22 Sep
Certain to give any luxury cyclist a woody

French designer Paul Guerin and woodworker Till Breitfuss of Keim have united because they like to give bikes wood. Their first model, the Arvak, has a carefully tested hollow monocoque frame made from 24 layers of laminate ash wood, and an $11,000 price tag to match. The Arvak bike is custom shaped and comes with all the desired [...]


11 Aug
Classic tennis shoe in white-on-white leather & gold branding

Adidas Originals has been doing copious collabs lately involving he classic Stan Smith silhouette, the three most recent reinterpretations being done by the way of the French Boutique Dover Street Market and, as shown here, Barney’s New York. Each variation is the standard Stan Smith (white-on-white leather upper with rubber soles and perforated side) with gold [...]


French luxury line Hermès, inspired by the lacquering techniques of the ancient Orient and the style of Persian miniature horses, apply the intricate modern French lacquering process to these limited edition watches. First miniature pieces are applied to the base of the Arceau Cheval d’Oriente watches, then the pigments lacquered in, layer by layer with [...]


17 Jul
French summer flannel with American flavor for Spring/Summer

When French homage label LES (ART)ISTS dropped their first line of artist-inspired tshirts, we were quick to grab a couple (Margiela, McQueen and Lagerfeld if you must know). Pairing famed names in the fashion industry with the year of their birth on the back, the simple shirts excelled simply in execution: great cut, nice materials, unique concept. [...]


30 Jun
French boots & shoes built for the warmer months

Atelier Heisting, French footwear masters since 1934, have put out a full line of men’s shoes and boots purposed for the warmer months. Ranging from the suede moccasin to Italian leather oxfords and boots, notable accents throughout the line include Norwegian reverse-welted stitching and variations of a rubber-ripple sole. Shop the full line here, starting from about $260 [...]


Moschino now lets you complement your iPhone 5 with a side of fries by bringing you the French Fry iPhone case. It’s simply a 100% polyamide cover that fits your iPhone 5 while being fondly reminiscent of everybody’s favorite mega-corporation fast-food McMonster. Talk into the golden arches for $85. And while you may not be able to wrap [...]


15 May
A limited edition run of 50 individually numbered craniums

K. Olin Tribu, a French art house with roots in toy design, has kind of given new meaning to any of our former ideas about “praying to a porcelain god”. For while their use of the material in numerous artist collaborations is indeed pretty damned sick, there is faith renewed in the creative potential of porcelain. [...]


Daft Punk’s brilliant merchandise-marketing brain trust is doing something that is turning heads, and turning back clocks, to the 1970′s. With clever retro copy, an aged visual aesthetic and overall 70′s chic, one could say this is one of those moments when the advertising perhaps actually outsells the product itself. Want a “Get Lucky” T-shirt? [...]

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