NEW Paumes: London Family Style

October 1, 2010

Last weekend, I went to Ella Doran‘s lovely little shop on Cheshire Street to check out Fumie Shimoji’s exhibition of photos from his new Edition Paumes book, London Family Style. Here’s ceramicist Lubna Chowdhary and illustrator Nick Higgins in their airy home…

My passion for Paumes books cannot be quenched. Yes, they’re in Japanese and I can’t understand a word. But that adds to their overall cool-ness, as we’ve established on here before. You can buy them direct from Paumes, or from Ella Doran’s shop, or Bodie and Fou (Karine Kong’s home is featured in the new book).

Now, THAT’s a dog. This happy home belongs to clothing designer Nicole Frobusch and Paul Winter-Hart, drummer for the band Kula Shaker. Govinda jaya jaya. Ah, that takes me back to what is affectionately referred to as my ‘Ying-Yang-necklace-joss-stick-inhalation’ phase. Sigh.

I love this shot of designer Rosa Wiland and her daughter:

The homes in this book are not owned by the rich and famous – these are spaces inhabited by creative, interesting, arty people who have used imagination and style to create warm, quirky, cosy places to live. There are lots of ‘ideas to steal’, and plenty of gorgeous rooms to ogle, but the homes are not overly styled or unrealistically perfect – they’re full of colour, clutter and love. – Ellie


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6 Responses to “NEW Paumes: London Family Style”

  1. Heidi Says:

    I love this! *Must* buy it.


  2. That looks like a great book full of wonderful photos and ideas.


  3. I love the pictures!


  4. Hi Ellie

    I’m glad you like the book. I’m a big fan of PAUMES so it was fab to be part of their london Family Style

    http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/

  5. pouch Says:

    this looks like a great book – packed with the kind of style that is achievable rather than really ‘high end’ as you see in some magazines/books. These houses looked ‘lived in’ rather than museum pieces with not a thing out of place!

  6. Viu isso Says:

    I have blogged about this too!


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