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A perfect place


Think about the light of your space, the colours of your walls, the relationship that you share with your furniture.
This not something. It is a piece from you. It is an art for you.
Hang it or “lean” it like an object that you can move.
The perfect place is where you have always thought, a sort of déjà-vu.
The perfect place is your home.

Once upon a time

It is a sign.
It is a seal.
It is a sigil.
It is a signature.
It is an icon.
It is a fingerprint.
It is a code.
It is a stamp.
It is a writing.
It is a calligraphy.
It is a hieroglyph
It is a Kanji.
It is a Xǐ
It is a Shodo.
It is a small drawing.
It is a line drawing.

It is inked.
It was signed with a fine paintbrush.
It was drawn by Frédéric Forest for us.
It is a G. like Grammatical.
It is a F. like Frédéric Forest.
It is the togetherness of a G. and a F.

It is our official embossing stamp.
And it appears on each of our limited prints.

How To Lean Art


Search for simplicity or beginning a collection community, one of our favorite looks is the “lean” that doesn’t require any nailing into the wall. Take two to five artworks of various sizes, and lean them against the wall. The key here is using layering as a technique to bring in visual interest. Lean your smaller artworks atop the larger ones, and layer the surface with a few sculptural items like vases, candle holders, or ceramics.

Because you are not putting holes in your walls, this option is allows for ultimate flexibility and you can constantly change the composition of your gallery collection and building a balance. While a beautiful fireplace mantle is an awesome spot to try this look out, you can also compose groupings on a picture ledge, shelf, or even atop a credenza. You’ll make your own seasonable adaptions.

An essay about paper

Take a leaf. A blank sheet. Just one. A simple one. And the immensity it suggests.

The paper is more a leaf. It definitely inspires us. This is the Egyptian papyrus, the invention of movable metallic characters Johannes Gutenberg, determining in the diffusion of texts and knowledge and considered a major event of the Renaissance, the sound of a Remington hitting the ribbon of ink on the paper, the traditional art of Asian calligraphy, the beauty of the Arabian writing, the irregularity of the pencil on its surface, the traces of the brush, the brilliance of the ink and its smell. The lines drawing a silhouette, a body, building the roof of a house, the roads of an upcoming project, writing the love letters of a teenager or a queen, the texts of a script, a dialogue of characters, the movement of a choreography, the notes on a sheet music. A paper is the story of humanity, culture, arts and letters, romance, theater, singing, the discovery of the world, a history of world maps, blueprints of Frank Lloyd Wright, the brilliant sketches of Leonard da Vinci, cut papers of Henri Matisse, drawings of Pablo Picasso, the heavy brush of Fabienne Verdier, the photographies of Edward Steichen and his periodical Camera Work, the quietness of a library like in Il nome della rosa of Umberto Eco, the newspapers and the magazines, the art direction of Grace Coddington, the graphic approach of Alexey Brodovitch, the movie posters of Saul Bass, the comic books of Moebius, the mangas of Katsuhiro Otomo, edition of artbooks, the magnificent ones of Jungjin Lee, Viviane Sassen or Rinko Kawauchi, the limited prints. These are made with papers. These are not all. This is paper. This is all.

It’s the one that leads us to leave. To go to a story, the wildest fantasies. It is not completely white. There is the text that we have in mind somewhere on it. A blank page is a window that we open on ourselves. Fly to oneself. Dream. Dreaming. Dreamed. A piece of paper is a beginning, a fresh start, a virgin landscape that invite us to cross it, to walk towards it. A wave waiting to be surfed. A descent field waiting to be snowboarded.
Somewhere where we are not. Someone we are.

Grammatical is about drawing like writing. Grammatical is about printing like the pleasure of shooting a good picture. It is about the action of slipping an idea on paper. As best as we can.

We are paper riders.

Hang it


Back to basics, an ancient approach or better with age of your home, the staycation of hanging a painting, a photography, a drawing or a limited print helps lighten and build the graphic of a wall. You can see like a window with a view, a piece of a museum, yours actually and making your personal history, or just a part of a decor, a simple detail or something hang the wall, the space where it is.

First off, you’ll need a proper set of equipment. A hammer, tape measure, level, pencil and picture hanging hardware.
Once you’ve decided exactly where you want the frame to hang, place it in position and faintly mark the two top corners. (Use the level to make sure it’s straight!)

Using the tape measure, mark the center point of these two corners. From there, measure down the length from the top of the frame to the wire when it’s fully taut. (To get this measurement, lay your frame face down on the floor and use your index finger to pull the wire upward as far as it will go). This is where you’ll place your nail.

Be sure to use picture hanging hardware, rather than a straight nail in the wall. The hardware will be more secure for heavy frames, and you won’t run the risk of the nail bending, or coming loose in the drywall or plaster.

Credits : Wall light edited by Collection Particulière, design by Dan Yeffet