Friday, March 16, 2012

Une girafe de ruban



The Parisians certainly know how to dress up a window.  This ribbon shop (SHINDO) has an exquisite display of lifesized animals made of silk ribbons. 

Giraffe's are a favorite of mine and this fellow did not disappoint.

bon weekend



SHINDO
Paris Showroom
2, rue d'Aboukir
Place des Victoires
75002 Paris

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26 comments:

Jack said...

You found a creatively decorated window today, Genie. I enjoy seeing the work of talented window dressers. Your giraffe is pretty cool.

helen tilston said...

Works of art in both your image and the design of the giraffe.

Thank you

Helen

Randy said...

That really is very creative. I love giraffes.

BriGt said...

How ingenious is this !!
Im also a 'crafty person' and like you i would have eyes everywhere !! :)

Suzi said...

My dear i think i might have been in this ribbon shop but photos were prohibited. I am so glad you captured this. I am feeling as though Paris might be calling my name. x

Aidan said...

How pretty!
aidan xo

M said...

This is so creative and beautiful! Your photo is parfait!

brattcat said...

i also love giraffes, genie. this one is wonderfully unique.

Riet said...

Very cool and special

Cezar and Léia said...

She is adorable!You got great reflections in this picture, very well done!
Léia

Louise said...

They certainly do know how to dress a window don't they? I took a few photos of windows. I'm going to take more next time. Although those glass reflections are tricky.

Virginia said...

I'll bet Suzi was in the ribbon shop in the Marais. I was there once and was not allowed photos. This is a new one for me. Don't you wonder how many hours it took them to make all those rosettes!
V

Merisi said...

Beautiful!
I can't even imagine how many hours of work went into that giraffe alone.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, creative indeed!! How delightful! I can only imagine the time required to create something like this! What a wonderful capture for the day, Genie!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Hugs
Sylvia

Bibi said...

I like him, too. Did you know that no two giraffes have the same spots? I mean, the spots are sort of like fingerprints; no two alike.

Speedway said...

I love the way the giraffe is put together. A sheep or a poodle would also make great subjects!

Kris said...

That is so cool! Giraffes are also my favorite! I've often wondered how it is that when they run they can look so graceful with such a long neck!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! You are so lucky to be going again!

Harriet said...

I'm adding this ribbon shop to my list. I found MOKUBA in the 1er arrond. and they would not allow any interior photos and it was only row after row of ribbon - no ribbon giraffes seen on the premises.

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! Way cool!!!

Palomasea said...

Genie, so beautiful and creative! Are you in the City of Light now??
A bon weekend to you, chere Genie,
xoxo,
- Irina

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Irina, I am not there yet but will be soon.

Speedway, I think if you check out the link you will see a parade of ostriches in these same colors... very creative.

V, there are so many ribbon shops in Paris and most will not allow photographs. I did, however, get a shot in the ribbon department of Bon Marché.

Suzi, Paris is definitely calling your name.

Bises,
Genie

Oakland Daily Photo said...

No one does windows like the French. Mus be coded in the DNA.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Love this, what a great idea.

Malyss said...

Is it a japanese shop? What a great idea to decorate the giraffe! i really like it very much!

Sara Louise said...

That's so cool! Giraffes are my favorite zoo animal by far so I would love to have this! :)