Archive for December, 2011

Joël Ducorroy, an Art and Letter’s Master at Paul-Louis Flandrin Gallery, Paris, until january 31st 2012

Posted in art gallery, contemporary art, Paris on December 17, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

First, let me introduce you my dear friend Paul-Louis Flandrin (on the left on picture below , next to the artist Joel Ducorroy, courtesy Katia Feltrin). Paul-Louis is an antique art dealer and expert specialised in jewellery and silversmith (for three generations !), located not far from Invalides in very Chic&Deluxe 7th district (Les Trois Grilles,158 rue de Grenelle,75007).

His wife, the exquisite Francine Flandrin, is an artist (painting/ installation) and a curator. She invited french artist Joël Ducorroy to exhibit in the gallery space, which was a perfect setting for the pieces shown : words engraved on old silver plates, evoking the function of the object selected. I love words in contemporary art ( Magritte, Barry, Wiener…) for their suggestive power or even letter’s design, but there is another dimension here : french humour !  with a Deluxe style of course. I did love the long silver plate to serve cake engraved : ” Coutau, fourchette, miettes, miettes, miettes,” (knife, fork, crumbs, crumbs, crumbs, crumbs) and the silver plate for messages engraved “message”,


Did you see the hamburger below ?

Pain/Viande/ Pain (Bread/ Meat/Bread) !!

I like the blue plate too in the show case : “Famille Princière” (princely family).

In case you’re not from any Royal family-which happened sometimes unfortunatly- maybe the red can suit your taste :

And a project for coffee cup, when Malevicth meets Robert Barry :

If you’re interested by these very Deluxe&Arty works, please contact Paul-Louis on my behalf :

A dinner in Mandarin Oriental, Paris, at Thierry Marx’s restaurant “Sur Mesure”, rue Saint Honoré.

Posted in hotel, Paris, restaurants on December 12, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

I love Palace hotels in winter, they welcome you so well and especially during Christmas time : you feel like beeing in a fairy tale !

Last week was my birthday and Edwart invited me in Madarin Oriental, at Thierry Marx’s restaurant “Sur Mesure”. It was quite an experience ! The restaurant itself first, looks like a spaceship, all white and minimalist, almost a surgical atmosphere, but I like it too, very conceptual indeed, as the food. If you like fusion between asian-japonese- and french high gastronomy, then this is the place to eat ! I did really enjoy the duck and the fish and langoustine (1st pic). Look at the design, the shapes, colors and textures, it’s Art whith a japonism trend  !


I will have to write 2 other posts about Madarin Oriental in Paris to tell you which are my favorite places right now in the  city :

1° the Camelia restaurant with pastry corner  (the other restaurant, more unformal and very fashionable)

2° the  Bar 8, my prefered bar in town right now with “my” winter coktail : Madarule (tarragon, ginger beer, gin !!!!)