France

05
FEB
2013

Art and sculpture installation by Tadashi Kawamata

Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata creates giant amorphous structures from found materials that he installs in public locations.  Structures made from wooden crates and boxes appear to engulf the buildings or flow out of them, transforming materials that are easily overlooked into... Read More →
11
AUG
2012

Upcycled interior at Derrière, Paris

Having now returned from hols in France the first thing I am keen to share is a Parisian restaurant introduced to me by a friend.  It’s called Derrière, the name deriving from its location, situated at the back of their sister bar and restaurant Andy Wahloo and 404.  It not... Read More →
02
JAN
2012

Bleu Nature driftwood furniture

Kick start the new year than with some forward thinking, sustainable design. Be sure to take a look at the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection from French company Bleu Nature who make beautiful furniture principally from pieces of driftwood.  The Hekla collection designed by Thomas... Read More →
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27
OCT
2011

Mode d’Eco

No one does eco elegance quite like Eva Zingoni – maker of beautiful clothing crafted from surplus materials from Parisian fashion houses.  It was also no surprise that she was chosen to take part in Estethica at London Fashion Week this September.  ‘Season 2’... Read More →
13
JUL
2011

Merveilleux

How beautiful are these? If anyone saw the teapot light that featured on this season’s Apprentice – I’m sure you’ll agree these are streets ahead.  These stunning upcycled lights are made from discarded pots, pans and kettles by French artist Gilles... Read More →
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