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Man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron sentenced to 4 months in prison

Emmanuel Macron seen on November 21, 2020 in Paris. LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron has been sentenced to prison. The AP reported that the man will serve four months. Investigators found a copy of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in the man's home, per BBC. See more stories on Insider's business page. The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron this week has been sentenced to four months in prison, the Associated ...
Tags: Politics, News, Prison, France, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Arrest, Associated Press, French, Adolf Hitler, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Slap, DROME, Paris LUDOVIC MARIN

SpaceX's Starlink website can now be read in French as the satellite internet network expands worldwide

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Axel Springer SpaceX has translated the Starlink website into French as more people across the world sign up to the service. Starlink isn't live in France yet, but over 300 million people speak French around the world. The website also allows customers to pay in euros, instead of dollars. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's Starlink website now also has a French version, as more people from across the world place orders for its satellite ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, France, US, Trends, Website, Online, Language, French, Vermont, Falcon, StarLink, Tech Insider, Australia New Zealand Mexico, Starlink Elon Musk

Kitchen of the Week: An Inventive, Budget-Conscious Kitchen Built from Leftover Tile

As young architects running their own Paris firm, Deborah Feldman and Baptiste Potier specialize in making inventive use of affordable materials. “Our clients in general don’t have important budgets, so we have to find ways to make things work, and to look as we designed them,” says Deborah. In the case of this Normandy kitchen, they gathered leftover tiles from other projects to create a gridwork counter and backsplash. And they mounted industrial metal stair steps as wall-hung shelves that dou...
Tags: Books, Budget, France, Normandy, Paris, Tokyo, French, Kitchens, Tiles, Plywood, Electrolux, Deborah, Feldman, Bob Vila, Baptiste, Deborah Feldman

Word of the week: Pandemicide

In a February 18 opinion piece for Foreign Policy, the Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Laurie Garrett accuses former President Trump of pandemicide, a word she does not define but which in context clearly means “causing death by means of the COVID-19 pandemic.”    Garrett writes: Had I been a member of the House of Representatives during the body’s impeachment deliberations, I would have added to Trump’s indictment the crime of pandemicide, naming him as responsible for most ...
Tags: Boston, Joe Biden, United States, House Of Representatives, Linguistics, Reddit, French, Trademark, Neologisms, Latin, Social Sciences, Trump, Garrett, University of Nebraska, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Wisconsin State Journal

Object of Desire: Whimsical Painted Plates by a French Ceramicist

Spotted on Instagram: fanciful ceramics by Elise Lefebvre, made in her workshop in Limoges, France, and only available sporadically as Elise releases them on her website (follow @eliseceramique for alerts). “Each piece is unique, like a fragment of painting, the memory of a gesture,” she writes on her site; “also you will perceive the nuances and the variations while discovering the piece in your hands.” The earthenware pieces are also microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Here’s a look at the individ...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, French, Handmade, Ceramics, Elise, Ceramic, Plates, Product Discoveries, Limoges France, Elise Lefebvre, Marrakech Vase

Word of the week: Shanty (or is it chantey?)

miIf you’re new to the earworm-y maritime-song craze that’s taken over TikTok and other social-media platforms, I invite you to read my new post for Amateur Music Network, “Why We’re Singing Sea Shanties in 2021.” If you have linguistic questions about the trend, rather than musical ones, stick around and I’ll do my best to answer them here. To get in the mood, please enjoy the TikTok that started the trend in late December, “Soon May the Wellerman Come,” sung by Nathan Evans, a Scottish post...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, Boston, San Francisco, Linguistics, Ohio, Edinburgh, French, Etymology, Spelling, Isles, Merriam Webster, Melville, Jerry Lee Lewis, FOC, Peter Sokolowski

Marie Antoinette Inspired Bridal Fashion in a Loire Valley Chateau

Few things color our hearts happier than a) Marie Antoinette inspired bridal fashion and b) a Loire Valley chateau with manicured gardens and captivating interiors… and this romantically femme gallery from Molly Carr Photography has all of this and more. Sweeping gowns with frilly textures and a kaleidoscope of pastel hues bring this enchanting story… Marie Antoinette Inspired Bridal Fashion in a Loire Valley Chateau - Ruffled
Tags: France, Wedding, French, Monique Lhuillier, Marie Antoinette, Loire Valley, Wedding Dress, Wedding Design, Destination Wedding, Chateau du Grand Lucé, Loire Valley Chateau, Molly Carr Photography, Molly Carr, Chateau Wedding, Rachael Ellen Events, Colorful Wedding Dress

Listen Up

From French psych-pop and Danish hip-hop to enchanting covers and collaborations Ana Roxanne: Suite pour l’invisible From LA-based ambient musician Ana Roxanne’s upcoming Because of a Flower (out 13 November) comes the lush and languid “Suite pour l’invisible.” With sparse and delicate vocals, the tranquil tune is the first from the album, which centers on “gender identity, beauty and cruelty.” Themes and sounds informed by …
Tags: Music, Design, La, Music Videos, Rap, Soul, Hip-hop, Erykah Badu, French, Piano, Ambient, Philip Glass, Listenup, Collaborations, New Music, Stormzy

Shop Online at Gazette for French Style

Hello Lovelies! You have seen my posts previously on Coquette (post here and here) about this French boutique in San Francisco that I love called Gazette. All the French brands she has in her shop feature ethical brands that use best quailty materials and safe products. It's owned by my friend Charlotte who recently had to close her brick and mortar store in Hayes Valley due to the pandemic. In fact, the Hayes Valley shopping area doesn't look the same anymore which is sad to me. I love support...
Tags: Accessories, Fashion, Japan, Style, Shopping, France, San Francisco, French, Sustainable, Charlotte, Don, Hayes Valley, Natalie, Gazette, Coquette, Lundi

Made in a Barn in France: Justine Lacoste’s Poetic White Porcelain

A self-taught ceramic artist, Justine Lacoste has a degree in anthropology, which, she says, trained her to pay attention to the tiniest details. Inspired by things such as pastry wrapper folds and the weave of a dish towel, her pieces have a poetry about them that has us enchanted. Photography by Epure-Justine Lacoste, unless otherwise noted. Above: After working for a series of potters and mold makers, Lacoste established her own studio, Epure, in a centuries-old barn on a farm in Charente-Ma...
Tags: Books, Canele, France, Vancouver, French, Ceramics, White, Tabletop, Tableware, Jean, Lacoste, Charente Maritime, Porcelain, Le Marché St George, Janaki Larsen, Isabelle Dubois Dumee

The Essential Tana French

If you want to brush up before her new novel arrives this fall, here’s your guide.
Tags: News, French, Tana, Books and Literature, The Witch Elm: A Novel (Book, The Secret Place (Book, The Trespasser (Book, In the Woods (Book, Broken Harbor (Book, The Searcher (Book, The Likeness (Book, Faithful Place (Book

Six French comedies you should see

Many of the top box office hits in France are little known in the United States and most have been comedies. While some of these have been remade by Hollywood (think of The Birdcage in 1996, Dinner for Schmucks in 2010, or The Upside in 2017), rarely are the remakes as good as the originals. Nor do the English-language versions capture the unique flavors of “la douce France.”Watching a French comedy allows us to immerse ourselves in the cultural landscapes of a people who have lived through cent...
Tags: Videos, Books, Comedy, Hollywood, Featured, Media, Film, France, United States, Saracens, French, Charlie Chaplin, Lumière, Jacob, Phillipe, Dany Boon

Rossignol sells Time Sport to French Cycling Group that focuses on… e-bikes?

Pedal and bike manufacturer Time was purchased by Rossignol Group (who also own Felt and many winter-sport gear brands) in 2016. Since then, it’s continued to develop tech, improve manufacturing systems, and produce quality gear. However, the brand failed to hit the size expected by Rossignol, resulting in the pending sale of Time to the […] The post Rossignol sells Time Sport to French Cycling Group that focuses on… e-bikes? appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: France, Time, Brands, Sport, Cycling, Gear, French, Bike, Acquisition, Advocacy, Mtb, Rossignol, Road Bike, Pedals, eBikes, Bike Gear

French inspired details + a chic blue wedding dress in this gold + blue editorial

We’re très inspired by the ultra chic French bride as of late, not to mention historic European wedding venues, because is there anything dreamier? French wedding stationery designer Cécile of Bonjour Paper checks everything off the must-have list with this styled shoot at a restored 19th century building in Germany. Keep on scrolling for a closer peek at this ethereal bride and her shimmery blue wedding dress, as captured by fine art photographer Anja Schneemann: Cécile explains, Our bride w...
Tags: Germany, Wedding, French, Blue, Wie, Kahala, Wedding Inspiration, Bella Belle, Kathe, Cecile, Jannie Baltzer, Ikebana, Toile, Anja Schneemann, Gold Wedding, Katherine Tash

Stay home, save links

Lynne Murphy wrote about the original UK slogan coronavirus slogan—“Stay at home/Protect the NHS/Save lives”—and its replacement (“Stay alert”), which was “mocked relentlessly on UK social media within a day of its announcement.” My own thoughts went immediately to an old joke, which I see is still alive and well. Via Zazzle   Because Lynne’s a linguist, she went deep on some interesting points of grammar. I hadn’t realized, for example, that at-less “Stay home” marks you as a speaker ...
Tags: UK, France, Advertising, NHS, New York Times, Linguistics, Diana, French, British, Lynne, Provence France, Aix, Erin Griffith, Naming, Nancy Friedman, Lynne Murphy

INTERVIEW : Manon MALATRAY et Patrick JOUFFRET, le Design chez THERMOR

  Reprenons les bonnes habitudes et partons à la rencontre des designers qui font de votre quotidien, un quotidien différent… Loin des grandes signatures, ou designers stars, les agences, les designers intégrés, les designers industriels ont bien plus d’impact sur votre quotidien que vous ne pourriez l’imaginer… Voici le fruit de mes échanges avec les designers Manon MALATRAY et Patrick JOUFFRET chez Thermor. Petite introduction à propos de la marque, Thermor est un fabricant français de radiat...
Tags: Books, Design, Interview, France, La, Designer, Atlantic, Paris, French, High Tech, Technologie, Pj, Maison, Ici, SEB, Quelle

Second Act: A London Design Couple’s Townhouse in a Small French Market Town

London-based designers, Lone and Chris McCourt, had long fallen in love with the the small town of Uzès, France, and in fact, had bought a summer house on the outskirts. When a medieval building (built in 1200!) right in the heart of the village came on the market, they realized that while they enjoyed rural life, town life might just have more to offer. So the couple traded their country retreat for a four-story townhouse and embarked on a six-month restoration that was as sensitive as can be. ...
Tags: Books, John Lewis, London, France, Furniture, Paris, Denmark, French, Chris, Lily, House Tour, Uzes France, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Kitchen Design, Børge Mogensen

Les murs ont des oreilles : les patères oniriques par Made in WAW !

Caroline Schilling 10 ans après… Présentée en 2009 pour son projet d’études ENSAD Paris nommé Spotlights, quel plaisir de retrouver Caroline à la tête de son propre studio baptisé Made in WAW ! Designer(euse), rêveuse, entrepreneuse, .. Caroline se distingue par un univers onirique où elle joue avec les codes de notre quotidien en détournant des objets, des formats, des formes, pour nous surprendre. «  Il est un pays, proche de celui des merveilles, où les objets prennent vie et grandissent san...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Designer, Paris, Portugal, French, Decoration, Insolite, Caroline, Deco, Portemanteau, Decoration Murale, ENSAD Paris, Made in WAW, Patère

From the Archives: Michael Lewis and Tana French

Lewis discusses “The Fifth Risk,” and French talks about “The Witch Elm.”
Tags: News, French, Michael Lewis, Michael, Lewis, Tana, Books and Literature, The Fifth Risk (Book, The Witch Elm: A Novel (Book

Word of the week (again): Debacle

Another March, another health-care crisis, another chance to look at debacle, a French import with connections to spring, medicine, and failure. I originally wrote about debacle in March 2017, after the failure of the American Health Care Act in Congress, 16 days after it was introduced in committee. This year, we’re seeing debacle in association with responses to the novel and sometimes fatal  COVID-19 virus, commonly known as the coronavirus because of the crown-like spikes on the virus’s ...
Tags: Medicine, Obama, Congress, Cdc, France, China, Linguistics, French, Seattle, Emile Zola, Word of The Week, Nancy Friedman, Jeremy Konyndyk, La Débâcle

Dallas theme tune had French lyrics

Dallas, the prime-time soap opera that ran from 1978-1991 and 2012-2014, is as famous for its catchy theme tune as for J.R. Ewing's machinations. In France, I today learned, that theme tune was modified so that it could include lyrics. Dallas, ton univers impitoyable dallas, glorifie la loi du plus fort dallas, et sous ton soleil implacable dallas, tu ne redoutes que la mort Dallas, patrie du dollar du pétrole dallas, tu ne connais pas la pitié dallas, le revolver est ton idole dallas, tu te ...
Tags: Post, Video, Television, News, France, Dallas, French, Ewing, Une Production Lorimar, Paula Bosse

Listen Up

Surf-rock, dance-pop, and funk-inflected tunes, as well as a few of our other favorite tracks this week U.S. Girls: 4 American Dollars A playful tune about the perils of living in our money-driven society, “4 American Dollars” by U.S. Girls (aka Meghan Remy) features poignant lyrics about the inner workings of our economy and Remy’s bank balance: “In this world where they say: ‘It’s not personal, it’s business’ …
Tags: Design, Music Videos, Rock, Pop, Indie, Rb, French, Listenup, The Weeknd, Electronic, Funk, New Music, Remy, U.S. Girls, Meghan Remy, Surf Rock

France’s music publishing was worth $450m+ from latest reports

France’s music industry is growing each year and the latest publishing reports show how strong 2018 was. The latest figures from the French music publishing trade associations The CSDEM and CEMF show considerable growth in 2018. According to their reports two-thirds of 15,000 new French work published in 2018 were from new talents. Their Barometer of Music Publishing report analysed the country’s music publishing results between 2017-2018. They found that revenues were up 7% to €393 mil...
Tags: Publishing, Music, France, Music Industry, Industry, French, Deezer, Publishers, Artist / Label News, Qobuz, Music Publishing, Music Publishers

The Jockey Club cocktail

When I write a book, I’m all in. That’s why I tend to lean into single-subject books, exploring ice cream, cooking and baking in Paris, and the traditions and culture of French drinks. Each book gives me an opportunity to take a deep dive into something that I love, but also allows me to learn and discover something new. I’ve always liked the flavor of noyau, the bitter almond-like kernel tucked inside the pits of stone fruits; peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries. Amaretto cooki...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Paris, Recipes, Cocktails, French, Lemon, Cocktail, Gin, Simple Syrup, Creme, Saveur, Jockey Club, Lemon Juice, Liqueur, Imbibe

Word of the week: Tinsel

“Is Tinsel Canceled?” asks a headline in the December 19 New York Times Style section. The verdict: “Glitter, tinsel and shiny wrapping paper are now signs of the apocalypse, judging by the #zerowasteholidays and similar hashtags that are blooming on Instagram.” That may be an overstatement: Tinsel tours and tinsel trails still thrive in various US municipalities, and mirror-bright strips adorn plenty of wreaths and trees. So let’s table the eco-arguments aside and get to the question at hand...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Holidays, Writing, California, Washington Post, China, Wikipedia, US, America, Linguistics, Dallas, Nuremberg, French, Mary, Plano

Word of the week: Democracy grief

What’s your grief, and how are you coping with it? Perhaps you suffer from climate grief, a term that may have been coined in 2007, by the authors of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, to describe the despair and depression people experience when they contemplate the climate crisis. Maybe you console yourself by eating, which may result in what Germans call kummerspeck (literally “grief fat”). Or maybe you, like New York Times opinion columnist Michelle Goldberg, are experie...
Tags: Journalism, Harvard, Culture, German, Current Affairs, New York Times, Paris, Linguistics, French, Charlie Brown, Seine, Spanish, Latin, Goldberg, Michelle Goldberg, Intergovernmental Panel

Nantes and Rennes Excursions: Fantasy and Art in France

“It isn’t what it used to be,” my professor told me upon learning I’d be visiting Nantes for the first time. To be fair, he had just been reminiscing about his own experience as a young history student thumbing through manuscripts in the city’s archives in the 1990s. His comment made me acknowledge that I knew little about Nantes, to say nothing about how it used to be. In fact, before...Read the whole entry... »           Comments Indeed. Lots of interest and funding in that area. I wish ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Scotland, History, French, Amusement Parks, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Nantes, Rennes, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Weirdness, Art and Art Museums, Art Museums

Steal This Look: A Springlike Pastel Bedroom in Paris, DIY Edition

The genius of the Hotel Henriette is in the details—done on a tight budget, no less. Designer Vanessa Scoffier of Les Nouveaux Decorateurs turned the 30-year-old hotel into a “vintage, bohème, and très DIY” sanctuary. In the 140 square feet of the Double Chambre, also known as the Glamour room, vintage-doors-as-headboard and a pastel palette offer serious inspiration for any guest bedroom or small space. Here are the resources to get the look. Above: The Double Chambre starts at an affordable...
Tags: Books, Diy, France, Germany, Los Angeles, Paris, French, Copenhagen, Benjamin Moore, Merci, Bedrooms, Henriette, Collyer, Palette & Paints, Pastels, Steal This Look