MAURITIUS : HAPPY PARADISE

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It’s easy to see why this oasis off the coast of Madagascar, in the south-east of the African continent, fascinated navigators of yesteryear. Mauritius was officially discovered by an expedition of Portuguese explorers around 1500, when a cyclone diverted the flotilla from its course towards the Mascareignes Archipelago (Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues). Almost a century later, […]

PAUL ANDREUTHE ARCHITECTURE OF MOVEMEN

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Paul Andreu (1938-2018) is one of the key figures in the architecture of the second half of the 20th century, having designed the resolutely innovative, pure lines of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport in 1967. “Whenever I design a project, I don’t create a box to organise movement inside it, but I design the walls according to the […]

SEAN PRICE WILLIAMS NEW YORK INDEPENDENT CINEMA IN PICTURES

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A strange Alice-in-Wonderland-style stroll through suburban, downtrodden America, where the shadow of Trumpism still looms large, “The Sweet East” is the first film from the coolest of American cinematographers, Sean Price Williams. American cinema always seems capable of surprising us. A case in point is this scathing comedy of wild freedom and creativity discovered at […]

FOUR TIMES SALVADOR DAAAAAALI

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The thirteenth film by the prolific Quentin Dupieux, whose career as a filmmaker has now far outstripped that of a musician (known as Mr. Oizo), Daaaaaali! is a surrealist love-letter tribute to the legendary painter’s mad personality, “too big for one man”, and thus embodied by several actors. Four actors (Gilles Lellouche, Édouard Baer, Jonathan […]

THE MELANCHOLY ACTOR

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Sweet, tender and sad, Andrew Haigh’s “Without Ever Knowing Each Other” is a film where grief and love intertwine, through the meeting of two lonely beings, formidably played by Andrew Scott and that most melancholy of contemporary actors, Paul Mescal. It’s a moving story of love, loneliness and grief, carried by the formidable but too-rare […]

Léa Nielsen, blurring boundaries

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The Danish art and fashion photographer explores the subconscious and the transformations of our inner worlds in collages and hand-painted photographs that sublimate light between sensitivity, duality and poetry. “You just have to shoot and shoot and shoot and never give up.” This is the guiding principle that Léa Nielsen never stops pursuing. This Danish […]

ODE TO ARIZONA’S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

The Phoenix-based founders of The Ranch Mine create sustainable, vibrant and original living experiences in Arizona, continuing to resonate with the pioneering spirit of their home state. “Honour the past, challenge the norm, and inspire the future.” Such is the catchphrase Cavin and Claire Costello have claimed since the founding of their architecture studio in […]

BOLDIZAR SENTESKI A WORK BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

Boldizar Senteski is a Hungarian artist and designer known for his striking sculptural work, which explores the tension between past and future, decadence and renewal. Strongly inspired by his native Budapest, his artistic practice is a blend of Art Nouveau, Post-Soviet Brutalism, Baroque and Neoclassicism. A unique amalgam that gives rise to a singular creative […]

ARNAUD MONTAGARD, THE MYTHS OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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A French photographer who has lived in the United States for over ten years, Arnaud Montagard is a pure product of street photography. With numerous awards to his name, including that of the Florida Museum of Photographic Art in 2020, he approaches the country’s geographical landscape as a vast playground for investigation, gathering and working […]

LONG BEACH, ARCHITECTURE, NATURE AND WELL-BEING 

This hotel, with its cubist architecture, situated in the heart of the wildest part of the east coast of Mauritius, on Belle Mare beach, invites us to reconnect with our natural environment. A modern, elegant place that blends tradition, notably in the use of materials such as wood and stone, with resolutely modern comforts. On […]