Paumes – So cruel!

Oh so cruel! In our year of “must not spend on anything frivolous” I have found more Paumes books without which my collection will not be complete. Ages ago I spotted the Paumes title “London Gardens” and thought – “there is nothing sweeter than an English garden except for a Japanese book about English gardens” and our garden needs all the help it can get. So that one is on my list. And then, of course, they released San Francisco Kitchens (with Lisa on the cover!) so that suddenly became a MUST have and to make it even less indulgent, I thought, I can get the two shipped together. And now? Now I see they have released Apparetements de filles à Paris and it looks mighty cute, and considering I spend most of my time imagining I am a Parisian fille in a pretty appartement how can that not be anything but a necessity? But three fluffy Paumes books? In a year of no spend? Pardon moi, but that is totalement ridicule.

Le sigh.


** updated to say that The Lark is now stocking some Paumes titles in Australia! **

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19 Responses

  1. erin says:

    They sell a huge range of these at Kinokuniya in the Sydney CBD – and its horrifying when I calculate how much I’ve spent on them. I’ve only bought the craft books but I am keeping my eye on the home ones as well. Seeing them in person and at decent prices (without the fluctuations of foreign currency) is very very tempting.

  2. mumseekslife says:

    Tres chic, madamoiselle…

  3. Tilly says:

    ‘le sigh’ – that made me chuckle!

  4. Kirsty says:

    Abandon des rglesxxx

  5. Natalie says:

    Oh well, I can’t resist these Japanese titles. The SF kitchen one is just lovely. Good luck resisting these beauties!

  6. green ink says:

    Oh lord Claire – this is dangerous territory! I have just moved into a new flat and have a feeling I’ll be ordering quite a few of these!!!!

  7. Fiona says:

    Ack! I was just looking at these last night – wanting to get the one with Lisa on the cover, and then drooling over the London Gardens & kitchens ones, etc. But then I did the math and realised that my last Paumes purchase cost about $25 per book, and if I bought 4 this time (cough), they would come to $40 a book – yikes! The dollar is so dodgy I don’t think even a group purchase would help justify these babies for a long while. Such a shame!

  8. Hannahbelle says:

    Yum. How/where do you ususlly order yours?

  9. Oh no, these books look super cute….Now I might have to get some of them : )

  10. Le sigh indeed. I’ve never seen an issue in person, only online. Maybe someday…

  11. danielle says:

    Apparetements de filles Paris looks seriously tempting. Must look away now before the credit card comes out…..

  12. Fran says:

    Danger! Danger! I was lucky enough to buy a stash last October but I should have got more!! They’re like visual bonbons. I’m trying to order four more now. Don’t tell Emma…

  13. Clare says:

    Oh en effet!! Comment pouvez-vous le soutenir? : (

  14. Amy says:

    Oooh – I had only heard of San Fran Kitchens – but Paris Apartments too! Need them all!


  16. Hannahbelle says: morning after I slaughtered my credit card on the Amazon Japan website after a couple of reds. Bah!

  17. Estefana says:

    Hello! I have some photos of the book Appartements de filles Paris in my flickr. See them!Indeed I recommend it, (I was lucky of that a friend was visiting Paris 2 weeks ago) because since the book came to me, I have not stopped seeing it every day!;)

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