March 07, 2013

édition PAUMES: Nordic Kitchens

Not long ago on a very grey and cold day in February I ordered the latest book by édition PAUMES to cheer myself up a little. Finally it arrived this week and now the sun is shining. "Nordic Kitchens" is just as beautiful as all their other books and packed with fantastic photos of inspiring interiors. Wonderful ceramics and glassware included. My favorite is the bright, sunny kitchen on the cover. It's the home of ceramic artist Anne Black (look at her portfolio!) and Jesper Moseholm-Jorgensen from Denmark.

The two founders of édition PAUMES Hisashi Tokuyoshi and Fumie Shimoji lived in Paris in the 1990s, where they became friends with lots of French designers like Tsé & Tsé, Hervé Tullet and Maison Georgette. Back in Japan they worked as agents for a few of those designers and developed the idea to showcase their creative working and living environments in books. Since then they produced more than 40 titles. They also run two shops in Tokyo called Galerie Doux Dimanche.

Photography by Hisashi Tokuyoshi, illustrations/design by Kei Yamazaki, text (in Japanese) by Coco Tashima. Pick up a copy at I wrote about PAUMES books before here.