Just when you thought Paris couldn't be further romanticized in film, along comes Paris Through Pentax. Created by visual content agency Maison Carnot, the film is a trip through the city, filmed from the perspective of the viewfinder of the iconic medium-format camera, the Pentax 67—which somehow manages to wash the city in even more nostalgia and idyllic beauty. And that's before you add a soundtrack reminiscent of the music that scored that most-romantic of filmic love letters to Paris, Amélie. As you're whisked from a carousel to intimate side streets of the city, don't be suprised if you unwittingly find yourself look up flights to Paris immediately after. Read more
NEW SHOP PARIS
Papier+ is heaven for scribblers and a stationary nerd's dream. Location-wise, it's perfectly situated: on Rue du Pont Louis Philippe, known as Paris' Paper Street, home to several of the capital's established stationery stores. Since 1976, Papier+ has been churning out simple yet striking paper products, made entirely in France using acid-free materials. Starting out with loose sheets, they gradually expanded to various styles of notebooks, diaries and pads. The beauty of their merchandise, besides its high quality and artisanal production, lie in Papier+'s smart use of colors. Like a fashion label changing its collection for a new season, they renew their palette over time, giving you the perfect excuse to pop into the boutique to check out its latest stock. Splurge on a canvas-bound album, or opt for their cheerful rainbow-colored notebook. A popular item is their notepad in neutral tones, with a hole punched into the sheets to hold up a pencil, perfect for jotting down messages and notes. The shop also features writing paraphernalia, folders, portfolios and storage boxes.