I have wanted these books for ages, finally purchased from Lapin and Me the other day as a pre- christmas treat to myself! (naughty I know). when they arrived I was very excited.
Edition Paumes are a small and dynamic family-run Japanese publishers founded by Photographer and Art Director Hisachi Tokuyoshi and Fumie Shimojie, an Agent for French designers who met in Paris in 1996.
Now back in Japan, they represent French designers and illustrators like Carlotta, Tsé-Tsé and Maison Georgette to name a few.
Working closely with numerous artists, designers and creative people across Europe, each book published by Edition Paumes explores the lives and environments of those who stimulate the creative industries and in doing so, has produced a very inspiring collection of creative bibles that overflow with ideas and inspiration.
The books are written in Japanese, which my husband found hilarious and bewildering ? He just looked at me and raised an eyebrow, but for me personally it is all about the inspiring images.
I bought Nordic Kitchens and Kawaii Stores Stockholm, the second one being my absoulute favourite. Flicking through the pages dreaming of what my own shop would look like. This is a book I will be keeping forever tucked away until that day.
I discovered this book in the gift section on ASOS. I am a massive instagram addict and find it such an inspiring place. It is a very positive environment and I have met some lovely people through it. Like Hayley I bought this book for the imagery only... there are no words to accompany any of the images either.
I was initially very excited about this book, imagining all the wonderful images I see in my instagram feed in print. Whilst I like the book I was a little disappointed with their image choices. I might be biased but the instagramers I follow are way cooler than what I see in this book.
A lot of the photos in this book have used the instagram filters which I am not a fan of. That being said it is very nice to see instagram in print.