ISSUE 43  |  Candy Colors

Required Reading: Edition Paumes Children’s Rooms Series

October 27, 2011 6:36 PM

BY Lydia Lee

Our friend Shari, our expert on vintage toys, introduced us to a wonderful source of inspiration for children's rooms. Edition Paumes is a small Japanese publishing house, run by Hisashi Tokuyoshi (a photographer and art director) and Fumie Shimoji (an artists' representative). After moving to Paris in the early 1990s, they became friends with many French designers and artists; upon their return to Japan, they were inspired to produce books devoted to the homes of their friends—and friends of friends. The result is a series of small paperbacks on different themes, each a delightfully personal collection that needs no translation. We especially like Children's Rooms Stockholm and Children's Rooms Copenhagen, and we have high hopes for their forthcoming Children's Rooms Finland. They are in stock at specialty stores across the country, including one of our favorites, Mint in Mill Valley.

Images via édition Paumes.