1925: When Art Déco Dazzled the World + Floating Palaces of Art Déco

We spent most of yesterday browsing comics, better known as “bande dessinées“ or “BDs” in France and Francophone Brussels, as AB wanted to check out “Les Cités Obscures“. Illustrated by François Schuiten and written by Benoit Peeters, “Les Cités Obscures” is a series of graphic novels depicting a parallel universe to Earth. The series features independent city-states…

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No Shitty Coffee in Paris

During a recent heated discussion with AB about where to go for coffee in Paris: AB: “You don’t even like coffee!” Me: “Well, I don’t like drinking shitty, over-roasted coffee.” I seldom drink coffee. Once in while, especially when I travel for work and tend to get less sleep than usual, I would have some cappuccino…

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Women in Art + Félix Vallotton

Unlock Art: Where are the women in art? is the latest in a series of eight short films that has been keeping me busy at work. Produced by Tate in partnership with Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, the  Unlock Art film series was conceived to make visual arts more accessible, introducing topics such as the history of…

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The Proust Questionnaire

Have you ever completed The Proust Questionnaire? Made famous by Marcel Proust, this was a common parlor game during the Belle Epoque and supposedly unveils the aspirations and thoughts of those answering it. There are two known sets of answers by Proust – the first was from the mid-1880s when he was around 13 and the…

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