This is the Anthenea, Pierre Cardin’s other super cool vacation spot in Saint Tropez. Cardin was a man of action, and when he saw something he liked, he went for it full force – from clothes, to accessories, interiors, and more. So, when James Bond escaped with his lover into a super sexy sea capsule in the final scene of The Spy Who Loved Me, Cardin obviously thought, “well I could do that too!”
Built by French architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle, the Anthenea measures in at just 4.6m in diameter. The super home is made of fiberglass, and features a glass bottom that is all too perfect for admiring the underwater view. ’It’s very relaxing,’ says Ducancelle. ‘You feel like you’re actually floating in the water. It’s also more stable than a boat: it can resist a cyclone.’
Feeling jealous?! The good new is you don’t have to! According to Ducancelle’s website, aqua studios start at £36,500, and they can be assembled in just two days! Are you inspired?
If you aren’t familiar with him already, Darcel Disappoints is the creation of New York-based artist Craig Redman. The one-eyed character is constantly evolving from hipster to celebrity to regular dude, and he is always excellent.
The awesomely disappointing Darcel is going to be having a show at Colette in France. It opens on May 5th and will feature paintings, prints, scultpure and animation, so it should be a really fun show. Check out the the little video he put together which gives you a little sneak peek.
There is too much to say about the genius of Jean Paul Goude, so I will keep it short. He is the man. A photographer, graphic designer, filmmaker, impresario, art director, and illustrator.
And when it came time for the French to do a worldwide reperesentation of their culture for the bicentennial, who else to call but Monsieur Goude?! Please watch the videos below all the way through, you won’t be disappointed!