Monday


It was not especially easy for me to find this book, here in the US...
but I was determined.
And so very excited when it finally showed up on my doorstep.
The diary of a small, independent Japanese furniture designer.
So beautifully conceived and shot.
I knew when I first saw it mentioned that I had to own this book.
In the end, I found it on the website of this bookstore, which we had visited in San Francisco.
"Lost" fans, please try not to get too freaked-out by the polar bear references.
These guys are just fond of polar bears, OK?

14 comments:

Tina said...

oh! fantastic! it was worth the search!! love it!

Yoli said...

I tried to purchase it too Maia but it said it was out of stock. I am glad you have it. I purchased instead a children's book from Amazon in France by Bruno Munari. Made in 1945, it depicts animals who dream of being other animals.

Evelyne said...

J'aime beaucoup les revues japonaises que j'ai découvert en Corée il y a 2 ans. Elles sont superbes. Heureusement à Paris il y a une librairie japonaise :Junku.
Cette collection est superbe!
J'ai des livres de B.Munari mais pas celui-ci.

hiki said...

I had never seen this book living in Japan but it looks great I must go check it in the book store tomorrow!
I don't know if you know but "SHIROKUMA" means "Polar bear" and "SHA" is like "company" so they must really love polar bear :)

the yellow elephant said...

the books looks fantastic! i wish i could read/speak japaneese, but i can whatch the pictures though
x

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

hiki, i didn't know the word for polar bear, so I didn't realize that about the name. Maybe if you find the book you can tell me how they got their fascination with polar bears, since I can't read Japanese! I think the book just came out recently.

Amanda said...

What an intriguing looking book!

jen laceda said...

Where do you find all these lovely things?

The Cottage Cheese said...

A beautiful book, I'm glad you were able to find it!

Baron's Life said...

These are amazing...Congratulations and thank you for sharing these visual delights.

Tina Tarnoff said...

looks wonderful - I lvoe the shot with leaves specimens

Merisi said...

Oh, my goodness,
such beauty!
I get the gimmes, truly. ;-)

P.S.:
I used to watch some episodes of "Lost," back in the USA, but never found out how the story ended. Whatever happened with the polar bear?

mady dooijes said...

so intruiging.... the bookshop is wonderful, i spend hours there when i am in sydney. thank you for sharing. gorgeous blog, beautiful daughter you have, love reading...
x mady

johnny said...

I am a big fan of Truck Furniture so it's great to find another admirer. If I could I would fill my entire house with their stuff!