A night at the couture salons of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris

At the heart of 5 Avenue Marceau lies the studio (where Yves worked for nearly thirty years). The room is a bright, quiet, neutral space with a mirrored wall. This is where sketches were given to the chefs d’ateliers, who first produced a “toile” (first version of the final proportions, cut and silhouette). Once the toile was approved, the fabrics were selected.

Atelier Brancusi: A fusion of sculptures and space

Brancusi considered the relationship between sculptures and the space around them to be very important. In the 1910s he created new works within the studio which he called “mobile groups”, underlining the connections between the works and the possibilities of each for moving within the group.

Paris celebrates Rodin

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s death. The centenary is being celebrated with a lot of interesting exhibitions. Beyond I will you offer you a guide covering two of the most important venues in his birth and workplace Paris – his museum and the show at Grand Palais. 

Sleeping at a library hotel in Paris

The greatest stay in Paris would be nothing but a dreamy library. In the heart of the charming Marais district, located right next to Marché des Enfants Rouge, which counts as one of the oldest and historical markets in Paris, you will find the lovely concept hotel “Paris Boutik”. The surroundings seem to be made for the flaneur.

Rose Valland: The French art detective

One of the greatest and yet unknown heroines of World War II is definitely Rose Valland. After risking her life spying on the Nazis, day after day, four long years, Rose lived to fulfill her destiny: locating and returning thousands of works of art stolen by the Nazis during their occupation of France.

Japanese installation art in Paris

Chiharu Shiota is an artist to throw an eye on at this very moment. She was born in Osaka (Japan) and has moved to Berlin at the age of 5. Since then she has been living and working in the German capital. She studied at the Berlin University of Fine Arts and the Hamburg University of Fine Arts and worked at Rebecca Horn’s studio and with Marina Abramovic.

Vernissage night in Montmartre

As soon as arriving in Paris I went to a Vernissage organized by the society and culture website Talent Making Talent. Their aim is to support young creative and talented people working in the arts, design and fashion field with a focus on photography, filmmaking, art direction, styling and set design.

Best of flea markets in Paris

Whenever traveling to a city I try to find some flea markets. I feel like strolling around markets is the best way to observe local people and additionally I love buying unique market stuff like old books, vinyls or clothes. I was at two huge flea markets in Paris and I’ll give you a short description…