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Shaggy Lawn Mowers – Paris’ Eco-Friendly Park Lawn Maintenance

Shaggy Lawn Mowers - Paris Tries an Eco-Friendly Way of Maintaining Park Lawns… the New York Times reports on a sustainable idea: Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has made the environment a priority since his election ...

Olive Us: Cider Farm & how apples are “picked” with a tree shaker

The Olive Us sibs (Maude, Olive, Oscar, Ralph, Betty & June) head out to La Galotière in Normandy, France to watch how apples are "picked" on a Cider Farm. File under: tree shaker! In the archives: french baker...

The intricate, temporary chalk animals of Philippe Baudelocque

Philippe Baudelocque is a street artist in France. His work in chalk on dark walls around Paris, Marseille and other cities will stop you in the street to regard the intricate cosmic patterns that make up his animals...

A Bird Ballet: A murmuration of starlings over Marseille, France

Filmed against the sunset skies of Marseille, France, A Bird Ballet is a moment with a flock of (what we assume are) quickly-shifting starlings, caught by filmmakers Neels Castillon and Mathias Touzeris a...

Fate adrift: Max Mulhern’s Aqua Dice

The New York Times’ video profile of Max Mulhern’s “Aqua Dice” shows how the artist’s love for the sea and his interest in unknown outcomes came together into one project. Fate adrift,...

Path of Beauty: explore the Musée du Louvre alone

A women walks in the Musée du Louvre, alone. The museum is completely empty. We follow this young woman in her dreamlike journey through the different rooms of the museum, between amazement and beauty, art and poetr...

The Cook’s Atelier: Raspberry Tart

Raspberry Tart, another video treat prepared by mother/daughter team Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini of The Cook’s Atelier in Burgundy, France, and filmed by Matt and Julie of Tiger in a Jar. The recipe is...

French magic champion Yann Frisch

This is French “magic” champion Yann Frisch. Yann started juggling and practicing slight of hand at 10 years old and joined a circus school at the age of 17. He now is well-known f...

Olive Us: How to Visit a French Bakery

How to Visit a French Bakery by Olive Us. via DesignMom.

The Life of the Woolly Mammoth

An almost-complete skeleton of a Mammoth has been found in an ancient Roman excavation site about 19 miles outside of Paris. It’s thought to be between 100,000 to 200,000 years old.  ...

Le grand éléphant des Machines de l’île à Nantes

Le grand éléphant des Machines de l’ïle à Nantes in France. From wikipedia:  In the warehouses of the former shipyards in Nantes, the Machines of the Isle is created by two artists, François Delarozière (La ...

Partir (leaving)

By Joanna Lurie, "partir" (leaving), a story of two creatures who adventure together along building walls and beyond, where each animation frame is drawn on a different wall in the city.  French translation for the ...

The Cook’s Atelier: Farm to table in Burgundy, France

Freshly-picked vegetables from Madame Loichet’s farm, prepared by mother/daughter team Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini of The Cook’s Atelier in Burgundy, France, and f...

Østersøen by Ödland: Intricate stop-motion papercraft music video

This beautiful music video by Ödland was directed by Vincent Pianina and Lorenzo Papace for music written and recorded by Papace. It’s all made with paper, light and so many beautifully-crafted images. ...

Minuscule: The Caterpillar and the Brook (and more)

The Caterpillar and the Brook is from the animated series Minuscule. A French-made collection of short stories, Minuscule is about the private lives of ants, snails, bees, caterpillars, wasps...

Allo Allo {Deux Américains à Paris}

NYC film makers Robert Kolodny and Bennett Elliott (of Land of Nod) made this ode to Paris during a week-long visit with friends: Allo Allo {Deux Américains à Paris}. via Vimeo.

Bulles de savon géantes (Giant soap bubbles)

Sylvain lives in Paris and makes bulles de savon géantes! Giant soap bubbles! What I love about this video is that it appears to be in slow motion even though it’s not. Watch bubbles at this large scale; they un...

Snowboarding in a LED suit

Photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton captures pro snowboarder William Hughes in a L.E.D. suit during a night shoot in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. "I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made ...