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Romain Lenancker

Romain Lenancker currently lives in Lyon and works in his town and Paris. He is an interdisciplinary art director specialized in creating intelligent solutions for corporate, packaging, print media and papermade illustration. We at Blue Blood love creative people and we would like to share some of his great work.

For more information visit Romain’s site.

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Amazing macarons by Ladurée

We have mentioned Luxirare to you before. She works magic on food and foodstyling.

We came across Ladurée at the Luxirare website. This is a luxury cakes and pastries brand based in Paris, France. We at Blue Blood are huge fans of macarons and Ladurée does an amazing job making them. It’s easy to tell if a macaron is decent. If it crumbles to the touch, its a good one. You can tell the interior is extremely chewy/supple. The crust is very light and breaks easily.

Take a look and enjoy, but be careful you might start drewling..

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L’Eclaireur Candles at Blue Blood


A VISIONARY APPROACH

Martine and Armand Hadida, founders of L’Eclaireur Paris, have  delighted our senses for years. From tasting, seeing and touching, they’ve succeeded to stimulate each of these with ease.
But when they decided to tackle smell with their latest project, a foray into the world of perfume, they sought out Christian Astuguevieille as their Creative Director to use his expertise to conjure up scents that would exceed our very notions of smell.

The fragrances he conceived for this collection are refreshing as they are whimsical. Their themes excite and comfort as you inhale their very essences.

With an unexpected selection of aromas, these candles have the ability to recall a simple childhood memory or call upon even stronger emotions as well as play upon other senses.

Astuguevieille uses ingredients such as Ink, Grass, Absinthe, Tangerine and more, to enchant you. They create illusions, which we savor. The smell of freshly cut grass on a warm spring day, a hint of licorice, the freshness of tangerine, reminiscent of when you’re peeling one yourself, and the smell of dried ink on your hands after writing a letter are thoughts that come to mind.

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While the collection is shrouded in mystery by its black boxes and silken paper, and the perfumed wax is encased in the simplicity of matte black glass, the key lies within the colour-coded fragrances :
Grass is an earthy green, while the dark liquorice of Zan seeks refuge in its white opposite. Encre leaves hints of purple ink, the orange of the Tangerine emulates the glowing sun and Absinthe wears the colour of
the Green Chartreuse.

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Encre
Memories of ink stains on your fingertips.
A clever tale told through the play of incense pitted against
the moody Balsamic Fir wood. Dark and captivating is its aura.
Throw in the unexpected spark of an orange kiss, and with this
trio of ingredients, they summon a rhapsody of nostalgia.

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Zan
The hidden note of licorice rouses you with subtle restraint,
an effect that is most bewitching.
With its bouquet of Ylang-Ylang petals, Zan unveils the
exquisiteness of smell in its refined essence and unexpected
surprises.

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Tangerine
The scent from this citrus is enlightening.
Its ability to uplift any mood is unparalleled, and with the
use of the essence of Neroli, it brings its carnal and
voluptuous notes to the foreground.
Its sensuality is reminiscent of a walking through an
orchard on a warm summer night when the heat of the
sun still lingers on the blossoms and permeates the air with its heady scent.

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Grass
Run free and lose yourself.
As you escape through the dreamy meadows of freshly cut
grass, the bouquet of fresh violets and the ripe tang of figs,
the earthly realm embraces you. With the freshness of
bergamot, grapefruit and tangerine, inhale and savor the
essence of life.

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Absinthe
Wormwoods’ light and bitter tone envelopes you while
stimulating your senses.
Through the entangled clouds of tea and mint, the siren calls
of theses ethereal fragrances soothe your senses.

L’Eclaireur Candles will be available in the Blue Blood stores soon!

Come in and let your senses get carried away…

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Jane Aldridge – author of sea of shoes

This 17 year old girl literally swims in a sea of shoes. She owns countless pairs of fabulous shoes that even celebrities can be jealous of. Blue Blood has decided to follow her blog and have therefore also added it to our blog roll. Jane Aldridge can be seen wearing the most stunning shoes in different settings. The images placed on her blog are pretty and her sense of style is inspiring to every one. She jet sets from Tokyo to Paris to try on different fashion items and she has even designed a shoe range for Urban Outfitters. For the latest shoe or fashion designs her blog is one to follow.

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Super Shades

So yes, today it is officially the 1st day of Autumn but that doesn’t mean the sun is going to stop on shining. We absolutely adore the new fall/winter collection of Super Sunglasses. These hand made Italian acetate sunglasses come in multiple colours and are made to the highest possible standards. Or if you are going ski-ing this winter, Super sunglasses have created a Topski collection whereby all sunglasses have mirrored lenses and contain leather to protect you from all sun, snow and wind.  Not only we are fan but also many celebrities and fashionistas have been spot wearing Super shades. They are sold in leading fashion stores around the world and also in one of Blue Blood’s favourite stores, Colette in Paris.

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(Mary-Kate Olsen)

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Cornelie Tollens @ Blow Up Gallery

Eroticism, flowers, romance, lust and desire are key element that Cornelie Tollens portrays within her images.

Cornelie Tollens is a great Dutch photographer and a friend of Blue Blood. Her work has been published in many lifestyle and art magazines. She also published a book called Hard Love that came out last year including 50 amazing pictures. Furthermore, her work has been exhibited in Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, Kyoto, Berlin and New York. For now, you are able to see her work at the Blow Up gallery in Amsterdam until the end of September.

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Baby-foot turned into Le Barbie-Foot

“Foosball”, “Futbolín”, “Kicker” – however you wish to call it, the real name for the famous miniaturised game of football is called “Baby-foot”.

The first popular game of table football was invented by a French man, Lucien Rosengart. After all those years that this game was viewed as a game mainly aimed at men – Baby-foot has now turned into Le Barbie-Foot. The young, creative French designer Chloé Ruchon has collaborated with the well known Baby-foot maker, Bonzini and the brand Barbie by Mattel.

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With this newly invented table she brings two worlds together. The Barbie doll is symbol of ultra feminity. The doll with its exaggerated proportions portrays a so called “ideal female picture”. The game of football is mainly, enjoyed, watched and played by the predominantly male world. By combining these two juxtapositions, Chloé Ruchon encourages and provokes thoughts about different ways of thinking and the everyday subjects and the social norms we face.

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Whoever said women  can’t play football…think again.

Beginning of last week this table arrived at one of Blue Blood’s favourite stores called Colette in Paris.

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