A little something other than baby news

Today a delectable little parcel arrived. No, it wasn’t a tiny wailing human parcel, but almost as good – a parcel of books from Amazon.co.jp. I have been eyeing off these interior books for months and wondering if it’s worth the risk of the splurge – so when I saw Yvonne’s review I decided to take the plunge. And I am so glad I did! If you are into ultra modern, ultra chic interior design then perhaps these are not for you but I find them quite inspiring – real rooms full of real stuff – shabby, fun, odd, quirky and interesting. The text is all in Japanese and I am sure it would be great to read about the rooms, but gazing at the photos is still plenty enough.

Here are the links and the ISBNs (courtesy of Yvonne again) if you are interested in buying your own…

Petits Appartements à Paris Р4072504416
Chambres d’enfants √† Paris – 4072486744
Children’s rooms “Stockholm” – 4072501395

I also got one additional title which I saw on Lisa’s blog some time ago — Stockholm’s Kitchens 4072499005.

They are all definitely worth the price plus shipping.

And I have added three blogs to my blogroll– Yvestown, HELLO my name is Heather (run, don’t walk, over there to download the booty pattern!) and Liquid Blog. All three are heartbreakingly pretty.

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15 Responses

  1. Oh these are fabulous books! I am drooling all over my laptop, but don’t mind me, I just do that sometimes *wink*

  2. leetusdesigns@optusnet.com.au says:

    I knew when you had posted todays “kiddley” entry, that you werent huffing and puffing yet… But you will have some great things to read at the hospital when you dont have any visitors and the baby is having that great long sleep they have after they are born.! Great timing!

  3. I’ve been thinking about putting in another order to Amazon.jp… Now I know what to get.

  4. oh my! i’m drooling over these. thanks for the stats on the books! going to look now…

  5. himandher@sympatico.ca says:

    Thanks for the links claire! I love books about kids rooms. Maybe when you get a chance could you post a few pics there is a flickr pool for posting pics from craft books “inspiring images from craft books” i believe it is. I cant believe you are still posting! I hope you sweet new baby comes soon!

  6. Poem About Pregnancy
    Dear Loobylu,
    Your baby’s due.
    When will we hear
    That’s she here?
    I hope it’s soon
    she leaves the womb!

    Good luck!

    Hilary P.

  7. I LOVE those types of magazines. I’m going to have to check them out. With two, I never have time to read the words anyway, so its probably ok.

  8. Oh! You nearly had me going then when you mentioned the arrival of a little package!! I am getting so excited for you (I am about 19wks preg with my 2nd). The little bootie pattern is fab isn’t it? 🙂

  9. Yes, I love Heather’s site too and these books look just fabulous. Good luck for today being the day!

  10. I would have loved to have a box of books like that arrive at my door (*almost* as much as a baby). Thinking of you.

  11. hey you two!i see that you’re still in a 2in1 form.

    at least you’ll have something to read at night IF you can turn your head away from staring at your newborn wee!
    AH! as if.

    best of luck.

  12. Wow, those books look great. I was amazed at how quickly my Amazon Japan order arrived 1 week 3 days to Michigan…could be dangerous. Probably even faster for you.

  13. Oh these books are so yummy. I’ve made a little tutorial on how to shop on Amazon.co.jp on my website.

  14. Those books look divine!Mia

  15. This post was such a treat to read, Thank you! 🙂
    I’m completely smitten over the booties Michelle made with the scalloped trim… lovely!