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Discover the great works of Henri Cartier-Bresson at Centre Pompidou

Henri Cartier-Bresson, is one of our times greatest photographer and many of is photos can now be seen in the exhibition named after him at Centre Pompidou here in Paris. Since I adore is work I visited the exhibition already a few days after its opening in February. But now it’s getting to is final days so if you are in Paris and love photography this exhibition is a must :-)

Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition at Centre Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

(exhibition period February 12th – June 9th 2014)

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

Henri Cartier-Bresson“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson“Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson“A photograph is neither taken or seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson“Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson“Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.”

Quotes : Henri Cartier-Bresson

Rock’n’roll meets greens at Merci Merci

Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci Merci
The concept store Merci Merci in the Marais is definately worth a visit when you’re in Paris, I go there every now and then and when I had a friend visiting not long ago we went there for lunch. I brought my best friend there last summer and she loved it. Their food is so fresh and healthy I wish my office would have been located next by so I could go there everyday for lunch….

The rock planter, David Jeannerot, had with his Les Mauvaise Graines (the bad seeds) taken over Merci Merci and made it to a lush and green countrysie oasis. Chickens, goats and other animals had their little corner in the courtyard, the red card usually parked in front of the entrance had been replaced with a yellow truck surrounded by plants.

It was fun discovering how Les Mauvaise Graines had transformed Merci Merci and if I had a garden I would definately have brought a few of the plants and seeds back home. Now I got to enjoy all on place which also was nice and it was fun to read all the hard rock names the different plants and flowers had been named by Les Mauvaise Graines.

For lunch I had my favourite plate with three different salads, very fresh and delicious (I wish I could have the recipes, anyone?) and had a very green and healthy fresh pressed kale juice that had been pimped up with pineapple if I’m not wrong.

Please note that Les Mauvaise Graines was only a temporary theme at Merci Merci that finished in the end of April (sorry for posting this blog post too late)but they have their own concept store that you can read more about here.

Merci Merci - 111 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris

Les Mauvaise Graines - 25 rue Custine, 75018 Paris

Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci MerciAdorable animals in the courtyard
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci MerciLes Mauvaise Graines invasion of Merci Merci
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci MerciAt Merci Merci I would probably find most of the furnitures for my home
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci MerciRock’n’roll seeds
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci MerciDeep Purple goes green!
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci Merci Rock’n’Roll seeds
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci Merci Beautiful tiles decorating the cashier desk at Merci Merci in Paris
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci Merci My favourite plate at La Cantine, three different healthy salads
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci MerciGreenyliscious kale juice!
Les Mauvaises Graines - Merci Merci Tempting strawberry crumble pie….

Exhibition Cartier – Grand Palais

Cartier exhibition at Grand Palais in Paris
The sparkling exhibition of Cartier, one of France’s iconic companies, at Grand Palais is getting closer to it’s final day and if you have not visited it yet, you have until February 16th to do so. Not because the exhibition in itself was any extraordinary…but the objets, I’m talking about 600 jewels (the oldest dating 1847), watches, sketches, paintings and clothes that has been selected for this very unique exhibition were worth seeing.  Tiaras, one made in 1936 and worn by Queen Elizabeth, jewelleries worn by Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, world’s royals, heiresses, celebrities, socialites…all having one thing incommon, beeing passionated about shining, sparkling diamonds..no matter wars or economic depressions.

Note that the exhibition only displays jewelleries dated until 1970′s, meaning you won’t see their later creations, but then, their flagship boutique at 13 rue de la Paix is not that far away ;-)

Cartier – Le style et l’historie – Grand Palais 75008, Paris

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

Cartier exhibition at Grand Palais in Paris
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BRAFA 2014

Gaspar Miro Lleó
BRAFA 2014, Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair, was on it’s last day yesterday. My friend asked me on Friday if I was interested to join her and her friend for a short roadtrip to Brussels on Sunday and since I love these kind of fairs and Belgium (read waffles, mussels and chocolate) I wasn’t late to say yes :-)

We met up early yesterday morning and arrived perfectly in time for lunch in Brussels in Belgium. After having delicious mussels and frites, and a waffle with whipped cream as dessert we were ready to explore the BRAFA. Since I’m very into antiques and art I enjoyed to explore the collections fo the different dealers that were exposing. We were there with a friend who’s working in a gallery in Paris but met friends that were exposing at the fair that also owns their galleries in Paris.

Next fairs I would love to visit would be TEFAF in Maastricht and the Art Basel :-)

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

Gaspar Miro Lleó

Maison & Objet 2014 Lighting

Seguso Gianni Murano at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris

The fact that I don’t live in a castle nor a palace, made my visit at the Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris a pure relief for my bankaccount. Unfortunately (or luckily) I have not enough space in my apartment to buy all those stunning chandeliers that captured my attention. Sparkling, elegant and timeless are those beautiful and impressive chandeliers from Murano.  Above you see a stunning pink chandelier from Seguso Gianni, an Italian glassblowing dynasty and one of the top representative of classic Murano glass making, below you’ll see other chandeliers from DK Home, Zandbergen Deco and I Dogi, also Italian Murano Glass masters that creates customized and OVERsized chandeliers.

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

Seguso Gianni Murano at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
DK Home at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Zandbergen Deco at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Idogi at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris

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