Malle W. Trousseau’s Oyster Kit

Shuck shells like a professional with the celebrated French company's stylish equipment

Anyone who’s played the role of an oyster shucker can understand the difficulties these little saltwater delicacies can inflict on even the most burly of hands. This holiday season, Malle W. Trousseau is set to release a must-have for any oyster enthusiast looking to ease the process of shucking. The celebrated French cookware company’s oyster kit comprises a leather hand shield and a high-quality iron …

Thomas de Lussac’s Louis XVI is Back

The French designer teams up with Perchebois to re-imagine the infamous king's iconic chair

Despite its significant history, the new furniture piece by French designer Thomas de Lussac in association with Perchebois—called “Louis XVI is Back”—is a most contemporary and daring armchair. The connection between de Lussac’s approach, which is a wooden skeleton more reminiscent of framework for a house, and Louis XVI’s 18th century velvet-covered seats is not immediate. But through meticulous execution, his re-working of this classic …

Lessons in Innovation from Raspberry Pi’s Jack Lang

The serial entrepreneur speaks about open source, data privacy and the power of technological transformations at Paris' Connected Conference

At this year’s Connected Conference—a Parisian event dedicated to connected hardware and the internet of things—we had the chance to hear Jack Lang, the co-founder of Raspberry Pi, speak. The conference focused on the complexities of open-sourcing and sharing freely within communities (with one of the biggest issues being the need for a standard language), and Lang’s distinct vision and strong support of an open …

Rude Baguette’s Paris Founders Event

Three standouts from the French company's recent event showcasing super-smart startups

Rude Baguette—which began as a blog and a daily newspaper—is a French startup supporter that’s growing as fast as the needs of the creative community. The blog combines breaking news with analysis and opinion to cover startups, foreign companies operating in France and the government’s digital strategy. It’s built a strong and reliable relationship among readers and various stakeholders in the startup sphere since 2011 …

Avec Motifs Apparents: Terracotta Daughters

An in situ installation that blends ancient discovery with contemporary gender issues

Centquatre (aka 104) is one of Paris’ newly opened and exciting art centers. Along with Gaité Lyrique, this new generation of venues are no longer just art galleries, but spaces that are more easily accessible to visitors, and in which creativity, culture and every genre of art is welcomed. Formerly a city funeral home, located at the edge of the city, 104 offers huge spaces …