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Jeu de scène en ville

Paris Carolyn Carlson’s 1997 dance Signes was inspired by seven of Olivier Debré’s paintings (from an abstract series on the smile), including L’Esprit du bleu, Loire du matin and Monts de Guilin. Twenty years later, this ballet is the inspiration for a line of accessories in bright primary colors and flowing dancewear by Repetto (who else?).

Collection printemps-été 2017

Visions du monde flottant

Paris The Cinémathèque Française is paying tribute to Japan, that “mother-of-pearl shell” (Cocteau) that came from the sea. The program includes 26 memorable movies, with such classics as I Was Born, But . . ., as well as oddities like Warning From Space. The Galerie des Donateurs is exhibiting some beautiful kimonos worn in films and other rarities (drawings by Kurosawa).

L’écran japonais, soixante ans de découvertes

Jusqu’au 25.06. Musée de la Cinémathèque française. 51, rue de Bercy.

Impressions Redon

Bordeaux As well as being inspired by dreams, artist Odilon Redon was also a lover of nature: that of his childhood in the Médoc vineyards, as well as the Basque country and the Brittany moors. His landscapes reflect his “relationship with space,” writes Rodolphe Rapetti in the exhibition catalog published by Snoeck.

La nature silencieuse. paysages d’Odilon Redon

Jusqu’au 26.03. Place du Colonel-Raynal.

Sain et sauf !

Paris The skin is an envelope for sending sometimes muddled messages, and Hervé Hérau is its champion. Consultant to the stars, this specialist in tired faces also shares his personal recipes 
in bottles. Essence de Soin contains eight essential oils (including lemon, cedar, sage, thyme): 
for pampering the scalp, the skin’s barometer. 

essence de soin

Paysage domestique

Cergy-Pontoise Argile’s paint collection by Pierre Bonnefille features as many as 184 colors, all inspired by the earth and the plants growing in it. Want a Lascaux cave feel in your home? These dense pigments are made of odor-free, sunflower oil-based resin and are washable: take home a mat heather, a velvety sky or a soft dawn. A harmonious portrayal of natureall tones match.

Argile nature

Portraits de familles

Paris In the Playful family, I ask for this card game, which kids and adults alike can illustrate with fairies, aliens, monsters, bananas, shrimps, mummies or even your own parents. A gallery of seven “happy families” from your own imagination.

Jeu de 7 familles à illustrer

Ceci n’est pas une carte…

Paris Not a map, but a photo album folded into a concertina. These are not pictures of the Volkswagen designed by Ferdinand Porsche, but 36 portraits of the beloved Beetle taken by people all over the world. Some 21.5 million of them were sold. A record. An era. A passion.


Collection Motors.

Visite particulière

Paris In a selection of 160 prints, including works by Batho, Boubat, Geneste (photo) and Trivier, from the 1,200 he donated to the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in February 2016, Bernard Plossu presents a convivial kind of photography, in which exchange is a shared pleasure and friendship is ever present.

les rencontres de bernard plossu, la collection d’un photographe

Du 8.02 au 9.04. 5-7, rue de Fourcy.

Paris-le monde

Paris With Inès de la Fressange’s luggage designs for Lipault, you can be both city-dweller and traveler, smart and casual, Parisian and a citizen of the world. Wheeled bags, carry ons, toiletry bags and backpacks in colors that are a discreet nod to Paris: red with a dash of navy blue, and the other way round.

Collection Lipault x Inès de La Fressange Paris

Cadres à part

Paris Since we’re using our phones as cameras now, why not print out the things we’re seeing on paper? The French start-up Lalalab was launched in 2012 and hasn’t stopped developing since. Prints, posters, albums, calendarsa technological spin-off, quick as a click, thanks to a dedicated app.


Nature jusqu’au bout des doigts

Paris Konjac is not the name of a hero, but that of an Asian tuber, which has been combined with shea butter, sesame, almond, buckthorn and other precious oils in natural skin care products developed by the Nail Kitchen at the BHV-Marais department store. Pamper the delicate skin of your “tools” v. 2.0.

professional konjac manicure ritual

Du 8.02 au 9.04. 5-7, rue de Fourcy.

© Mikio Naruse, collection La Cinémathèque française, DR - Odilon Redon/RMN-Grand Palais, photo : Hervé Levandowski - Repetto
© Argile - Mathieu Martin Delacroix - Supereditions - DR
© Guillaume Geneste, coll. Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris - Coco Amardeil - Lalalab - Prune Cirelli