Using the multimedia solutions of DirectStreams and the designs of Philippe Starck and Roland Castro, the Trigano family is democratizing high-end hotels with today's most innovative and trendiest hotel concept! The Trigano family, co-founders of Club Med, has once again decided to shake up traditional ways of thinking and to bring a breath of fresh air into the hotel market by seeking out well-known avant-garde professionals to establish an innovative concept on the occasion of the launch of "Mama Shelter" in Paris (20th arrondissement). These tourism specialists have surrounded themselves with the top experts in their respective fields: the overall architecture was entrusted to Roland Castro and the interior was designed by Philippe Starck.
The objective: provide hotel guests with direct, simple and fun access from their rooms and common areas using a single terminal, the Apple Imac, with a complete range of digital services (HDTV, music, radio, CD, films, DVDs, Internet, etc.).
An outstanding hotel with 172 "digital rooms", 2 business centers and a world exclusive for the Mama Shelter restaurant-bar: the exclusive Mama Shelter iBooth solution. Each of the hotel's 172 rooms has its own 24-inch "iMac multimedia center" with easy access to a wide range of digital services: in addition to the classic features of the iMac and music and DVD players, access is also provided to 29 digital TV channels, 20 radio stations and all of the DirectStreams solutions (Internet telephony, etc.). This ultimate "digital room" experience will seduce even those who are most resistant to new technologies!
And finally there is the restaurant-bar, where you can savor the originality of the menu designed by chef Alain Senderens. It, too, is equipped with the latest DirectStreams innovation, available exclusively to Mama Shelter: the iBooth. This is a solution (also using the iMac) that allows visitors to take "instant" pictures and see them distributed in the lobby and rooms. Conceived and realized for Mama Shelter by DirectStreams in collaboration with Jeremie Trigano, iBooth is simple and fun and offers everyone the opportunity to become part of the history of the place and its decor by leaving a sign of their stay at the hotel...
On one of the 17th-century streets behind place des Vosges, a pair of cramped but cozy dining rooms filled with memorabilia from Provence make up this loud and somewhat raucous bistro. The service is brusque and sometimes hectic. But the food will remind you of a visit to your French grandmother's kitchen -- dishes such as shrimp with pastis sauce, brouillade des pleurotes (baked eggs with oyster mushrooms), spinach salad with goat cheese, fondue of ratatouille, gratin of mussels, and simple but savory magret (breast) of duck with rosemary.
It's finally here! Beaujolai's Day! The third Thursday in November is by tradition Beaujolais Day, the first day you can buy the latest vintage of Beaujolais (called "Beaujolais Nouveau"). All around the world, time zone after time zone, as the clock hit midnight, closely-guarded bottles of Beaujolais were opened and tasted for the first time. Hooray for that!
This infectious Brighton electronic dance trio curate their own unique party night. From their end they bring evocative krautrock and deep soul, with wafts of early Human League synth and the throbbing groove of Tom Tom Club, all filtered for modern times. Also on board is New York duo Project Jenny, Project Jan with their pop infused rock pummeled with dance beats. Keeping the grooves on is DJ Will Dempsey plays cosmic disco, 80s new wave, krautrock, italo and boogie jams. Get down!
Anton Corbijn is a photographer and director from Strijen, the Netherlands. He is well known for directing music videos, including Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" (1989) and the award-winning video of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped box" (1993), as well as directing the award-winning Ian Curtis biotopic Control. He is widely acknowledged by the music industry, mainly for being the creative director of the visual output of prominent bands like Depeche Mode and U2, having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both for more than a decade.
As a good friend of Eric Schaub, director of the booking in Women management Paris, he accepted to imagine something around the new James Bond Girl, Olga Kurylenko! An amazing result!
The Ice Queen is back with the musicians that helped sculpt her finest moments. Grace Jones returns after a 20 year break with an album that goes right back to her days as a New Wave icon with 'Warm Leatherette' and 'Nightclubbing'. You get Sly and Robbie, Wally Badarou and Mikey Chung playing on 'Hurricane'.
Le 104 est un établissement culturel parisien qui ouvrira ses portes en 2008 sur le site de l'ancien service municipal des pompes funèbres dans le 19e arrondissement de Paris.
Le projet des deux directeurs nommés par Bertrand Delanoe en 2005, Robert Cantarella et Frédéric Fisbach, s'attache tout particulièrement à faire de la singularité des langages artistiques présents au 104, le lieu d'une expérience ancrée dans le quotidien.
C'est un bâtiment dans la tradition de l'architecture industrielle, avec deux halles dotées de verrières, des quais de déchargement, des cours anglaises, des écuries, des caves.
L'ensemble a été inscrit à l'inventaire supplémentaire des monuments historiques en 1997.
Sur 35.000 m2 de planchers, le 104 disposera de 16 plateaux de fabrication artistique de tailles variables et aux équipements modulables, dans lesquels il est prévu d'accueillir chaque année 30 à 35 projets artistiques pour des résidences temporaires de 1 à 12 mois.
Des espaces mutualisés (bureaux de production, vestiaires, stockage, salles de formation, etc .) et des régies techniques complètent l'accompagnement de la création artistique. Deux salles de diffusion de 200 et 400 places sont situées au coeur du bâtiment.
Le projet des directeurs consiste à inviter des artistes de toutes disciplines à venir produire des oeuvres en ouvrant régulièrement au public les portes de leurs ateliers pour montrer le cheminement de l'art. Tous les jours, des rencontres, des ateliers, des impromptus seront proposés aux passants, curieux et amateurs. Le 104 se veut un lieu où art et commerce se côtoieront et s'enrichiront.