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Pack It Up, Pack It In, Let Me Begin

France has always been at the forefront of radical design. Designer Franois Azambourg takes design to the next level with his unique Pack Chair. At first, it resembles something like a blanket that’s shrink wrapped in plastic. But as we all know, looks can be deceiving. Here’s how it works: ..Designed with the intention of selling it via mail order, ...

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Cool Off With The Wi-Fi Fan

While it’s currently the dead of winter, summer is right around the corner and what better way to stay cool than with this Wi-Fi fan. It won’t give you the Internet but in return, you’ll receive sexy looks from the geeky housewife next door. It’s a product of Atypyk, some company that’s based in France. Unfortunately, like all good things, ...

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Fusion Man Makes It Across The English Channel

Remember the Swiss Fusion Man Yves Rossy who attempted to cross the English channel in his jet powered wing suit? Well, he made it. Rossy is the first person to ever fly between France and England with a jetpack strapped to his back. This historic flight took only 10 minutes as the “Fusion Man” flew at speeds of up to ...

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3-D Tattooing

Found in France, design studio Boucherie Moderne has created some killer three-dimensional tattoos. While some claim they look “animated,” I feel that these are just standard 3-D images on skin. Slap on a pair of glasses and it’ll look like it’s popping out at you. I’d love to get one on my fist. That way, when I punch someone, I ...

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French Train System Using RFID-enabled USB Drives

If any of our francophone readers happen to be in France soon, be sure to let us know how your trip was. More specifically, we want to know if French transit company SNCF has expanded it’s trial RFID program. Passengers will receive a USB drive with an RFID chip inside it. You can add money to the account via RFID ...

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Fusion Man Attempting To Cross English Channel

Swiss “Fusion Man” Yves Rossy who debuted his jet powered wing suit back in May wants to fly across the English channel from Callais to Dover. Rossy is confident that his wing can make the journey. Last week he took a 22 mile test flight in Switzerland. His planned channel route should be approximately 29-30 miles. Rossy launches his jet ...

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Carl Craig Performing With Parisian Orchestra

If you’re not familiar with Carl Craig, Google around and I’m sure you’ll find out that he’s one of the pioneers of techno and electronic music. In recent years, his music has taken more of a house/ethnic approach that has pushed the boundaries of modern electronic music. For our readers in France, if you’re around the Cit de la Musique ...

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