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The MAD exhibition TUTTO PONTI—the first French retrospective of Gio Ponti’s œuvre—lives up to its name by including over 400 examples of the seminal designer’s work in architecture, furniture, and interior design.

In addition, the show looks at Ponti’s writing and publishing projects for Domus, where he was editor-in-chief from 1928 to 1941 and 1948 to 1979.

Ponti—whose career spanned nearly six decades—is strongly identified with the city of Milan, and many of the show’s pieces have never been seen outside of Italy.



Through May 5.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 1st, Paris.

From top: Parco dei Principi Hotel, Sorrento, 1960, © Gio Ponti Archives; fresco Scala del Sapere, created by Ponti, Palazzo del Bo, University of Padua, image © Tom MannionGio Ponti, drawings presented at industrial design exhibition at the 11th Milan Triennial, 1957, ink on paper, © Gio Ponti ArchivesPonti’s family apartment, Casa Laporte, Milan, 1936, © Gio Ponti Archivesliving room at Villa Planchart, Caracas, designed by Ponti, 1953-57, © Antoine Baralhé Caracas, Anala and Armando Planchart Foundation; Domus 88 (April 1935), courtesy of Domus; Ponti’s letter with drawing to his daughter Lisa, © Gio Ponti Archives.


The 2017 Antwerp exhibition on the Hermès years of Martin Margiela is now up at MAD, organized by the designer.



Through September 2.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 1st, Paris.

Above: Image from the Antwerp catalogue courtesy of Lannoo.

Below: Maison Martin Margiela, Autumn/Winter 1996-1997. Photograph by Anders Edström.


Los Angeles was the capitol of the culture in 2014 but Paris remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Old cafés, beautiful historical places, amazing stores, nice walks…

Here are ten of my favorite events and places of the year:

1. Church of Saint Sulpice

On the right inside the entrance, there is the Chapel of the Angels with two beautiful frescoes made by Eugène Delacroix: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel and Heliodorus driven from the temple.
2 rue Palatine – 75006 Paris


2. The Deyrolle Store

Deyrolle is a taxidermy shop that has been open for 185 years.
46 rue du Bac – 75007 Paris


3. Inspirations, Dries Van Noten at Musée des Arts Décoratifs


 4. Clément Rodzielski at Chantal Crousel
Fraises Noires was the third exhibition of Clément Rodzielski at Chantal Crousel Gallery.
10 rue de Charlot – 75003 Paris


Clément Rodzielski, Untitled, 2014, Print on adhesive paper, dust, cardboard, acrylic paint 48 x 37.50 cm | 18″ 7/8 x 14″ 6/8

5. Chez Nenesse

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Paris. You feel like you are in the countryside in the middle of Le Marais, and the food is excellent.
17 rue de Saintonge – 75003 Paris


6. Hoses

Hoses is a shop dedicated to women’s shoes and accessories. The selection is always perfect.
41 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris


7. Robert Mallet-Stevens

Take a walk on the Mallet- Stevens Street in the 14th arrondissement to have a look on these beautiful houses.

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8.  Decorum: Carpets and tapestries by artists at Musée d’Art Moderne

This exhibition featured a hundred rugs and tapestries created by modern (Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso) as well as contemporary artists (Dewar & Gicquel, Vidya Gastaldon). The London based artist Marc Camille Chaimowics designed the exhibition in collaboration with architect Christine Ilex Beinemeier. A beautiful show!



9. Le Champollion

Opened in 1938, Le Champollion is a movie theater well known for its excellent selection of old movies.
51 rue des Ecoles – 75005 Paris


10. Richelieu’s Library 

Located 2 rue Vivienne – 75002 Paris- this library is dedicated to all the people who wants to do some research in Art History. I spent more than 3 years there and I am always surprised by the beauty of this space.




Postcard: Desert Botanical Gardens, Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona.

Postcard: Desert Botanical Gardens, Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona.

This week on the blog we announced Richard Prince’s new book Bibliothèque d’un amateur. Richard Prince’s Publications 1981-2014, and a performance in Los Angeles by Stefan Tcherepnin & Tobias Madison – SHADOW TRENCHES. We took a walk through Martine Syms’ exhibition The Queens English at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, David Horvitz’s and Pia Camil’s exhibitions at Blum & Poe in L.A., and the Dries Van Noten exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. We also gave a little review of Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood.

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The work of Belgian fashion designer, Dries Van Noten, is on view at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

This exhibition is a true lesson in fashion and style. A must see before August 31 !


This is the very first exhibition devoted to the artist’s work. As Dries Van Noten takes us on an intimate journew into his artistic universe, he reveals the singularity of his creative process which he illustrates with his various and numerous sources of inspiration. This event is an eye opening experience, where Dries Van Noten’s men’s and women’s collections are put together with iconic pieces from the museum’s fashion and textile collection. The show also includes photographs and videos, film clips, musical references, as well as artworks by renowned artists, from public and private collections, that have triggered the designer’s imagination throughout his life and career.