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Sélection culturelle, gourmande, astuces d’initiés et adresses pointues pour lever l’ancre et rallier d’autres terres.

Le grand bassin

Paris Ten years, the age of exploration and discovery, the age for Robinson les Bains to embark on a joint venture with artist Sean Slaney, paying colorful tribute to the destinations associated with the men’s swimwear brand on bathing suits, shorts, accessories and ready-to-wear: Ibiza, Lake Como, Biarritz and the Ardèche.

Collection capsule par Sean Slaney

www.robinsonlesbains.com

Perles rares

Sète/Montpellier To Jean-Michel Othoniel, beauty is a condition of existence, giving him a deeper understanding of ugliness. Enchanting the world once again with his glass orbs, Othoniel has created a Grande Vague of 10,000 translucent black bricks in Sète, and a Bottle of Tears (photo) in Montpellier.

GÉOMÉTRIES AMOUREUSES

Jusqu’au 24.09. Centre régional d’art contemporain et Carré Sainte-Anne.
crac.languedocroussillon.fr et www.montpellier.fr

Un air de Méditerranée

Paris White sheets hanging on a clothesline, dancing in the breeze. In the Mediterranean light, the sun fills the atmosphere with flecks of gold. Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance took this image of linen billowing on southern balconies, redesigning and refining it to create a line of brushed brass light fixtures. An elegy to lightness in being.

Luminaires Mediterranea

www.petitefriture.com

Vagues à l’âme

Saint-Jean-de-Luz When nami (“waves” in Japanese) leave their island and wash up on the shores of the Basque country, they bring the green taste of Ippodo teas, the minimalism of a micro-restaurant on tatamis, the softness of wood, a few ceramics and comfy clothes. And fuse them with cakes, pottery and other local creations.

Etxe Nami

11, avenue Jaureguiberry.
www.etxenami.com

Délire boréal

Paris As outlandishly original as compatriot Lars von Trier, Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov unsettles the art world with the oversized forms, exaggerated cuts and bold colors of his collections. Part organic sculpture, part stage costume, part drum performance. Total madness.

Henrik Vibskov

Jusqu’au 16.07. 142, av. des Champs-Élysées.
www.maisondudanemark.dk

Point d’ancrage

Paris The founders of Hircus raised anchor and cast off for adventure in Inner Mongolia, scouting out the expertise needed for their cashmere. Hircus? Think Capra hircus. They use only the longest of the goat’s fine hair for their creations. The name says it all.

modèle ancre Coton et cachemire.

www.hircus.fr

Design à la plage

La Grande-Motte It’s vacation time! This is what these five seaside objects, revisited by the studio 5.5 firebrands, seem to be saying. A parasol-turned-triangle, bath towels like beach views, mini-pyramids-cum-sandcastlesa tribute to La Grande-Motte, symbol of 1960’s-style R&R.

La Grande-Motte

by 5.5
www.5-5designstudio.com

D’un coup de pinceau !

Saint-Paul-de-Vence “It was as if I had written a dozen novels”: Arroyo’s piquant paintings can be read like detective novels, blending reality and fiction, fighting History with Narrative Figuration in the form of a shadow army. A duel for life, as highbrow as the Prado and as hard-hitting as an advertising spot.

Eduardo Arroyo

Jusqu’au 19.11. Fondation Maeght.
www.fondation-maeght.com

Raconter des histoires

Paris Pierre Frey drew inspiration from an ink drawing by Hélène Mongin and the textile art of the Miao, inhabitants of Guizhou, near Yunnan, for a 19th-century-style panoramic wallpaper. Define the vanishing point, then escape into the land of tea, “south of the clouds”the literal translation of Yunnan.

Yunnan

4 lés de papier peint, 70 x 300 cm. Collection Guizhou.
www.pierrefrey.com

Transport gourmand

La-Garenne-Colombes This treasure chest for nomadic tastebuds is an all-terrain sampler dreamed up by chef Nicolas Bernardé, the star of travel cakes. Inside the metal box, this “pocket-sized cake” fears neither the bottom of the bag nor jet lag. Only the onslaught of the spoon.

cake de poche

Disponible en 5 saveurs. Tél. +33 (0)1 41 19 02 74.
www.nicolas-bernarde.com

Les pieds dans la vigne

Bommes Delicate young grapes, a harvester’s precision, the alchemy of blending grape varieties. Making wine is all about time, personalities and the renewal of seasons. This book provides a glimpse into Château de Rayne Vigneau, a historic estate in Sauternes, revealing how a grand cru is made.

Château de Rayne Vigneau, l’excellence du Sauternes

Par Sylvie Bonin et François Poincet.
www.tresordupatrimoine.fr

© Nicolas Aristidou - Jean-Michel Othoniel/ADAGP, Paris 2017. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin. Photo Daniel Infanger - Studio QUJJUK - Mélanie Bordas Aubiès - Henrik Vibskov/Maison du Danemark. Photo Julien Mouffron-Gardner - Jules Langeard - Solène Person

© Santi Burgos - Françoise Vauzeilles - Anne-Emmanuelle Thion - Mathieu Martin Delacroix. L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé. À consommer avec modération. Alcohol abuse is harmful to your health. Drink in moderation.

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