i don't like fun


EX LIBRIS VICTOR HUGO
16 January, 2013, 3:46 pm
Filed under: art, books, french, history, victor hugo

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my photo from maison victor hugo, place des vosges, paris.



yes.
3 May, 2012, 3:46 pm
Filed under: dogs, françoise hardy, french, music, things i like

francoisebassett



françoise.
3 May, 2012, 3:40 pm
Filed under: clothes, françoise hardy, french, gainsbourg, music

francoise

françoise hardy, you were cooler than literally everyone. i mean it.

above: just wearing a full-body metallic suit, no big deal.
below: hanging out with serge gainsbourg.

francoiseserge



nellcôte nights
29 February, 2012, 1:44 am
Filed under: french, gram parsons, i was born in the wrong decade, keith richards, music

keith and gram at nellcôte, 1971. photo by d. tarlé.



the latin american photobook
22 January, 2012, 2:58 pm
Filed under: argentina, art, books, current events, french, history, museums

“the latin american photobook: the best kept secret in the history of photography”
– martin parr

this exhibit, “a new history of the latin american photobook,” opened jan. 20 at le bal in paris and features over forty books produced between 1921 and 2012. i really hope to see this when i’m in france, or else when the show comes to new york!



quote of the day: charlotte
18 January, 2012, 6:54 pm
Filed under: clothes, french, gainsbourg, music, quote of the day

“to me, they were really just my parents. we had a lovely life. we went to private school. but they had quite an eccentric life, going into nightclubs and coming back when we got up to go to school. that was kind of weird. but apart from that, we had a very normal life. they had simple tastes. their idea was to always keep your feet on the ground, so that’s what we did. i was able to go on the street, and it was normal when people came up to them and asked for autographs. it was just part of everyday life. i just learned through their way of living – through all of that fame to always be happy when someone comes up to ask for an autograph. people really loved them in a very honest way. it wasn’t until very late that i understood what my father was writing about. i had lived with his songs all my life, but i never really understood the lyrics, or what went into them. of course, it is special because now i know that my father was a genius. but he lived in a very casual way.”

– charlotte gainsbourg in interview magazine, feb. 2012. she’s so chill; it’s impressive.
more photos and the rest of the interview are here.



YES!!!
16 January, 2012, 3:06 am
Filed under: art, current events, french, movies, things i like

‘the artist’ won three golden globes! as it should have. this man’s eyebrows alone deserve their own award. so does the dog.



mais oui
27 April, 2011, 2:28 am
Filed under: books, french, i'm serious, quote of the day

… on veut bien des maux qui sont sublimes;
et l’on se dit: souffrons, mais souffrons sur les cimes!

– victor hugo, “les malheureux”



l’anamour
7 November, 2009, 11:27 pm
Filed under: art, french, gainsbourg, music

janeserge
a lovely photo of jane + serge. he looks so debonair.



i fail at blogging.
23 September, 2009, 11:44 pm
Filed under: art, french, liquor

here’s some shit to make you love me again.
specifically, a boudoir st. germain ad.

stgermain