To do and not to do

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  Auctions are the new sport from your sofa and you should not miss this week the sale by Ader Entreprises et Patrimoine of Palais de la Découverte’s (Museum of Science) old furniture and scientific instruments. It takes place on Saturday, November 21 at 5 pm and 130 lots will be auctioned on Drouot Live where you have to register beforehand. … Read More

Tapestries, true witnesses of their times

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The new exhibition “Au fil du Siècle” at Manufacture des Gobelins is devoted to chefs d’oeuvres of the 20 th century and it is a firework of colors and political themes. Conceived in four months and inaugurated by Brigitte Macron and Stéphane Bern, it comprises the best pieces of tapestries owned by the Mobilier National. Furniture and carpets, from 1918 … Read More

Of the significance of jewels, at Musée d’Art Moderne

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When Anne Dressen and Michèle Heuzé introduced their exhibition « Medusa, bijoux et tabous » at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the different themes and political inuendos all seemed a little austere for contemporary jewelry but once inside the exhibition, I found some very funny items. Don’t go there with the idea of seeing precious stones or remarkables designs. Noodles, … Read More

Prize for Intelligence of the hand

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, Photo Sophie Zeon

The Bettencourt Schueller foundation gives many prizes every year but the one I prefer to attend, is the Prix de l’Intelligence de la Main, literally, the Prize for  intelligence of the hand. It  is devoted to craftsmanship and to lost techniques. From specific jewelers to wood carvers and glass blowers, every winner is the most excellent in his art.

Roger Tallon’s talent is everywhere

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You think you don’t know Roger Tallon ? well you are wrong, for this engineer turned designer after working for Dupont de Nemours and Caterpillar in the United States, created most French trains starting with Train Corail, the TGV and Eurostar !