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French Friday: Capucine for Edurelief

One of my former French students sent me this Capucine video via Facebook the other day (merci PN!), and I can’t stop hearing Capucine’s cute, animated little narrative voice talking about “les popotames” (hippopotamuseseses).

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Quelle imagination de cette petite fille qui rêve des monstres et de la pauvreté et de l’égalité pour tous!

After I received the video, I did a little Googling and found that la petite Capucine has inspired a charitable endeavour by her mother, who is now raising funds for Edurelief, which is a non-profit that raises money to help kids in Mongolia who lack books and other educational necessities. Donations can be made directly to Edurelief, or you can purchase a ridiculously cute t-shirt that features one of Capucine’s original drawings and a quote from one of her adorable tales (quotes can be printed in French or in English). Some images from the website, which you should visit tout de suite:


To learn more about la mignonne Capucine and to watch all of her storytelling videos, click over to the Capucha website HERE.

Some of my favorite Capucine photos from the website (I am having MAJOR difficulty dealing with how cute she is. I bet you will, too. Oh, and I also bet you’ll want that Nutella like I do, too.):

Throwback Thursday: Film Packaging

Vintage film packaging borrowed from Maraid’s Flickr stream:

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Wordshop Wednesday: 26 Olive Street!

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Welcome to the vintage brilliance of 26 Olive Street. Their old-school offerings and fabulously composed polaroid-style photos make me giddy (to an annoying degree, I’m sure). I bet they’ll have the same effect on you.

Here’s why:

(all images borrowed from their Etsy shop)

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For more great images, check out 26 Olive Street’s Flickr page and their blog. Oh, and you can get all their updates by following them on Twitter HERE.

Vintage Typewriter Ribbon Tins

From Uppercase Gallery’s Flickr set:

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French Friday: From Flickr

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The above images found on Sugar Monster’s Flickr stream

French Friday: Un Air de Voyage

Un Air de Voyage is an exquisitely crafted book by Fabien Barral, containing photos, bills, tickets, maps, and other objects from his friend’s travels around the world. Barral is also the creator of the online shop Harmonie Intérieure, which I featured on my other blog last year, and which offers unique and whimsical wall art for your home. Feast your eyes on Harmonie Intérieure HERE. You won’t regret it. I promise.

Fabian Barral’s work is so prolific (and beautiful) that I plan to devote a future French Friday post solely on him and his gorgeous creations.

In the meantime, please enjoy the following images from the forthcoming travel book, Un Air de Voyage:

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French Friday: Little Brown Pen!

For this installment of French Friday, I offer you the musings and beautiful photography of Nichole Robertson, a self-described “Writer with a Paris problem. And a photo problem. And an eclair problem. In fact I am probably indulging in all of the aforementioned problems as you read this.”  Her blog, Little Brown Pen, has easily become one of my favorite daily eye-feasts.

Below, I offer you just a few of some of her lovely Parisian photos, highlighting some typically French typography-of-the-streets (umm, I just made that term up, but it’s still awesome). 

Here you go:

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