France’s unique and thrilling Hôtel Drouot

Drouot has always held an allure for collectors, amateurs and tourists alike and we also know it can also feel rather daunting. This week we explain what exactly ‘Hôtel’ Drouot is and how this operation works. Next time you’ll be ready! … Continue reading

Some highlights from PAD Paris 2016.

Abstract stain glass panel with patinated metal by Jacques Le Chevalier (1896-1987). Special commission for Societé Bobson, Paris 1965.  It won the prize for Best 20th century piece this year at Pad. Galerie Jacques Lacoste, Paris. Image courtesy of Jacques Lacoste … Continue reading

Read our Q & A with Béatrice Saint Laurent of BSL Gallery Paris; and a preview of some of the pieces galleries will be showing at PAD Paris 2016

Enjoy our Q & A with the enigmatic Beatrice Saint Laurent of  Galerie BSL, Paris: What is your philosophy? Wonder is the keyword to me: I want to be surprised, amazed, enchanted – and why not disturbed! This is the … Continue reading

Curated Spaces

Expanding on the traditional ‘decorator interiors’ Christie’s and Sotheby’s hosted influential bloggers and top designers in there exhibition spaces this fall, asking them to compose interiors using objects in their design sales mixed with Modern and Contemporary artwork. The results are truly inspiring! It … Continue reading

FRIDAY FINDS: Collecting with flair – Yves Saint Laurent and Jacques Doucet

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s rue de Babylon appartment in Paris. The legendary Eileen Gray Dragon Chair (1917-1919) is in the foreground. Image courtesy of Nicolas Mathéus ….. JACQUES DOUCET (1853-1929) and YVES SAINT LAURENT (1935-2008) The current exhibition … Continue reading

Rue de Lille, Paris!

 Pair of fauteuils by Archizoom for Poltronova c1969, Galerie Arcanes, 11 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris                                Image courtesy of Galerie Arcanes On the Right bank … Continue reading

The ‘Demeter’ cabinet by Antoine Vignault of OAK

This ‘Demeter’ cabinet was commissioned from Antoine Vignault by a French collector of fine and precious perfumes as a way to showcase their precious collection. Vignault’s inspiration for the piece is the Eleusinian Mysteries, a secret group which dates back … Continue reading

Interview with Sandra Jallu of Jallu Ebénistes

Parchment and Pyrite Cabinet After being captivated by her firms work at Revelations at the Grand Palais in Paris earlier this month, we caught up with Sandra Jallu of Jallu Ebénistes this week while she was at the Monaco Yacht … Continue reading

#ParisDesignWeek – Revelations Vernissage at the Grand Palais

It was an incredible well attended vernissage. The work was a wide range of talent. We found some exquisite pieces and some intriguing new talent! Straw screens in blue and natural by Yann Jallu Nirvana Sadle Swing by Bina Baitel … Continue reading