A quick hop from Shibuya and Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa is a nice change of pace from the craziness of the big city. We stumbled upon this little shop selling books and curiosities with seating areas where one can take in the scene over a cuppa, and feel safe about burying one’s face in a book and being lost in thoughts.
Afternoon at "Merci". Paris. // Create your own library cafe at home with a wall of books in a room with good windows, a small table and chairs, and a few Hudson Valley Lighting Heirloom pendants [not pictured]. After all, Paris is A Moveable Feast. | http://hudsonvalleylighting.com/SearchResults/heirloom | Get more inspiration at HVL's post on personal libraries: http://hudsonvalleylighting.com/Post/the-art-of-the-personal-library-making-and-lighting-your-sanctuary/
We are seriously envious of this bookish mug collection... there's got to be a mug here for every book genre and every fandom! A cappuccino for this one, green tea for this one... deck out your own mug collection with these awesome designs from Redbubble.
All you have to do is decide on a hardcover book (you only have to make a tiny hole in it for the electrical cord to go through) and then ask someone who’s technically inclined to outfit a basic ceiling lamp with a metal tent that you can prop the book on to shield it from the heat. And voila, you got a gorgeous and unique ceiling lamp.”