Emporium Shop Textile enthusiast Françoise Dorget, famous for her elegantly curated Caravane shops, has opened Emporium, in the bustling Bastille. Behind the lacquered-red facade, the blue-tinted whitewashed walls are lined with finds not just from Europe, Japan, India, Morocco, Mexico and Brazil but dozens of other locations around the world—a brilliant blend of traditional crafts and modern design. Vegetable-dyed textiles from Calcutta are illuminated by Korean designer Zinoo Park's industrial lights. British design group Gusto's straw-filled Baley benches contrast with Stephanie Bergman's ceramics (22 rue Saint Nicolas; 33+1/220.127.116.11).
Silvera Bastille There is a new revolution at the Bastille: avant-garde design. The latest—and largest—of the new design store is Silvera Bastille, a 2,800-square-foot, four-floor trove organized around an atrium with one floor arranged like an apartment. On offer: classics by Eames, Jacobsen and Noguchi right up to Philippe Starck's gilded shotgun lamp; Marcel Wanders's floaty Zeppelin lighting; seating by Maarten Baas, Ron Arad and Patrick Norguet; and sofas by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Arik Levy and Patricia Urquiola (41, rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine; 33+1/43.43.06.75, ).