Monday, 31 May 2010

200 rings exhibition!

If you're ring fanatic AND you're in Paris from the 4th of June, this exhibition is not to be missed. 200 rings made by 20 creators from Paris exhibiting at the Goutte de Terre Gallery from the 4th until the 17th of June, that means you'd still have time to get you plane or train ticket still!

And of course my jewelry and I will be present there, so drop by and say hello. Below's the venue details:

Galarie Goutte de Terre
46 Rue Godefroy
Cavaignac Paris 75011
Metro Voltaire

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Minicyn at the May Hotel Boheme Expovente!

Excellent! I got into the next May 29th-30th Hotel Boheme Expovente, starting from midday Saturday and Sunday 'til 8pm:
6 Rue Beauregard
Paris 75002
Metro 'Bonne Nouvelle'

Unfortunately though I won't be around myself as much as I would much prefer being a little of a perfectionist myself, but my faithful partner and a good friend(Lunaticart) will be helping me out... what are friends for eh ;) So come along to Paris, yes you heard me! Go get yourself a train or plane ticket and come support hand made.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Trompe l'oeil by night in Paris

The literal translation of 'Trompe l'oeil' in English is 'mislead the eye' (that's from an online translation engine)... I guess it's more like 'trick of the eye'. I've seen more 'Trompe l'oeil' in Paris than anywhere else in the world up to date and I've clocked about 30 countries so far. Here's one I managed to quickly take from the car as we were weeeezing through traffic the other night. It's for an ad. by Internet Explorer, done in such a way that it blends in well with the structure of the building, nice one guys.

In a nutshell, 'Trompe l'oeil' is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions, instead of actually being a two-dimensional painting.... want to learn more about the history of it? just ask Wiki, or simply type in Trompe l'oeil in Google/Google image and you'll see tonnes of clever takes by contemporary artists today!

ciao bella x

Monday, 10 May 2010

Welcome to Parc de Bagatelle!

On Sunday we decided to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris in search for everything that encompasses nature;peace, quiet, tranquility, fresh air and space. But we were more than surprised by our search!

I felt so lucky to have stumbled across a second hand guide book about the magnificent gardens of Paris, and was immediately taken by the first page I landed that had beautiful pictures of Parc ou Jardin de Bagatelle on the edge of Paris; not too far to get to by bus... what luck we thought. There were breath-taking pictures of small bridges, water-fall, well manicured flower beds, vegetable gardens, log-like alcove bench etc etc. more than what we were after! And true enough, the real thing is beyond words and my pictures. Even though Jardin du Luxembourg has thus far been one of my top 3 favorite but this is definitely above them all I have to say. Peacocks were the highlight as they were the last thing anyone would've expected.

Here are some pics of my pictures taken on a cloudy day... more on those lovely flowers in my Flickr :)

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spring in Paris...

... or is it??! 'cause it sure feels like winter again geeshh. Anyway back to business of Blogging and whinging;)

One of my favorite things to do in Paris when it's warm is to stroll along the river Seine with my Ray Bans(my partner wears it like it is his own!) and admire and perhaps browse through some of the bookinist stalls. This time around I found a good excuse to actually buy some antique goodies for my next project, but not ones for tourists... one has to dig deep and put on yer trusty Rays. So, here are just the beginning of my collection... bits and pieces of old contracts containing old stamps, and fashion magazines from the Napoleon era. Oh yessss.... green with envy.