Toyday, all day I've been spring cleaning my apartment, a painful process as many of you may know... and looking at all my stuff sitting about (I don't know how I never noticed this before) - it is clear that I'm a blatant Francophiliac, as all my Favorite things are French... go figure > I collect and generally admire contemporary furniture, my favourite designers and many pieces I own are French. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Jean Prouve are my favourite designers, and my favourite piece in my collection is my Togo sofa, by french furniture maker Ligne Roset. There's a kind of lightness in spirit, that french designers excell in injecting into their designs, often with very beautiful results. > The French band Phoenix are my fav music act ever. Full stop. I'm also very into and Mickey 3D and love Benjamin Biolay - the man is just darned cool. > A few years ago I bought a little Le Creuset frypan on eBay, and it was instantly love, since then I've upgraded all my el-cheapo cookware to match. You've gotta love the shockingly vibrant colours it comes in, and it makes a mean ANYTHING. > Hermes peaked my interest about 4 years ago, but I never really fell in love with it's leathergoods because I felt it was, and still is, a little too 'grown up' for me. But I love their glasswear and china. I have a decent little collection happening that I like to break out when I bring a bag of McDonalds or something equally indulgent home. Nothing like Mountain Dew out of a Crystal Hermes Tumbler! > I really admire french graphic design duo M/M Paris, they's been a big influence on my design work - I bought Madonna and Bjork's last few albums on LP just to have their artwork collab's in extra-large. > I was gifted a tiny little vial of a Commes des Garcons fragrance many years ago, and now, Man 2 and the Incense series are all I wear. They're fragrances with such character, I'll never go back to Old Spice again! (Well, occasionally.. maybe). > And of course, there's Louis Vuitton. I've nothing to say about our beloved LV that hasn't already been said a million times in these forums... exepct that I think, I really think, I NEED a SO Damier Steamer bag... Please...somebody...don't leave me all alone here... are YOU a Francophiliac?