My brother and sister-in-law brought me back a copy of the recently released Paumes title Bureaux a la Maison from Tokyo. Nicely wrapped in the Japanese way, and full of gorgeous things, as those little Paumes titles always are. Above: beautiful floral fabric and painted eggs from the home of the botanically inclined stylist Clarisse Demory.
Above: a dark and mysterious corner in the home of Marielle Dhuicque-Henon. (Paumes titles often concentrate on interiors full of bright -- often vintage -- objects against white backgrounds. So in that context a dark corner seems especially exotic.)
Above: a clever hanging vase in the home of stylist Nathalie Redard. Next to the guitar is an Ikea lamp not unlike one that I own. In fact there's alot of Ikea in this book, which probably says just as much about me as it does about the women in it.
Above: gorgeous (possibly Mexican) creatures in the home of Stephanie de Saint-Simon.
Above: a little homage to Hockney -- maybe -- by the brilliant illustrator Marina Vandel (there's always a great discovery to be made in these books).
Above: another exotic grouping of objects on a dark background: what a lamp! And I love those masks. In the home of designer Leslie David.
Above and below: Lili Scratchy, whose work I shamefully didn't know before I saw it in this other Paumes title earlier this year. Above: ceramics in progress. Below: clearly the woman has great taste: the combination of Misako Mimoko dolls and Marge Simpson is an inspired one.