Trouble nodding off? This viral sleeping hack says it can happen in 120 seconds
Trouble nodding off? This viral sleeping hack says it can happen in 120 seconds

Jennifer McShane

‘A natural extension’: We need Selma Blair’s positivity when talking about mobility
‘A natural extension’: We need Selma Blair’s positivity when talking about mobility

Jennifer McShane

This Rathgar home with an enormous conservatory is on the market for €2.65 million
This Rathgar home with an enormous conservatory is on the market for €2.65 million

Megan Burns

Bidding for the 2021 Incognito postcard paintings kicks off tomorrow
Bidding for the 2021 Incognito postcard paintings kicks off tomorrow

Lauren Heskin

The future is fluid: Are we heading for a gender-neutral society?
The future is fluid: Are we heading for a gender-neutral society?

Rose Mary Roche

Oscars 2021: the 8 incredible films nominated for Best Picture you should watch next
Oscars 2021: the 8 incredible films nominated for Best Picture you should watch next

Jennifer McShane

This rug company is highlighting the crisis facing the Irish wool industry
This rug company is highlighting the crisis facing the Irish wool industry

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

Parisian playground


by IMAGE
20th Aug 2013
blank

Kids Interior Paris

blank
blank
blank
blank
blankSee More Photos
blank
blank
blank

You can’t imagine my delight when I opened up a bubble-wrapped parcel, to find Kid’s Interior in Paris, (Paumes, around €20) inside, especially as it had arrived all the way from Japan, alongside a handwritten postcard from the publisher.

This would make a sweet baby shower gift, as it’s packed with inspiration for hip new parents and their kiddos, or as an easy introduction for any tot starting to show an interest in expressing themselves. Each section gives personality and ownership entirely to the children, labeling each home under their name. Really, though, this is a book for fully developed taste buds, albeit playful ones.

There’s also a serious nostalgia element – many of the kids have groovy vintage toys you may have played with yourself. The child in me was impressed by Oscar’s awesome dinosaur collection and Paule’s mini-kitchenette, while my adult brain was envious of the seemingly effortless Parisian cool of these rooms and in awe of the seamless way these families seem to have integrated a child into their home.

Although it is written in Japanese (which only makes it more cute and charismatic in my eyes), there is an English stockist at the back and their website is fully ready for international business with a translate button, prices in euro and a shelf full of other books in the Children’s Rooms series based in Stockholm, London, Finland and Copenhagen.

Kids’ Interior in Paris, edited and published by edition Paumes, photography by Hisashi Tokuyoshi.

Georgia Corcoran

Also Read

blank
EDITORIAL
Is marketplace feminism stealing the limelight from real female-driven issues?

‘Femertising’ is big business. Brands are increasingly taking advantage of...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
MHQ: ‘Before we put more countries on the list, we must know how they will be taken off’

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
The unexpected benefit lockdown is having on our children

By Amanda Cassidy

Has society become more tolerant of the idea of dating interracially?
premium IMAGE WRITES, REAL-LIFE STORIES, RELATIONSHIPS
Interracial dating: “People kept asking ‘where is she from?'”

With diversity on the rise, what struggles do interracial couples continue to face today? Filomena Kaguako speaks to three couples about their experiences.

By Filomena Kaguako

blank
EDITORIAL
What to eat this weekend: Fish n’ courgette chips with homemade tartar sauce

This healthy fish and courgette chips recipe from Jane Kennedy...

By Meg Walker

Women with MS who take medication, especially immunosuppressants, cannot become pregnant unless they come off medication.
premium HEALTH & WELLNESS, REAL-LIFE STORIES
I had to weigh up the possibility of losing my mind against losing my future children

Holograms of the children she may never have dance across Dearbhla Crosses' mind as an MS diagnosis and Covid-19 are unwelcome reminders of her biological clock ticking.

By Dearbhla Crosse

blank
EDITORIAL
“You’re weird Mammy… other mothers iron”: Author Elske Rahill on writing and motherhood

“Every baby costs you a book” – that’s something women...

By IMAGE