French house prices down 1.1% year on year and expected to fall more in 2014

House prices in France fell by 1.1% on an annual basis in the second quarter of 2013 but there is a wide variation on a regional basis, according to latest figures reported by Notaires. And an analysis from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s says that prices in France will continue falling next year due to […]

France top choice for overseas property investors

France is still the number one choice for Brits buying property abroad, according to the latest overseas property ‘hot spots’ report compiled by Conti. The country is top of the list for the fourth year running, accounting for a huge 45% of mortgage enquiries received so far this year. This is the country’s biggest share […]

New Fendi Milan boutique will open up with the longest runway

The Italian fashion house is all set to rock the Italian capital. Fendi along with its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, will be opening its new headquarters in Milan on 19th September. The new outpost, touted to house the longest runway in Milan, will introduce Silvia Venturini Fendi’s S/S 2014 collection. Located on Via Solari, Fendi’s […]

Paris’s landmark Crillon hotel closes for makeover

The Hotel de Crillon in Paris is closing this weekend for a two-year-long makeover that includes a new spa and sweeping renovations. The stone building was commissioned by French King Louis XV and built in 1758. It is one of two twin buildings overlooking the emblematic Place de La Concorde, where French King Louis XVI […]

World Cities Review 2012

The fourth edition of Savills World Cities Review takes a closer look at ten world class players in the global property market. Where does your city rank? Read the World Cities global research report and discover which ten cities are shaping global real estate. Read exclusive comparisons of the mainstream and leisure property prices between ten cities across the world. Discover the […]

Let there be Light: Festival of Lights, Lyon

The Lyon Festival of Lights is back and organisers are hoping this year’s event will be bigger and brighter than previous. The festival is one of the biggest urban events in the world. This year is the 14th anniversary and nearly three million visitors are expected to descend upon the city to see designers, artists, […]

Store fit for a designer king

Recently I interviewed Damir Doma, one of the worlds’ leading fashion designers, in Paris. I asked him which architect was designing his flagship store. I was expecting the answer to be Jean Nouvel or an architect with a similar reputation in Europe. To my amazement, the answer was architect Rodney Eggleston, co-director of March Studio […]

An Innovative Wi-Fi Hotspot in the Heart of Paris : L’Escale Numérique

An updated small scale version of the suspended gardens of Babylon can be admired these days in Paris. French designer, Mathieu Lehanneur developed an outstanding concept and placed it in the shelter of culture, romance and exquisiteness, the capital of eternal love. A masterpiece in terms of execution, L’Escale Numérique is the perfect example that nature and technology work […]

French Architect, Felicie Chardon brings sophisticated elegance to the new LVMH Hotel, Paris

Félicie Chardon, a Paris-based architect and designer was born in Paris and raised in France and the United States. Since graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles she has become a specialist in hotel design working most recently as lead architect on large scale luxury palaces. In 2007 Félicie joined hotel specialists architects […]

Transparent Bubble Tent

French designer Pierre Stephane Dumas has invented the see-through BubbleTree pressurized tent, which provides you with a 360° view of nature’s incredible scenic views (more pictures here). Check out more pictures of the Transparent Bubble Tent. Via Enpundit