May 26, 2009

{ a collective party and magical concrete }

Today is “la fête des voisins “in France. Which approximately means neighbors' party … It was first launched in 2000 . Then it gets bigger, as years fly . The concept now disseminates in all the country … even in small villages ..
The principle is simple and basic : people from a same neighborhood organize a gathering around a buffet, a late picnic or a cocktail … The rule is just to bring something to drink and eat, to share with everyone . I remember, years ago, when still living in toulouse, I had the greatest time with people living right next to me, but who were still “strangers” to me at this time … you should have seen the spectacle on almost kilometer-long improvised white tables, lots of food, laughs and music …
Isn’t it a great initiative ? We do have some other “citizen meeting occasions” , that become very popular and now are some sort of tradition …
We personally won’t join the party this year as we have other plans :) But I wanted to share it with you .

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I recently stumbled upon this magical, aerial and ethereal creation … It is called Solid Poetry (isn’t that a cool name ? ) …and this new kind of concrete reveals a pattern once wet. A beautiful pattern, which will disappear again once the concrete is dry… I told you ravishing and magical.

Designed by two grad students, from The Design Academy, Susanne Happle and Frederik Molenschot, "Solid Poetry" was their graduation project.

Found via { Apartment Therapy }.

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I will try to convice the town mayor to invest in some of these great concrete tiles … At least for my street sidewalks …

11 commentaires:

Laura Trevey said...

Those are such great tiles!! Very cool ~~

xo Laura

koralee said...

Thank you for sharing...i am in love with that concrete..what an amazing unique concept...it would work well in our area because we live in a Pacific Northwest rainforest..it is alway raining in Vancouver...
Oh how i would love that collective party...i think i saw a photo of one once with one long row of tables filling the streets..

andrea creates said...

La fete des voisins sounds like a great idea. They were'nt doing this when we lived in France.Too bad.
Sometimes her we do 'block parties' but I don't think it's quite the same.
Great concrete tiles!

Coco Bean said...

Wow that is such amazing concrete! France always has some sort of party going on there eh! Sounds like so much fun!! Have a great day.

g. said...

This is the coolest thing ever. Collective party. So France and funn. xox g.

noblegnome said...

Dear Sadine, what an amazing tradition. I kind of wish we had that here but then again, there are some neighbors I would rather hide from:-) Absolutely love that concrete. I have been thinking about making some cool tiles for a garden walkway and feel very inspired now. Oh, tell your hubby if he wants my green complexion he better eat alot of sea weed!! It's been a busy week with our darlings. Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier.

Leigh said...

I love the magic concrete!

Southern Girl said...

Wow, that concrete is so beautiful!

Pixel Wild Child said...

I really like the idea of the “ fête des voisins", I should be introducing it in Greece or in Spain :O)

The concrete project is amazing!

Yoli said...

Oh what a beautiful project!!!

That Girl Designs said...

This is so cool!

 
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