I made a visit to the Kinokuniya book shop in San Francisco's Japantown last week - one of my favorite places to go. I love all the beautifully photographed books, even though I can't read a single word! My favorite thing to pick up are the Mooks (magazine/books). I grabbed quite a few and thought I'd like to share some of the pretty pages with y'all, since they can be hard to come by.
If there isn't a Kinokuniya book shop near you, you can also find Japanese books and mooks online at Pie Books , and Paumes as well as on eBay. It sometimes takes some searching, but so well worth the hunt. I picked up three small mooks, Stockholm's Ateliers, Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Project and Stockholm's Love Apartments, as well as a couple of larger mooks, one of designs from Cath Kidston and another I have no idea how translate for you (see photo below). Here's a small glimpse of of those two first.
cute canvas shopping bag tucked inside - good thing, since I had a lot to carry home!
of some of Stockholm's most stylish live-in loves.
Editor's note: Holly from Decor8 just emailed me this great link to ordering Japanese books from Paumes - you can learn more here. And here are the ISBN #'s you need to order:
Handmade Project: ISBN978-4-579-11148-0
Stockholm's Love Apartments: ISBN978-4-07-259330-1
Stockholm Ateliers: ISBN978-4-07-258158-2
Cath Kidston: ISBN978-4-7966-5937-6
'Mystery' Mook: ISBN978-4-87303-545-1