Posts tagged Paris
Invader, Paris

In 1988 ceramic Space Invader mosaics started to appear on walls around the city. This urban invasion was started by the mysterious artist, appropriately known as Invader, whose dual mission is to liberate art from museums and institutions and to free the aliens from the confines of their video game screens. His art movement has now spread to cities all over the world, including a Space Invader at a ski lift in Switzerland and three below sea level in the Cancun Bay in Mexico, giving travelers and art lovers something fun to keep an eye out for.

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Boot Café, Paris

They say the best things come in small packages and Boot Café is definitely one of them. Hidden behind the faded facade of an old cobblers in the trendy Marais district, Boot is one of the very few boutique cafes in Paris and serves up delicious coffee and cakes in a tiny but chic hole in the wall.

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Réaumur-Sébastapol Metro Station, Paris

The eye-catching art nouveau entrances to the Paris metro stations were designed by Hector Guimard in 1900. Built from cast iron, they make heavy reference to the symbolism of plants with the orange lamps being enclosed by a leaf as seen in this example at Réaumur-Sébastopol. The more elaborate édicule design with a fan-shaped glass awning is now extremely rare with only two original examples still remaining at Porte Dauphine and Abbesses.

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Les Bains, Paris

With Paris Fashion Week in full swing we thought this would be a fitting time to share photos from our stay at the recently opened Les Bains hotel. After all, the building was formerly Les Bains Douche, the Parisian equivalent of New York's Studio 54 where the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer partied hard through the 80s and 90s.

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