the great form of outdoor sport

By Pascale Krémer Posted today at 5:30 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers InvestigationThe long closure of clubs due to the health crisis has accentuated a fundamental movement. Sport is now practiced more and more outdoors, free of charge and with equipment provided by local authorities. Who roams a metropolis today, observes the growing flow of … Read more

From the Liberation to its reopening, the Samaritan woman in “Le Monde”

La Samaritaine in 1935. MEURISSE PRESS AGENCY. PHOTOGRAPHIC AGENCY / NATIONAL LIBRARY OF FRANCE / MAXPPP On find everything in The world ! When we search the Samaritan aisle, for example, it is the temple of abundance. Items of all sizes and for all tastes. While the Parisian department store, located between the Seine and … Read more

Isamu Noguchi, the genius of the Akari lamp

Par Sabine Maida Posted today at 4:00 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers PortraitSeventy years ago, the Japanese-American designer invented Akari, a poetic lamp made of paper and bamboo, widely copied since. The master’s original lamps have never been so sought after as they are today, so the manufacturing workshop in Japan is struggling to keep … Read more

Nayib Bukele, the first head of state to formalize bitcoin

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele on June 1 at the Legislative Assembly in San Salvador. RODRIGO SURA / EFE / SIPA Cryptocurrency legalizer It took less than two hours for the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, Wednesday, June 9, to vote for the bitcoin law, which makes cryptocurrency one of the country’s official currencies, along … Read more

Between beach hut and life raft, the pallet to the rescue of bistros

AKATRE FOR “THE WORLD” Visually, the coronavirus will have profoundly modified public space, throwing millions of masked city dwellers into the streets. The other major novelty is the appearance on our eye radars of gigantic DIY terraces, highlighting a makeshift material: the wooden pallet, created in the United States in the 1940s for handling in … Read more

how to explain that magnets stick to the skin (with or without vaccine)

JOHN HOLCROFT / IKON IMAGES / PHOTONONSTOP Congratulations, you are now as Magneto, the big bad who attracts iron and metals in X-Men. At least that’s what you tell yourself, if you’ve managed to get a little magnet to rest on your shoulder. Since mid-May, filming yourself sticking small magnetic objects against your arm, or … Read more

after Corsica, the debate over resident status bounced back in Brittany

In Saint-Quay-Portrieux (Côtes-d’Armor), in low season, in December 2019. QUENTIN BASSETTI / HANS LUCAS The calm before the storm. Jean-Luc Pithois is preparing for it. In his village of Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer (Côtes-d’Armor), a charming peninsula on the banks of the Channel, the number of inhabitants drops from 906 to 10,000 at the onset of summer . … Read more

The design that came from the cold

By Véronique Lorelle Posted today at 6:00 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers FactualFurniture, automobiles and interior design also played a role during the Cold War. Dive into the first major design retrospective of the FRG and the GDR, offered by the Vitra Design Museum, in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, until September 5. To serve its cause, the … Read more

“There is not an East or West German style, but a myriad of styles”

By Véronique Lorelle Posted today at 6:00 p.m. InterviewThe curator of the Vitra Museum Design, in Germany, explains the challenge that design also represented between the FRG and the GDR during the Cold War. Erika Pinner, curator of the exhibition “German design from 1949 to 1989: two countries, one history”, to be seen until September … Read more