guest post: sally j shim.

Hi! I’m Sally J Shim of SHIM + SONS and SALLYJSHIM. Victoria asked me to be a guest blogger while she is visiting the Big Apple [lucky lady!]. I’m a designer and blogger and I have been journaling my life and creative projects for the past six years. As a mother I often think about how to create a home environment that not only makes my two boys feel cozy and comfortable but also stimulates their creativity. I’m currently in the process of redecorating their playroom and am finding inspiration from some kids cafes.

I first learned about Seesaw, a cafe and play studio in San Francisco, California, from my friend Bonnie Tsang. I love the modern and minimal decor. White + wood are my favorite home interior combination.

Moomah is a cafe and art space in New York City that fosters the creativity of children and parents. I adore how the color palette was chosen because it reflects the colors one finds in nature.

I wish I knew about Kids Cafe Piccolo, a kids cafe and play space in Seoul, while we were living in South Korea. I love how the muted palette creates a calm vibe. I would have definitely taken the boys to this cafe to play and eat yummy Korean food.

Seesaw // Zdeněk Mlika
Moomah // Moomah
Kids Cafe Piccolo // Kids Cafe Piccolo

12 Responses to “guest post: sally j shim.”
  1. angie says:

    wow, i love the kids playroom and the cafe. great post, sally!

  2. What fantastic looking cafes! I’d hang out there, even without kids. Looking forward to seeing your playroom! Great post.

  3. Cafe and play studio…what a concept. I didn’t know such a think existed. Definitely checking out the ones in SF and NYC.


  4. Pink Ronnie says:

    Need some of these cares here in Sydney!

  5. Melissa says:

    Wow! Love all these cafes! Thanks for sharing, Sally!

  6. bonnie tsang says:

    LA needs a cool kids cafe!

  7. Dee says:

    What lovely spaces…thanks for sharing!

  8. shannon says:

    I didn’t know kids cafes even existed. Thanks for posting about them. They look amazing!

  9. Sally says:

    Thanks for having me, Victoria!! I think we’re all in agreement that there needs to be more beautiful kids cafes around the world!

  10. honeydonthink says:

    What a great concept! I would love to see photos of them with kids actually in them with toys and art supplies strewn about – sort of a Selby for kids:-)

  11. Attiser says:

    lovely cafe ..soft and muted colors give a pleasant and fresh feel !

  12. Can you provide the (translated) location of the Kids Cafe Piccolo in Seoul? The space looks amazing (especially the birthday party photos).

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