Today we are properly introducing Kilometre to the world and I felt like I had to tell you a bit more about this crazy project I have been working on for almost five years, one year full time. I wouldn’t even be able to say how it all began, as it seems it has always been going on. As one travel has always lead me to another, an idea to another, everything I love is united in Kilometre : people I have met along my way, art I am enthusiastic about, a certain vision of fashion and emerging areas I have discovered through .. Read more
Parisians have always been a source of inspiration, for Americans and even fellow Parisians who can’t help but be charmed by that effortless allure that can seemingly only be achieved by buying silk scarves, le smoking jacket à la Yves Saint Laurent and Bioderma micellar.. Read more
In collaboration with Fondation Art Couture and supported by l’Institut Français de la Mode, Face to Face Paris returns with their fourth pop-up event at the Hôtel Particulier de Sauroy in the heart of the Marais from December 9-10, featuring Kilometre.
Part artistic space, part collaborative.. Read more
Kenzo Season 0 Featured on Le CiNéMa Club
Intrepid and cosmopolitan Kilometre loves to embrace the different curious, poetic and cerebral perspectives of the world. This is why we love the abstract and beautiful work from the three emerging filmmakers on Le CiNéMa Club chosen by.. Read more
Our new found obsession, BadBadTati audiobook series, is a naughty alternative for those much needed traveling pass-times. After a few hours, getting tired of the playlist you made pre-trip, and the book you brought.. Read more
Where to next? This simple but tantalizing question is always teetering at the forefront of our minds here at Kilometre. Should it be India, some 7,329 kilometers to the east, or South Africa, 8,732 kilometers southward? Or perhaps it’s Brazil that we should be packing our.. Read more
Though fraught with anxiety in the moment, the tug-of-war between art and technology often appears in retrospect to have expanded the boundaries of creative expression. Perhaps, then, we will look back on Cannes Film Festival 2017 as one such watershed moment, particularly for the medium.. Read more
(*Platokaolinophile: compulsive collector of plates.)
What is taste if not a ringed spectrum where the two extremes -- impeccable taste and vulgarity -- come together in an awkward, therefore exhilarating, reunion? It is teetering on this border that stimulates the creative mind and that, ultimately, propels our culture forward. So,.. Read more
There is no doubt that traveling enriches our lives, but let’s admit it: taking to the road (or the skies) can also be a bit of a hassle. The easiest of tasks suddenly take on herculean dimensions as we leave the comfort of our homes... Read more
Kilometre has been always interested in exploring new authentic and upcoming destinations. This time we decided to dive in to the mysterious and cold world of arctic.
Just when it seemed like the digital world had rendered the film tape completely obsolete But the Piql.. Read more
For the first three months of 2017, the mythic Selfridges has created a new world - a Material World, more specifically - focusing on 8 innovative brands, and the 8 different sustainable textiles that they use. These materials include Scottish wool, organic cotton, recycled leather,.. Read more
It’s the end of the plastic bag as we know it. Starting from New Year 2017, single-use carrier bags have been banned in French grocery stores. By the end of 2018, they’ll be phased out in the entire EU. This isn’t just for Europeans; similar.. Read more
Join us in the Big Apple for the second round of our Draw Me Your Travel event series at Outsider Art Fair, the world’s first and only fair dedicated to Art Brut, Folk and Outsider Art. Kilometre invites children (and kids-at-heart) to draw their New.. Read more
The Kilometre team’s Sunday treat are the indie short films showing at Le CiNeMa Club. Founded by former producer Marie-Louise Khondji, this new online cinema shows a different film every Sunday for free. Enjoy a carefully curated selection of undiscovered films in the privacy of.. Read more
Travel Africa by way of Paris. New travel guide Little Africa invites you to delve deep into African culture in the heart of Paris. Like Little Havana in Miami and Chinatown in New York, now find Little Africa in Paris. After encountering members of the.. Read more
Why and how did you begin designing textiles?
My father worked in the garment district for companies selling fabrics, so that was always around me. After high school, I spent time in specialized art schools. I was painting and into the decorative pattern movement happening at the.. Read more
At Kilometre, we are constantly searching for the latest destinations - therefore, we’d like to introduce you to the world’s newest nation…Nowhereisland.
In this recently founded republic, discrimination, war, call centres, and taking oneself too seriously are all strictly banned, but ice cream is free on.. Read more
A complete sensorial experience. Gastronomy, performance, costume, environment, scent, lighting, sound - all disciplines synchronized. An experimental project that invites its audience to consume art through every one of their senses. This is total immersion. This is The Waldorf Project.
The project is composed of.. Read more
From Jean Dubuffet and Henry Darger to Howard Finster and Adolf Wölfi, outsider artists have redefined art and culture. Forgetting artistic conventions; ignoring art critics; creating freely; returning as artists to a child’s state of mind - a place of boundless imagination.
Outsider artists challenge.. Read more
Where are you from ? Where do you live ?
I was born in a small village near Fontainebleau forest, right in the heart of the landscapes that have inspired the impressionist painters. I now live in the 20th arrondissement in Paris, which is a perfect neighbourhood for me.. Read more
Always on the run, Kilometre has settled down for a while at Le Bon Marché, for a collaborative pop up this summer in Paris. After all, this is what they both share: Paris. For the occasion, Kilometre has reunited all its creative friends and invited them.. Read more
First climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres above sea level, first to ascend alone and without supplementary oxygen the on Mount Everest, Reinhold Messner has made over 500 hikes. All of that makes him one of the greatest adventurers of our times... Read more
Summer’s almost over but we still crave for long swims in deep blue waters. Back in town, head to one of Paris’ public swimming pool, each with its special feeling, from the multicoloured piscine de la Butte aux Cailles (13th) to the large open air.. Read more
A small selection of addresses taken from the SS16 edition of the Gogo Paris guide, by Gogo City Guides.
Bleu de Paname
This young Paris based brand is already a fixture at Dover Street Market. In this their first flagship, browse their Made in France collections of.. Read more
Miss that old September feeling of preparing your school bag, buying your books and trying on your new reading glasses ? Here are a few addresses that will make you feel like a student again.
Head to Bookbinders design to get yourself one of their colourful.. Read more
Why did you choose the Niseko shirt ?
When Alexandra asked me to choose a shirt among all she had, I wanted to have one with a lot of designs and as much details as possible. I hesitated with the Mexican one before I finally picked.. Read more
Held from the 4th of July to the 25 of September, Les rencontres de la photographie in Arles, is probably one of the most exciting events of French summer. If you are lucky enough to pass by this beautiful city, here is the few shows.. Read more
What is called Montmartre is actually almost a little village in the very heart of Paris, perched on a hill, with two sides, and different neighborhoods. If the area is always crowded with tourists, it is also full of secrets known only to the locals... Read more
Sugar ? “Sometimes a back drop, sometimes a seasoning”. Pierre Hermé speaks of his Autumn collection like a fashion show or like ephemeral maracons. This architect of emotions, the Dior of desserts, the Picasso of pastries, creates combinations of tastes, fragrances, textures and flavors recognizable.. Read more
1/ A bad ass boyfriend
The kind that drinks too much, lives by his art, and travels around the world.
2/ A film camera
Forget Instagram filters, buy films and photograph your trip with a old Minolta. Never mind your clumsiness, those blurry pictures will perfectly capture the.. Read more
One after the other, movie clubs have been closing as DVDs have been turning into antiquities. Remember the pleasure of discovering movies you never heard about as you were speaking with real cinephiles ? This is the kind of feeling you can still get at.. Read more
The south coast of Carmel and Point Lobos State Park is wild and rugged, lined with golden and uninterrupted cliffs plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Dramatic Highway 1 runs through this land of wilderness with what seems to be an infinity of twists and turns... Read more
There's a small island just off Naples, in the ancient gulf, just opposite Vesuvius. It is less well-known than its sisters, and yet is more curious than all the ones that are far more often talked of. It lies a few leagues beyond the canal,.. Read more
Kate van den Boogert
Born : Berwick, Victoria, Australia
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Where are you from? Where do you live?
I grew up far, far away in Melbourne, Australia, and today I live in Château Rouge, Paris’s craziest and most exotic corner.
You created the ultimate Paris guide. Can you tell me.. Read more
Grey hair mixed with the fox fur of a coat, Isabel rolls up on a red Piaggio, smokes, drinks a little glass of red at noon, doesn’t like bags. And doesn’t like perfume apart from the basic, Chanel Nº19, kind of like Proust’s madeleines, that.. Read more
To avoid the crowd of Luxembourg or Les Buttes Chaumont, here is a selection of secret gardens in Paris where you will find solace in the heart of the city.
Le Jardin naturel
120 rue de la Réunion, 75020
Unlike other Paris’ gardens, where everything seems so perfectly.. Read more
Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is Paris’ real treasure trove : bringing together antique dealers, designers, and artists,; a real paradise for lovers of beautiful objects and history. There you will find anything from the perfect 40’s dress, to the Scandinavian couch, or rare book. Hosting.. Read more
A dreamy market in tech heart of Paris, the kind of place where you come without really knowing what you’re looking for, spend hours, and get out with your arms full of delicious treasures. Delphine Plisson is sourcing the best farmers from all over Europe... Read more
Hikage Chaya restaurant opened in Hayama about 400 years ago. Since then has been serving traditional Japanese cuisine according to the rules of art. Waitresses in kimonos, a beautiful garden, good luck fishes swimming in a water pound : that’s the authentic Japanese spirit.
In between luxurious.. Read more
The launch of Kilometre.paris in Japan was a great success. People were very excited about the brand and the event hosted at Super A-market was attended by a great crowd. Editor in chief of Ginza Publishing House was there, as well as a fashion journalist.. Read more
On where to party in Pigalle. A small selection of addresses taken from the SS16 edition of the Gogo Paris guide, by Gogo City Guides.
L’Entrée des Artistes
BAR / COCKTAILS / SMALL PLATES
Great cocktails, natural wines and quality spirits, and delicious small plates at.. Read more
As summer arrives, it finally seems like the right time to write about a very special place on Earth : Ibiza. Despite its reputation, people who know the island known it is actually a real paradise, two hours away from Paris by plane. And one.. Read more
In the late 18th century, Jean-Vincent Bully started to become famous with his cosmetics and perfumes and soon was well-known as a beauty master, and earned a reputation across Europe thanks to his skills as as distiller, perfumer, and cosmetician. L’Officine universelle Buly is reborn.. Read more
Looking for a restaurant in rue Saint-Anne might sometimes be a really confusing experience. From bentos to sushis, from very high end to “fast food”, you finally enter any restaurant without even looking at the menu, and might be very disappointed. So here is a.. Read more
“Artiste touche à tout”, drawer, painter, musician, singer in the french vocal group Pow Wow Alain Chenneviere is a real Paris passionate. A while ago he started to take pictures of the old Paris, the one that is slowly disappearing. Old shops soon to be.. Read more
As spring arrives we dream of sunny days spent chilling on Paris’ terraces. And one of the best spots to do so is Le Marché des Enfants Rouges, in rue de Bretagne. The oldest covered market in Paris was established in the early 1600’s, and.. Read more
At the time when Grace Jones and Jerry Hall were a hit, Inès’ look – perfectly black and no makeup – wasn’t pleasing. It’s Jean-Jacques Picart (luxury marketing consulting agent) who decided that Inès Marie Laetitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de La Fressange, going by.. Read more
Felicidad shot one of our shirts in Bali. She tells us more about her creative process.
What inspired you about Kilometre and why did you want to be a part of this collaboration?
When Alexandra told me about the amazing concept behind her brand, Kilometre, I fell.. Read more
A mix between Montmartre and the Chinese neighbourhood, Belleville became a real Parisian hotspot, hosting many young art galleries, great restaurants, cool bars and small parks. Here’s a typical Belleville day.
In the morning go for a stroll around the Parc de Belleville. On your way.. Read more
A small selection of addresses taken from the SS16 edition of the Gogo Paris guide, by Gogo City Guides.Here is what you shouldn’t miss for a great shopping in the area.
Astier de Villatte
Superbly wonky whitewashed earthenware crockery that needs to be seen to be desired... Read more
A small selection of addresses taken from the SS16 edition of the Gogo Paris guide, by Gogo City Guides.
La Caféothèque €
This pioneer on Paris’s booming craft coffee scene roasts and grinds its own beans. Then an international team of prize-winning baristas takes care of the.. Read more
Since 2007, Monumenta is one of Paris’ most exciting exhibitions. This year, the Grand Palais has invited Huang Yong Ping, an artist used to monumentals installations and excess. The artist created this time an immersive and gigantic piece to draw the landscape of today’s economic.. Read more
Always listed amongst the best japanese restaurants in Paris, Ito was founded by two Japan fans, Rafael Wallon and Vincent John Soimaud. Right in the heart of Pigalle, it is the perfect place to have a rock’n'roll dinner before a long Saturday night in the.. Read more
The odor of Paris would be “mat”, according to Frédéric. Grandson of the founder of Dior perfumes, Serge Heftler, Frédéric has designed his versions of perfumes in the style of a germanopratin editor, worthy of Flammarion or Gallimard. He doesn’t pretend to be a nose... Read more
When Mariana Villeme was studying fashion in Mexico, she was once asked to make a collection inspired by a little community named Gualupita. Little did she know at the time that it will be the starting point of a life project: Jauja... Read more
Actress, singer and muse – with a British accent.
Her appearances in Blow Up (1966) by Antonioni, her audacious debut in Slogan (1969) by Pierre Grimblat, with Serge Gainsbourg, have marked us forever. And we always go back to the old vinyl’s of her whispering.. Read more
Les Deux-Amis is actually one of our very favorite spot in Paris. Like really. It hits the top. Took over by David Vincent-Loyola, who used to work at Le Chateaubriand, this small bar soon became one of the hotspots of the ever-changing rue Oberkampf and.. Read more
In Mitte, right at the border of Prenzlauer Berg is a very small neighbourhood like a little village, enclosed between Torstrasse, Ackerstrasse and Bergstrasse. Monya says everybody knows each others here.
Good way to start the day : have an açai bowl at The Distrikt Coffee.. Read more
While on an editorial meeting with Lillie the other day, we were going through Le Paris du Tout Paris when I noticed that approximatively half of the person interviewed by Alexandra named Le Café de Flore as one of their.. Read more
Born in Poland, Monya grew up in Berlin, and spends most of her time travelling. Hopefully, we could catch up for a breakfast in Berlin, while I was there on a week end. 10 a.m at the Distrikt coffee in Mitte. I was running late.. Read more
Last summer Paris had the biggest heatwave in a long time. While Paris was under this heatwave it was also under a magic full moon energy and the atmosphere was electric. That’s when Lionel and his team ..... Read more
Everything gets blurry with so many stripes. The saturation effect due to accumulation transforms the vision we have of those paintings, and all together they work as one single huge optical illusion. At the center of the room, surrounded by all those vertical stripes, you.. Read more
It seems very difficult to categorise your art, between painting, photography, sculpture… How would you define it?
Jean-Marc Bustamante : Well I would say that the “photographic” irrigates imbues all my work, beyond any other medium. The photographs of drawings that are shown at Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin are.. Read more
If the contemporary art scene seems to be settled on the right bank (mostly in Le Marais or Belleville) while the modern art galleries and antique stores on the left bank, there are to be more and more exceptions. One might wonder why Ulysse and.. Read more
A huge green metal door under the ring road in the 19th. Not the area you usually go for a Friday dinner, and yet it took me quite a while before I managed to get a table at the Freegan Pony... Read more
Radiooooo.com is the ultimate website for any mad music lover.
At the beginning, that’s what this radio was : a dream. As we were DJs for many years, we had collected a lot of great and unknown songs and the starting point was the desire.. Read more