France

Rendez-Vous chez Atelier François Pouenat

Rendez-Vous chez Atelier François Pouenat

Atelier François Pouenat, a family run atelier, was established 130 years ago in Varennes, France and works in everything from aligning with independent designers to develop objects restoring historic buildings. We were excited to have the chance to sit down and explore how an Atelier like AFP work with young designers on developing projects and manufacturing by taking questions directly from our design community.

Uncommon Matters: A Stunning Collection of Contemporary Jewellery by Designer Amélie Riech

Uncommon Matters: A Stunning Collection of Contemporary Jewellery by Designer Amélie Riech

Designer Amélie Riech is the creative director and founder of the brand Uncommon Matters, under the label she creates jewellery and objects that will satisfy all your aesthetic needs at once. From architectural chokers and bracelets to geometric rings that are coloured in a stunning array of pastels, We adore the pieces by Uncommon Matters.

Paris Berbère: Curated Moroccan Rug Collection in Paris

Paris Berbère: Curated Moroccan Rug Collection in Paris

Paris Berbère has a captivating collection of Moroccan Berbère rugs procured straight from the source. What is interesting with this brand, as well as the reason why we chose to feature a brand instead of a creator, is the curation of the carpets collected. The owner has an amazing eye and is able to source and show us bold colours and prints we've never seen before.

France | January

France | January

Goodbye 2017, finished are the times to eat ourselves into oblivion. Now it's time to get back onto the horse and out of hibernation. I hope that you have a wonderful 2018, full of surprises and beautiful discoveries. Here is a selection of designers, who are still relatively under the radar but who are sure to shine in 2018.

Villa Noailles Design Parade | Kristen's Picks

Villa Noailles Design Parade | Kristen's Picks

This year I wanted to share and shed light on the plethora of design gems from the creative landscape of my adopted home of France. One of the most special events, places and projects in the contemporary creative landscape here in France is - Villa Noailles.

I did a roundup of a few of my favourite finds from this year's Villa Noailles Design Parade. Have a look at my top picks.

Villa Noailles Design Parade Hyères and Toulon 2017

Villa Noailles Design Parade Hyères and Toulon 2017

Villa Noailles Design Parade is an annual event which consists of two contests for up and coming talent in the realm of design, held between two adjacent seaside cities in the South of France, as well as a series of installations around each city for guests to discover. 

Have a look at what I discovered from each contest and the winners! 

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Institute de Français

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Institute de Français

Looking to learn a second language in record breaking time? Search no further! I've found you a hardcore French language bootcamp on the French Riviera, which will have you ordering your café crème en Français and impressing clients in no time.

Creative vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | III. Domaine de Boisbuchet

Creative vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | III. Domaine de Boisbuchet

There is one spot in France which is famous for their all-star lineups of, the best of the best, who's who of the design world - giving workshops and that spot is the French Château of Domaine de Boisbuchet. They host a series of small hands-on workshops throughout each summer with some of the hottest contemporary designers. You'll get to have one on one time learning from today's most innovative and sought after talents.

Post Milan: Keeping the Creative Vacations Going This Summer in Europe

Post Milan: Keeping the Creative Vacations Going This Summer in Europe

I'll be posting my top five summer design plans (in order of when they are happening) throughout this week so keep checking back to get the scoop!

Creative Vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | I. Villa Noailles

Creative Vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | I. Villa Noailles

Villa Noailles Design Parade is held in the South of France between the two picturesque cities of Toulon and Hyères... so not only do you get to see exhibitions from the best up and coming designers and interior designers from throughout France and Europe, but you are surrounded by rich and beautiful French culture and architecture.

Döppel Studio

Döppel Studio

Experimenting within the realm of furniture and object design using innovative and surprising themes and methods - the duo behind Döppel Studio have turned out some pretty interesting first pieces. I am especially enthralled with their use of crystallisation and light in their project Crystal Palace.

Los Angeles | November

Los Angeles | November

For November's roundup we highlight events and artists that are making waves in Los Angeles, as well as welcome some incredible design talent from New York and abroad with open arms to the City of Angels. From a site-specific installation in a mall to ashen and tarred ceramics to the trendiest socks (yes, socks!) this month's selection is full of visual delights. 

The Community

The Community

There are few things I love more than discovering new projects and spaces around Paris started by other young creatives. So when I received an e-mail from Aapo Nikkanen, a Finnish artist living in Paris, inviting me to visit a new exhibition space to discover their creative intiative 'The Community: Offline' - I was very curious to check it out.