Friday, January 25, 2008

Eye see you again!


I don't know if you remember, but in April 2006, I posted a photo of the shop window of an optician called Lafont. Well, I passed by the same shop tonight and, once again, I could not help but taking a photo. He - apparently it's one of the sons of the Lafont family who does the windows dressing - always has the best ideas to display glasses in a funny/classy (glassy!?) way. This time, it's very nature oriented. Very cool ;)

52 comments:

  1. How clever!
    I'm First today!!!

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  2. What chic little creatures -- and literate, too!

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  3. I feel like such a kid, I'm firstI'm first,what have I turned into? I'm embarassed.

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  4. LOL phx... Lynn! You've turned into Lynn :)

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  5. Looks like someone's Christmas decorations came in handy here - cute! Glad to see you first Phx-Cdg! (mais, ou est Lynn?)

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  6. Long time lurker. Just wanted to say great blog.

    I have been under doctors treatment and haven't been able to get to my favorite city in the world. We used to come every year . Boy I miss it and this sites helps cheer me up :)

    Still fairly young so we hope to start are tradition again. The dollar sure could go up a bit too.

    Thank you !!!

    ==Alaska

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  7. This picture reminds me of those awful Hostess snowballs, or whatever they were, that I used to eat before I learned that sugar and lard would either make me fat or kill me, whichever came first. These things look healthier--probably because I wouldn't eat them. A very imaginative window display.

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  8. This looks suspiciously inspired by the Chia pet (http://cgi.ebay.com/SHAGGY-from-Scooby-Doo-Chia-Head-Pet-Garden-Planter-NEW_W0QQitemZ220185451223QQihZ012QQcategoryZ11747QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQtrksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem)...although I hope not since I'm already uncomfortable with American "cultural" influences worldwide.

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  9. Girls, I think Lynn mentioned she had to drive her son's girlfriend home so she'd be out late. She'll be back I'm sure and she'll have somenthing fun and witty to say.

    Eric, Eric... I've noticed you've been in the 6th a lot lately... wonder why you keep going back there everyday...??

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  10. Il y a beaucoup de choses interessants que'une personne peut prendre a Paris parce que c'est une grande ville...avec des belles femmes et beaux hommes....polis et civilise...

    Dans la plupart de l'Asie, c'est une histoire differente, en particulier Singapour. Rien s'est passe ici (nothing happens here at all). C'est ennuyeux, les citoyens sont plus mauvaises.

    J'aime vos photos de Paris beaucoup et j'ai envie de revisiter la ville la prochaine annee!

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  11. i think this display is definitely very 'eye' catching!

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  12. LOL Buzzgirl! Yes phx-cdg, you've become "Lynn".

    I like the creativity this Lafont guy show. This display, in particular, kinda "grows" on you!

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  13. Oh yes Stuart, I agree. In your honour, here's a short video of the original television commercial for Chia pet so that you can see how it works!

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  14. The Lafont Eyeware is beautifully designed and the display is rather unique!! Lafont has become very expensive here, like all goods imported from the EU, thanks to the crappy dollar..tsk, tsk.

    Zoot Alors...did you know that a jar of Bonne Maman preserves cost $4.19 at Whole Foods?? Less than a year ago they were $3.29! We'll be eating the grass in that vitrine soon!

    Chia pet...LOL!! Too funny!

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  15. LOL Phx! I have a 'first' pal! Yay, i know how you feel - obviously - it's just TOO exciting isn't it? Tell you what ; race you tonight!?

    lol Monica you're right i was doing the running last night. She's a sweet girl and i must get her home safely.

    Well well, these glasses; what a spectacle they are - a veritable sight for sore eyes. What a clever marketing ploy, to get known for your window displays as well as your eye furniture. Beframed people must be lining up to see the new presentation. I need some new goggles myself, does that excuse a trip to Paree? Hmm probably not. In any case i've made a virtual visit to Lafont and chosen 'Intrigue'. These, i have decided, will increase my intelligence image, magnify my mystery and bag me a marvellous man. Yes i am single again. Sin-GLE. Looking and loving it, through new lenses. He he !

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  16. Watch out Eric, Lynn is Sin-GLE again! And did you notice that the glasses she picked out are called "Intrigue"?! Hmmmm

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  17. What would become of us without Michael´s links...!
    Michael, where do find the time??!!

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  18. Am I to understand that you have window dressers who become famous? How totally cool is that!
    I can see the chia pet reference. I thought of Tribbles from Star Trek, but that's only because my former mother-in-law watched hours and hours of the programs on weekends.

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  19. Punkinsmom! I LOVED the Tribbles in Star Trek! How cool of an association is that. I'd rather have a multiplying Tribble than a lump of grass anytime.

    Warning Monica, another link to follow...

    If you have no idea what a Tribble is, or you just want to re-live the experience, here's a short clip from Star Trek.

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  20. Thanks for the link, Michael. Ahh, such fond (or is that bland?) memories!

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  21. I've never watched Star Trek (ok i'm ducking)... it looked ok from your clip Michael but i kind of got a little sick when he said they were 'gorged' tribbles. Ugh. The very thought. I still don't know what they are. Are they alive? God i dread the answer.

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  22. "Are they alive?"

    Oh Lynn, I thought you were more worldly than that. They are well known alien creatures from an unknown galaxy that multiply and multiply (got you interested now didn't I!).

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  23. You could say that these glasses kind of grow on you then couldnt you?

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  24. See what I meant?! We started talking about window displays and now we´re discussing aliens, thanks to Michael´s links.

    Bet you didn´t see that coming Eric!

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  25. Sorry Eric and Monica, I got carried away...

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  26. I went from embarrassed to challenged! It's LynnvsLynn (I've been outed!)UKvsUSA,proper English vs the colonies,single vs married,"star trecker"(hardly watched it but you know what i mean)vs earthling,winner take all tonight!
    Back to photo. I have just started a display class, and this has the principles of repetition,movement,and unity of color. Back to my first comment, very clever and modern.

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  27. Actually yes, i'm interested now Michael. You must take some time out to educate me... ;0

    Shame they didn't spend more on the props though and have something that didn't look like old pairs of fluffy slippers.

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  28. Phx you're on !!! Keyboards tonight it is!!

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  29. Michael please, do get carried away, we love it when you do!

    Hey everybody, tonight we´re gonna have the battle of the year: Lynn vs Lynn. Don´t miss!

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  30. Chia whiz, Michael, you didn't have to go to all that tribble just fur us.

    The window displays are cute. Wait, comme dit on...petit froid? Eye glass I'll need the online translator after all.

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  31. Or is that "c'est tres frais"...?

    Or do you just use the American expression, ala Paris?

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  32. Well Eric so that you know...
    I'm SINGLE too ;)
    xxx

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  33. LOL Anne! How cheeky we are today.

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  34. ROFL Jeff! Not bad, not bad...

    Yes Anne, give Lynn and Monica a bit of competition would you! Now all Eric needs is a photo of you on your profile so he knows what he has to choose from.

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  35. Just to get the rules right, those little upstarts around the world don't count if they HAPPEN to be first, it's just between you(Lynn) and me, kid.
    And to think the Superbowl here in PHX will be the most watched game.HA!
    If PDP be the food of love,Play(is) ON!(My apologies to Shakey).

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  36. Gosh i'm quite scared now... i'm oiling up my fingers as i write.

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  37. look how nervous I am getting, I didn't even sign my name above.

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  38. if I continue laughing as I did at your comment, I'll never win! AND I LET YOU SEE ME SWEAT.

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  40. Lynn and Lynn...and Anne, not to worry, I won´t get in the middle of this dispute of yours... I´ve had my share of Eric last year you know...
    ...now don´t go thinking about anything naughty!

    Can´t blame you all for having fallen for him though, he´s forever in my heart too.

    There UK Lynn, I´ve said it out loud too!

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  41. Well done Monica!!! That is the first step you know. You will feel better for having done so. Now... deep breaths... you will get through it. You WILL. lol !

    Phx - i'm giggling my head off too i can't concentrate. I am confident i will win though. LOL !!!!

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  42. I'm single, too, sweetheart.

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  43. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

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  44. ARE you Jeff? Well, well. Lots of us out there huh.

    I'm quite nervous. I mean, suppose PHX just whips in and says something like OK or GREAT SHOT! Well i'm putting forward a suggestion (yes i'm this competitive) that the comment has to be relevant to Eric's photo. Agreed? Hello? .... God she's scary when she's quiet.

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  45. Michael...
    What about you? Would you like to see my face ;)
    xxx

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  46. 46 comments on Mr Lafont's display, I was really surprised - even though it's a nice display!!

    And then I found out the conversation had, somehow, taken a different path...

    Like Monica said:

    "We started talking about window displays and now we´re discussing aliens, thanks to Michael´s links.

    Bet you didn´t see that coming Eric!"

    No, I did not! LOL!!

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  47. I have a pair of Lafonts that I bought in the states a few years ago. I love them. Every time I am in Paris I want to go into this store, but I don't because I know I will want to buy everything!! Last time I was in Paris I ended up with a pair from Alain Mikli.

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  48. Lafont makes beautiful frames - I have an old pair of their sunglasses that are staid, professional tortoise-shell on the outside, and leopard-spotted on the interior. It's like having a secret.

    Your photos are beautiful and evocative, Eric. I've enjoyed your blog in lieu of a long-postponed trip to Paris.

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