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Anne Ditmeyer / Prêt à Voyager  Designer + dot connector. Educator + explorer. Author #ParisSmallShops map, tours, teach on Skillshare. 🇺🇸in🇫🇷

Invader strikes again! 👾My lunch place was packed today but as a bonus I looked up and saw the new Paris Tokyo 🇫🇷🇯🇵 @invaderwashere on "my" street: Rue Saint Anne! #paris75002 #invader

Logo love @lesgrandsvoisins. #paris75014
Logo: Margot Cannizzo Lazaro

So refreshing to have a big table and space in Paris (feels Berlin). Also love the medical touches @lesgrandsvoisins have added to the ceiling decor. So à propos for this hospital turned creative space. #LesGrandsVoisins #paris75014

Paris's best innovation happens in the form of urban interventions & social entrepreneurship. @lesgrandsvoisins is in the former Hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul 🏥and is now home to artists and creators, associations, housing for those in need, educational spaces and restaurants. The goal of #LesGrandsVoisins (translation: the big neighbors)was to create a space with multiple uses for the common good of everyone. Today they hosted a market. It was a refreshing mix of people and cultures (hipsters were the minority). It's open to the public - just check the opening hours for the cafés first. Also, several of the artists offer workshops too worth checking out! #paris75014

Flashing back to last week's creative workshop with @christine.herrin! So fun pulling together @marhabameg @laurenloubate @threedaywonder @ineffabledaze & @sassyfanny to explore / capture / create with Christine's travel journal kits! Also, how fun is the Instax rainbow film!?! 🌈

When ripped metro posters form new art. P.S. L'Esprit du Bauhaus at @lesartsdecoratifs ends Feb 26.

Wish this book existed when I was in school. Based on one of the most popular classes at Stanford it uses design thinking (ideating, prototyping, iterating) to think about career paths in a less traditional way. The book helped me make some simple tweaks in the way I work that improved my efficiency, productivity, and happiness, and that's only looking short term. I highly recommend listening to the episode of the Diane Rehm Show with authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. Also, I'm super excited to tune into @creativelive next Thursday (Feb 23) for an online #DesignIngYourLife class with the authors (it's free when you watch it live!). Oh, and I bought the UK version of the book if your cover looks different. #PAVreads #designthinking

A study of seat patterns on the Paris public bus. Line 68.

Awww heart shaped cakes at one of my favorite boulangeries, Boulangerie Julien. 💕 #paris75002

Tucked between the African wax fabric stores, tailor shops, hair salons and import groceries of #ChateauRouge is @lareguliere, a delightful new bookshop & cafe. (And it's conveniently across the street from @maisonchateaurouge). Had a great brainstorming session with @christine.herrin here yesterday. Oh, and I forgot to mention the fun @steffiebrocoli mural in the bathroom. Heads up: Chateau Rouge métro is closed for renovation for a few more months still. #paris75018

No better way to kick off a Saturday than with a jolt of creativity. Hosted a mini workshop with @christine.herrin on her last day in Paris to connect with some talented locals (bonus: made sure everyone was meeting someone new - see photo tags) and to show off Christine's new @everydayexplorersco travel journal. So much joy in disconnecting from our phones for a couple hours and chatting face-to-face. Fun fact: Did you know in Australia you get an actual license to use a pen when you are proficient enough with a pencil!?!