Contest Giveaway: New Paris Style

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In honor of 2Modern’s recent trip to Paris, the hip publishing house Thames & Hudson has graciously offered up the recent title “New Paris Style” as a prize in this contest giveaway! It’s an absolutely intoxicating blend of twenty-seven properties (photographed exclusively for this book) of the homes of creative, talented Parisian musicians, fashion designers, interior designers, filmmakers, artists and more.

Along with getting a taste of these individual worlds, you also get a sense of the varied and eclectic city, because these homes are spread across Paris’ arrondissements like the Left Bank, the Marais and Belleville and 13th. I flipped through it myself — it’s honestly soooo full of inspiring, eclectic spaces with a modern style, all with a hint (or more) of glamour. LOTS of ideas in this book for borrowing for your own space.

Homes include those of creative director Jean-Christophe Aumas, interior designers Pierre Yovanovitch and Florence Baudoux, fashion designer Corrado de Biase, jewelry designer Martha Bedoya, antiques dealer Florence Lopez, product designers Ora-Ïto and Victoria Wilmotte, illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme and actor and singer Marc Lavoine. It was written by the talented French writer Danielle Miller and shot by famed photographer Richard Powers.

There are THREE copies being awarded to winners of this contest! What you do: If you’ve been to Paris — tell us your favorite spot to enjoy Paris design and style. Could be a landmark, could be a restaurant or a store, hotel or street corner. If you haven’t been yet, where will you go first when you finally make it there?

We’ll be choosing our favorite response: one winner from the comments in this blog post, one winner from Twitter (tweet @2Modern and include hastag #newparisstyle) and one winner from the comments on the Facebook post. You can only win one copy, but feel free to answer as many times as you would like!

Contest runs: Friday, October 19th 2012 and ends Friday, October 26th, 2012 at noon. We’ll announce the winner on the following Monday, so leave an email address and CHECK it — if we don’t hear back from you by Sunday evening we’ll pick someone else!

Good luck! You can buy a copy right here: New Paris Style

A little legal mumbo jumbo:

  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Odds of winning are based on number of entries.
  • Value of this prize is about $40
  • Who is eligible to enter: US residents only (have to have a US shipping address), 18 and older
  • And hey as always — if you want to email your response in — we take that, too: blogger@2modern.com.
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  1. ina

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:11 am

    looks lovely! I’d take one.
    Enjoy Paris!

  2. Jen Rutsky

    Oct 19, 2012 at 7:31 am

    J’adore Paris! I love the Canal St. Martin-Canauxrama. It’s a lovely boat tour through the canals of Paris . Remember the movie Amelie? You get a wonderful opportunity to view some pretty neighborhoods of Paris. Complete with historical commentary, it departs from the Parc de la Villette and ends up at the Bastille. A very relaxing and worthwhile tour. Sit at the very front of the boat.

  3. pandaju

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Every street in Paris is so design filled & lovely. If I had to pick, I loved staying near the Place des Vosges. The walk through narrow streets past Bofinger Brasserie to Bastille metro station is wonderfully, quintessentially Parisian. Beautiful book by the way.

  4. Rachelle

    Oct 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    It may sound cliche but if I ever make it to Paris I have to go to the Eiffel Tower. I here it’s an amazing sight to see!

  5. sydney85

    Oct 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    A little cliche but The Eiffel Tower is my joy in Paris. My husband and I would walk by the Eiffel Tower each morning on the way to amazing museums and then late at night after wonderful dinners we would walk back to our hotel via The Eiffel Tower. I found The Eiffel Tower to be very romantic. My husband I would stroll slowly by hand in hand enjoying the magnificent view. My husband would whisper to me “I love you” and I could not have felt happier than I did at that moment. The Eiffel Tower is my memory of Paris style.

  6. Carl

    Oct 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I haven’t been to Paris yet but when I do go one of my very first stops will be Shakespeare and Company bookstore at 12 rue de l’Odéon in the 6th arrondissement. Opened by Sylvia Beach in 1919, it’s been a destination for writers and other book lovers for nearly a century.

  7. Annie

    Oct 20, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Ooh la la! Never been to Paris but I always wanted to go and bring my 13 year old daughter. Paris to me is a symbol of individuality and diversity, and a love of embracing differences — lessons I want to leave with my girl as she prepares to start her own adult life. I’d take her first to Cours Damoye, a timeless cobblestoned street built for walkers right off the Place de la Bastille. Artists, bruleries, cafes … plus tons of history and a quiet(er) place to sit and soak up the Parisian atmosphere.

  8. Amanda

    Oct 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I have never been to Paris but I think my first stop would be the nearest pastry shop to try REAL pastries. lol.

  9. jessica w

    Oct 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I would want to see the Eiffel tower first

  10. Sallyann

    Oct 23, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I have barely spent 24 hours in Paris (transferring trains between Amsterdam and Geneva in the early 90’s), so the place that I go to inhabit the city are on celluloid – most recently the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, MicMacs).

  11. JUURI

    Oct 23, 2012 at 7:32 am

    OH my goodness! I think I saw the older version of this book before and it single-handedly helped my design aesthetic to “grow up”!

    I’ve lived in the UK but not been to Paris… if I went, I’d have to high-tail it to the The Faubourg Saint-Honoré district. I want some Crème de la crème pieces so badly!

  12. Usman Azam

    Oct 24, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I would like to spend one full evening on shanzelize street

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