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More art at Marché Parisien de la Création!

Art ManSince I started studying at the art school, I’m more interested in art than ever. I try to look at artworks in different ways and like to brainstorm about the choices the artist had to make before his artwork was finished. The fun part about art is that anyone can interpret it at his or her own way. During our philosophy and art history lessons we try to understand the question ”what is art?” and what characteristics match the answer we want to give. It’s a lot of fun, discussion different topics on what we think is art and is what not. We never agree with each other!

Okay, time to make my point. Are you interested in art, and do you like to discuss artworks and paintings (or do you want to buy some of those beauties)? Get a group of friends together and go on a Sunday to la Tour Montparnasse (that’s the biggest tower in Paris, you can’t miss it). There you’ll find a hidden market full with art, art and more art. In order to respect the work of the artist I only took a few photo’s with permission, but I can tell you that the art collection is very ranging so there are plenty enough ingredients for a good discussion. Gladly, the market isn’t a place for traders, but for real artists who only sell original work.

You can find Marché Parisien de la Création between the streets: Rue du Depart and Rue de la Gaîté. The nearest subway station is Edgar Quinet.

Oh wait, one last thing for the people who want to eat pancakes (crêpes) in Paris. Don’t search any longer..You’ll find here more than enough pancakes restaurants for your whole stay in Paris!

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning♥ 

Note: Let me know your opinion about ”what is art?” 

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Oh no, not Place du Tertre again!

Yeah Yeah, I know that I’ve been blogging a lot about Montmartre and all the artist who work there. A fun fact is that I still haven’t had enough of it ;) I do find the prices of all those paintings way overpriced, but that’s just how it works in a touristic painters life. Despite the expensive artworks and the not Parisian artists, it remains an inspiring place for anyone who loves art and Paris. Here are some photo’s I took during my last trips to Paris. Tomorrow I’ll be blogging about an other place in Paris where you can buy cool art pieces or pancakes!

Sweet dreams everyone or a very good morning ♥ 

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Fabulous Fabric stores in Paris.

Stoffenwinkel 1What time it is? Time to create our own stuff!

Yep that’s right, the time has come for all the creative people in the world. Express yourself! You don’t want to own the same pants as your teacher because they happened to be on sale. So, what can you do about it?

One word… DIY! Which means ”do it yourself”. There are countless ways to get inspired. For example: Pinterest is full of amazing DIY stuff, and I’m a big fan of it. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the profile of myWorldofParis (and please subscribe) 

I don’t have patterns for you, but I do know some great fabric stores in Paris where you can buy the most fabulous fabrics you can think of. All those fabric stores are located in Montmartre and they are all next to each other. A bit competitive but oh so convenient for shopping. My mother had to drag me out of the store, otherwise I probably had spend the night over there ;)

A point of attention are the prices. I found a stunning fabric with birds and flowers…but it costed €40 per meter. Suddenly the fabric wasn’t that pretty anymore, haha. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money , pay attention to the quality of the fabric. When you’re in doubt, don’t hesitate to ask the staff about it. They are there to help you out. There are also special price-off-corners with last scraps of fabric or fabrics that don’t belong to the regular assortment anymore. There is also plenty of choice with normal prices.

I’ll give you one address, the rest you’ll find automatically.
Les Coupons De Saint Pierre
1 Place Saint Pierre
75018 Paris, France (duh) 

 

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Owl love Paris ♥

Hi everyone! What do you think of my lovely owls hanging around in Paris?
Owls

 

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Paper lamps in Paris.

Photophoros 1Rock, paper, scissors? This time, the victory goes to paper because these artworks will blow you away.

Paris is full of unique and handicraft shops. It feels like the great influence of the internet has absolutely no impact here. Which is good news otherwise I wouldn’t have known about this shop in the Marais named Photophoros. 

I love it when people make their passion their work. That’s my biggest inspiration in life. The owner of Photophoros is Guilhem Rouillon and he turns paper into great lamps. ”Whether you want an intense or soft lighting, neutral colors or colorful. Whatever shade you want, togheter we create a fixture that suits you”. Personally, I found the pieces in the window more than fun. I’ll definitely remember the address to cheer up my workroom. 

You may be a bit confused by the name of the store, what the heck does it mean?! I was just as curious as you and have looked it up. Unfortunately, the French dictionary didn’t recognize the word but through the English dictionary, I think I’ve found the answer ;) The word didn’t match exactly, but photophores are luminous small organs who appear as glowing spots on different marine organisms, such as fish and squids. Alright, that’s far-fetched but a very nice thought for a lamp store!

Here’s the address and website:
http://www.photophoros.fr/
18, rue de Jouy
Paris
Metro: Saint-Paul

 

 

 

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Art Symbol Gallery, Le Marais – Paris

Le Marais art galleryLe Marais is known for its many art galleries, they are everywhere. For instance: in small passages, hidden courtyards or around Place des Vosges.

Personally, I’m a fan of modern art. Lively with many colors, it has to cheer me up! During my routine walk along the art studios, I fell in love with a book. Not ‘just’ a book but an artwork. You can see it behind the window display on the picture above. The artwork is called ‘Book of Life’, created by Kracov. 

I immediately thought of the inspiring quote – ‘Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly’. It always remind me to keep going and keep trying. Even if things aren’t going the way I want them to go ;) Ups and downs are part of our lives and if we do well.. we only remember the ups.

The book wasn’t the only piece of art I liked, they had many more objects hanging on the wall. Click here, to check out their website and the whole art collection. You can learn more about Kracov and his work but also about other artists. Enjoy yourself, discovering new treasures! 

Here’s the address: 
21 Place des Vosges
F-75003 Paris

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An artist in Montmartre, Paris.

Place du Tertre in Montmartre, Paris.
Did you know that most of the artists here, not even come from Paris? Many of them aren’t even French! What a shame, times are changing.. But well, I like to come here anyways. It has a cozy atmosphere and it’s full of creative people. The man on the picture took my attention, he made ​​no effort to sell his work. He was focused solely on his painting. What do you think of it? Would you buy it or is it still a bit too touristic? 
Painter

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À table!

A fun tip for on the way, is to look at the tables of the restaurants in Paris. You’ll find there the most enjoyable and creative artworks. These ladies were one of my favorites! Aan tafel

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Don’t we all agree with this?

Art is a basic needI found this quote in the streets of Montmartre, as usual. Montmartre is a popular place for street-artists, philosophers, photographers and writers. I’ve looked at this quote for a while and didn’t understand why the writer chose a dark and rugged font. It looks a bit ugly too me. Why didn’t he used some more color or more cheerful letters? 

Then I started to realize the sentence ‘art is a basic need’. Imagine how the world would look like if art disappears out of our lives.. We would lost all the colors in our minds and living rooms. We would lost the ability to write in beautiful and elegant letters. We can’t spend our days anymore in museums, art studios or at interesting expositions. Paris won’t have an Eiffel Tower. New York City (and Paris) won’t have a Statue of Liberty and Madonna would never have worn her pointy bra. All the statues in the world would disappear. The Mona-Lisa won’t laugh anymore and Clet Abraham will lost his inspiration for the street signs in Europe. You also have to say goodbye to all the street-art and the ‘I love you wall’  in the streets of Paris.

I can go on for days but I think you get my point.  And I think that was the intention of the unknown writer. To prove a point, or he was out of colored paint ;)

What would you miss the most if art disappeared?

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Unique art pieces at Pacific Compagnie!

PacificUnique furniture’s for unique prices..  

I don’t have the money to buy a chair of €19.900,00 (see picture)  but if you do.. let’s go shopping!! 

No joke, this unique store in Paris sells furniture’s for the crème de la crème of Paris, or for tourists who bring a lot of money with them. Not shocked jet? Then perhaps the office desk of € 33.000,00 is something for you? Come one, €33.000,00 for a desk?! You can buy a freaking car for that money!

But we all know that true art lovers don’t mind to pay a bit more for that unique piece of art. So, forget about the fact that I don’t have that much money in my pocket and let’s focus on the things they have in store. For example: they have furniture’s that are made entirely from aircraft parts. It makes it even more interesting that it’s all handmade. So cool to have an airplane door as a separation wall in your studio.

Besides the aircraft furniture’s, they also amazing have things like: animal statues, carpets, hammocks, outdoor decoration, bars, tables and so much more creative things!!

It’s definitely worth to see. Even if you buy nothing, it’s a great inspiration for your own living room. If you don’t have the money for an aircraft part, you can always rip the door of your own car and use it as a separation wall, haha! (Not recommended for the winter ;)

Well, have fun, here’s the address: 
Pacific Compagnie
166 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré
75008 Paris
Metro: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule
http://www.pacific-compagnie.net/