Fascinating Street Art in France Using 30,000 Origamis

Check out these colorful street art installations composed of 30,000 origami pieces created by French artist Mademoiselle Maurice with the help of hundreds of volunteers. As part of Maurice’s participation in the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France, they created a rainbow portrait along the banks of the Maine river and colored the pathway leading to the Montée St-Maurice Cathedral. [via designtaxi]

 

Untreated Beauty + Cottage in South France

What used to be a peasant farm in the south of France, interior designer Isabel López-Quesada foresaw potential of this land. A design basically sticking to the essential, imperfections were used to this home’s advantage. This cottage has beauty all its own.      Photos by Ricardo Labougle via Elle

 

Japanese-Inspired Home in France

This Japanese-inspired home is situated between Autun and Beaune in Burgundy, France and designed by architects Jean-Baptiste Barache and Sihem Lamine, Paris. The owners, Peter and Sandrine Colline, dreamed of a Japanese home that is close with nature and built with environment-friendly materials. A traditional Japanese home features a room with tatami flooring usually made of rice straw. It’s very interesting to note that there are actually rules concerning its layout and how many [...]

 

A Loft Home in Bagnolet, France

France is such a beautiful place! And even got prettier homes. Just like this loft in Bagnolet, France byAlexandre & Emilie of Persona production. On the ground level, there aren’t fixed boundaries, giving the place a relaxed atmosphere. Texture of the brick material on the sidewall accentuated the simple furniture and decor. I love how the living and kitchen area is open to the second level. Above the kitchen counter, there’s a bridge [...]