The Court - Circuit Fashion, Design & Art Fair in Marais

Yesterday at Court - Circuit, "the fair of the creation" at l'Espace des Blancs Manteaux, (September 28 - 30,2007), I've found several interesting objects:

Interactive Lightning Wall Pictures a.k.a. Creadocs by Made In HL

Various accessories by ChinArt

B/W photographies and printed In Dog We Trust dollars by Egor All

Lamps made from computer chips by Alain Vilatou (AVLumen)

The coat by unknown designer (forgot to ask her name)

Lots of Tibetan Events This Weekend

Today, Sunday, 23 September 2007, is the second day of 8th Tibet Culture Festival
at Grande Pagode du Bois de Vincennes, 40 route circulaire du Lac Daumesnil 75012 Paris , Metro Porte Dorée See the map and complete schedule here

Out of this festival, on Friday I was on the concert of sublime Tibetan singer Namgyal Lhamo at l'Archipel (my video from this concert is coming soon) and on the same evening on 8th Tibet Culture Festival , another great Tibetan artist, Loten Namling was performing on the other side of the town, at Grande Pagode du Bois de Vincennes. Here is one of his recent videos:

To stay updated with Tibetan events in Paris and help Tibetan people go to France Tibet Association and Tibet Info


If you speak French and missed yesterday my favorite daily talk show on France 3 TV, "Ce soir ou jamais" (Tonight Or Never) hosted by Frederic Tadei with a topic "What does it mean to be a boss?" (hint on the ubiquitous new French president) with a rare and precious appearance of the philosopher Regis Debray, don't forget to watch whole show on line here: (video above is a part of this talk show).

Read the article from Le Monde (also in French) about the new book by Regis Debray "The Democratic Obscenity".

Take a look at Régis Debray's website and subscribe to his quarterly magazine MEDIUM which is a part of the MEDIOLOGIE

Video Interview with Armand Hadida

Video: My interview with Armand Hadida in the bar of his newest L'Eclaireur at 8-10 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris.

More at:

Pierre René-Worms photo exhibit tribute to Ian Curtis tomorrow at Agnes B. stores

Just few weeks before the long awaited Paris release of Ian Curtis biopic Control by Anton Corbijn (watch the video trailer below), Agnés B. launches tomorrow (September, 12) the Joy Division photo exhibit at her store in the Les Halles district where the pictures were actually taken 28 years ago by Pierre René-Worms (see the invitation above).

This was on December 18, 1979, the day of the Joy Division concert in the Bains-Douches (CD of this concert was released on 2001) which was performed in almost empty auditorium.
It was Ian Curtis' first and last visit to Paris. Five months later, on May 18, 1980, at age 24, he committed suicide.

Joy Division photo exhibit at Agnes B. store, 3 and 6 rue du Jour 75001 Paris, Metro: Les Halles until October 6, 2007.
See these exposed pictures by Pierre René-Worms at

video: Ian Curtis biopic Control by Anton Corbijn (trailer)

Visiting New l'Eclaireur's 600 m2 space in the 8ème yesterday

I took this photo of the l'Eclaireur's black van with printed Fornasetti patterns, yesterday in the front of the super sharp and sophisticated store, bar and restaurant L'Eclaireur at 8-10 rue Boissy d’Anglas (next door to the Buddha Bar).

Go to the Rue Boissy d’Anglas and have a dinner in this brand new Fornasetti temple owned by Armand & Martine Hadida, you won't regret it - everything here is breathtaking and so ultra holychic. The only other time I had this feeling was in Venice.
Soon: Video-interview with Mr. Hadida at

New Hotel by Lacroix: Hôtel le Bellechasse

Upside: Ultra cool artsy ambiance. Finally a new Parisian hot-spot de luxe which is not designed with 90's minimalistic codes or by smothered "Plastic-Surgeon-From-16ème" flat decoration mold. Lacroix is here so over the top that you might find yourself searching for a White Rabbit after visiting the third room of the hotel.

Downside: Some rooms are so small. Lack of daylight. Does an old-fashioned bathtub in the middle of the tiny room with a low ceiling represent the playful imagination of the couturier or it's just prosaic result of space lacking? Read more at:

Hôtel le Bellechasse

Opening date: July 25, 2007

Watch the Video of the Hotel Bellechasse with the coments in French

by VG