal Saint-Louis rayonne mondialement par son savoir-faire ancestral et enrichi de génération en génération: cristal souff...
Tags: Art, Books, Design, France, Concept, Saint Louis, Louis, Maison Objet, Bois, Mobilier, Luminaire, Lawrance, Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, Saint Louis Unique, Anne Lhomme, Cristallerie Saint Louis


YD JOB ALERT: Philippe Starck is looking to recruit a Junior Interior Architect

It isn’t everyday that one gets the opportunity to meet Philippe Starck, let alone work with him! The Parisian all-round designer is probably one of the best known names in the industry. Having formed his studio ‘Starck’ in 1970, Philippe worked on a massive variety of projects spanning categories like architecture, furniture design, consumer goods, luxury goods, packaging, and even dabbling with occasional transportation design projects. Philippe has also been lauded for factoring in his philos...
Tags: Usa, Design, France, Architecture, Middle East, Philippe-Starck, Brazil, Interiors, Job Board, Architect, Paris France, Philippe, Starck, YD Job Alert, Starck Network Agency, Ecole Boulle Camondo


Good Design: Ten Examples of Great UX

What do laypeople consider "good design?" I'm not talking about the stuff MoMA sells at their store, I'm talking about the little everyday products and experiences we encounter. Here are ten examples that jumped out at me from a subReddit on the topic:I love this, though it's no surprise why we don't see it often. Can you imagine trying to frame and install this? "This door in my hotel bathroom can close off either of 2 doorways." The placement makes better sense than at eye level, though thi...
Tags: Design, France, Ux, Moma


Gustave Doré’s Haunting Illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy

Inferno, Canto X: Many artists have attempted to illustrate Dante Alighieri's epic poem the Divine Comedy, but none have made such an indelible stamp on our collective imagination as the Frenchman Gustave Doré. Doré was 23 years old in 1855, when he first decided to create a series of engravings for a deluxe edition of Dante's classic.  He was already the highest-paid illustrator in France, with popular editions of Rabelais and Balzac under his belt, but Doré was unable to convince his publishe...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, France, Israel, Edgar Allan Poe, Literature, Hachette, Christ, Dante, Rose, Facebook Twitter, Judas Iscariot, Virgil, Beatrice


Les collections Modular Table 1 & 2 signées Olivier Vitry

Olivier Vitry, architecte et designer belge basé à Forest, présente Modular Table 1 et Modular Table 2, deux collections de tables d’appoints en bois et marbre permettant modularité et personnalisation. Depuis 2011, Olivier Vitry travaille au sein du bureau Claisse Architecture où il est devenu administrateur. Avec ses associés, Benjamin Debacker et Liliane Knopes, il conçoit des projets d’architecture avec passion, exigence et une attention toute particulière pour ces détails qui créent ou...
Tags: Books, Design, Milan, France, Designer, Belgium, Table, Details, Olivier, Scandinave, Deco, Bois, Mobilier, Minimaliste, Marque, Architecte


Government Audit Slams France’s National Workshop For Historical Furnishings

“The Mobilier National, which was set up in the 17th century to decorate royal palaces and continues to restore and supply fine furniture and tapestries for the Elysée Palace and Versailles, needs to be ‘radically reformed’, according to a report by its auditors. National audit office inspectors, which found large quantities of alcohol in Mobilier National’s workshops, said staff were often absent and used tools and equipment to ‘moonlight’ on their own projects.” – The Local (France) (AFP) ...
Tags: Art, France, Issues, Versailles, Elysee Palace, 02.14.19, National Workshop For Historical Furnishings, Mobilier National


10 Best Serif Fonts for Clean & Elegant Logo Design

For many designers, when it comes to designing a clean and elegant logo for a company, using a Serif font in their designs helps to add a little bit of flair & sophistication to the brand. A serif font is easily identified by the “little feet” that appear at the ends of the letters being used. Doing a search for Serif fonts can lead you down the proverbial rabbit hole with all of the options there are to choose from. To offer a bit of help, we wanted to focus on ten of our favorite Serif fonts y...
Tags: Design, France, Typography, Best, Fonts, Times, Itc, Logo Design, Windsor, Cooper, Blacker, Serif, Linotype, Aldous Huxley, Recoleta, Hermann


MVRDV to dramatically revitalize Frances historic Palais du Commerce

Dutch design firm MVRDV has won a competition to renovate and expand the historic Palais du Commerce in Rennes, France. The impressive 19th century palace had once served multiple public functions but now suffers from disconnect with current civic life. Working in collaboration with co-architects Bernard Desmoulin for developers Frey and Engie Avenue, MVRDV plans to reactivate the former public building and transform it into an inviting mixed-use destination that will serve as the centerpiece o...
Tags: Transparency, Design, France, Germany, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Commerce, Expansion, Palace, Historic Preservation, Rennes, Place De La République, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse


ZOOM M&O PARIS – ECAL MADE Projet étudiant : Interview de Hugo Paternostre et de son projet la grappe

En cette édition de Janvier 2019, MAISON & OBJET PARIS a permis aux étudiants en première année de Master Design de produit de l’ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) de se confronter aux enjeux du métier de designer, de l’idée jusqu’à la fabrication et la vente. Ces objets «  ECAL made », objets du quotidien réalisés en Suisse avec l’aide, pour la plupart, d’artisans locaux, en sont l’heureux résultat. Un « Swiss made » qui a le mérite d’être des plus surprenant. Parmi ces projets exposés, ...
Tags: Books, Design, Interview, France, Restaurant, Paris, Packaging, Chocolat, Cuisine, Concept, Lausanne, Vin, Deco, Etudiants, Minimaliste, Richard Hutten


Coq en Pâte - animal illustration themed kids...

Coq en Pâte - animal illustration themed kids line from France. Fun, playful front and backs of animals on each outfit. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com) [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, France, Submitted


Shellfish farmers push to use pesticides in oyster beds

Pesticide use for oyster beds is once again threatening Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay. Shellfish growers are making another push to allow for the spray of pesticides on clam and oyster beds in the region, which environmentalists and state officials say is a major risk to invertebrates, like the Dungeness crab. Oyster growers claim they need the pesticides to kill burrowing shrimp that harm oyster beds and prevent them from harvesting their product. The companies are looking to reverse a current ...
Tags: Design, France, Coalition, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, Willapa Bay Shellfish, Grays Harbor The Ecology Department, Pollution Control Hearings Board, Grays Harbor Via Capital Press Image


Zoom M&O PARIS – CRAFT : Florent Blanchard présente le luminaire DOD

Florent Blanchard présente sa propre marque DOD, un luminaire en forme de dodécaèdre modulable en bois massif à assembler soi-même. Le design modulaire du luminaire DOD  permet de créer selon les envies des combinaisons dans une ambiance lumineuse colorées, chaleureuse ou dynamique. D es centaines de combinaisons sont possibles ! Le luminaire DOD représente le premier objet d’une collection de mobilier ludique et revalorisé. Florent a eu l’idée de DOD en 2015 : «  Il y a un an, je su...
Tags: Books, Video, Design, France, Nature, Paris, Unique, Série, Dod, Cela, Deco, Bois, Lampe, Evenement, Reportage, Artisan



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