Marie Medearis

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France offers potential new lead in search for flight MH370

France has informed the Malaysian authorities that new images of possible wreckage have been spotted in the ‘southeren corridor’ as more planes have joined the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.<p>Eight aircraft are now over the south Indian Ocean after China released images of …

France Is Not Happy About the Latest Snowden Leak

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new allegation, reportedly based on leaks from Edward Snowden, claims that the NSA spied on …

Will French be the world’s most-spoken language by 2050?

If the consensus seems to be that France is in a bad mood these days, one thing might cheer the country’s citizens up: despite reports to the contrary, their language is alive and well.<p>A recent study by French investment bank Natixis suggests that French could be the most-spoken language – ahead of …

Top 10 chateau hotels in France

From the Loire to the Alps, Alastair Sawday picks 10 gorgeous chateaux to stay in across France, where the characterful rooms are as impressive as the food, wine and garden views<p>Deep in the Loire countryside, this 18th-century chateau has been in the same family for six generations and is now run …

China gives France a quota for investing in its capital markets

HONG KONG, March 28 (Reuters) - China has granted French financial institutions a quota of 80 billion yuan ($12.88 billion) for investing in China’s domestic capital markets, a move likely to intensify competition among European cities to be major offshore yuan centers.<p>The granting to France of the …

France and China do business as Sino state visit seals deals

Chinese president Xi Jinping has finished his three day state visit to France. The trip saw around 18 billion euros worth of contracts signed between the two countries.<p>The Chinese leader and his wife rounded of their trip with a private dinner and classical music concert at Versailles on Thursday …

Nomade Architects' Active Maison Air et Lumière Completely Opens to the Sky in France

Maison Air et Lumière doesn't just sit there passively; instead, it is actively working to generate energy, move air and pull in daylight. Designed …

Linda France wins National Poetry Competition with erotic botany story

A poem that imagines an erotic encounter between a buttoned-up man and a seductive flower has won the National Poetry Competition, with the poet Linda France plucking the £5,000 award for Bernard and Cerinthe.<p>Hailed by the judge Jane Yeh as a "strange narrative" that is "truly imaginative and …

Why do French women have more babies?

While a ‘baby recession’ has hit Europe along with an economic slump, France is bucking the trend with the highest birth rate on the continent. The government has been forced to cut back family benefits, but even that is unlikely to stop the trend.<p>Julie is up at the crack of dawn.<p>A frantic day, …

Comfortable Home Placed in a Lovely Picturesque Site: Villa Seignosse in France

Debarre Duplantiers AssocieÌs Architecture & Paysage completed the <b>Villa Seignosse</b> project (the house being named after the region), a home that …

Top 10 beach and coastal campsites in France

Kon Tiki Riviera Village, Côte d'Azur<p>On an expensive stretch of coast, Kon Tiki is one of three resorts run by the Riviera Villages company. Its thatched cabins (which sleep two to six and range from basic to fully equipped) are on Pampelonne beach, where bling-lovers pay over the odds to access …

France must observe EU budget rules, commitments: officials

ATHENS (Reuters) - France has not asked European Union institutions for more time to bring down its budget deficit below the European Union ceiling of 3 percent but must observe the already extended deadline of 2015, top euro zone officials said on Tuesday.<p>French President Francois Hollande …

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'En attendant Godot': Europe waiting for France

PARIS (Reuters) - As President Francois Hollande goes through the French mid-term ritual of sacking his government and appointing a new one, promising a dynamic “fresh start” after a local election drubbing, Europe is left as usual waiting for France.<p>France's President Francois Hollande speaks …

Afghan Girl

Photojournalist Steve McCurry shot a roll of film of Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 1984.<p>This was the first shot he took of Sharbat Gula and it was, in fact, the first time that she had ever had her picture taken. The next frame would become the most iconic cover of <i>National Geographic</i> of all time.

It's Not Easy Being a Photojournalist

I am a sucker for a good movie.<p>Despite having my eyes fully dilated following a trip to the eye doctor, I found myself watching “Man of Steel” with …

An Alphabet That Illustrates Digital Vocab For Creative Types

A is for API, B is for Beta, C is for Craft. J is for jQuery.<p>Designers are like kindergarten teachers for grown-ups. Their particular skill set–making complex concepts easy to understand and lovely to look at–puts them in the unique position of being able to educate us in a way that doesn’t feel …

Typographic Installations are Solar Powered Poetry

London-based artist and poet Robert Montgomery uses the power of language to reflect his thoughts on a myriad of topics in public areas. His sculptural messages, known as <i>Recycled Sunlight Pieces</i>, are candidly poetic typographic installations that are powered by sunlight. Using solar panels, the …

Watch: A 2-Minute Animated History Of Arts And Crafts

It’s more than just glitter and Popsicle sticks.<p>Long before the term got co-opted by summer camp sessions filled with friendship bracelets and Popsicle stick boxes, Arts and Crafts represented a major movement in the history of design. It’s influential enough, in fact, to be chronicled, along with …

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How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

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Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

These five winning projects of the 2018 A+Awards celebrate local materials, knowledge and craftsmans hip.<p>Enter now and get your project seen by millions.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Thatching is making a comeback.<p>Workshops are designed as spaces to tinker, …

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The Basics of Photography: D for Dynamic Range

In photography, Dynamic Range is the amount of visible detail that can be seen or recovered between the lightest part of a photograph and the …

László Moholy-Nagy

Declaration of Intention 1938<p>Born<p>László Weisz<br>July 20, 1895<br>Bácsborsód, Hungary<p>Died<p>November 24, 1946 (aged 51)<p>Nationality<p>Hungarian<p>Known for<p>painter, …