I’m sure anyone who’s been following me knows how much I’m into good old print media and hunting rare pieces of fashion magazines. I might have mentioned this before but my go-to place for second-hand magazines and fashion- and art books is definitely Comptoir de l’Image in Le Marais. The grumpy (but very lovely) old french man owning the store has been collecting the pieces for over 40 years and knows quite impressive people within the industry. He’s not very eager to share his stories and might be even a bit offended if you decide to buy one of his treasures, but from time to time he gets in the mood to share his incredible memories.
Paris snapshots. Spotted at Galerie Patrick Seguin.
Snapshot from the terrace of the Broken Arm in Paris one early, crispy cold morning. I love waking up early when there’s no one on the streets
I found my new favorite gallery! I was profiting an evening off and walking around few days ago and accidentally saw the most interesting gallery; L’Atelier 55. The three floors are FULL of antique furniture, art, candles and small decoration pieces, everything from Ettore Sottsass to Pierre Jeanneret and Murano glass objects. As an opposite from usual galleries, which tend to be very distant and a bit scary to enter, L’Atelier 55 has more a boutique-like atmosphere with even prices put on everything. I might have to go back for the Murano glass ashtrays seen above. L’Atelier 55, 8 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris
Le Cube by Scott Oster
One of the best shopping destinations in Paris is definitely Le Bon Marché. It is the first department store in the world, and the art deco -architecture is just fascinating. As it is located on the left bank, quite far from any tourist destinations, it is often very calm with only local Parisians strolling around. I personally love all the art and design furniture here and there in the department store, and also currently there is a gorgeous art installation, Le Cube, imagined by Scott Oster, as a part of an ongoing campaign.
A snapshot from 0fr. bookstore and gallery space. 20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris
I moved my office another day to the lounge of Le Pigalle hotel. They have the most gorgeous DS600 sofa in beautiful dark brown and some other dreamy pieces such as chairs from Mies van der Rohe and UltraFragola Mirror from Ettore Sottsass. I don’t mind working in such an inspiring environment. I would highly recommend to stop by for a coffee or cocktails.
Office chair by Pierre Jeanneret in my favorite color of the moment. I spotted this at Galerie Jousse in rue de Seine, where most of my favorite galleries are located.
Snapshot from my favorite magazine-/bookshop, Comptoir de l’image, filled from floor to ceiling with secondhand magazines.
Snapshot from Paris, the summer nights here are just magical.