10
January
2014

Guided by Cereal / New business models

posted in Interior  at 9.24 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Piers Faccini & Jasser Haj Youssef - Wait By The Water
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Guided by Cereal

 
I've talked several times of Cereal Magazine and I even sold the volume 3 in the shop (Volume 5 coming soon). For me, they are the perfect exemple of a new way of business : doing things with heart, make and sell a beautiful state of mind, an aesthetic combined with a good content.
 
They just launched "Guided by Cereal", a site that has their favorites major cities of Europe addresses. But instead of an expensive and heavy guide, it offers a monthly subscription that gives you access to 10 guides / cities and 10 additional will be added later this year! You can also download these addresses pdf to prepared your trip.
 
Here are pictures of London have published to show the spirit of the project.
 
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New business models


Talking about "new business model", I want to add 2 more things.
 
>> Firstly, my friend Piers Faccini who recently try a new model himself to publish his music, decided to start up his own record label. Beating Drum was born nearly a year ago, and he just write about how things have been going the last few months. Read his article "Why food is music" as I feel very connected to what he said with my own buisness model.
 
>> Secondly, me ! I have two business lines : the first is a work of "classic" graphic for clients, building with them their brand or format a book or poster. Which was 80% of my time and my financial flows decrease over the years given the time I spend on this site, ranging today 40/50 % of my work.
 
The second part of my cash flow is this site and the products that I have decided to realized. With 2 million visits in 2014 , this site is for me a great success. But, once again , to maintain the level of work he deserves , I need the support of readers and users.
 
When I get a message saying " thank you for your website it has been 5 years since I used , since I am a student " it gives me pleasure in one hand , but on the other hand I say to myself "do you, dear reader, account for the time I spend on it, have you done your part in return ? " Just like Piers Faccini who speaks of the difference between listenning to streaming music and buying a real album , think that this model can hold only if everyone does their part.
 
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Thank you again for the donation and shopping on site and ... enjoy life !

20
November
2013

The Travel files

posted in Interior  at 9.36 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France
Yesterday I was invited to be member of the jury for a student project in the School of Visual Communication in Aix-En-Provence. I was curious to see what students will do with all what they have access to today... A great moment of exchange, and hope it will happen again. Sadly, my iphone was in repair (it just fall from 4m high), so no pictures...
 
The funny thing is that last weekend I saw this picture of this amazing book entry. I did not see exactly where it was and to my surprise, it is in Aix en Provence. This is the entrance to the "cité du livre". See some things much "online", was nice to see it in real ! It was featured on The travel files blog, wich features a lot of inspirational places... sadly is not updated more, but Danielle is also running The style files with much more to see !
 
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14
November
2013

land

posted in Identity | Print | Interior  at 11.34 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France
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11
November
2013

Welcome to my new studio

posted in Mr CUP News | Design | Interior | Life & travels  at 2.10 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening U2 - All I want is you
1 year ago, I launch the new Mr Cup web site from Bali, where I stay for a year. It is a big succes for me, as so much more people follow me and it is a pleasure to share my passion for design and beautiful objects ! So much more is coming !!!

Welcome to my new studio

To celebrate, I first invit you to my new studio ! Back in France since april, we found a nice house to rent and this is where I spend most of my days ! It shows you all that I have done or collect over the years : the wood letters made in Bali, the vintages items, vinyl, the past calendars...
 
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I put all these images with comments on each iems on my flickr gallery.
 

Pro-order the letterpress calendar

 
The letterpress calendar deluxe edition is now sold out, but you can get the normal edition here. I just get this picture of the front cover and they should be ready soon !
The creative manifesto 2014 letterpress calendar Mr Cup 1st anniversary www.mr-cup.com
 
Thanks again for your support and enjoy life !