Objets Trouvés

May 31, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

What Once Was Lost Now Is Found An employee stores some of the 500 objects turned in every day. All is not lost for those whose pockets are picked in the Métro or who lose an antique earring in the … Read More

Maison de Radio France

May 10, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

A Modern Relic Preserved Architecture Studio’s winning design for the €240 million renovation of the Maison de Radio France. Debate over Paris’s architectural landscape rages on. Following a general outcry against Mayor Bertrand Delanoë’s choice of David Mangin’s inoffensive design … Read More

Canicrèche

May 10, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Every Dog Will Have His Daycare Above: Romeo, a Canicrèche boarder, peeps out of the exercise room. Below: the boutique. It seems strange that no one has ever done it before in this city where the canine is king, but … Read More

Batoligne

April 26, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Commuting on the Seine A regular water bus may soon run up and down the Seine. April 6, 2005: Following a recent meeting of municipal and transport authorities, it seems likely that a regular water-bus line, to be called the … Read More

Hom ad campaign

April 26, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Lingerie for Metrosexuals Whatever you think of these ads, they are certainly eye-catching. April 27, 2005: Women and some men in Paris, Marseille and Aix-en-Provence were given a treat last month when the underwear maker Hom launched an eye-popping new … Read More

Lacroix dresses trains

April 26, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

High Speed, High Fashion Above: relaxing first-class color scheme. Below: more vibrant second-class hues. April 27, 2005: One endearing thing about the French is the way they have of dressing up public servants, even meter maids, in designer outfits. Air … Read More

The end of auto tyranny ?

March 14, 2005 | By Paris Update | What's New Potpourri

Mayor Starts Revolution Will the Marais be free of snarled traffic someday? March 15, 2005: Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has changed Paris in a number of small ways since he took office in 2001 – creating Paris Plage and founding … Read More