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Kristen de la Vallière  📷 Media Producer | Comm. | Art Direction 🇫🇷 New Yorker living in Paris 💥 Founder of @sayhito_

Last week the wonderful @vlasta_kubus and @marlenehuissoud brought 15 of us, all from diverse cultural and design backgrounds, together for the first ever edition of @deposium_ in Slovakia. •
We basically were stationed in a remote alpine villa with plenty of booze, a packed programme where we discussed everything from sustainability, design politics and education to the future of the gallery model, some midnight skinny dips in the lake and me smoking everybody else's cigarettes.
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It was a truly inspiring and eye opening week. I'm looking forward to see where we take this in the future and what type of change in the industry we can initiate.
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Huge thank you to Vlasta and Marlène for inviting me and big bisous to all of the incredible, brilliant new people I met last week (and merci for the ciggs!!!)🌲🚬💋
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(And @wendyandreu I would love to hear that narrated in your voice ! Ohlala)

For those of you who don't think sex sells.
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Avalon by @valentinacameranesi x @blocstudios •
Text by @naderlajvardi •
Link In bio 💥
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#sayhito_ #sayhito_italy #valentinacameranesi

Postcards from me and one of my boyfriends, #MartinEisler , in @nilufargallery this past April in Milan.

Dreaming of #holidays 💭 🌋 •
📸 @benoit_paille

@jonatan.nilsson.design has been one of my favourite design discoveries of 2018. •
His work embodies a new, bold and colorful creative energy coming from the new generation of Scandinavian designers.
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In his blown-glass vase series 'Shifting Shape' we get contemporary shapes with wood grain textures due to the surfaces the glass was blown against.
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So excited to have a few of his pieces from this series 'Shifting Shapes' in @sayhito_ s curated selection in @1000vases during Paris Design Week.
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See full article about Jonatans work, that @naderlavachequirit wrote for @sayhito_ online now (link In bio)
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#jonatannilsson #collectibledesign #swedishdesign #scandinaviandesign #glassvase

Waiting for our UberPool to arrive @___d_l_n @vk_kellywon #tb #chateaudelachaise
📸 @josh1006

Last week I had the pleasure of discovering the 600 year old French tradition of Tapestry making, in it's mother region of Aubusson, in the center of France. •
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We visited @aubusson_r_four , one of the last thriving tapestry manufacturers keeping the tradition and artisanal skills alive. Moving with the times, they have reinvented themselves doing curated artist collaborations each year on a collective design piece. This year they worked with the hugely talented and ever so kind @pierremariepm .
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Pierre Marie followed every step of the process, from concept to creation, with great detail — pushing the boundaries of the ancient technique and practice.
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Tapestries were traditionally used for helping to keep the heat in those big ass castles (if you live in France you know you can buy a castle for less than a studio apartment in Paris because HOW YOU GUNNA HEAT IT) as well as for storytelling. Let's just say they were the Medieval equivalent to a selfie; most people had the tapestry made to reflect the story they wanted to tell about themselves. Slaying dragons n lions n shit.
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This tapestry took a few weeks to concept, 7 months to weave between two weavers, 3 hours per color to dye by a master color mixer.
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Colors are mixed between three base pigments (blue, yellow, red) and are mixed by color and eye only (they can reproduce the same color just by experience without machines....)
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Each weaver needs 1-2 years of intense apprenticeship before they are able to weave a tapistry which can be sold and 10 years of experience before they not only master the skill but are able to do it quickly.
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Bravo to Robert Four for keeping these 600 year old traditions alive and to Pierre Marie for translating them into the modern context of collectible design 🇫🇷💥
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Thank you @aubusson_r_four @pierremariepm and @david_giroire for inviting me!
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#aubusson #tapistry #processporn #weaving #howitwasmade #sayhito_france #furnituredesign #fineart #contemporaryart #artisan #handmade

🇫🇷 #allezlesbleus •
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'Blue Over Orange' by Ellsworth Kelly (1964)
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#ellsworthkelly #minimalism #modernart #moma #france

@musesofnow which is a kickass organization giving voice to women who are challenging standards in their industry, has invited me to host and evening and speak for their first Paris event.
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If you're in Paris next Thursday the 12th, please join us at @wework Cœur Marais at 18h30 for a drink and then the talk at 19h.
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I'll be talking about my journey with @sayhito_, the importance of supporting other women in the workplace and some of the many muses and women who I admire.
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See you next Thursday July 12th at 18h30! 💋
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Merci (girlboss) @jillianchoi for the photo ❤️ .
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#musesofnow #muse #girlboss #wework #womenempowerment #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #strongwomen #paris #eventparis #sayhito_france #thefutureisfemale

Paris I love you but I would consider leaving you if I could live in the @mini.living Urban Cabin in LA with this view. Just sayin. ☁️ •
#MINILiving #MINI #UrbinCabinTour #BigLifeSmallFootprint #GlobalVillage #advertisement

🚬💋 #PierrotLeFou

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