A complex man of many facets, Jean Cocteau was a legendary French poet, novelist, playwright, artist, and filmmaker. He passed away in 1963, the day after his good friend, singer Edith Piaf. This little gem of a book, Professional Secrets: An Autobiography of Jean Cocteau, explains more and is available on eBay this week.
Graphic We Love: French Poster
In the treasure trove of eBay posters, we found this image belonging to a french lipstick company designed by the famed illustrator Rene Gruau.
See the original listing here and get this chic gift for fashion-phile friend this Christmas.
(Photo: Courtesy of eBay Seller onescorpio. Text: Jauretsi)
Graphic We Love: Lou Doillon
Behold a page from Lou Doillon’s private book of drawings. In addition to doodling, the French chanteuse and daughter of Jane Birkin writes and sings beautiful music. Visit her site to see and listen. And don’t forget to check out all the wonderful things eBay has on this infinite muse.
(Photo: Lou Doillon. Text: Jauretsi)
If you’re aiming to learn a language (and learn it quickly), Rosetta Stone is the program for you. It’s used and trusted by corporations, institutions, and novice beginnings alike. Though effective, the computer program is also known for being on the pricey side. Click here to see what deals there are on eBay and learn French rapide.
(Graphic courtesy of Edu Barba. Text by Jenny Bahn)
When it comes to unapologetically luxurious interiors, the French really know how to do it. Supported by apartments often featuring high ceilings and big windows letting in the grey light of Paris, the chosen décor doesn’t even need to do much. Such is the case for the Parisian apartment of design duo Gilles & Boissier, whose bold and simplistic choices shine against a white backdrop of intricate Rococo molding. To check out the rest of their apartment, click here. And, if you’re as inspired as we are, head on over to eBay to check out the selection of French sofas similar to the one in this picture.
(Photo courtesy of afflante.com. Text by Jenny Bahn)