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30 Artists’ Tributes To The Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral

davpope On 15 April 2019 around 6:50 p.m., a fire broke out in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. One of the most famous historical buildings, it has a strong value to Parisian and French culture and is one of the most famous buildings in the world with around 13 million tourists every year. After the tragic news about the iconic cathedral burning went viral, many artists showed their respect to... Source
Tags: Design, France, Cathedral, Paris, Tribute, Notre Dame, Inspirations, Notre Dame Cathedral


Game Design & Illustration: Remember Me | Paris 2084

Game Design & Illustration: Remember Me | Paris 2084 AoiroStudioApr 19, 2019 Game Design is definitely a category we don't feature enough on Abduzeedo, that being said let's take a look at what might be a glimpse of Paris in the year of 2084 through the eyes of Paul Chadeisson. These are actually illustrations from a game named: Rememberme, I love the futuristic influence that totally reminds of Blade Runner which is quite interesting knowingly the beauty of ...
Tags: Design, Paris, Tokyo, Abduzeedo, Paul Chadeisson, Paris France Paul


Police Identify Suspected Cause Of Notre-Dame Fire

“Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, … [though they] don’t have a green light to search Notre Dame’s charred interior because of ongoing safety hazards.” – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, Paris, Notre Dame, Visual, 04.19.19


“A Cathedral That Defined A City”: 20 Rare Photographs Of Notre Dame From The 19th Century

When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious. The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris. The 12th century had just entered its second half, and to achieve new heights... Source
Tags: Design, France, Architecture, Cathedral, Paris, Retro, Notre Dame


Gagosian to Stage Fundraiser for Notre Dame

Gagosian Gallery will stage an exhibition this June in Paris, from which all proceeds from sales will go to initiatives to rebuild the cathedral after its massive fire this week. Full details for the show have yet to be announced. “Notre-Dame is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the […]
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Notre Dame, Art News, Minipost, Gagosian Gallery


CRA grows a sustainable pavilion out of mushrooms in just 6 weeks

Could the houses of the future be grown from mushrooms? Italian architectural firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) broaches this question with The Circular Garden, a sustainable pavilion made of mushrooms that — true to the project name — was grown out of the soil in six weeks and will return back to the soil at the end of its lifecycle. Created in partnership with global energy company Eni, the mushroom structure was on display at Milan Design Week 2019’s Fuorisalone at Brera’s Orto Botanico, the ...
Tags: Design, Milan, Barcelona, Gallery, Paris, Innovation, Biodegradable, Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí, Mycelium, Eni, Milan Design Week, Brera, CRA, Carlo Ratti, Carlo Ratti Associati


Assassin's Creed creators pledge €500,000 to Notre Dame

Ubisoft Montréal, which built a huge-scale virtual cathedral for its game Assassin’s Creed Unity, will donate to restoration effortsVideo game creators at Ubisoft Montréal – the development studio that rebuilt 18th-century Paris in its 2014 historical action game Assassin’s Creed Unity – have joined the global outpouring of grief in the wake of Monday’s devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.Ubisoft will be donating €500,000 to help with restoration efforts, and is also making Assassin’s Creed...
Tags: Games, Design, Technology, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Canada, Art and design, Paris, Notre Dame, Assassin, Creed Unity, Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin 's Creed Unity, Notre Dame Cathedral Ubisoft


Brand Identity for yUKI TAKESHIMA

Brand Identity for yUKI TAKESHIMA abduzeedoApr 17, 2019 enhanced Inc. worked with Seekers Base Japan Corp on a beautiful and comprehensive brand identity project, it was a rebranding for yUKI TAKESHIMA, a global makeup artist providing makeups for celebrities visiting Japan such as Lady Gaga and Miranda Kerr, and plays an active role in collaborating with renowned cosmetics and fashion brands, and backstages of domestic and international fashion shows includ...
Tags: Japan, Design, Paris, Miranda Kerr, Inc, Hiromi Maeo, Seekers Base Japan Corp, LOOP Inc, Akinori Ito


Microplastic rain: new study reveals microplastics are in the air

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals alarming amounts of microplastic particles in the air, even in the most remote, mountainous areas. News about microplastics throughout the ocean, soil and every marine mammal studied has been widely documented and publicized in recent years. ‘Microplastic’ was even called the “2018 word of the year” for its number of mentions by the news media. However, very few studies have researched the abundance of microplastics specifically in the air ...
Tags: Design, News, France, China, Environment, Air Pollution, Pollution, Paris, Plastic, The Guardian, Ocean Pollution, Nature Communications, Microplastic, Deonie Allen


'Bouillon Julien' in Paris Revels in its Art Nouveau Heritage

Established in 1906 at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Bouillon Julien is a veritable Parisian gem both for its exceptional Art Nouveau interior and its famous clientele such as Ernest Hemingway, and Edith Piaf who frequently dined at ‘table n. 24’ with her lover, Marcel Cerdan, the champion boxer.
Tags: Art, Paris, Edith Piaf, Art Nouveau, Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Cerdan, Bouillon Julien, Nouveau Heritage, Rue du Faubourg Saint, Denis Bouillon Julien


Historic paintings and drawings of Notre-Dame de Paris

When my wife and I first arrived in Paris in 2002, evening was descending as we checked into our B&B and it was dark when we went out for our first stoll in Paris. We were staying in the area of the Botanical Gardens, and it was a short walk down to the quay by that part of the Seine. As we rounded a corner where the river bends, we were astonished and delighted with the magnificent sight of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame across the river, brightly lit against the dark of the September Paris sky...
Tags: Art, Paris, Notre Dame, Gallery And Museum Art, Botanical Gardens, Notre Dame de Paris


Notre Dame and the culture it inspired – from Matisse to the Muppets

It mesmerised Proust, terrified Homer Simpson and gave us the Hunchback – Guardian critics celebrate Paris’s gothic masterpiece at the heart of the modern imaginationAs Notre Dame Cathedral’s majestic spire tumbled into the inferno on Monday night, live newsreaders around the world decried the tragic loss of this 12th-century marvel. The great timber roof – nicknamed “the forest” for the thousands of trees used in its beams – was gone, the rose windows feared melted, the heart of Paris destroyed...
Tags: Art, Books, Games, Music, Television, Film, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Television & radio, Heritage, Paris, Stage, Notre Dame


MAD Architects unveils an organic skyscraper piercing Manhattans skyline

Beijing-based architectural studio MAD Architects has unveiled an alternative vision for the skyline of New York City with the introduction of East 34th, a nature-inspired high-rise proposed near the Empire State Building. The conceptual renderings for the glass-clad building were recently released alongside the launch of the “MAD X” exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Designed as a visual counterpoint to the Empire State Building and the skyline’s hard lines, MAD’s sinuous skyscraper i...
Tags: New York, Design, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Beijing, Paris, Manhattan, Skyscraper, Living Architecture, Empire State Building, Mad Architects, Centre Pompidou, High-rise, Mixed-use, Green Wall


A Virtual Time-Lapse Recreation of the Building of Notre Dame (1160)

Hundreds of gothic cathedrals dotted all over Europe have faced decimation and destruction, whether through sackings, revolutions, natural decay, or bombing raids. But since World War II, at least, the most extraordinary examples that remain have seen restoration and constant upkeep, and none of them is as well-known and as culturally and architecturally significant as Paris’s Notre Dame. One cannot imagine the city without it, which made the scenes of Parisians watching the cathedral bu...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Post, Greece, Washington Post, College, France, Architecture, Current Affairs, Paris, Notre Dame, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Victor Hugo, Durham NC Follow


The Destruction of Notre Dame - only the stone will remain

The Destruction of Notre Dame It's absolutely tragic watching a huge and very fierce fire burning in Notre-Dame de Paris which is gutting the building.  Many, many people in Paris and around the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Paris, Notre Dame de Paris, Making A Mark


Vincent Callebaut wins bid to sustainably revive Aix-les-Bains ancient thermal baths

The defunct National Baths of Aix-les-Bains will receive a vibrant and sustainably minded revival in the hands of the Paris-based practice Vincent Callebaut Architectures. Selected as the winner of a competition following the popular vote, the firm’s proposal — dubbed “The Foam of Waves” — will not only restore the ancient thermal baths, but also introduce a sustainable, energy-producing paradigm that follows the carbon-neutral guidelines as recommended by COP 21. The project will adopt a mixed...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Heritage, Paris, Luxembourg, Solar Energy, COP 21, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Green Roof, Vincent Callebaut, Mixed-use, Rainwater Harvesting, Biomass, Rainwater


Catastrophic Fire Rages At Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris

The blaze in the great medieval cathedral broke out before 7 pm local time. While no human casualties have been reported, the church’s spire and most of its roof have collapsed, smoke is pouring through the historic stained-glass windows, and crews are rushing to salvage what they can of the building’s art. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Paris, Visual, Notre Dame Cathedral, 04.15.19


Paris – Jean-Michel Othoniel at Galerie Perrotin Through June 8th, 2019

Jean-Michel Othoniel, Oracles (Installation View), Photo: Claire Dorn © Jean-Michel Othoniel / ADAGP, Paris, 2019 Courtesy of the artist & Perrotin. Entering the Paris location of Galerie Perrotin, the viewer is greeted with a series of dazzling sculptures, jagged agglomerations of shining blocks that appear to glow with a colorful energy, spreading across the floor […]
Tags: Art, Show, Paris, Art News, Featured Post, Galerie Perrotin, Jean Michel Othoniel, Perrotin, Claire Dorn © Jean Michel Othoniel


The Joy – And Reality – Of The American Library In Paris

If you’re an English-speaker jaded about the City of Lights, head to the library. “As I learned more about the American Library and its place in the history of literary Paris, I recovered some long-repudiated belief in the city’s magnetic pull and inspirational force. Conjuring scenes of my old heroes in the library’s reading rooms made me swoon all over again, decades after their work first moved me.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Paris, Words, 04.15.19


For 60 Years, ‘The Blue Prince Of Montmarte’ Has Presided Over Paris’s Most Venerable Drag Show

“When Michou” — né Michel Catty — “first set foot in Montmartre in the 1950s, it was a cheap bohemian area, home to artists, writers and performers, as well as beggars and an ethnically mixed working class. These days, the neighborhood gleams with an expensive gentrification. … Yet in the twilight of his life, this darling of the Parisian demimonde and his club are still attracting large crowds even while performing an act fine-tuned decades ago.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Paris, Montmartre, Montmarte, 03.31.19, Michel Catty


This Artist Created An Incredible Optical Illusion At The Louvre Just So It Could Be Destroyed In A Few Days

Even if you have never been to Paris, you probably know that it’s a city rich in both culture and stunning architecture. There are so many things to see – from the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower to the busy narrow streets and beautiful open boulevards – all of this will make you feel like you’re a part of a romantic movie. And if you ever get to visit Paris, don’t forget to visit the Louvre... Source
Tags: Design, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Illusion, Optical, Louvre, Streetart, Jr


Eco-friendly "treehouse" in a French pine forest boasts surprisingly chic interiors

Architectural firm Atelier Victoria Migliore may have left its home base of Paris to design a beautiful treehouse-inspired family home in northwestern France, but the company made sure to bring its Parisian sense of style with it. Tucked into an idyllic forest landscape, the rustic, sophisticated home, which features a surprisingly modern interior design, was built on stilts to reduce the home’s impact on the landscape. No trees were felled during the construction process. Located in Fréhel, i...
Tags: Design, France, Architecture, Gallery, Paris, Brittany, Treehouse, Charred Timber, Eco Friendly Architecture, Timber Homes, Treehouse Design, Homes On Stilts, Low Impact Architecture, Atelier Victoria Migliore, Charred Timber Cladding, Fréhel


Airbnb Offers a One Night Stay at the Louvre

From an after-hours, art-historian guided tour to a night of sleep inside a scaled replica of IM Pei’s Pyramid—beneath the shimmering glass pyramid itself—Airbnb’s latest partnership celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic addition to the Louvre. One winner and their guest will be treated to this night at the museum experience—with the Mona Lisa as their host. Cocktails will commence with La Joconde. Dinner …
Tags: Travel, Design, Museums, Paris, Airbnb, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Linkaboutit, IM Pei, Airbnb Experiences


Christo to Wrap Arc de Triomphe

Christo has announced plans to install one of his famous wraps around Paris’s L’Arc de Triomphe. “Thirty-five years after Jeanne-Claude and I wrapped the Pont-Neuf, I am eager to work in Paris again to realize our project for the Arc de Triomphe,” he says. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, Paris, Art News, Minipost, Christo, Jeanne Claude


Still Teaching Ballet At Age 100

Henry Danton danced in London and Paris (including for Roland Petit’s company); toured in Europe, Australia, and South America; and taught in Colombia, Venezuela, New York, and Miami before settling in Mississippi. He still teaches in five different cities in the state, and he drives himself to most of his classes. – Hattiesburg (MS) American
Tags: Art, London, Mississippi, Dance, Paris, Miami, South America, Hattiesburg, Europe Australia, Roland Petit, 03.29.19, Henry Danton, Colombia Venezuela New York


118 sq. ft. micro-apartment has hidden table that slides out

This small, efficient renovation of a former maid's room in Paris hides a stealthy little table.
Tags: Design, News, Paris


Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her

She captured America’s most tumultuous moments and its biggest stars. The great photographer relives her Rolling Stone years – and the time she set fire to Patti SmithAnnie Leibovitz is standing by a photograph she took of Pont Neuf in Paris. It’s a swirling panoramic shot of the famous bridge, taken when she was a student and would roam the city’s streets camera in hand. One day, with a thrill, she realised she was standing where her idol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghost...
Tags: Art, Photography, Music, Media, Celebrity, America, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Magazines, The Rolling Stones


Man Ray’s Tomb In Paris Desecrated And Damaged

“A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the apparent desecration of surrealist artist Man Ray’s tomb in the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris, a municipal official said. An AFP photographer noticed Wednesday that the gravestone appeared to have been wrenched off Ray’s tomb, and a portrait of the American artist and his wife smashed.” – Yahoo! (AFP)
Tags: Art, People, Paris, Ray, Afp, Montparnasse, Man Ray, 03.27.19


Paris Sees Blackface Controversy As Students Protest Aeschylus Staging At Sorbonne

Denouncing the staging (which no one had yet seen) as “Afrophobic, colonialist and racist,” protesters forced the Sorbonne to cancel a performance of The Suppliants at the university’s annual festival of ancient Greek theatre. Top Sorbonne officials and government officials called the protests “absurd,” while the director insisted that the production used no blackface at all. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Paris, SJ, Sorbonne, 03.28.19


Why are Makerspaces Dying? Can Designers Bring them Back to Life?

Back in 2008, I was an architecture student in England living a blissful student life of beans on toast, late nights in the studio and keeping myself awake with Red Bull. Okay, in retrospect "blissful" is probably not the right word for this. Perhaps "responsibility free"? I remember experiencing my final year as a student: the anxiety, fear, and dread for the future. I was about to graduate into a world that had collapsed on itself economically, and anything connected to the construction indust...
Tags: UK, England, Design, London, Paris, Ikea, Autodesk, Essay, Sheffield UK, Roco, Makerversity, Sheffield UK Fab Lab London, Makerversity Designers



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