Japanese Baby Style.
GUEST BLOGGER: Suzanne Shade
Hello, I’m Suzanne Shade, a friend of Victoria’s from San Francisco. I run the Beholder, so you may remember me from her posts on affordable art. She’s asked a few folks to guest blog for her this week, and I was thrilled to take part.
I’m having my first baby in September, so I’ve been doing all the new mommy things… stressing over what color to pain the baby’s room and all of that fun stuff. Since this is all new to me, I’ve needed to find some different sources of inspiration than the usual Domino mag and my blog standbys (sfgirl, of course!)
Most things ‘American Baby’ kind of gross me out, so I remembered a series of books I saw in Japantown here in SF that had Japanese features on European style — I love all of that Euro stuff, so to see it through Japanese eyes makes these books even cooler. The one I chose is from Paris, called Chez les Parisiens. Oh, so casually chic!
After the Kinokuniya Bookstore, I got inspired to go to the neighborhood dollar store to see if their were some cheap baby goodies. The great thing about the Japanese is that even the adult stuff is adorable (where else do you see happy faces on dish scrubbers?).