If you don’t know Paris-based collage artist Matthew Rose, we want you to! New works on paper from his series “GOD & COUNTRY” will be available for purchase at the new concept store STORIE in Paris from August 30th through September 30th. Signed, dated posters will be available.
…once upon a time, the ability to speak French properly was considered an absolute essential. In 26 chapters, each focusing on a different colourful Francophile, Fumaroli makes his way across 18th-century Europe. The book is a gallery of Russians, Prussians, Swedes, Poles, Italians and Englishmen; politicians, soldiers, kings and collectors, who all aspired to speak and write the French language beautifully…
You could win a pad of G. Lalo vergé de France stationery plus a two-pack of Clairefontaine mini notebooks! Offer ends August 31, 2011.
Exaclair, Inc. is well known as the distributor of Clairefontaine paper products in the U.S. For over 100 years Clairefontaine has been renowned for making the best writing paper in the world. Other French brands distributed by Exaclair include Rhodia, Quo Vadis, Exacompta, J. Herbin, G. Lalo, Brause, and Decopatch. Exaclair’s extensive product lines include notebooks, notepads, journals, weekly and daily planners, social stationery and invitations, note cards, and fine art papers. They also import sealing wax and fountain pen inks made by J. Herbin, the oldest name in pen inks in the world.
G. Lalo, the Parisian social stationery manufacturer since 1919, became throughout the years the stationery of reference both in Paris’ high society and in the royal courts of Europe such as Sweden, Holland, Monaco and Belgium.
G. Lalo products and many other French stationery brands are distributed in the US by Exaclair, the company that is providing our August 2011 giveaway. Find Exaclair paper products at the Francophilia Amazon store!
A compelling, intimate portrait of the Bonapartes, delving into the conflicted relationship between Napoleon and his beloved brother Lucien, the most talented of the Bonaparte brothers, who not only can be credited for helping Napoleon seize power, but who had a promising political career of his own. He was a romantic, an idealist, and an anti-monarchist whose love for Alexandrine, the woman he married in spite of Napoleon’s objections, caused him to fall out of favor with his powerful brother.
We have three hardback copies of this novel to give away this month. Go to the Community home page to see how to win! Offer ends July 31, 2011.
Enjoy this gorgeous ad, done by NeueBig in Italy, featuring stop-motion animation with paper cut-outs for the launch of Le Petit Prince Moleskine Special Edition. The cutouts you see in the video actually come with the notebooks (they differ depending on whether you get the large or pocket size).
We promised more révélations according to the Victoires de la musique shortlist. Meet Guillaume Grand, singing Toi et moi from his new album of the same name. You can buy Toi et moi at the Francophilia Amazon Store!
Set in the breathtaking Brazilian shores of Búzios in the early 1980s, ADRIFT tells the story of teenager Filipa (Laura Neiva), in a defining summer that sees her transition from child to adult, uncovering the fact that life is far more complex when the surface is severely scratched and uneasy truths are divulged. Her father is played by acclaimed French actor Vincent Cassel.
We have five copies of this DVD to give away this month. It is zoned for Europe only, so this month, the contest is just for European members! Go to the Community home page to see how to win. Offer ends February 28, 2011.
Her francophile style has been seen everywhere: on scarves for DKNY and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the “Vive La France” campaign for Bloomingdale’s, in her redesign of Saks Fifth Avenue children’s department and the list goes on….
As you can see, we’ve put two items up for sale, but the idea is not for us to sell things; it’s for you to sell things. New, vintage, handmade… As long as they have a French or francophone connection.