“Bill Clinton, Eat Your Heart Out”

french-mistress

Glenn O’Brien muses on The Mistress (France’s Secret Weapon)

The BANDO Archives

Crime Time

Les Tough Guys

Photographs by Yan Morvan

Royal Cheese

burger-is-frances-popular-food

One out of every two sandwiches sold in France is a burger, making it the most popular food in the country.

Picture of the Day

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Andreas Gursky, Tour de France

Sacré BLUE!

french-color-tattoo-ban

The French parliament is proposing a ban on colored inks used for tattoos, leaving only “black, white, grey and certain shades of blue and green” for use.

image by Shawn Hebrank

Neighbors Banging Loudly

neighbors-banging-loudly

That’s the theme of this French tumblr featuring audio recordings of sexual noises from neighbors.

via, thoughtcatalog

Exiles From The Land of Mr. Lonely

serge-hallyday-lookalike-murder-trial

In France, a Serge Gainsbourg lookalike is on trial for the attempted murder of a Johnny Hallyday impersonator.

via, arbroath

PIGALLE

pigalle

I always want to pronounce this like Method Man’s Tical. Anyway, our friend Alexandra wrote up a nice piece on the Parisian brand’s new collection over on her website. Check it out.

Installation View: D.F.W. (Down For Whatever)

CLASSIC presents this group show as part of Arts Le Havre 2012 – Contemporary Art Biennial.

Featuring: Ken Kagami, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Julien Couic, Barry McGee, Jesse Geller, Isaac T. Lin, Dan Murphy & Jacob Ciocci.

On view until October 26th 2012.

Arts Le Havre
Musée Maritime et Portuaire
Quai Roger Meunier – Hangar 1
76600 Le Havre
FRANCE

Tacks on the Tour De France

Surprised this hasn’t happened before

Horfe / Crack & Shine International

by Will Robson-Scott

From Picasso to Cocteau

A postcard made and sent in 1919 from the charming coastal town of St. Raphaël.

via, olympialetan

 

Tilt’s Panic Room Gets A Video

“Panic Room” by Tilt

Real cool work at Hôtel Au Vieux Panier in Marseille.

Photos by The Big Addict

Modern Skatepark Architecture

Zap’ Ados in Calais, France by Bang Architectes

Chanel Has A Winery in Bordeux

No word on how to access the private, 350 year old Château Rauzan-Ségla, but they did just have Karl Lagerfeld draw the label of their 2009 vintage.

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Paris Graffiti in the ’90s

Photos by Mat Jacob featured in the book Descente interdite: graffiti dans le métro parisien

Love, Graffiti

I just returned from Paris, where I saw a surprising amount of graffiti and street art, especially by French artists such as Space Invader, Horfe and members of the UV TPK crew. I wasn’t able to track down any of Andre’s “Love, Graffiti” series, so this video of his Melrose & Martel piece will have to do.

Zio

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