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The Challenges America Faced at Versailles in 1919 Are the Same the U.S. Faces Today

Rising authoritarians, a conflicted West, isolationism, and technological disruption were problems a century ago, too
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A Glamorous Pre-War Flat in Poland, Courtesy of Colombe Design (and eBay)

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” Hemingway famously wrote. He was commenting, of course, on how the city—and the memories made there—can leave an indelible mark on those who’ve lived there, a sentiment that all Francophiles would agree with. But what if memories aren’t enough? To be safe, the owner of this one-bedroom apartment in Warsaw decided to bring the glamour a...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Wallpaper, Green, Paris, Poland, Auckland, Warsaw, House Tour, Hemingway, Vitra, Versailles, Ceiling Lights, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Farrow Ball

Rihanna Is Rumored To Be Launching A Fashion House With LVMH

Stop everything you're doing and prepare yourself because Queen Rihanna's next launch is going to be something a little bit bigger than just Fenty-branded sunglasses.WWD is reporting that according to multiple sources, the mogul is working with French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a luxury house under her name. It would be the first time LVMH has launched a brand new label since Christian Lacroix in 1987. No word on an official launch date, but perhaps that's wh...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Puma, Celine, Lvmh, Louis Vuitton, Versailles, Fenty, WWD, Christian Lacroix, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Fenty Beauty, Fenty X Savage, WWD Rihanna, EverIndya Moore

6 Razors That Actually Work — According To Our Editors

Remember the first time you shaved? It probably went something like this: One day, your mom came home with an extra set of pink razors and offered you some kind words of guidance like, "Please be careful and take your time," or, in my case, "Scream if something goes wrong." After years of watching those comically ecstatic Venus razor commercials, you knew roughly what to do once you got in the shower, sliding that pink razor over your armpits full of stubble and your hairy legs. What was reveal...
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Buzzman Delivers for Just Eat with New Time Travelling Ad Campaign

Just Eat France has launched a new creative campaign travelling back in time with two 30 second TV adverts starring its popular character from the future, Max.In the two adverts, directed by Jean-Baptiste Saurel, Max makes a sensational comeback with his iconic fridge. He journeys back to the Middle Ages and the Age of Enlightenment, where he explains to a trio of armoured knights and courtesans of Versailles, that the future is Just Eat – A leading app where customers are able to order a divers...
Tags: Technology, France, Advertising, Just Eat, Max, Versailles, PAUL, Effie, Buzzman, Gloria J, Georges Mohammed ChérifVice, Dee PerrymanHead, Jean Baptiste Saurel Max, Elisabeth Le Gall, Gilles RaisonMarketing, Elisabeth Le GallMarketing

Trip to Turkey- Istanbul

Istanbul and Turkey have been on the top of my travel wish list for years but in recent times it hasn’t been safe to travel there because of the political situation. After my experience in Strasbourg in December, where I was at the site of the shootings 90 minutes before they happened, I have an altered viewpoint about where it’s safe to travel. I believe there aren’t many places left in the world that are truly safe to travel and not immune to danger. Although I am a responsible traveler, my a...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, France, Turkey, Morocco, Paris, Bastille, Strasbourg, Hermès, Istanbul, Vincent, Art Nouveau, Blue Mosque, Versailles

An Animated History of Versailles: Six Minutes of Animation Show the Construction of the Grand Palace Over 400 Years

Few tourists making their first trip to France go home without having seen Versailles. But why do so many want to see Versailles in the first place? Yes, its history goes all the way back to the 1620s, with its comparatively modest beginnings as a hunting lodge built for King Louis XIII, but much in Europe goes back quite a bit further. It did house the French royal family for generations, but absolute monarchy hasn't been a favored institution in France for quite some time. Only the mos...
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Tips for visiting Versailles

Versailles is an immense art piece. Everything currently on the 2,000-acre estate was thought out, designed, and built meticulously over 100 years (1683-1785) to become the outstanding place it is today. And although every single nook and cranny of the estate, from the furniture in the palace to the groves and paths in the gardens, is worth seeing, you probably only have a limited amount of time in your hands. That’s why we’ve asked French art historian and architecture expert Dorian Dallonge...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Paris, Grand Canal, Grand Trianon, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Louis XV, Louis XIV, Takashi, Le Brun, Jacky, Sofia Coppola, Petit Trianon, de Gaulle, XVI

1919: The Year of the Crack-Up

From the Treaty of Versailles to Prohibition, the events of that year shaped America, and the world, for a century to come.
Tags: Europe, News, America, New Year, Wilson, Versailles, League of Nations, Woodrow, United States Politics and Government

How President Woodrow Wilson tried to end all wars once and for all

President Wilson proposed "Fourteen Points" at the end of World War I.He wanted an organization created – the League of Nations – to settle international disputes.The League was a precursor to the United Nations, but the U.S. never actually joined it. None Coming out of the horrendous calamity of World War I, Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, developed a vision for an international world order that could prevent future war. He was passionate about the creation of the Leagu...
Tags: Congress, France, Nazis, History, War, Peace, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Paris, Innovation, United Nations, Wilson, Versailles, U S Congress, Woodrow Wilson

100th anniversary of the Greater Poland Uprising

On December 27th, 1918, the Greater Poland Uprising (Powstanie Wielkopolskie) started. It was one of the four victorious Polish insurrections. Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) was taken by Prussia, the predecessor of a unified Germany, as one of the partitions of Poland. Poles in this region protested against the Prussian and German policy of enforcing German culture and language but tried to achieve change using non-violent methods. An example of this was a protest by children from Września (about...
Tags: Germany, History, Linguistics, Poland, Versailles, Prussia, Poznan, Posen, Wilhelm II, Poland Uprising, Greater Poland, Powstanie Wielkopolskie, Greater Poland Wielkopolska, Września, Ignacy Paderewski, Straż Obywatelska Citizen 's Guard

UAE re-opens embassy in Syria as Arab leaders begin to welcome Assad back from the cold

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has re-opened its embassy in Syria, taking a major public step towards welcoming Bashar al-Assad back into the fold of Arab leaders after years of estrangement.   Syria was suspended from the Arab League shortly after the Syrian war broke out in 2011 and most Arab states closed their embassies in Damascus in protest at Assad’s violent crackdown against the opposition.  However, as it has becoming increasingly clear that Assad is likely to stay in power and prevail ...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Syria, West, Egypt, Sudan, Assad, Tunisia, Bahrain, Damascus, Uae, Arab, Bashar Al Assad, Cairo

The Vennbahn Former Railroad Line: Belgium Winds Inside of Germany

The Vennbahn is a former German railway line about which I first mentioned in this article pertaining to 13 of the most fascinating international borders in the world; but it became part of Belgium after the Treaty of Versailles — even in several areas which are supposed to be part of Germany. I decided to... The post The Vennbahn Former Railroad Line: Belgium Winds Inside of Germany appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Germany, Trip Reports, Belgium, Versailles

A festive outing to a fairytale French château: a day at Vaux-le-Vicomte

Like Versailles but more manageable, this château turns into a winter wonderland at Christmas – perfect for a family day trip from ParisFor most of its long and inglorious history, Vaux-le-Vicomte has been ignored. Shunned by the royal court after a jealous and vengeful king left its owner to rot in jail, overshadowed by its neighbour Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte has hidden for centuries in plain sight, less than an hour by car or train from Paris.Many of those driving south en route to the Bu...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Heritage, Paris, Alps, Day trips, Family Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Christmas And New Year Holidays, Vaux Le Vicomte, Versailles, Fontainebleau Vaux le Vicomte

Rare Rides: The Ford Versailles Ghia From 1993 – a Quantum Experiment

The recent news of the potential alliance brewing between Ford and Volkswagen seems like a novel idea. But what if I told you it was already tried long ago? Come along, we’re taking a trip to Versailles. Ford likes to use Versailles as a model name. It used Versailles in the 1950s in Europe, where […] The post Rare Rides: The Ford Versailles Ghia From 1993 – a Quantum Experiment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Versailles

La Vie en Rose: Inside a Costumier’s Dreamlike, DIY Maison in France

How would a French costumier style her own stately country house? With quiet, rosy hues, cinematic hints of silver, and linens she sews herself. For months we’ve been following French stylist and costumier Céline Sathal on Instagram as she slowly and with care restores a traditional hôtel particulier in a tiny village outside of Tolouse. Sathal, who works as a costume designer for the French theater, opera, and cinema, found the 1870s house on Le Bon Coin, the French equivalent of Craiglist (“wh...
Tags: Books, Diy, Instagram, France, Marseille, Paris, Ikea, French, Pink, Toulouse, Guyana, Houses, Bosch, House Tour, Kitchens, Versailles

Where to wine taste in all 50 states

It used to be that when people thought about wine tasting, they thought about swirling expensive glasses while snacking on brie in Napa Valley. It was a boujee, sophisticated weekend activity reserved for wealthy couples and the occasional bachelorette party. Now, literally every state in America has a wine region, even Alaska. So while the image of high-class leisure may be a bit diluted, the experience is far more accessible. Granted, some states do it better than others. You’ll still find ...
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When America polices the world, everybody loses

Make no mistake, says Jeffrey Sachs, America is an empire. The end of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles put the United States on a trajectory to exercise political control over foreign governments and topple world leaders on a whim, which, Sachs reminds us, is quite crazy."Remember when President Obama said Assad must go in Syria?" says Sachs. "I scratched my head and said: How can an American president say that the Syrian president must go?"When America gets topple-happy, the result is c...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Government, America, Iran, Syria, War, Policy, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Innovation, Assad, Versailles, Sachs

For All Times, For All Peoples: How Replacing the Kilogram Empowers Industry

If this looks more polished than my usual blog posts, that’s because it is! I took this directly from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website. Because it’s a publication of the federal government, it’s in the public domain. They do a much better job explaining this than I do. What does the kilogram have to do with electronics? Well, not only did the scientists redefine the kilogram, but they also redefined the amp, volt, and ohm…..Dan November 27, 2018 By Jim Olthoff ...
Tags: France, Radio, Antarctica, Johnson, Einstein, Versailles, Si, NIST, Dan Schmidt, Planck, Avogadro, Kibble, Versailles France, Electronics Theory, Sean Kelley, National Bureau of Standards

Meljac's Gorgeous Fixture Designs

For those of you working in environments design--or looking to trick your studio out with little details that will impress high-end clients--check out the work of this French fixtures company. They've been around since 1995, when company founder André Bousquet "took a chance on the previously non-existent market of luxury electrical switches and founded Meljac." Today they manufacture a variety of buttons, levers, keypads, switches, doorbells, outlets and more: ...
Tags: Design, Kanye, Louis Vuitton, Interior/exhibition Design, Versailles, Meljac, André Bousquet, Meljac Today

Put These Picture-Perfect Destinations On Your Winter Travel List ASAP

Leaving your house in the dead of winter can feel like an herculean task, especially when the weather is gloomy and there's black ice on the ground. But getting out of town sounds like the perfect antidote for our mounting seasonal affective disorder: We want a vacation, and we want it now.While we would normally recommend a beach break as a nice way to deal with the weather, there's something to be said about destinations that pull off the winter wonderland look spectacularly. We're talking ab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Instagram, Prague, Paris, Edinburgh, Nagano, Main Street, Balmoral, Versailles, Rowling, J K Rowling, Park City Utah, Arthur, Prague Czech Republic

25 at-risk cultural heritage sites

If we don’t stay constantly vigilant when it comes to protecting the world’s cultural heritage sites, we risk losing them to human conflict, urbanization, natural disaster, or climate change. That’s why every two years, the World Monuments Watch calls attention to the world’s most at-risk monuments. Since 1996, the Watch has recognized 814 threatened sites in need of conservation efforts and has invested over $300 million of raised money in protection. The 2018 World Monument Watch features 2...
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Heed the lessons of the first World War

This month, Americans observed the hundredth anniversary of the armistice formally ending hostilities in the Great War — or World War One, as it later came to be known. For many of us, the world of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires seems to hold almost no relevance to our own. Yet even if the bygone age feels inaccessible and uninformative, the simplest facts about life a century ago ought to dramatically influence our attitudes today. The wholesale slaughter and chaos of 1918 did shape o...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Congress, Opinion, White House, Germany, Berlin, US, Sport, Turkey, West, Soccer, Gop, Editorials, Moscow, Vladimir Lenin

Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — In a historic vote, more than 50 nations unanimously approved an overhaul of the international measurement system that underpins global trade and other human endeavors, uniting Friday behind new definitions for the kilogram and other units in a way they fail to do on many other issues.
Tags: Science, Versailles, France AP

Scientists just voted to change the definition of a kilogram

The new definition of a kilogram is based on a physical constant in quantum physics.Unlike the current definition of a kilogram, this measurement will never change.Scientists also voted to update the definitions of several other measurements in physics.Since 1889, the definition of a kilogram has been the mass of one particular chunk of platinum-iridium alloy called the International Prototype Kilogram, stored at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France.This cylindrical...
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A weighty issue: scientists redefine the kilogram after 129 years

The kilogram will no longer be measured against an actual weight, after scientists voted to start using an electromagnetic current. Since 1889, a kilogram has been defined by a single lump of platinum-iridium which is housed inside three glass bell jars at the headquarters of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) , just outside Paris. But the master copy, known as ‘Le Grand K’, has been picking up microparticles of dust, or losing mass in cleaning, causing consternation for sci...
Tags: Science, Paris, Reuters, Versailles, Bipm, International Bureau of Weights and Measures BIPM, Yuning Duan, Gert Rietveld, International System of Units Credit, Martin Milton director of the BIPM, Barry Inglis

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at 'emotional' conference

Historic vote means unit of measurement will no longer be defined by a piece of metal first conceived in 1889The weight is finally over. Nearly 130 years after the kilogram was first defined by a lump of metal in a vault in Paris, scientists have voted for change and a new system that redefines the global measure of mass in terms of a fundamental constant of nature.Following a historic vote on Friday at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, the kilogram will no longer be ...
Tags: Science, World news, Paris, Versailles, Planck, General Conference on Weights and Measures

Scientists applaud and weep as cylinder that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889 is retired

In a historic vote, nations on Friday unanimously approved a ground-breaking overhaul to the international system of measurements that underpins global trade and other vital human endeavors, uniting behind new scientific definitions for the kilogram and other units in a way that they have failed to do on so many other issues. Scientists, for whom the update represents decades of work, clapped, cheered and even wept as the 50-plus nations gathered in Versailles, west of Paris, one by one said oui...
Tags: Science, France, Paris, Versailles, William Phillips, Benoit Tessier, Jon Pratt, US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Le Grand K

How much does a kilogram weigh? Depends on your 'Planck constant'

Since 1889, a kilogram has been defined by a shiny lump of platinum-iridium kept in a special glass case and known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram. It is housed at the headquarters of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (whose French acronym is BIPM), just outside Paris. Members of the BIPM, which groups some 60 nations, agreed on Friday after a week-long meeting at the nearby Palace of Versailles to redefine a kilogram in terms of a tiny but unchanging value called...
Tags: Science, Paris, Versailles, International Bureau of Weights

The Latest: Landmark change to kilogram approved

The Latest on a scientific meeting on how to define weights and measures (all times local): 1:35 p.m.
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