Paris Calendar of Events Exhibits February 5 - March 8Artist Marcus McAllister exhibits the pages of his famous sketchbooks at Galerie Entre (111 rue St-Honoré, 1st). The vernissage from 6pm on Feb 5th. Open Tues-Sat 2-7pm (Wed until 9pm). Free entry. February 10-March 10The historic Grand Serre greenhouse of the Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement is hosting an exhibit of thousands of flowering orchids from around the world, including many rare varietiies brought in from other greenhouses.
GetGlue: Check-in to tv, movies and music Social Network for Entertainment Discover what to watch, share what you're watching with friends and fans, and get updates from your favorite shows. Fuck Yeah, Book Arts! Photos 780 Notes Down The Rabbit Hole by Dina Makarita is a tunnel book that evokes the feeling of time passing as you fall into a deep REM sleep, when your most vivid and bizarre dreams occur. The overall form is an expandable sequence of bright turning shapes representing depth of sleep, while the rotating shapes mimic the movement of the dreamer’s eye during REM sleep. Packaging includes instructions for assembly, a dream journal with interpretations, a photo book of the project, and all the necessary paper materials for creating your very own dream tunnel book.
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Florence Boudet – Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration, Art, Language & Books Last week-end, I visited the exhibition Le grand Mess, by Théo Mercier, at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes. A big mess indeed, but somewhat organised and sometimes classified, reorganised or even recomposed. The exhibition presents a collection of what society unanimously considers as bad taste objects, such as big breasted mugs, aquarium fake stones, mundane indoor plants, kitschy gadgets… Philharmonie de Paris - concert hall PARIS — A crucial test for the Philharmonie de Paris, the new 2,400-seat concert hall that is now home to the Orchestre de Paris, came last Wednesday with the long-awaited and much-delayed official opening concert. But for the future of this ambitious project and, in a way, the future of classical music, the more revealing tryout came on Saturday. The Philharmonie presented a full day of free concerts, classes and workshops geared toward families in this gleaming and modern, if still unfinished complex, as well as the existing halls in what has become a de facto arts center near the northeast border of Paris. Placing this elaborate new hall on the edge of the Parc de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement, adjacent to the ring road that separates this enchanting city from its working-class, poorer suburbs, or banlieues, was a bold, some say risky move. Thousands of people, including parents pushing baby strollers, showed up for the concerts and classes.
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